Get Straighter Teeth Fast with Invisalign near Melton

If you want a beautiful, straight smile without a mouthful of metal, then a great alternative is Invisalign. Melton patients and those from neighbouring suburbs are recommending Invisalign to their friends and family as a convenient and discreet method of getting the smile they’ve always longed for.

Lotus Smiles Dental is proud to be a certified provider of Invisalign, offering this convenient, cosmetic orthodontic solution at our clinic here near Melton. Utilising a series of clear, flexible aligners instead of traditional metal bracket and wire braces, Invisalign can often produce similar results in a shorter time frame.

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Why patients choose Invisalign®

Orthodontics has long been associated with children, but nowadays people of all ages, even seniors, are straightening their smiles thanks to the modern technology provided by systems such as Invisalign.

When you compare Invisalign to traditional braces, the obvious benefit is that the aligners are made from transparent plastic which means they’re less visible on the teeth. However, there are plenty more benefits, including:

  • No need to watch what you eat, since Invisalign aligners must be removed to eat and drink anything apart from water.
  • The ultra-thin custom-made aligners are more comfortable than braces because there are no wires to chafe the insides of your cheeks.
  • Dental hygiene is also easier to maintain because your aligners are removed for brushing and flossing.
  • With Invisalign you don’t have to wait for months before your new smile is unveiled. You can see your smile starting to change in real-time.
  • Invisalign is quick and easy to maintain with just a few simple steps each day to keep your aligners squeaky clean.
  • Dental visits are kept to a minimum – around every six weeks. This enables our dentist to monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.
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Invisalign treatment near Melton – how it works

The Invisalign procedure begins with a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth and a consultation. If you’re deemed a suitable candidate then digital X-rays, photographs of your teeth, and moulded impressions are sent to a centralised Invisalign lab where technicians use specialised computer software to design and manufacture the Invisalign trays which will gradually reposition your teeth. Your dentist will be able to give you a sneak preview of how your new smile will look on a computer screen, even before treatment starts. Now that’s pretty cool, don’t you think!

Each set of aligners is generally worn for around 2 weeks before swapping them out for the next set in the series. Your new aligners will feel quite tight but don’t worry that’s natural. As the teeth gradually start to shift, the aligners will feel more comfortable, which shows that the process is working.

Once you’ve finished wearing your last set of aligners, your smile should be looking beautifully straight. To prevent your teeth from moving back again, however, you will need to wear a retainer. Our dentist will discuss that with you when the time comes.

What can Invisalign treat?

When it comes to aligners such as Invisalign, Melton patients can wear them to

  • Correct an overbite or an underbite
  • Treat a crossbite
  • Close gaps in the teeth
  • Straighten crowded teeth
  • Align an open bite

Most patents complete their treatment within 12 months, however if your dental problems are more complex, then traditional braces may be a better option for you.

Your Invisalign aligners need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, so they do require a high level of commitment on your part. That, said, they’re clearly a great solution for self-conscious adults and teens looking to straighten their teeth discreetly.

If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment and considering Invisalign, then why not schedule a consultation with Lotus Smiles Dental? Our friendly, gentle dentists will discuss your best options to meet your lifestyle, budget, and dental needs. Call us today on (03) 8732 7377 and take the first step towards the straight smile you’ve always wished for.

Care and Maintenance

The maintenance required for Invisalign aligners is unobtrusive and easy as compared to traditional, metal braces. At Lotus Smiles Dental Clinic, we instruct our patients on proper care for Invisalign that will help them to keep it in good shape. Here are a few ways you could take care of your invisible aligners.

  • Regular cleaning of Invisalign is essential while you brush your teeth in the morning and night. It should be gently scrubbed with a soft brush and mild toothpaste.
  • Avoid usage of abrasive materials for cleaning as they can likely damage the aligners.
  • Rinse your Invisalign whenever you take it off.
  • While putting back your aligners after eating food, it is necessary to brush and floss your teeth to avoid issues of cavities or gingivitis because of trapped food and plaque stuck. Likewise, aligners must also be cleaned while reinserting them.
  • Soak Invisalign in lukewarm water to make it odour-free, healthy and virtually invisible.
  • Store aligners in their case in order to avoid them getting misplaced and damaged.

If you have any queries regarding the care and maintenance of Invisalign near Melton, feel free to talk to our experts.

Areas We Serve :

Mickleham, Gisborne, Clarkefield, Diggers Rest, Melton