Invisalign is sometimes considered the clear alternative to traditional metal and wire braces, and it some cases it can be. Invisalign typically helps correct mild to moderate bite alignment issues, crooked, overlapping or twisted teeth and gaps between teeth. Your dentist will help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you.
We offer Invisalign in Melbourne, VIC to help our patients achieve straight teeth discreetly. In many cases, Invisalign is the top choice for adults and older teenagers.
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligner for brief periods throughout the day. And when drinking certain beverages, your dentist in Melbourne recommends brief appliance removal.
When wearing your aligners, it is okay to have a glass of cold water or even sparkling water, provided it’s clear. However, hot beverages like tea, coffee or wine can distort or damage the clear plastic. Additionally, beverages that contain sugar can lead to plaque buildup or cavities beneath your aligners.
You should wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours each day. We recommend using the two remaining hours for eating, cleaning your teeth and removing them briefly when drinking beverages that may harm the clear plastic.
If you would like to arrange a consultation for Invisalign or if you have questions, we welcome your call.