Invisalign aligners are almost invisible and straighten your teeth without compromising your confidence or busy lifestyle. To find out more, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or complete the form below to request an appointment with our friendly dental professionals today.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are almost invisible so most people won’t even notice that you’re undergoing dental treatment! Using a unique SMARTForce Technology, Invisalign works by creating a series of custom-designed removable aligners which you wear over your teeth to help gradually move them into the desired alignment.
Revolutionising modern-day orthodontics, Invisalign is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments for adults who want to enjoy the benefits of braces without compromising their confidence or busy lifestyles.
How does Invisalign work?
Using a unique SMARTForce Technology, Invisalign works by creating a series of custom-designed removable aligners which you wear over your teeth to help gradually move them into the desired alignment. Made of a virtually invisible plastic, the aligners are designed to act as a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces which in time, help to transform your appearance and enhance your smile.
At your first appointment, our Invisalign-trained dental professionals will take diagnostic photos, x-rays and moulds of your mouth in order to devise your custom treatment plan. We then send off your records to Invisalign, who will create your customised 3D treatment plan and aligners.
Once we receive your aligners, we will get you back in to fit your first set (typically 3-4 at a time) which you will need to wear every day and change at home every two weeks. From there, we will get you in for a visit approx. every six to eight weeks for a check-up and to make any necessary adjustments. Once your treatment is complete, you may then need to wear retainers to help keep your teeth in their newly aligned position.
What are the differences between Invisalign and traditional metal braces?
While Invisalign and traditional metal braces work in the same way to align your teeth and enhance your smile, there are a number of important differences. Besides being almost invisible to the naked eye, Invisalign aligners are also removable so you can take them out before eating and brushing. While you may feel some pain and discomfort each time you get your traditional braces adjusted, most people only feel some slight pressure in the early stages with their first set of aligners. With Invisalign, reviews and check-ups are usually every six-eight weeks whereas traditional braces require adjustments and reviews every month. For a full list of features and comparisons with traditional braces, visit https://www.invisalign.com.au/what-is-invisalign/invisalign-vs-braces
Are there any disadvantages to Invisalign?
Like any orthodontic treatment, there are always advantages and disadvantages, which will largely depend on your wants, needs and budget. While Invisalign aligners are removable, they obviously need to be in your mouth for them to work! For optimum results, the aligners need to be in your mouth for a minimum of 22 hours per day. Failing to wear your aligners for more than 20 hours a day could lengthen the time of your treatment.
To avoid the build-up of plaque on your teeth and to prevent tooth decay, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene before, during and after the treatment period. Although this can sometimes be a hassle, brushing and flossing after every meal is essential in order to ensure that any food debris is removed and that the areas where there is contact between the teeth and the aligners is kept clean.
Just like traditional braces, it is important to set realistic expectations throughout the treatment process. Although the treatment time for Invisalign is considered shorter than traditional metal braces, it cannot work magic and straightening teeth takes time.
Upon completion of your treatment, you may find that you will still need to wear a custom-made retainer while you sleep to ensure that your teeth do not move back into their old position.
Where can I find out more information?
To find out more about our Invisalign treatment, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of our Invisalign-trained dental professionals today. In the meantime, you can also visit www.invisalign.com.au for more information on Invisalign, the treatment process, features and benefits, before and after images and FAQs.
How do I know if I’m eligible for Invisalign?
While Invisalign is certainly a revolutionary treatment which can correct common orthodontic issues such as crowded teeth, over bites, under bites, crowding, crooked teeth and spacing, it is not the optimum solution for everyone. The best way to determine if Invisalign is for you is come in for a chat with one of our Invisalign-trained dental professionals. Simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment today and in the meantime, head on over to www.invisalign.com.au/is-this-for-me/tool to access Invisalign’s quick compatibility tool.
How long does the Invisalign treatment process take?
As every person’s mouth is different, the time it takes to complete each orthodontic treatment varies. While the treatment time for Invisalign is considered longer than traditional braces, most people find that it takes on average between six months and two years to achieve their desired result.
Is Invisalign painful?
Like any form of orthodontic treatment, a mild amount of pain and discomfort is expected, particularly at the beginning but this should gradually subside as the teeth adjust. While they look and feel different to traditional metal braces, Invisalign still works in the same way by putting pressure on the teeth to shift them into even alignment. This pressure can cause soreness and tenderness, particularly for a few days following a new aligner. Everyone is different and depending on your pain tolerance, you may find yourself in a bit of discomfort or if you have a low pain threshold, it could be quite painful or uncomfortable at times.
How much do Invisalign braces cost and what payment options do you offer?
The cost of Invisalign treatment does vary from person to person. To find out more about the payment options and rebates associated with your Invisalign treatment, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of Invisalign-trained dental professionals today. For a full list of FAQs to bring along to your appointment, visit www.invisalign.com.au/how-do-i-get-it/questions-to-ask/
Do you have any before and after images of Invisalign treatment?
Not right now but we’re working on it! Check back soon for links to the Dental Studio Smile Catalogue.
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