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Invisalign

Unlock Your Best Smile

Invisalign LogoAre you ready to transform your smile into one that’s straight and beautiful? There’s no better time to invest in the perfectly aligned smile that you’ve always wanted. The Invisalign System is a comfortable, predictable and virtually invisible treatment to effectively straighten your teeth without interfering with your lifestyle.

If your teeth are crooked, don’t put it off any longer. Get the straight, confident smile you deserve. Schedule a consultation with our team, so we can determine if Invisalign is right for you. Our goal at Total Dental Care is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.

What is Invisalign and How Does It Work?

Invisalign uses clear aligners that clip over your teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to treat the individual’s teeth-straightening needs. The SmartTrack material is a patented thermoplastic material that was made just for use for Invisalign.

A series of custom-made removable aligners will be made specifically for you. All you have to do is to wear these aligners, made of a virtually invisible plastic, over your teeth to gradually move them to the ideal position.
Woman holding invisible aligner

  • The entire process starts with X-rays, digital scans and/or a dental impression to help create your treatment plan.
  • Invisalign uses the patient’s records and treatment plan that we submit to create a customised 3-D treatment plan just for you.
  • The customised aligners will be manufactured and shipped to our dental practice.
  • Your series of custom-made aligners will be given to you (typically 3-4 sets at a time) for you to wear every day and change at home every 2 weeks.
  • You’ll be visiting us approximately every 6-8 weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment and ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Also, you’ll receive the next series of aligners.
  • Your Invisalign aligner treatment is complete and you now have a beautiful smile. The next phase (retention) of treatment starts and you are provided with retainers. Your teeth need to be held in position while the surrounding gum and bone settles around the new position of your teeth.

FAQ

What are some differences between Invisalign and metal braces?

Though traditional metal braces offer a tried-and-true way of straightening one’s smile, Invisalign aligners feature a host of benefits. One of the greatest advantages of Invisalign is you can straighten your smile discreetly. Many people, particularly those who are older, don’t want to wear conspicuous metal brackets and wires in their mouth. For adults, Invisalign is an appealing alternative to conventional metal braces. The smooth aligners are also comfortable to wear. And because the aligners are removable versus fixed, it’s easy to keep gums and teeth healthy. You don’t have to deal with brushing and flossing around brackets and wires as you would with metal braces.

How long does Invisalign teeth straightening take?

Your teeth are set into your jawbone, so we can’t magically straighten them in one appointment. Invisalign uses gentle pressure, applied gradually over time that gets them into the correct alignment without causing damage.

Teeth straightening treatment times can vary significantly between patients. It depends if your teeth are moderately or severely crooked. Adults often take longer than teenagers because their teeth are more set. Everyone is different, and each patient’s teeth can respond uniquely to treatment.

Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

How often do I have to wear my aligners?

This is one of the most common questions we get about Invisalign. For your treatment to be effective, you must wear your aligners each day for 20 to 22 hours.

When you remove your aligners to eat and drink or to clean them and brush your teeth, be sure you put them right back in. If you have any large gaps of treatment time that will extend the length of treatment time.

Are there restrictions on what I can eat while wearing Invisalign?

No! That’s one of the most attractive benefits of Invisalign. As you can remove the aligners before eating, you can enjoy your favourite foods without having to worry about breaking any wires or brackets.

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Invisalign Maroubra, Kingsford NSW (02) 9344 4433