Invisalign - Braces without Brackets or Wires

Invisalign - Braces without Brackets or Wires
Posted on 10/11/2015

Welcome to the first blog post for Centre Orthodontics! We're very excited to launch our official orthodontic blog. We'll be using this to provide helpful tips, info, and updates on orthodontics, caring for and maintaining a healthy smile, and what's going on at our office. For our first blog post, we're going to talk about one of the most exciting orthodontic treatments we offer - Invisalign. 

Invisible Braces 

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic technology that does away with the metal brackets and wires of braces altogether. Instead of metal, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth. They fit right over the dental arch, are virtually invisible when worn, and can be easily popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This means no one will notice that you're straightening your teeth, there are none of the dietary restrictions that accompany regular braces, and maintaining your oral hygiene regimen is a breeze! 

How Does Invisalign Work?

Everything starts with your initial examination - Dr. Tepper-Adler will perform a thorough, clinical evaluation of your teeth, jaw, bite, and smile to determine what orthodontic problems currently exist and how best to treat them. If you qualify for Invisalign, she'll then take a series of measurements and images of your teeth to build a fully realized 3D computer model of your bite. She'll use this model to generate a treatment plan, and your aligners will be custom manufactured to fit your unique bite. You'll wear each set of aligners for two weeks before moving on to the next set, with treatment time normally lasting between 6 and 18 months. Once you're finished, you'll have a gorgeous new smile!

Contact Your Orthodontic Experts in Melbourne

Have any more questions about Invisalign or the other services we offer? We're happy to answer them. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Bentleigh, Victoria office. We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you back at this blog periodically for more tips, info, and updates on all things from the exciting world of orthodontics!