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Crooked or misaligned teeth can prevent you from feeling comfortable showing off your smile in public and can stop you from feeling comfortable in social situations. Invisalign is an easy and effective way to straighten your smile. Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, can determine if you’re an eligible candidate to straighten your smile with Invisalign.

Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign

Invisalign uses a set of clear aligners to straighten your smile in anywhere from nine to fifteen months. The number of aligners you use and the length of treatment will be determined by the severity of your case. The aligners will slowly push your teeth into the proper position to give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. These aligners are clear and are practically invisible on your teeth, giving you a sense of privacy when straightening your smile.

You’ll switch out your aligners every few weeks to continue the treatment and progress with your straightening. You’ll also visit your dentist a few times during your treatment to ensure that you’re progressing as expected and so they can make any adjustments that may be needed. You’ll have to wear your Invisalign aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours a day, only taking them off to brush, floss, eat, and drink. You’ll even wear them while sleeping, making straightening your teeth completely effortless on your part.

Invisalign can also make it easier to brush and floss once treatment is done because your teeth will be easier to clean when they aren’t crooked or overlapped.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Straighten your smile easily today! Contact Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffey of Cumberland Dental in Cumberland Park, SA, to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Call today at (08) 8271 6233​.

 

By Cumberland Dental
October 29, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

Avoid the uncomfortable and embarrassing metal braces to straighten your smile by choosing Invisalign in Cumberland Park, South Australia, AU. Dr. Jack Gaffey and his team at Cumberland Dental are ready to renew your smile today.

What is Invisalign?

Straightening your teeth using Invisalign involves using customized, clear aligners that apply gentle pressure to shift your teeth slowly over time. Using a 3D scan of your mouth, Dr. Gaffey ensures the aligners fit securely on your teeth. The aligners are made from a thermoplastic material that's trimmed to match your gum's contours.

How Does the Treatment Work

When you start your treatment with Dr. Gaffey, he will insert a customized set of aligners that you will wear for about two weeks. The doctor will then remove the initial set and insert a new set to get your teeth closer to your desired alignment.

With each new set of aligners, you'll move closer to straighter teeth until your smile is fully renewed. In most cases, you'll receive new aligners every two weeks, and the treatment typically lasts between 12 and 18 months. However, it's not uncommon to start seeing results in a couple of weeks.

You'll need to wear the aligners for most of the day. Fortunately, you can remove the aligners for a few hours each day — which isn't an option for metal braces. Here are some situations where you can take your aligners out without affecting the course of your treatment:

  • Cleaning the aligners
  • Brushing and Flossing
  • Attending meetings or social events
  • Drinking, eating, or a couple of hours of physical activity

Convenient and Comfortable

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign in Cumberland Park, South Australia, AU at Cumberland Dental with Dr. Gaffey is a convenient and comfortable way to permanently straighten your teeth without the inconvenience of traditional metal braces. You don't need to visit the dentist regularly to have wires adjusted or go to the emergency department when the wires break.

Some patients experience light pressure during the first few days of treatment, but it's a minor inconvenience compared to how uncomfortable it is to adjust to metal braces. One final benefit Invisalign offers over metal braces — it cuts the time it takes to straighten your teeth up to 50 percent compared to traditional metal braces.

To learn more about how Invisalign in Cumberland Park, South Australia, AU works and to find out if this popular teeth straightening treatment option is right for you, call Cumberland Dental and Dr. Gaffey at (08) 8271-6233 today.

By Cumberland Dental
December 23, 2020
Tags: Invisalign  

If a beautiful smile seems impossible to you, think again. At Cumberland Dental, Dr. Jack Gaffey offers discreet Invisalign aligners, the clearly easier way for people just like you to achieve their smile goals. Instead of metal braces, straighten your teeth quickly with Invisalign from your Cumberland Park, SA, dentist.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Most Invisalign patients are teens and adults with mild to moderate smile alignment problems. Poor bite, gaps, overlapping teeth, and more ruin their appearance, self-confidence, and ability to bite and chew properly. And, just like you, they wish to avoid the discomforts and appearance of metal or ceramic braces.

To decide if Invisalign is your best option, see Dr. Jack Gaffey in his Cumberland Dental, SA, office. He'll do a comprehensive oral examination which includes a 3D Invisalign scan. This diagnostic testing determines your candidacy for this innovative orthodontic system and also previews your new smile for you step by step.

Here's how Invisalign treatment works

You'll wear a prescribed sequence of aligner pairs--18 to 30 in all depending on your needs. They are thin, clear, and almost unnoticeable. You wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them to eat, brush and floss or for a special occasion if you wish.

