To achieve a perfect smile, we have to consider the ABCs of every smile.
A for Alignment
A stands for Alignment of the teeth. Good teeth alignment will ensure the smile looks natural and aesthetically pleasing. There are a few options available for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you will have while using Invisalign.
The Clear Choice
Invisalign treatment incorporates a series of clear aligners that you will be given to gradually straighten your teeth. A change of aligners is required on average about every two weeks, to ensure that they are able to gradually shift your teeth into the proper positions. Each aligner is individually manufactured to aid the shifting of the teeth and they are clear and comfortable to wear.
Not only are the aligners clear, they are also removable, so you
can eat and drink whatever you want during the course of your treatment, as long as you remember to put the aligners back on after. Invisalign also makes brushing and flossing less of a hassle, compared to traditional metal braces.
At first, your Invisalign aligners may look like a simple piece of plastic, but it’s much more than that. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and suited to the individual’s needs. Over time, your teeth will gradually move to reveal the smile you have always wanted.
Brightening Your Smile
B stands for the Brightness Of The Teeth – Tooth whitening is used to alter the brightness of the
teeth. It is often used to restore discolouration of the teeth to it’s original shade or to enhance the brightness of the smile. With a set of sparkly white and clean teeth, your smile will look its best, empowering you with the confidence to make a good first impression to anyone you meet.
The procedure is normally done either In-Office or with the Take-Home Kit. Your teeth will look 5-8 shades brighter after the procedure is done, allowing you to achieve that beautiful bright smile in no time!
Contouring And Reshaping
C stands for the Contouring of The Teeth. Tooth reshaping and dental contouring are cosmetic
dentistry procedures commonly utilised to make subtle changes to the teeth. Slight imperfections or problems like overlapping or irregularly shaped teeth, tiny chips in the
teeth, or excessively pointy cuspids, can often be fixed with just minor tooth reshaping or dental contouring.
Tooth bonding can also be used to alter the appearance of the teeth. It is done through the application of a special tooth-coloured resin material using adhesives, after which the tooth is hardened with a high intensity curing light. Bonding is typically used to improve the aesthetics of a discoloured or chipped tooth but can be used to close spaces in between teeth, to make your teeth look longer,wider or bigger in general.
Veneers As An Alternative
On the other hand, Porcelain Veneers is another alternative to change the appearance of the teeth. Porcelain Veneer are made of thin layers of dental ceramic material that is bonded to the front surface of teeth with a special resin adhesive. They enhance teeth cosmetically by masking a variety of minor to moderate dental imperfections. Porcelain is generally stain resistant and resilient to most food and beverages. They do not stain like real teeth do, and can last up to 20 years or longer depending on how well you are able to maintain it.
When Porcelain Veneers are placed on teeth that are stained, chipped or worn down, they add a layer of strong, durable, medical grade material that is secured onto the teeth, protecting what has been previously weakened by wear & tear and medications.