Not everyone is born with the confident smile that comes from having perfectly straight teeth, it’s actually quite common for many people to have misaligned teeth as adults due to the fact that they weren’t fixed in adolescence. Because it’s quite common for adults to want to fix crooked teeth, there has been a demand for a solution to unsightly traditional braces; people want something that will be less noticeable for their orthodontic treatment and invisible braces Sydney fulfills that desire, and since its invention, many people have seen outstanding results and transformation in their smiles the world over.
When referring to the alignment of teeth dentists use the word ‘occlusion’ with the ideal being that the top row of teeth fit snugly into the bottom row of teeth and each row is not affected by any issues of spacing or crowding. Teeth should also not be twisted or rotated in the jaw and should all be facing forward and any deviations from this standard are called malocclusions.
Malocclusions are commonly a genetic condition that is inherited from biological parents or grandparents, however, sometimes bad habits in early childhood that have nothing to do with genetics can form them; like a child who uses a pacifier past the age of 3 or even prolonged use of bottle feeding and thumb sucking. Injuries to the face and head can misalign the jaw forming malocclusions and similar problems, as well as in the case with people who breathe through their mouths, this can cause misalignments of the jaw too. There is always a solution to getting malocclusions fixed no matter the cause of the problem.
It is agreed that addressing issues in the youth of adolescence is the best time to treat misaligned teeth, overcrowded teeth, Crossbite, overbite, underbite, and open bite but there are also options for those who are only managing to get them seen to in adulthood. It may just be slightly more complicated as the adult’s bones have finished growing, but not impossible – with recent advances in orthodontics, people are preferring to take the option of invisible braces rather than going the route of a full set of metal tracks attached to the teeth.
The difference between invisible aligners and traditional braces
Invisible braces are usually removable devices that fit into an adult lifestyle better than traditional braces and treatment times with this newer technology is often much quicker too.
Clear Braces – these are clear brackets that are fixed to the teeth and are called invisible braces, a fine wire makes adjustments to the teeth with any malocclusion problems which can be fixed with a near to invisible treatment. Invisible braces pull the teeth into place.
Invisalign – is a custom made clear guard that adjusts the teeth with complete invisibility as it is placed over the whole row of teeth, it can be removed for cleaning and eating and the device needs to be changed every 1-2 weeks which is very simple to do at home. Invisalign pushes the teeth into place.
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