Invisalign: The path to straight teeth

The path to straight teeth is often hindered by the thought of a lengthy period of wearing metal braces. However, fixing overbites, crossbites, underbites, overcrowded or even widely spaced teeth is no longer a tough decision to make. If you have ever wanted to straighten your smile, with little inconvenience, the clear alternative to traditional braces is invisalign.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Invisalign fixes malocclusions and misalignments of the teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled forces, similar to traditional orthodontics. The difference, however, is that Invisalign controls the timing of the force application on each and every movement throughout each stage of the treatment plan.

Your customised treatment plan

A treatment plan is designed based on a complete set of dental records produced by extra and intra-oral photography, vinyl polysiloxane impressions of your dental arches, a full set of x-rays and a precise bite registration.

Impressions are then scanned by Align Technology's unique ClinCheck® software, generating a predicted movement path your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. The correction path is established based on the bite registrations and photographs taken in practice, as well as collision control software. This allows you to see straight what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment.

Manufactured using 0.75mm thick plastic resin, a set of 18-36 trays of bespoke aligners are designed to each be worn for approximately two weeks. This means that most treatment plans usually last between 9-18 months, depending on the severity of the misalignment.

Initial Consultation and Treatment Process

Dr George Connell, Sydney Dental Surgeons trained Invisalign dentist, will discuss the issues you are currently experiencing with your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic path for you. Invisalign is not a suitable treatment for every type of malocclusion and alignment problem, hence Dr Connell will discuss with you in-depth, all the different orthodontic treatment options, assisting you to make the right decision.

Once the treatment process has begun, Dr Connell will request check-ups every 4-6 weeks to monitor the process and address any necessary refinements. As each new aligner is used throughout the treatment process, you will begin to notice small corrections and changes to your teeth alignment.

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment offered by our team at Sydney Dental Surgeons. To book an initial consultation, call our team on 9221 1530 or book an appointment by clicking here.