Invisalign allows you to feel happy to smile both during and after treatment.
At Boroondara Family Dentist, we understand the importance of quality cosmetic dental care for all our patients. After all, our teeth are on show as we make our first impressions on people as we smile at our loved ones, laugh with our friends, and meet new people! Having maligned teeth or gaps in your grin can lessen your confidence and impact your life, leaving you with a closed-mouth smile when you really want to let that laugh out.
The days of feeling embarrassed by traditional metal braces that straighten your teeth are a thing of the past. Boroondara Family Dentist provides you with another option— one that is aesthetically pleasing so you can get on with your day feeling confident and happy while your teeth are gradually moving into alignment. Invisalign involves using aligners to straighten your teeth in an almost invisible manner. The process is simple and straight forward and we will support you every step of the way, providing professional care and high-quality aligners.
Technology advances have allowed the dental industry to meet the call for an aesthetically pleasing solution to misaligned teeth. Invisalign is an effective and efficient orthodontic treatment that aligns your teeth in a discreet manner.
The treatment consists of a series of clear removable aligners that are changed regularly to promote the movement of teeth. Each treatment is entirely dependent on the patient and their requirements. The Invisalign treatment is a more aesthetically appealing orthodontic treatment for those who don’t like the look of the old-style ‘train-track’ braces.
Assessment and impressions lead to the creation of personalised clear aligners that are fitted during your initial treatment appointment. During treatment, these convenient and removable aligners will safely guide your teeth into place. After treatment, you will be able to smile with confidence.
Invisalign treatment is the more comfortable option for those who don’t want to deal with sharp metal in their mouths and frequent visits to tighten and adjust braces.
While traditional treatments like braces are semi-permanent, Invisalign only have to be in for 20 to 22 hours a day. This means you can take them out for those special occasions and smile the night away.
While the clear aligners are not entirely invisible, they’re invisible enough so that people can’t notice when you’re wearing them. Perfect for those gaining confidence in their smile one day at a time.
With removable aligners, flossing, brushing and eating are much easier than if you had traditional braces. Invisalign gives you more freedom in how you take care of your teeth.
When there’s no need for regular appointments to tighten braces, you will have fewer visits to the office for your Invisalign aligners. You receive several phases at once to enjoy less time in a chair and more time smiling.
Traditional braces come with a full list of foods the patient can no longer eat. With the ability to remove your aligners, that’s not an issue! This also lessens the time to clean between your teeth after eating.
Boroondara Family Dentist invite you to discuss with our dentists whether Invisalign is the right treatment for your situation. We will assess your teeth, bite, jaw, and facial structure, and listen to your personal needs and desires.
Once we have developed a suitable treatment plan for you, we will take impressions to generate a 3D simulation of your teeth. This enables us to create aligners that are tailored to your teeth-straightening journey, and allow you to view how your smile can look once treatment is complete to ensure the end result is what you have in mind.
The Invisalign process begins with an initial set of aligners. These are to be worn for 20-22 hours a day. Your teeth will then be reviewed every 6-8 weeks and you will receive a new set of aligners. This will continue until your teeth are aligned correctly (usually around six to 18 months) and you are happy with your smile.
Invisalign is a series of customised, clear aligners that a patient wears in increments to gradually shift and correct their smile. These aligners are removable for eating and teeth maintenance, and are a more comfortable and flexible option than traditional braces.
The non-invasive, clear aligners work to enhance your overall dental health. The treatment process can correct any bite issues and straighten crooked or crowded teeth so that patients can smile with confidence once again.
Invisalign can help with most mild orthodontic corrections‚ but not all. During your initial consultation we will discuss whether Invisalign is an option for you and your smile. If you’re unsure, we can help you with any questions or queries you may have about the aligners.
Invisalign treatments vary from patient to patient, but generally take anywhere from six months to eighteen months to work through all aligner series. The process depends on the patient’s needs and starting alignment. The treatment time can be extended to 24 months or longer for more complicated cases.
Similarly to treatment timelines, treatment cost entirely depends on the patient and the kind of treatment they require. Treatments can cost anywhere from $3,000 and more for extensive treatment. Most treatments have payment plan options for those who don’t want to pay upfront— contact us to find out more.
Minor discomfort can be experienced at the beginning of each stage of treatment when a new set of aligners are inserted. This can involve a feeling of pressure as the teeth are beginning to move into the desired position. This generally settles down after a few days.
Invisalign aligners are made from soft plastic and are removable, unlike braces. The sharp and hard feel of brackets in braces can cause cuts and sores within a patient’s mouth. This is not an issue with Invisalign, as there is no wire or bands to cause discomfort.
Factors such as comfort, oral hygiene and treatment time all work in Invisalign’s favour with soft materials, removable aligners and shorter wait periods between series.
Similar to braces, Invisalign can be suitable for children provided that their teeth have reached a certain development stage. There is a range of variables when it comes to children and orthodontics. We recommend booking a consultation to go over any concerns or questions you may have over your child’s dental state, and determine whether or not Invisalign is suitable for them.
Invisalign is a practical, comfortable, and virtually invisible treatment that corrects gaps and misalignments in your teeth, giving you the confidence to brighten the world with your smile. Our team of expert cosmetic dentists are here to help you achieve that perfect and unforgettable smile you deserve. If you feel that Invisalign could be right for you, book your initial appointment today!