How To Straighten Your Teeth For That Perfect Smile

If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth, then that’s fantastic news!
At The Dental Room, we have had the pleasure of helping many people to improve their smiles. With the new technologies available to us these days, you may be surprised to know that the journey to achieving a straighter and healthier smile can be a lot easier than you think. In this article, we will explain the different treatment options available and tips to get started.

*Results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits.

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Modern-Day Treatment Options To Straighten Teeth

Teeth straightening treatments have come a long way since metal braces were introduced. Don’t get us wrong, traditional metal braces are still a very popular and effective way to straighten teeth. However, there are many more treatment options available now a days, including Invisalign®, ceramic braces and lingual braces.

Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are similar in their application, size and shape to metal braces. The main difference is that they have tooth-coloured brackets or wires which appear less noticeable than metal braces. Although they could cost more, the improved aesthetics make them a popular option for adults and teenagers.

Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are again similar to metal braces, however the wires and brackets are placed along the inside of the teeth rather than on the outside. This way, they are practically invisible and less noticeable from a distance.
Lingual braces are also known as ‘incognito braces’. Because the braces are positioned on the inside of your teeth, some people may experience irritations throughout the treatment.

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What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® was first introduced in 1997, a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth.
Invisalign®, or clear braces as they’re often referred to, are remarkable in that they are completely removable rather than being fixed. So long as they are worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, they can be removed when eating, drinking or brushing teeth.

With over 7 million people successfully treated in over 100 countries, Invisalign® is becoming one of the most popular ways to straighten teeth. This orthodontic treatment uses CAD CAM technology to create clear plastic removable aligners that you wear over your teeth instead of brackets and wires (as you would with traditional braces).
A sequence of aligners are specifically made for you, with each one providing ever so slight changes in how they gently move your teeth into position. Then, as prescribed by your dentist, you simply change out your aligners each week and progress along your pre-defined sequence.

One of the most common reasons why many people opt for Invisalign®, is due to the discreet appearance of the aligners. Many clients, especially adults, feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces, which are visually more noticeable. If you’re considering Invisalign® for children, it will be best to discuss your child’s suitability with one of our dentists at The Dental Room.

Despite its incredible popularity, Invisalign® isn’t for everyone. So with that in mind, it is recommended to speak to your dentist first to evaluate if Invisalign is right for you. Come see us at The Dental Room in Melbourne. We offer complimentary initial consultations for clients who are interested in finding out more about Invisalign®. Make an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthy, beautiful smile!

How To Get Started

Getting started with straightening your teeth could be simpler than you think. We understand that you may have a lot of questions about your treatment options. This is why we offer complimentary consultations at The Dental Room for those who want to find out more .

During the initial consultation, we will assess your dental needs, get to know you and find out what you’re hoping to achieve. If you are suitable for Invisalign, we can use a Clincheck 3D Simulation to accurately predict the treatment outcome, meaning no surprises along the way! This gives you an idea of time-frames, costs, payment plan options as well as giving you an idea of the bigger picture before we get started.

If Invisalign® is the treatment path that you want, you should also understand a little more about the teeth straightening process with Invisalign® braces.

At The Dental Room, we are a leader in aesthetic dentistry and love helping clients with their goals of a dream smile. If you are concerned about your crooked teeth, take the first step today and book a complimentary consultation with us.

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Disclaimer: Complimentary Invisalign® assessments are provided for clients who are interested in learning more about Invisalign® treatment options. Booking is essential. Treatment results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits that should be considered carefully.