Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces with your dentist Ryde

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Invisalign is a popular method of straightening your teeth preferred by teenagers and adults in comparison to traditional orthodontic treatment thanks to its convenience, discretion and efficacy and addressing minor or moderate orthodontic issues. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth but do not want traditional braces that draw further attention to your mouth then speak to your dentist Ryde and find out about Invisalign for straightening your teeth. A whole generation of patients avoided addressing the misalignment of their teeth because they wanted to avoid traditional braces. Thanks to the introduction of Invisalign in the last two decades more than 13 million adults have straightened their teeth using Invisalign alone. Other clear aligner systems have also helped transform people’s smiles across the world. With Invisalign you can have a happy and healthy smile very soon.

What can invisalign be used for?

Invisalign uses clear thermoplastic appliances that are digitally designed and manufactured to meet your dental requirements. It can be used in the treatment of overcrowding in the  mouth, minor gaps between the teeth, crooked and wonky teeth. Invisalign can also be used by your dentist Ryde to correct issues with orthodontic relapse. This is for patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment earlier in life but the teeth have become slightly crooked or wonky and need realignment. Invisalign can also be used in the treatment of bite disorders and has proven particularly successful for overbite. Unfortunately Invisalign is not suitable for severe or complex orthodontic cases. Your dentist Ryde may suggest alternative forms of orthodontic treatment for you.

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Advantages of Invisalign

There are many different advantages of Invisalign which make it such a popular choice amongst patients across the world. Firstly the aligners are transparent and almost invisible in the mouth therefore you can undergo dental treatment at your discretion. The aligners are designed to fit your mouth accurately therefore they are comfortable to wear and it is easy to remove the aligners and put them back in your mouth as necessary. The aligners do not need any adjustment as with traditional braces rather you move onto the next aligner in the series after 2-weeks. This means that with invisalign there are significantly less appointments that are necessary in comparison to traditional orthodontics therefore it has no effect on your work, studies or other daily activities. The plastic is BPA free and therefore it is non-allergenic and they are very easy to clean and look after.

Unfortunately there are  a few things to remember with Invisalign. As the aligners are removable they are not continuously treating your teeth, rather you have to make sure that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours of the day for optimal results. Compliance is key for the success of the treatment.

Your dentist will put together an individually tailor treatment plan for you making sure that Invisalign is the right choice for you and that you are able to adhere to the protocol. Within 6 to 12-months you will be able to achieve a brand new smile that is neatly aligned and promotes better dental health for the future.


All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

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