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Achieving a Straighter Smile: How Does Invisalign Work?

September 21, 2021
Posted By: Arthur Street Dental
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When you live with crooked or overlapping teeth, it impacts many aspects of your life. For example, you might feel uncomfortable about smiling or meeting new people because of your crooked teeth. But did you know that misaligned teeth could also be affecting your dental health? 

When your teeth are not aligned correctly, neither is your bite, resulting in some painful jaw joint (TMJ) problems in some cases. Crooked teeth might also be more difficult for you to brush and floss properly, leading to tooth decay or gum disease problems in the future.

The good news is that Invisalign treatment in Coffs Harbour offers solutions for straighter teeth without the hassle of wearing metal braces for months or even years.

How Invisible Braces in Coffs Harbour Work

Instead of using metal brackets and wires to move your teeth, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that snugly fit over your teeth and gradually nudge them into alignment. Since your aligners are smooth, clear, and comfortable to wear, it's not a problem to keep them in for at least 22 hours each day, ensuring that your teeth are moving. You'll graduate to the next set of aligners every two weeks or so, with periodic visits with Dr Ward to ensure your treatment is moving along properly.

Invisalign in Coffs Harbour Offers Advantages

Choosing to straighten your teeth with Invisalign offers some 'clear' advantages!

First of all, the discretion that adults enjoy with invisible braces is priceless. Second, you can take your aligners out for big events or important meetings, but the truth is that most people will never even notice your aligners when you wear them.

Removable aligners are also very useful at dinner time when you take them out to eat. You'll never have to change your diet or avoid certain foods during your treatment with Invisalign. And brushing and flossing are much easier when you can take your aligners out, and you don't have to navigate a toothbrush and floss around and in between brackets and wires.

Would You Like to Learn More About Invisalign?

Arthur Street Dental is having an Invisalign Open Day at our Coffs Harbour dental clinic on Wednesday, October 6th. You can enjoy a free Invisalign consultation and other special offers when you book an appointment for Invisalign Open Day. We invite you to call at (02) 6652 1677 for more information.