With Invisalign, patients do not need to worry about the complications that come with metal braces; no wires, no brackets and none of the restrictions that come with having metal brackets glued to your teeth. In this blog post we cover how does Invisalign work, who can Invisalign benefit, how much does Invisalign cost and how to care for Invisalign aligners.
By this point you have probably heard of Invisalign: the revolutionary new treatment that straightens teeth in place of traditional metal braces. The clear, removable aligners are placed on the teeth and apply pressure to specific points on the teeth in order to nudge them back into their proper place. Over time, the aligners gradually straighten the teeth until they are perfectly symmetrical.
How Does Invisalign Work?
A dentist will first take a scan of the patient’s natural teeth which maps out where movement will need to occur in order to align teeth properly. The clear aligners are then manufactured in a lab and shipped to the patient. The patient’s progress will be monitored every four to six weeks and a new aligner will be shipped out every two weeks as the teeth begin to adjust into their correct positions.
It must be said that Invisalign treatments are not appropriate for every situation. Sometimes teeth are too crooked for the treatment to be effective and traditional metal braces must be used instead. However, when teeth only have minor defects or are slightly misshapen Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option. Call and ask us if you want to know more about how Invisalign works.
Who Can Invisalign Benefit?
Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for teens and adults alike. The virtually invisible treatment is always very effective assuming it’s an appropriate solution for the condition of the teeth. Patients need only make sure they wear the aligners 20-22 hours per day so that their teeth are pushed back into place consistently. A teeth and gum cleaning will probably take place before the aligners are applied to avoid unnecessary risks.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Invisalign costs roughly the same amount as braces. The total cost will vary depending on the length of treatment and therefore the number of aligners that is required to straighten the teeth. Overall, the total costs tends to range between $2,000 and $8,000.
How Do Patients Care For Invisalign?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water and brushing using a soft bristled tooth brush. On top of that, it’s very important to make sure the teeth are brushed in between every meal so that food detritus does not become stuck to the inside of the aligners.
After the Invisalign treatment has finished, most dentists will recommend that patients wear a retainer to ensure their teeth do not slip back into their original place. However, every case is different, so be sure to check with your dentist about your unique situation. If you need retainers, you will probably need to wear them full time at first and then only at night after some time.
Contact Sydney Park Dental For All Invisalign Treatments
If your teeth are crooked or misshapen and you are looking to perfect your smile, contact the friendly team at Sydney Park Dental today to book a consultation. We have treated hundreds of patients with Invisalign treatments and can assure you that the treatment is effective and affordable. Call us on 02 8084 7170 today to make an appointment with Dr Zhu. He can answer any questions you have about how does Invisalign work and how much does Invsalign cost.