Looking For a New Dentist to Make You Smile?

When looking for a dentist in Parramatta, as with finding a dentist anywhere, there are many things you can do your research on. First, you could look up where the practice is located to ensure that this is convenient to where you live or work, or whether or not it’s close to local transport links if you need them. You may also like to consider if there is parking at the practice or not, if you are intending to drive to your appointments. Another factor for consideration could be the qualifications of the practice staff. Checking their website could reveal how long they have been established and whether or not they have been accredited with any awards. One treatment that is popular in cosmetic dentistry is Invisalign and practices that have the highest accreditation are known as Diamond providers. 

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is a treatment used for mild to moderate alignment issues such as crossbite, over or underbites, crowded or gapped teeth. A dentist may recommend this treatment for patients who have all of their adult teeth - there is also a special range for teenagers. Invisalign consists of plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth like a gumshield, but they are more streamlined as they are made to measure your mouth precisely using iTero technology. This digital scan is used to get the measurements of your mouth and these are sent to the Invisalign laboratory for your aligners to be custom-made for you. From this scan, your dentist can also generate a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed, before you even get started, so you will know what the end result will be from the outset. Once you receive your aligners, you will wear them and change to new ones each week or so. The aligners apply some pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into their desired position. You will be provided with batches of aligners to use for 6 weeks, before going to see your dentist for a check-up and to receive the next 6 weeks’ worth of aligners. 

Why should I consider Invisalign? 
If you are interested in getting your teeth realigned, then considering the benefits of Invisalign could seal the deal! When you wear the aligners, you may be heartened to hear that they should be virtually invisible because the plastic is transparent, so only your teeth should be on show. You can also remove your aligners for up to 2 hours a day, which will allow you to take them out for meals and not have to clean them up after eating. It also means that you won’t need to adapt your diet, so you can continue to eat hard and chewy foods - even Granny’s rock cakes! You may also choose to remove your aligners for playing sports or going to a business meeting - the choice and flexibility is all yours. Moreover, you can remove your aligners when you need to brush and floss, allowing you to maintain your oral hygiene routine. 

How do I get Invisalign? 
If you would like to find out more about Invisalign, you will need to do your homework, find a dentist who offers this treatment and perhaps check out if they are Diamond providers or not (this is Invisalign’s highest accreditation a dentist can achieve.) If you put the legwork in, your teeth will thank you for it!