Now you can smile confidently while having your teeth straightened! Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners.
Invisalign is one of the most popular aesthetic orthodontic treatment available. The Invisalign system comprises a series of see-through removable aligners custom-made for you and only you. These aligners are manufactured with virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. As you change your aligner every one to two weeks, your teeth gradually move and straighten.
When you wear your Invisalign aligner, most people around you won’t even notice it. Your friends often start to wonder why your teeth have become straighter without braces.
Once our specialist orthodontists have determined that you are suitable for Invisalign treatment, dental impressions will be taken in order to construct a 3D treatment planning model, which will be used to fabricate a series of custom-made Invisalign aligners. You will replace each set of aligners approximately every two weeks until the final position of your teeth is reached. During this process, the orthodontist will review the progress of your treatment regularly.
Removable The biggest advantage of Invisalign is you can remove the aligners for major events, and smile confidently for photo sessions and public speaking.
Maintain oral hygiene You can simply take off your Invisalign aligners, so it is easier to brush and floss your teeth and maintain your oral health during treatment.
Invisible Within a few months of treatment, many patients will begin to see improvements in their smile. What is fascinating? Most of your friends won’t even realize you are undergoing orthodontic treatment with your invisible see-through Invisalign aligners!
Lifestyle When you wear your clear Invisalign aligners, you rarely have to worry about your treatment interfering with your active lifestyle.
Comfort Are you worried about discomfort? With the innovative SmartForce and SmartTrack technologies, the new Invisalign system provides you with effective aligner trays to move your teeth more comfortably.
No diet restrictions Invisalign allows patients to enjoy a wide variety of foods. You can simply remove the aligner trays and eat what you like, then promptly place the aligners back over your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are pretty much invisible and look similar to clear retainers, teeth-whitening trays, or gum shields. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you and each aligner will contain the patient identification number (PID number) and the Invisalign logo.
Like braces, the Invisalign aligner moves teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. With each aligner, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular aligner. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
Like all orthodontic appliances, Invisalign aligners may temporary affect the speech of some people, and you may experience slight lisp for the first few days. However, as your tongue gets used to the presence of aligners, any speech impediments caused by the aligners should improve over time.
We understand that price is an important consideration. The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and your course of treatment. At Specialists in Orthodontics, we offer free Invisalign consult and flexible payment plans with minimal deposit to help you get your Invisalign treatment started.
Attachments are tooth-coloured ridges placed on tooth surface. These ‘clicks’ onto your Invisalign aligners and help the teeth move more effectively. Attachments at the front teeth are sometimes visible if you are looking closely for them. Attachments are removed at the end of Invisalign treatment, and no damage is done to the teeth.
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade non-toxic plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
If your health insurance policy has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign may be covered to a similar extent as conventional braces. However, as medical benefits differ slightly from policy to policy, please check with your health fund.
While Invisalign may be offered by both dentists and orthodontists, it is important to understand there are significant differences between them. Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists were once dentists who receive an additional three years of specialized education beyond their dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. An orthodontist is therefore the most qualified person to ensure you get the healthy and confident smile you deserve. Only those who successfully complete formal education at a credited university may be registered as specialist Orthodontists on the register of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and only orthodontists may be members of professional specialist associations such as the Australian Society of Orthodontists.
To find out more about Invisalign,
see one of our specialist orthodontists for an assessment.