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How long does Straightening Teeth really take?

Unfortunately, this question needs to be answered by a dentist for each individual, as different situations call for different time frames. However, it can be said that by using Invisalign as a means to straighten teeth, the average length of time that a patient needs to wear their aligners for is between 12 to 18 months.

So if a patient is willing to invest less than 2 years of their time in order to create a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile, but wish to do so discreetly, then perhaps choosing invisible braces Sydney CBD is suitable for them.

Such treatments, like clear aligners, give individuals a sense of freedom and control during their teeth straightening journey that is currently unrivalled. Patients can also enjoy knowing that these clear aligners are difficult to see, so other people don’t need to know they are wearing them.

By being able to remove their aligners for a couple of hours every day so that they can eat and brush their teeth normally, there are fewer restrictions on their day to day life, unlike those other more traditional devices impose.

Fixed devices are sometimes uncomfortable as well, where the wires can dig in and cut the cheeks and gums. Patients need to use special tools to clean in between the brackets and pay special attention to removing food debris that can get caught.

If an individual makes sure that they brush their teeth after eating and before replacing their clear aligners however, they do not need to worry about food debris, bad breath, a build-up of plaque or the bacteria that cause cavities in the teeth.

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Are there any other benefits that can be found by wearing these aligners?

Some individuals have reported that because they are required to wear their aligners for extended periods during the day, they do not feel the urge to snack as frequently as they once did.

This can have huge benefits to their overall health as they are able to reduce their calorie intake and avoid those usually sugary foods that are often snacked upon.

Having straighter teeth does improve a patient’s overall oral and general health as well. This is often overlooked, as it is the cosmetic issue that many focus on, unless someone has a severe issue that is impeding their ability to eat and talk, or they are experiencing severe jaw pain as a result of their misalignment.

But teeth that are straighter are able to be cleaned more easily and this allows a reduction in plaque build-up which so often has a negative impact on the strength of teeth and gums. Alongside this, there is more and more research being done on the correlation between oral health and people’s general health and even if there is no obvious reason as to why these links occur, it cannot be argued that they exist.

So by straightening teeth, patients can benefit from a multitude of benefits that go beyond having a more aesthetically pleasing smile that they are proud to share.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second

opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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