If you are looking for an alternative to braces the Invisalign orthodontic treatment may be for you. Dr Vaughan has undergone specific training and is a qualified Invisalign professional.
How Invisalign Braces Are Made
Invisalign uses clear removable aligners, similar to bleaching trays or retainers. To manufacture the braces, the orthodontist takes a 3-dimensional image of the teeth in the mouth which is then sent to the Invisalign factory in Costa Rica.
After Dr Vaughan writes up his prescription for the ideal tooth positions, technicians in Costa Rica work their magic to make 3-dimensional models of the teeth.
The computer then determines how many aligners are required from those models and the length of treatment. When a patient is ready to proceed with the treatment, the Invisalign aligners are manufactured and supplied to the orthodontist.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign patients will need to wear the aligners for almost 24 hours a day. The aligners are only removed to eat, clean the teeth and pause on occasions such as swimming, playing sport, and other rare occasions. If they are not worn 24 hours a day they may not be successful. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business or social reasons. Invisalign can do this in an almost invisible way.
Invisalign will not position the teeth as well as braces. This is acknowledged by the representatives of Invisalign, but in their words “it produces a vast improvement.”
These aligners are very popular worldwide. In many cases, they are a cosmetic alternative to other types of treatments. If you’d like to arrange for an appointment to see if Invisalign is the right option for you, call us on (02) 4956 2020 or send us an enquiry for a consultation.