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Straightening your teeth shouldn’t get in the way of your busy lifestyle. Learn how Invisalign treatment works to effectively straighten your teeth while still letting you do the things you love by downloading our FREE Invisalign Guide.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign System is an almost invisible and hygienic orthodontic treatment that uses an innovative approach to effectively straighten teeth. With SmartForce Technology, the Invisalign System uses a series of custom-made removable aligners created for you specifically.
Is Invisalign really invisible?
These aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth to gradually move them to the ideal position. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, allowing you to keep your lifestyle almost unchanged during treatment. They are a great alternative for some patients who don’t want the inconvenience of traditional braces.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
– Invisalign is virtually invisible – The aligners are made of clear plastic. This means no one will know your undergoing orthodontic treatment. That is, unless you tell them!
– They are removable – You can eat and drink what you want while undergoing treatment. Being removable, this makes brushing and flossing no problem. Your oral health should remain the same, if not improve. You will become more conscious of your oral health and keeping your pearly whites, white!
– The aligners are comfortable – They don’t contain any metal. This means no wires digging in, collecting food particles or creating ulcers.
– Less time at the orthodontist – No metal and wires usually mean you spend less time at your orthodontist’s office getting adjustments.
– View your treatment from start to finish – Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start. This means you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete through state-of-the-art technology.
Who is suitable for Invisalign?
Many patients consider Invisalign treatment to transform the form and function of their smile without the hassle of traditional braces.
The team at DentaGlow can offer Invisalign treatment to those who have minor to medium dental misalignment. For more complex cases, you may need braces and further treatment to align your smile.
How does Invisalign work?
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By using a series of clear removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth. By changing your aligner every 2 weeks, your teeth will move—little by little —until they have moved to the final desired position.
Comfortable to wear, the aligners are also removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual. A full treatment usually includes 18-36 aligners, lasting approximately 9-18 months. They are expected to be worn for a minimum of 21 hours a day. This will ensure your teeth move until they have reached their desired position – pre-determined by your dentist at DentaGlow.
The DentaGlow team in Brisbane will scan your teeth and make impressions. These impressions ensure the aligners fit seamlessly into your smile. These scans will be sent to the Invisalign headquarters. Specialists at the Invisalign headquarters will formulate a plan for your journey to a straighter alignment. Your aligners will be created promptly, up to two weeks!
How long do you need Invisalign for?
Generally speaking, the treatment time for Invisalign is around 9-18 months. The treatment time can vary quite a lot and can depend on many factors. Some issues that affect the time you’re in orthodontic treatment for, are how severe the tooth crowding is, or how big the gaps in your smile are.
Your team at DentaGlow can give you a more accurate timeline of treatment when you schedule your consultation.
Should I get Invisalign?
Invisalign can treat a wide range of issues that can include:
– Crooked teeth
– Overcrowded teeth
– Teeth that protrude
– Gaps in teeth
– Overbite/under bite
– Open bites
If you have never had orthodontic treatment before, Invisalign could help. It’s also ideal for patients who have undergone treatment prior whose teeth may have moved over time. Invisalign is a viable option for most teeth alignment cases. It’s usually the first choice for teenagers and adults. Often, they are worried about the stigma around the appearance bulky, metal wire braces.
How much is Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign treatments are usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces, although each case is different and ultimately determined by the severity of the existing orthodontic problems and how long your treatment will take. To discuss the cost of Invisalign in more detail book in for a consultation at DentaGlow in Brisbane.
The best way to know if Invisalign is for you; is to book a consultation. The team at DentaGlow will walk you through the entire Invisalign process. If you need orthodontic treatment, options will be discussed during this consultation.
Do you think Invisalign could be an option for you? A consultation with the team at any of our DentaGlow clinics in Red Hill, Taigum and Wavell Heights, can determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.