There are several brands of clear aligners that the team at Walkerston Dental in Walkerston GP Superclinic, Queensland use. They are able to treat a vast majority of issues that patients feel that they have when it comes to the alignment and positioning of their teeth.
A dentist in Mackay is able to use one of these methods to align the teeth in a more appealing manner, not only to improve the confidence of their patients, but also to improve their oral health as well.
Teeth are known to be one of the initial physical attractions in relationships. Having straight, white teeth is appealing to most people and can improve social and working relationships as a confident smile can go a long way in a first impression.
In saying this, it is important to know that dentists practice a non-judgmental approach when it comes to their patients. Everybody comes in their own shape and size and this is respected. By understanding that their patients have smile desires and goals that they wish to achieve, dentists work hard in helping their patients to achieve these goals.
What are these clear aligners?
They are a non-invasive, removable and barely distinguishable treatment that will slowly straighten out teeth over the course of a year, more or less. Each patient has different complications with their teeth and therefore the treatment varies between each person. A dentist will go through a patient’s individual treatment plan after they have expressed an interest in having this treatment for themselves.
Every 2 weeks patients will wear a new set of aligners that gradually move teeth into their desired position. There is a little discomfort in the beginning as the teeth adjust to the new position, but it is not unbearable and the feeling soon becomes unnoticed.
It is exciting for a patient to see the process from beginning to end with this treatment, by following the changes as teeth move into a healthier position that will make them easier to clean and care for.
The aligners themselves are clear and fit over a person’s teeth snugly. This means that they are hardly seen when they are worn, which needs to be for a minimum of 22 hours each day in order to have the best results.
Patients are able to remove them during meal times and when they are brushing their teeth. This is extremely convenient for someone who does not want to have their alignment treatment interfere with their day to day life. They do not have to stop eating foods that they enjoy nor do they need to adhere to tricky cleaning routines in order to keep their teeth clean and healthy.
By visiting their dentist every 6 weeks, the dentist can monitor the changes in order to ensure that the treatment process is going as planned.
This is also a great time for patients to check in with their dentist to get questions answered or any concerns regarding the procedure alleviated.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.