In the past, braces have been the bane of a teen’s existence and few adults would willingly undergo the often painful process of straightening their teeth. With the services offered at Grey Street Dentist, anyone can have straight teeth and a beautiful smile without an unsightly metal and wire apparatus.
Invisalign® braces are the modern method of aligning teeth that’s virtually invisible to others. The technique utilizes a series of custom made plastic aligners that are changed approximately every two weeks. Similar to tooth whitening trays, Invisalign® braces can be used to address a variety of typical misalignment problems.
The Invisalign method addresses the physical realignment of teeth and the psychological issues associated with wearing traditional braces. Teens want to fit in and the Invisalign® system enables patients of all ages to obtain straight teeth without anyone else knowing. The invisible trays fit over an individual’s regular teeth.
The modern method of straightening teeth is comfortable, convenient and the cost is comparable to traditional braces. Unlike metal and wire braces, Invisalign® trays can be removed anytime for brushing and flossing and there are no restrictions on what individuals can eat. Patients only visit the dentist every four to six weeks for the next series of aligners.
Invisalign® braces can be used to treat an extensive variety of dental problems, from overbites and underbites, to crooked and protruding teeth. The technique is effective in closing gaps between teeth, and treating open bite and cross bite conditions. While Invisalign® is an effective treatment technique, some individuals have dental conditions or habits that don’t make them good candidates for Invisalign®.
Straightening the teeth is an important aesthetic concern, but straight teeth also promote health. When left untreated, some orthodontic conditions can lead to more serious problems. Neatly aligned teeth help prevent cavities, gum disease and infections. An oral infection can lead to or affect other conditions that include diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia and stroke.
Invisalign® braces provide the means for dental professionals to straighten teeth without pain or bulky metal and wire constraints. They’re unobtrusive, allowing people to enjoy a beautiful, more confident smile at any age.
For more information about the dentist St. Kilda, the practice can be reached by phone at 03 9534 4017.