What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is clear braces which include the use of virtually an invisible braces systems. Invisalign utilises a series of clear removable aligners to gently reposition teeth. These aligners can be useful for cases where only simple tooth movement is required, often providing a quick solution for cosmetically oriented problems. We suggest using fixed braces for slightly more complicated cases of tooth alignment as they offer a high degree of precision. Dr Linda sometimes recommends clear braces for children, but most often for adults.
Clear braces is the simple alternative to metal braces. They can be suitable for both teens and adults. They are custom-made clear removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them. We use our special digital camera to take records of the teeth and jaw in order to design the aligners. So that eliminates the need for impressions. Its simple and easy.
Clear braces can also be used if you only want to straighten just the top or the bottom jaw. This is case dependent and Dr Linda will advise if its suitable after an initial consultation.
The benefits of Invisalign are:
It is comfortable
It is affordable
It is virtually invisible
It is safe
It is removable for eating and drinking There are no dietary restrictions
And it will have a minimal impact on your daily routine
How much does Invisalign cost?
At Killara Dental, Dr Linda wants everyone to be able to afford the smile they deserve. We offer NO GAP consultation for patients wanting to learn more about the system. Depending on what needs to be achieved and the number of aligners required the treatment tend to start from $3500 and can range up to $8000 per case.
How does Invisalign work?
The aligners in the Invisalign apply consistent, controlled force to individual teeth, gently moving them into their new desired position. Invisalign differs from traditional braces in that it actually controls the amount of force applied to each tooth and this reduces the length of the treatment in comparison with traditional orthodontics
During your initial consultation, Dr Linda will explore your goals and needs to determine if Invisalign is the appropriate treatment for you. Should this be the case, Dr Linda will then take detailed impressions of your teeth and create a computerised 3D image of your smile. This will help him determine the precise movements needed to create the best results.
Your custom-made invisible braces will then be made according to your individual treatment plan. The number of aligners you will need depends on your needs and goals, however a full invisalign treatment typically involves the use of 18 to 36 aligners.
Living with Invisalign
During your treatment, you will wear each aligner for around two weeks, day and night, with small breaks for eating, brushing and flossing your teeth, and the occasional time off for special events. After two weeks, you will then switch to the next aligner which, will move your teeth a little more.
We will ask you to come in for a check-up every 4-6 weeks so that we can monitor your progress and provide you with your next set of aligners. Throughout your treatment, you should notice small movements as the invisible braces gradually move your teeth to create an even, healthy and very attractive smile.
Wearing the invisalign aligners is generally far more comfortable than wearing traditional braces. Minor discomfort may be experienced initially and for a few days every time a new aligner is used. This slight feeling of pressure is a sign aligners are doing their job and moving the teeth into the desired position. Any discomfort is usually relieved in a few days.