Do you want straighter teeth, but don't like the idea of braces? Invisalign treatment avoids the need to wear a fixed brace while still moving your teeth using sets of removable aligners. These are made from clear plastic, making them harder to see in the mouth and more discreet.
These 'invisible braces' can be used for most mild to moderate orthodontic needs, depending on the individual. Our dentists in Sydney CBD will examine your mouth and recommend the best treatment to help bring your teeth and jaws into the correct alignment.
Call (02) 9221 1530 to talk to our team and schedule an Invisalign consultation in Sydney. You can also book online.
Invisalign clear aligners are individually manufactured to fit over your teeth in a similar way to a mouthguard. Like traditional braces, the aligners apply minor force to move the teeth – little by little, week by week – until they reach their desired positions. They are made from 0.75mm thick plastic resin.
Each set of aligners is worn for around two weeks before being replaced by the next set in the series. These are designed using Align Technology's ClinCheck® 3D imaging software that plans out every step of the process to help you get the straight and balanced smile you want.
The Invisalign system has helped more than 5.5 million people to straighten their smiles worldwide. Our Sydney CBD dentists offer several types of Invisalign aligners for adults and older teenagers who want an orthodontic treatment that won't significantly interfere in their day-to-day life.
This treatment has proven effective for treating a range of orthodontic conditions, including:
If you have a more severe underbite or crossbite, we may recommend braces or Invisalign treatment combined with oral surgery. We'll let you know if you're a candidate for Invisalign aligners during your initial consultation.
Invisalign treatment is a popular alternative to braces for adults and older teens in Australia, but it's not always the right choice for everyone. Following are some of the main reasons for and against the procedure, depending on your situation and preferences.
We'll make sure you have all the information you need about Invisalign costs and risks so you can make a fully informed decision about what's best for you.
Call us today on (02) 9221 1530 to find out more or book an appointment with our Invisalign-trained dentists in Sydney CBD.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign aligners use controlled forces to correct malocclusions and misalignments of the teeth. The difference is that the Invisalign system has more precise control over force applications, with each set of aligners being individually designed. Each set is worn for around two weeks before moving on to the next.
If you choose to have Invisalign treatment with Sydney Dental Surgeons, our Invisalign-trained dentists Dr George Connell or Dr Jonathon Lam will see you every 6 to 8 weeks to check that your treatment is working as planned and provide you with several sets of aligners to use in the meantime.
Invisalign treatment usually takes between 9 and 15 months, depending on the individual. This can involve 18 to 30 sets of aligners.
If you choose to have Invisalign treatment with Sydney Dental Surgeons, we'll explain what's involved in the process step by step.
You will need to wear a retainer after your Invisalign treatment has completed to prevent your new smile from shifting back. This retainer will also be designed to be discreet.
One of the advantages of the Invisalign process over traditional braces is that you don't have to give up certain foods, sports or other activities while undergoing the treatment. It's also easier to brush and floss your teeth compared to wearing braces.
As the transparent aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth, they're less likely to be noticed by other people or to show up in photos. You'll also have fewer visits to the dentist compared to traditional braces and can avoid the need for emergency brace repairs when a bracket or wire comes loose.
The Invisalign process is tailored for every individual's unique needs, so there's no set treatment time. Most patients at our Sydney CBD dental clinic complete Invisalign treatment in 9 to 15 months. You should start to see visible results within a few months of the treatment beginning.
During this time, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day to improve the chance of a successful outcome. Invisalign for teenagers includes compliance indicators to show their parents and our dentists whether they're wearing them as often as needed.
It's normal to feel some minor discomfort when you first wear each new set of aligners, as it can take some time for your teeth to adjust.
The treatment is designed to minimise discomfort by applying gentle forces. It avoids the possible complications of braces, such as brackets or wires coming loose, irritating the gums and lips or causing injuries.
If you experience unusual pain or discomfort, or your aligners are damaged, make an emergency appointment with our dentists.
Invisalign aligners are low maintenance. You simply need to rinse them every night and brush away any food or bacteria using a toothbrush and plain water. We can also provide a cleaning solution to help them maintain their clear appearance.
You should avoid leaving your aligners in direct sunlight or close to sources of heat, as this could cause the plastic to warp or affect their appearance. They should ideally be worn for at least 20 hours per day, including during sleep.
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies from individual to individual, as it depends on the type of aligners you choose, how many are needed and other treatment aspects. We'll give you a breakdown of the costs during your consultation, so you can decide if the treatment is affordable.
At Sydney Dental Surgeons, we offer dental payment plans to help make the Invisalign cost more manageable by breaking it down into regular payments.
If you decide that Invisalign aligners aren't right for you, we can discuss other treatments that could help you to straighten your teeth or improve your smile.
Want to know more about Invisalign aligners, or ready to start your treatment? Call (02) 9221 1530 to book an initial consultation with our dentists or make an appointment online.
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