Article 6. Invisalign Aligners
What makes a beautiful smile?
-Symmetry of your teeth (particularly your front teeth)
-How straight your teeth are i.e. Not overlapping, crooked or spaced too far apart
-Colour of your teeth
-Spaces between the tips of your teeth
-Gum health and gum line
-Shape, colour and fullness of lips
Straighter teeth can have many benefits for you:
-Easier to brush and clean your teeth
-Healthier teeth and gums and less chance of gum disease
-Reduced risk of teeth breakage, chipping, wearing away
-Less stress on the jaw joint
What are the benefits of Invisalign over Braces?
-Nearly Invisible allowing you to smile with confidence
-Removable – you can enjoy your favourite foods without any hassles
-Less painful – movements are gentle and gradual tooth movement is less painful
-Less doctor visits (6-8 weekly doctor visits)
-Clearer estimate of treatment duration
-Healthier teeth- as Invisalign does not prevent you from brushing and flossing your teeth effectively.
What must you do to assist in the treatment process?
-Wear aligners for 20-22 hours a day
-Getting new sets of aligners. Each new set is worn for 1-2 weeks
-Clean your aligners- rinse and brush them with water each night to keep them clean and use the Invisalign cleaning system
-Visit your dentist every 6-8 weeks