At Harris Dental Boutique in Bundaberg our dental professionals ensure that we offer a comprehensive range of treatments to help our patients achieve a beautiful smile. We are particularly proud to offer Invisalign, the virtually invisible orthodontic treatment that is changing the way people are achieving straighter smiles.
Are you embarrassed about the appearance of your smile?
If you’re in Bundaberg or surrounding areas and you are embarrassed about your teeth then you are not alone. Many people experience anxiety and embarrassment about the appearance of their teeth. Fortunately advancements in dental technology mean that you can now straighten your smile inconspicuously with virtually invisible clear aligners.
Do you need an orthodontic treatment that is discreet?
Many patients ask us how they can achieve straight teeth in their adult years. Traditionally, our adult patients have been quite resistant to having orthodontic treatment done. This was partly because of the appearance of braces and also because of the fact that most orthodontic offices are geared toward children. For many older patients who are embarrassed about their smile and wish to experience a discreet orthodontic system, Invisalign is often the clear choice.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is new way of straightening teeth using clear plastic aligners that are nearly invisible. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results that can be quicker than you think.
How does Invisalign work?
The course of treatment involves progressing through the aligners approximately every two weeks. This encourages the teeth to gently move into place over time both discreetly and efficiently.
Because the aligners are clear they are quite difficult to see and there are no sharp edges so they should be comfortable to wear. We are finding huge numbers of adults are interested in straightening their teeth with Invisalign at our Bundaberg practice.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Since Invisalign is practically invisible, there’s no unwarranted attention to your mouth. In fact, very few people will notice you are wearing the aligners at all – unless you tell them. They can also be comfortable to wear and are easily removed when you eat, brush, and floss.
The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, which will move your teeth into the desired position. An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a year, which can be faster than other orthodontic treatments.
When you are receiving the Invisalign treatment you will see Dr Harris every 6 to 8 weeks for adjustments and to check you progress. At regular intervals, you’ll receive a new set of custom-moulded clear aligners to continue the straightening process. This means less time spent in the dental chair and potentially less inconvenience to your life.
Why is it important to straighten teeth?
When our teeth are not aligned, food particles can become lodged between the cracks and crevices of the teeth. When this occurs a build-up of bacteria can develop which will likely lead to plaque forming on top of our enamel, causing tooth decay and erosion.
Over time this can lead to gum disease which is caused by a build-up of bacteria that inflames the gums. When this inflammation is left untreated it can progress to serious systemic health conditions such as advanced gum disease, diabetes and heart disease.
In addition to the health risks, a straighter smile can help to improve your self-confidence. Your smile is arguably one of the first things you notice about a person and has the potential to influence the way a person is perceived.
If you are too embarrassed to smile, don’t ignore it, with discreet adult orthodontic treatments available you could be smiling wide in no time.
Comprehensive care at Harris Dental Boutique
Our practice is designed to provide the very best dental treatment in a warm and caring environment. We are located in Bargara, QLD near Bundaberg and we strive to make every one of our patients feel relaxed and comfortable in our practice.