Invisalign in Hampton and Fairfield VIC
Having a straight smile is about more than just how your smile looks, although that’s important to many of our patients as well. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, easier to repair with fillings and crowns and bite together correctly. Having teeth in ideal alignment often means less wear and fewer jaw problems with which to contend.
Orthodontic Alternatives with Clear Braces
As an alternative to bracket-and-wire orthodontics, we proudly offer Invisalign clear braces in Melbourne at both our Fairfield and Hampton dental clinics.
Invisalign clear braces are one of the only ‘invisible’ methods of teeth straightening available to adults and teens. With Invisalign, our often report back that these are some of their favourite benefits:
- Fewer orthodontic appointments
- Easier brushing and flossing
- Freedom to eat whatever they like
- A comfortable way to enjoy teeth straightening
Because they are removable, clear braces make the entire process of straightening the smile more convenient and easier to manage in a busy schedule.
How Invisalign Braces Work
Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign uses removable clear aligners that slowly guide your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks until it is replaced with the next set, which moves the teeth even further.
Invisalign braces are made of clear acrylic materials that are unnoticeable when they are worn. Most people cannot see the braces on your teeth unless you show them very closely.
In some cases, we will attach small, tooth-coloured buttons to the teeth to provide something for the aligners to ‘grab’ onto. They will be removed completely once treatment concludes.
Orthodontics for Adults
Sparkle Dental Care dentist Dr Kai Xu has received additional training and experience in comprehensive adult and teen Invisalign orthodontic therapy. Our patients can take advantage of having their braces and dental care all in the same setting, right here in our Melbourne dental clinic.
Meals and oral hygiene are simple; just remove the aligners and eat whatever you like. You will never have to worry about food packing between wires or breaking a bracket. Brushing and flossing are also easy – just care for your teeth as normal and then brush the aligner out before placing it back into your mouth. For best results, we recommend wearing the aligners for at least 20+ hours per day.
We also recommend that patients keep aligners out of a hot car and away from pets; they love to chew them up.
We Welcome Your Call
Is Invisalign right for you? Invisalign might not be the best choice for complex orthodontic situations, but it is an option for many patients. Arrange an orthodontic consultation at our Melbourne dental clinics, located in Fairfield and Hampton by calling the location closest to you.