You wouldn't be the only person discouraged by the thought of having brackets and wires attached to your teeth for months, even years at a time. But what if there was an alternative treatment that allowed for straighter teeth while maintaining an almost clear mouth? Invisalign has become one of the most intuitive designs in the dental and orthodontic field in recent years, with up to 4 million patients having undergone treatment.
Straighter teeth don't just improve your smile, but they allow for an overall improvement in your dental health. What exactly does it improve? Straight teeth lead to a reduced risk of gum-related diseases, plaque retention and tooth decay. Not only that, but properly aligned teeth are easier to brush, floss, and can even result in less strain being placed on the supporting jaw bones. It's safe to say that having straight teeth can be quite beneficial to you, not just from an aesthetic point of view but also from a dental point of view.
Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces developed by dentists and orthodontists alike. By using a series of custom-made retainer-like aligners, the patient will undergo gradual and gentle teeth transformation over a period of time. But don't be fooled, while the Invisalign treatment may be perceived as being able to treat only minor cases, they have also been proven to be effective in medium and severe cases. They can be used for a wide variety of conditions, such as: Crowding, Spacing, Overbite, Underbite, and more.
But what about price? Contrary to popular belief, most cases of Invisalign reflect that of the cost of conventional, ceramic braces. However, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are produced with a virtually invisible solution; meaning you can wear them every day and most people won't even notice. Not only this, but the aligners don't stay in your mouth at all times. While treatment does require you have them applied for 20 22 hours a day, you are able to remove them to eat the foods you like!
In summary: Invisalign is a clear, more convenient alternative to ceramic braces that is used to treat a variety of tooth-related conditions. You can eat what foods you like, when you like and nobody will even notice you are wearing them!
Not convinced already? Find out more about Invisalign in-house at Brisbane Dental Studio to see if this treatment is right for you!
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The good news is that both in-house and take home whitening systems are not only completely safe when used as directed, there is overwhelming evidence that the use of whitening peroxides actually create a healthier mouth.
Time for the science stuff. The active ingredients used in our whitening treatments is hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide (which breaks down in the mouth to hydrogen peroxide). In combination with heat, oxygen and light, the peroxide acts upon stained organic deposits that are responsible for many tooth stains, and oxidises them into a whiter colour.
However hydrogen peroxide also has a known antibacterial effect, having been used as an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine based bleaches. Studies show that tooth bleaching also effectively kills bacteria in the mouth, and helps to reduce gingivitis and bad breath. It is also reported that formation of plaque and tooth decay is significantly reduced.
Patients are often concerned about enamel loss from tooth whitening. Fortunately the whitening gels used are usually more pH neutral, having a much lower acidic effect than many acidic foods.
While some care is needed to follow your dentist's instructions, tooth whitening is a safe and predictable treatment with very few side effects.
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