Invisalign is the modern way to align your teeth. Old fashioned metal braces are no longer your only choice and many people are turning to Invisalign for their teeth alignment and for good reason.

Not just for teenagers and adults. For younger children Invisalign can be used for expanding their arch, working as a maxillary or palatal expander. Sometimes recommended by dentists as an early step to help the development your child’s teeth, reducing the amount of alignment required later in life.

How expanding the arch helps?

Imagine for a moment how teeth develop if the arch or the mouth is too small, the teeth end up being crowded because there isn’t the room for all of them to fit. This is thought to be part of the root cause of why braces are needed in the first place.

Whether Invisalign is being used to help with expand the arch, or the position and alignment of your teeth the technology is the same.

Invisalign is made from a clear safe material which is molded specifically to fit your teeth or palate. Your teeth are 3D scanned and the Invisalign system models the aligners in subtle ways that start moving each tooth to its ideal position.

Being made from a clear material, they are not as visible as traditional braces. Better than that, if you really don’t want to have braces on for an evening or special event, you can easily remove the Invisalign aligners for maximum flexibility.

Make a booking with Dr Kate to find out if Invisalign will be a good fit for your particular needs. Dr Kate is a little unusual as a dentist, she has gone the extra step and obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Digital Orthodontics. Any of the modern orthodontic technology relies heavily on digital 3D scanning technologies and the subsequent computer manipulation and orthodontic planning. There’s a lot to understand and we feel privileged that our Invisalign patients can benefit from her extra experience and knowledge. If you decide Invisalign is right for you, the Dental Lounge @ Robina with Dr Kate is your best choice.

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