Invisible braces are the straightening of teeth by using clear tray aligners instead of metal braces. Since the aligners are clear, they are less conspicuous than other braces. As a result, Invisible Braces are one of the best ways to achieve a beautiful smile.
What are Invisible Braces?
Invisible braces are a series of clear positioners or aligner trays, which you wear over your teeth for a certain amount of time. These positioners are custom made to fit your teeth and gently move them into place. One of our experienced dentists will develop a treatment plan for you based on the current position of your teeth.
How do they work?
A set of positioners will be created using innovative digital measures to plot out the course your teeth need to take to get the perfect position. You will wear the positioner for 22 hours a day for 2 weeks. Instead of having wires on traditional braces tightened, you’ll just pop in a new positioner every two weeks for the length of your treatment plan. The next positioner will have further movements built in, so your teeth are always being slowly and gently corrected.
Who needs Invisible Braces?
Many factors determine whether you need invisible braces: It may be right for you if you have the following:
- Open Bite- when you push your tongue between you upper and lower front teeth while swallowing or speaking
- Crossbites- When your bottom and top teeth do not bite in the correct position
- Overbite- An overbite, also called buckteeth, is a too large overlap between the bottom teeth and top teeth
- Underbite- An underbite is a dental condition where the lower jaw is pushed forward, more than the upper front teeth
Since invisible braces requires a full permanent dentition, 7 is the earliest age that children can begin the treatment for Invisalign. However, there is no maximum age limit for Invisalign. Instead, your orthodontist will examine the maturity and arrangement of teeth in the mouth before recommending a treatment plan.
Invisible Braces at Sleep Dentistry Melbourne
At Sleep Dentistry Melbourne, we offer invisible braces so our patients can have the smile of their dreams, without the inconvenience of traditional braces.
If you are interested in getting invisible braces, you can make an appointment by contacting us here or give us a call at 1300 255 600, where one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any of your questions or make an appointment for you.