The alternative to traditional braces

Many people want straight teeth and one way to get them is to use the teeth straightening system called Invisalign. The first thing you may want to do if you are going to try Invisalign in South Perth is to find a dentist who does orthodontics who is experienced in their use. Since the dentist has to attend a special course in order to treat patients with Invisalign aligners, not all offices offer them.

Our team is very experienced in determining our patient’s dental needs and desires. We only recommend treatments that are appropriate and will meet your needs and desires. We are not only experienced technically but we are proud of our ability to work with patient’s needs in managing financial constraints and emotional concerns. Where appropriate we also work very closely with appropriate specialist dentists to coordinate the care of our patients.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners, a new one every two weeks, that gently push your teeth into alignment. What makes Invisalign an appealing form of treatment is that these clear aligners are almost invisible; most people won’t know that you are wearing them. Invisalign aligners are generally best for minor or mild orthodontic problems, but may not be great for some major straightening. You should always consult with your dentist to find out if Invisalign is right for you. If you are the perfect candidate and ready to go, you will get your mouth measured and a treatment plan will be put in place. You will need to wait about 6 weeks for your aligners to be made and in that time, it is often recommended that you have your teeth professionally cleaned.

You should expect to wear the Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day. You can take them out when you eat or drink and when you brush your teeth, but that’s it. If you do not adhere to that, your teeth will not straighten and you will have likely thrown several thousand dollars away. Just because these aligners are removable, it doesn’t mean you should keep them out. Worst case scenario is that you leave them out for too long and your teeth shift out of place meaning you need to start the process all over again.

The Invisalign system is similar to braces, but they are removable and best of all, invisible, which is something that is important to many adults.

If you would like to know more about Invisalign and have a consult to see if you are suitable for this type of treatment, please contact Signature Dental on (08)9474 4750.

Jason Dundas

Jason Dundas has limelighted as an International TV host, and is on the business pulse of fashion, fitness and curated content. A short time after launching his career in front of the camera, Jason became one of the hosts of Australia’s most successful travel and lifestyle show, Getaway, where he served as a co-producer on several stories and travelled to over 100 countries across six continents. He has since gone on to work with some of the biggest brands and host some of the most popular television shows across the globe including The X Factor Australia.

As an international TV host, Jason’s smile is part of his currency, yet he had always been slightly self conscious about his teeth. This is why after discovering that a famous Australian movie star had gone into Invisalign treatment, he tracked down his dentist and went into treatment himself 5 years ago. Jason believes his Invisalign treatment had such a profound impact on his life as it gave him the confidence to achieve both personal and career goals he had set for himself, and it was through his Invisalign treatment he discovered that his smile can take him so much further.