We all know that a stunning smile is synonymous with perfectly aligned teeth. But let’s be real – not everyone is blessed with a naturally straight set of pearly whites. Fortunately, modern orthodontics offer a range of treatments to correct misalignment and achieve an attractive smile. Below, we dive into the world of aligner treatment and how it can be used to makeover your smile.
Aligner treatment involves the use of virtually invisible aligners to gradually shift the teeth into their desired position. These are custom designed using advanced computer technology and are typically made from clear, BPA-free plastic. The treatment process starts with a digital scan or impression of your teeth, which is used to create a series of aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for around two weeks before being replaced by the next set in the series. This gradual progression keeps your teeth on the right track until they’re aligned to perfection.
At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we can show you how your teeth will look before treatment begins, giving you a sneak peek of your future smile! If you’re looking for that extra wow factor once treatment is complete, we also offer bleaching to brighten up your teeth as well as dental veneers to correct minor imperfections.
Aligner treatment is a preferred choice over braces for many individuals. The clear aligners are barely noticeable, plus they can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. This means you can still eat all your favourite foods during treatment!
Another advantage of aligner treatment is increased comfort. Unlike traditional braces, which can irritate your mouth, aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, with no risk of pesky mouth sores or injuries from broken wires or brackets. However, it’s important to keep in mind that aligner treatment may not be suitable for more complex orthodontic cases. They also must be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day to be effective.
Aligner treatment offers a discreet, comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional braces, making it an excellent option for a smile makeover when combined with other cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening and veneers. Consult with the team at East Bentleigh Dental Group today to find out how we can transform your smile!