Clear Braces in Mount Waverley, VIC
If your teeth are not as straight as you would like them to be, or if you have gaps in your smile, we offer Invisalign clear braces in Mount Waverley, VIC. Our dentists may recommend this system for older teens and adults.
Straight teeth not only compliment the appearance of your smile, but aligned teeth may also help prevent the common dental issues associated with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth.
Dr Austin Rhee and Dr William Huynh want to help you achieve the smile you’ve been looking for, and it all starts with a consultation in our Mount Waverley, VIC dental clinic.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are a series of translucent, plastic aligners created from a mould of your mouth. Every few weeks, you move on to the next set of aligners in the series. This process is designed to bring your teeth into position over time.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Generally, you wear aligners for 22 hours per day, and your Mount Waverley, VIC dentist will determine the length of treatment.
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign starts with an exam by one of our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists. This exam may include digital x-rays if no recent or accurate films are on file. Following your exam, Dr Rhee or Dr Huynh will discuss their findings and let you know whether Invisalign will give you the results you’ve been looking for.
This is also your time to ask questions and discuss your concerns. Our dentists enjoy helping their patients and bonding with the individuals they treat. Answering your questions and helping you make the best decisions for your smile is part of that bonding.
Issues that Invisalign Clear Aligners Are Designed to Correct
Invisalign is meant to treat mild to moderate dental alignment issues, including:
- Crooked, twisted and overlapping teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Overbite—top teeth overshooting bottom teeth
- Underbite—bottom teeth overshooting top teeth
- Crossbite—teeth not lining up when the mouth is closed
Ways Invisalign May Improve Your Oral Health
Straight teeth may be easier to clean because your toothbrush is better able to reach every tooth after overlapping correction. The same is true for flossing.
Additionally, straight teeth may be less likely to fall subject to wear and erosion because your bite is aligned. In other words, all of your teeth come into play when chewing if your teeth are straight and your bite is in check. Wear and erosion on teeth may contribute to cavities, breakage and future tooth loss.
Protecting Your New Smile
After you complete Invisalign therapy, Dr Rhee or Dr Huynh designs a custom retainer to help train your teeth to remain in their new positions. This appliance protects your investment and is meant to keep your new smile in line.
If you’re considering invisible braces in Mount Waverley, Glen Waverley, Chadstone, Burwood, Oakleigh, Ashwood, Blackburn or the surrounding areas, we invite you to give us a call to arrange an exam.