If your teeth are only slightly crooked and do not warrant full orthodontic treatment, our professional dentists can help you with minimally invasive teeth straightening in Epping. Veneers and invisible aligners like Invisalign can help adult patients improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Our friendly Serenity Smiles dentists offer you a professional assessment to evaluate your misaligned teeth and make recommendations for treatment options.
Of course, we all want an attractive smile but having straight teeth is not just important for cosmetic reasons. Straight teeth are important because practicing good dental hygiene is really difficult with crooked teeth. Misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean and can be more prone to decay. Straightening them is an investment in the long term health of your teeth.
Using Veneers To Straighten Your Smile
Sometimes it is possible to straighten a crooked smile with veneers. This is usually possible when the front teeth need straightening and the corrections are minor.
The benefit of using veneers is that they are long lasting and can be crafted to suit your surrounding very well. They offer a high level of customisation in a minimally invasive procedure.
Using Retainers For Smile Correction
In some cases it is possible to make minor corrections with a retainer. In most cases a retainer is used after braces, to prevent minor shifting of your teeth after treatment.
Using Aligners To Correct Your Smile
Serenity Smiles Dental is proud to offer the Invisalign system to our patients. This straightening system is becoming increasingly popular with adult patients who did not have orthodontic treatment when they were younger.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a set of invisible retainers that fits over the surface of your teeth, applying pressure and moving them into the correct position over time. As well as being see-through, Invisalign is very popular because they can be taken out to clean your teeth, making dental hygiene much easier.
What can you expect from Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign offers you progressive technology for faster results, so all patients have a digital scan of their mouths. This is to be able to create the custom aligners for each patient. Your dentist will be able to use the scan to show you what your smile will look like after successful treatment.
Your aligners are updated every two weeks so, as your teeth become straighter, the aligners change in structure along with them.
What kind of straightening can you expect?
Invisible aligners are intended for people who have mild or moderately crooked teeth, or spacing problems with their teeth. If you have very crooked teeth or a problem with your bite, a different orthodontic treatment will probably be suggested to you.
How long will you need to wear them for?
This is case-dependant but you can expect to wear your Invisalign aligners for 10 to 24 months. It is possible you may need some adjustments made over the course of treatment.
Thanks to modern technology there is no reason to endure a misaligned smile! Invest in your long term dental health and give us a call today (02) 9158 6753 to discuss your straightening treatment options.
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