In 2021, there are now more options than ever before relating to the realignment of teeth in adults, including the ever-popular invisible aligner. Removable, discrete and proven, this device has enabled thousands of teenagers and adults to get a great smile, improving their confidence, and all without any concerns about discretion. As the aligner is not fixed in place, you can remove it when you are about to eat, so you won’t have to limit your palette based on wearing this aligner.
At Kooringal Dental, we are very proud of the range of treatments that we can offer our teenage and adult patients, including Invisalign Wagga. This highly sought after aligner works fast, is lifestyle-friendly and requires fewer check-ups with our team, so you can go about your life without having to spend large amounts of time in the dental chair!
Of course, before you book this treatment, you will undoubtedly have some questions. Here, we answer the top 5 queries that our orthodontic team regularly receive about Invisalign Wagga.
Can anyone wear invisible aligners?
While Invisalign Wagga is suitable for use with most orthodontic matters, should you have a more complex case of misalignments such as teeth that need rotating or an issue with a meshing bite that involves molars, then our team will opt for a different treatment like a clear, fitted brace or a standard brace.
Do invisible aligners hurt?
Sadly, there is no such thing as pain-free orthodontics and, while invisible aligners are quite comfortable, they can still cause a bit of soreness when you change between them. To alleviate this, we recommend that you use over-the-counter pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. If you are worried about the level of discomfort your aligners are causing, then feel free to call our team for advice.
How do I know if they are working?
A key benefit of having clear aligners is that you can remove them to see whether they are working! When you come to us for a consultation, we will take scans of your teeth and then use a computer model to simulate how these aligners will move your teeth, step-by-step. So because of this, when at home, you will know how they are meant to move, and thus be able to spot it – no nasty surprises there!
How long will it take for them to straighten my teeth?
As these aligners are not used for more complex cases of misalignment, the average treatment time is between 3-6 months. However, to stay on track with your treatment, you will need to keep your aligners in for a minimum of 22 hours a day. If you have concerns that your aligners are not working, please contact us.
Aren’t invisible aligners expensive?
As they require less intervention and are kept in your mouth for less time, the costs of invisible aligners are lower than you may think. For more advice on associated costs, call our team at Kooringal Dental.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to
ensure that the treatment is right for you.