THE INVISIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO METAL BRACES
Invisalign can be used to treat most teeth alignment problems in adults and teens at our Woodvale Park Dental Surgery!
Whether your problem is a minor one or something you are uncomfortable about, our trained Invisalign dentist is here to help. Dr. Shahrukh Mody has completed advanced training in Invisalign orthodontics. Invisalign is successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth for our Woodvale area patients. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, under bites and even cross bites. Let us help you achieve the smile of your dreams, its now a reality.
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One of the primary concerns our Woodvale patients often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.
Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays called Aligners are made only in the USA. Your Woodvale Invisalign dentist, Dr. Mody, changes the Aligners every fortnight to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® Aligners can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.
What kind of bite problems can Invisalign® correct for Perth patients?
Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.
Here are some problems that are commonly corrected for our Perth area patients with Invisalign®:
- Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
- Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
- Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
- Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
- Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.
What does Invisalign® treatment involve?
First, your Perth Invisalign dentist, Dr. Mody, needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays. Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow Dr. Mody to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come. In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign® trays will change the facial aesthetics.
Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made for our Perth patient. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.
What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign® trays?
Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.
Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks, and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.
What advantages does Invisalign® offer over traditional braces and veneers?
Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays, and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth for our Perth area patients. There are many different considerations to make when deciding which treatment will be best, and each of these options works better in certain situations.
Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.
Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth. Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed. In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years. Therefore Invisalign is the most suitable option for our Woodvale, Perth area patients.
Invisalign, on average, cuts treatment times for orthodontic treatment. But it is worth emphasising that one of the most important aspects of the Invisalign experience is that the aligners are designed to provide as little disruption as possible to the everyday life of the Perth area patients wearing them. Because Invisalign works so effectively, therefore, it is not only faster – it also means that you spend considerably less time in the dentist’s chair during the course of the treatment.
Conventional braces can cause disruption to your everyday life because they can be so uncomfortable. Conventional braces are fixed, so it can make it difficult to chew and food can easily get trapped around your braces, brackets, elastics and wires. Also, your Perth dentist has to tighten the braces on a regular basis, to ensure that they are still moving the teeth effectively. This can be uncomfortable – not to mention the inconvenience of so much time spent in the dentist's chair.
Invisalign aligners are not fixed, they are removable. Invisalign functions as removeable, clear braces for our Perth area patients. Therefore, you can take them out to eat and to clean which makes life a whole lot easier. The plastic aligners do not require the use of brackets, wires and elastics, so the less complex mechanism is much easier to look after and more comfortable to wear. Finally, you don't need your aligners adjusting. They come pre-prepared and designed specifically for you - so when you need to exert new pressure on your teeth, you simply upgrade to the next aligner in your own, personalised set.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with our Woodvale, Perth Invisalign Dentist Dr. Mody please fill out our online appointment request form.
Woodvale Park Dental
Suite 1, 3 Trappers Drive
Woodvale Perth , WA 6026
Phone: (08) 9309 2339
Fax: (08) 9309 4243