Do you want that beautiful straight smile without the need for braces? If looks are important to you, we can help with Invisalign…
Are you unhappy with your smile due to crooked teeth or a misaligned bite? At Smile Dynamics in Wahroonga we are proud to offer one of the most advanced and effective orthodontic treatments available – Invisalign! If you are self-conscious about your smile and do not wish to undergo conventional obstructive braces, Invisalign may be for you.
How does it work?
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that are custom made to fit your smile. The aligners exert a gentle amount of pressure onto the teeth which will gradually move them to their desired position. The aligners need to be continually switched over to the newest set every two weeks so the teeth can continue moving until the optimal position is reached.
The process of receiving your Invisalign aligners…
Your aligners are completely customised to your smile. This is done by Dr Chahoud taking digital impressions of your smile and sending these off to Invisalign HQ where a treatment plan is created for your unique condition. Both yourself and Dr Chahoud will look at the treatment plan and once you are both happy with the proposed blueprint Dr Chahoud will submit the plan for your aligners to be made. Once received Dr Chahoud will make sure the aligners fit properly, and will ensure you understand that compliance is essential for best results.
What is the difference between normal braces and Invisalign?
Conventional braces use a bracket and wire system that works to move the teeth to their desirable position. Instead, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays (similar to mouthguards) that are completely customised to your smile and are completely removable so you can maintain the health of your smile as you normally would!
What are the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces?
Invisalign is a very popular choice for professional adults and self-conscious teens who wish to straighten their smiles as discreetly as possible. The main benefits of Invisalign include:
- Lifestyle-friendly – no more worrying about braces impinging on your photos, simply take out your aligners for photos or special events!
- Comfortable – no brackets or wires mean no tightening visits for a much more comfortable experience.
- Removable – maintain your oral health as you normally would by simply taking out your aligners to clean your teeth.
- Virtually invisible – the Invisalign aligner trays are made from a transparent medical-grade plastic so you can smile with confidence throughout treatment!
At Smile Dynamics we strive to make treatment as convenient as possible for you, and while you will need to swap out your aligners for new ones every two weeks, Dr Chahoud (for most cases) can give you some aligner trays in advance so you only need come back every 4-6 weeks!
Invisalign treatment usually take anywhere between 9 and 15 months and Dr Chahoud will assess your smile with each visit to ensure it is on track.