Invisalign Gold Coast
Seeking Invisalign on the Gold Coast? At Fresh Family Dental we can walk you through the pros and cons of Invisalign and help guide you to the right decision for your teeth. This is just one of the many quality dental services we offer for our patients.
What Is Invisalign
Invisalign is a form of dental braces made of transparent plastic. These clear aligners are designed to sit over your teeth, much like a thin mouthguard, and gradually move them to their new, straighter, position.
The clear aligners are changed roughly every one to two weeks during treatment with each change designed to slightly progress the movement of your teeth. The entire process is mapped out at the beginning of treatment using specialised 3D technology to ensure a great result. This means we can show you your expected result on the computer and walk you through each of the stages of treatment.
The Difference Between Invisalign And Traditional Braces
So how does Invisalign differ from metal braces? Traditional braces are cemented to the teeth, and need to be manually adjusted by your dentist or orthodontist at regular intervals. They are also more challenging to clean than aligners and generally, wearers experience significantly more discomfort than those who use Invisalign.
Invisalign trays are completely removable for cleaning and are not worn while eating, this makes it easier to clean your teeth properly and avoid staining or cavities during treatment. Invisalign is more discreet than traditional braces as they are clear, which makes them much more appealing to adults who would like to change their smile without feeling like a teenager with a mouth full of wires!
The technology in Invisalign has made huge leaps in the last few years and Invisalign can now be used to treat most cases of crowding or misaligned bite. At Fresh Family Dental, we are very focussed on finding individualised care plans for each of our patients, and as such may refer you to an orthodontist for a consultation for Invisalign, rather than perform the treatment here. This is because more complicated cases need the expertise an orthodontist can offer, and we work closely with several orthodontists on the Gold Coast who have years of treatment experience.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Whether or not Invisalign is right for you is something you will need to review with your dentist or orthodontist.
Effectively moving teeth and achieving the desired outcome is a complex process and depending on your unique situation Invisalign may or may not be the ideal solution.
For some patients, Invisalign may not be the best solution for their orthodontic concerns. Often parents prefer traditional braces for teenagers as they are fixed in place and do not need the self-discipline that Invisalign demands. The trays must be worn for 22 hours a day, every day for the duration of treatment. Some teenagers however are perfectly suited to Invisalign, and this is something we can help you determine.
Trust the Experts with Your Invisalign On the Gold Coast
At Fresh Family Dental, while orthodontics is not our specialty, we have access to an extensive referral network and understand the process of Invisalign and traditional braces in depth. This ensures that should you need braces or Invisalign, we can refer you to a trusted Orthodontist that can work alongside us as your dentist for optimal oral care.
Trust the team at Fresh Family Dental to put you first and help you achieve your most beautiful and healthiest smile ever with Invisalign on the Gold Coast. Call today to book your appointment on 07 5551 6060.