Invisalign Clear Braces
A straight smile adds confidence both socially and professionally. Many of our adult and international students prefer an alternative to traditional bracket and wire orthodontics to maintain their appearance during treatment.
Dr Angela Zhang is an experienced Invisalign Gold Provider and provides this innovative orthodontic solution to our patients.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable, making them convenient to use. Patients can take them out to eat and clean teeth. Aligners are smooth and will not irritate delicate oral tissue like brackets.
Health Benefits of Proper Teeth Alignment
Straight, beautiful teeth certainly inspire confidence and pride in one’s appearance. What many people do not realise is that straight teeth are typically healthier teeth.
- Easier to keep clean
- Comfortable bite function
- Fewer exposed roots
- Reduced risk of periodontal disease
- Less likelihood of decay
- Comfortable jaw function
Proper teeth alignment improves cosmetic restorative treatment options. Patients seeking ceramic teeth veneers, dental crowns or teeth replacement with dental implants may benefit by beginning with orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign Clear Braces Treatment Planning
After a full evaluation, Dr Angela Zhang will discuss orthodontic options with you. Invisalign is appropriate for most misalignment concerns.
- Gaps or uneven spacing
Getting started requires precise planning on the part of Dr Zhang to ensure optimum results. She will take digital impressions using our Intero 3-D scanner, create moulds of teeth and use digital dental x-rays to evaluate bone health. Digital teeth scans will also give you a preview of your future smile in as little as 15 minutes.
In some cases, small tooth-coloured buttons, called attachments, will be applied to teeth to guide teeth movement. Dr Zhang will remove these at the end of treatment.
Dr Zhang will discuss treatment times and cost as well as how to use your Invisalign clear aligners once they return from the lab.
Invisalign Treatment Guidelines
Clear aligners are removable, which means that patient compliance is essential to success. Following a few simple guidelines will make treatment efficient and improve results.
- Wear aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
- Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next.
- Keep aligners clean to reduce bacterial growth.
- Do not leave aligners in a hot auto or where pets can reach them.
- Be sure to maintain excellent home care and dental visits.
As part of Invisalign orthodontics, Dr Zhang will monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that your bite and teeth will function properly and feel comfortable upon completion.
Orthodontic Retainer Use
As with traditional orthodontics, wearing a retainer is a critical aspect of your treatment and will keep teeth from shifting toward their original location. Failure to use a retainer can result in a condition known as orthodontic relapse. At Aglow Dental Group, we offer a variety of orthodontic retainers to meet the needs of our patients.
We Invite You to Contact Aglow Dental Group
Aglow Dental Group, located in Chinatown just downhill of Sydney’s CBD, provides world-class dentistry to patients of all ages. Our Haywood dental practice warmly welcomes new patients, and we look forward to helping you have the straight, beautiful smile you deserve.