As you advance through your treatment plan, you'll change the aligners to a new pair every two weeks and see Dr. Gaffey at Cumberland Dental every month or so for a progress check. At this visit, you'll receive new aligner pairs.

Along the way, you'll eat healthy foods you always enjoy. Plus, you simply brush, floss, and rinse your aligners and replace them. Oral hygiene is just that easy.

In an average of one year, you'll finish your care plan and have the great-looking, healthy smile you desire. You may wear a retainer to keep that new smile just perfect.

Come see us

At Cumberland Dental, Dr. Jack Gaffey offers Invisalign, today's most successful and discreet orthodontic system. The American Association of Orthodontists says that 20 percent of orthodontic patients are adults. Why not become one of them? Contact our office in Cumberland Park, SA, for more information: (088) 271-6233.

By Cumberland Dental
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign continues to be one of the most popular and desired cosmetic treatments for patients due to its conveniences and its teeth-straightening effectiveness. Read on to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, and make an appointment with a dentist at Cumberland Dental Laser & Cosmetic in Cumberland Park, SA, to have your teeth aligned.

Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign
When your teeth and gums are in good condition, your dentist can safely shift them so that they are in a better alignment. The traditional method has been metal braces, which use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to adjust your smile. However, since the late 1990s, a solution called Invisalign has been available to certain qualifying patients. Replacing the use of metal hardware, flexible plastic trays are used to make the teeth conform to a better alignment. The process is best for patients who have mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues, such as small gaps or crowding.

Benefits of Invisalign
The clearest benefit of Invisalign is that the plastic trays are not easily visible to others while talking or smiling. While metal braces are immediately noticeable to others and likely to receive a few comments, with Invisalign, the transparent nature of the trays will cause most people to not even notice that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Another benefit of Invisalign is that you can easily brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis to ensure the maintaintenance of strong dental health throughout your treatment period with your Cumberland Park, SA, dentist.

Feel Confident in Your Smile
Imagine how freeing and relaxed you’ll feel when you finally have a straightened smile that you can be confident about. Approximately 60% of Australians believe that having a nice smile has a positive effect on your confidence and self-esteem according to Orthodontics Australia. With Invisalign, you’ll be making an investment in your smile that won’t interfere much with your lifestyle.

Call for an Invisalign Consultation
Invisalign is a treatment that can be commenced relatively quickly, but you will need to come in for a consultation and exam to ensure that you’re a good candidate for care. Call (08) 8271 6233 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Gaffey or Dr. Angela Gaffey at Cumberland Dental Laser & Cosmetic in Cumberland Park, SA, today!

By Cumberland Dental
August 07, 2018
Category: Invisalign
Tags: Invisalign  

InvisalignThanks to an innovative orthodontic option, it's possible to straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets. Cumberland Park, SA, dentists Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffe help their patients improve their smiles with Invisalign's clear aligner system.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses removable aligner trays to realign your smile. The clear trays are designed to fit your teeth snugly, ensuring that they're practically invisible when you wear them. Your Cumberland Park dentist takes a series of digital images, X-rays and impressions that are combined to create a 3D image of your mouth. The 3D image is used to create a series of aligner trays that address your particular orthodontic issue. Invisalign is an excellent option if you have common orthodontic issues, such as an underbite, overbite, crossbite or open bite. If your problems are severe or complicated, metal or ceramic braces may be a better choice.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Although appearance is one of the most important benefits for many patients, Invisalign treatment also offers these advantages:

  • No Adjustments: You won't require adjustments when you wear Invisalign aligner trays. Simply swapping one set of aligner trays for another at the end of two weeks will help ensure that your treatment is progressing. Aligner trays exert continual pressure on your teeth to help you achieve your straightening goals.
  • Excellent Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable plastic for your comfort. Since they're wire-free, you'll never have to worry about a cut cheek or lip due to a stray wire.
  • No Food Restrictions: Wires and brackets can break or loosen if you eat hard or sticky foods. Fortunately, that's not a problem with Invisalign. You'll remove your aligner trays before every meal and can eat all of the foods you enjoy.
  • Easier Oral Hygiene: Brushing and flossing can be very time-consuming when you wear metal or ceramic braces. When it's time to brush and floss, you'll take out your Invisalign trays, follow your normal oral hygiene routine.
  • Breaks: Although Invisalign aligner trays are designed to be discreet, you may wish to take them out occasionally. If you're playing a sport or want to attend a special event, you can remove your trays for a few hours.

Straighten your smile with Invisalign! Call Cumberland Park, SA, dentists Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffe at (08) 8271 6233 to schedule your appointment.



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