What is Invisalign?
Invisalign works by gradually moving your teeth into alignment and the desired position. The treatment involves a series of virtually invisible, removable clear plastic aligners which a patient wears for 22 hours a day.
Invisalign is custom-made for patients based off digital scans that allow for structuring of an entire roadmap of your smile, which even shows the expected end results.
The benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is appealing for all patients looking to improve the alignment of their teeth.
- Virtually invisible
- Removable aligners
- No dietary restrictions
A transparent and removable orthodontic treatment
Not only is this a virtually invisible form of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign aligners can be removed for meals, cleaning and also important photos.
Unlike traditional braces, these clear aligners do not include metal wires, brackets and rubber bands which prevent you from eating certain foods. Because of this, you are not faced with any dietary restrictions. Therefore, you can follow your regular oral hygiene routine as well as eat and drink whatever you wish.
However, with the ability to remove your aligners, this means that you will need to be completely committed to the treatment to ensure its success.
You should keep your aligners in for the recommended 22 hours per day, as removing for longer can cause an increased treatment time.
What is the Invisalign treatment process?
During your initial consultation we will determine whether Invisalign can be used to correct your alignment concerns.
We will create a custom treatment plan for you based on digital impressions taken of your bite and smile. These scans will be used to list how many aligners are required and how long your treatment is expected to take. The scans will be able to show you every movement involved.
These digital scans will be sent off to the dental laboratory, so that the manufacturing of your custom aligners can start.
Once we receive your aligners back at our clinic, you will come in to receive them, and we will ensure that they fit.
During your treatment, you will be required to come back in every so often to mark your progress and receive a set of sequential aligners.
How long does Invisalign take?
The Invisalign treatment time in Melbourne will vary among each individual as it will be dependent upon the severity of the misalignment.
You must also wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
Who would benefit from Invisalign?
Anyone looking for a straighter smile may benefit from it.
During your consultation we will clinically assess your teeth and facial profile and determine if the treatment will be ideal for you.
For many patients, metal braces are not a realistic or suitable solution, which is why we see many patients seeking Invisalign treatment. This may be due to their job, as many workplaces won’t permit them to wear metal brackets. For patients who feel self-conscious about their teeth and metal braces, this is the ideal way to move your teeth into alignment without anyone noticing.
It is important to know that Invisalign may not be the right treatment for everybody, and sometimes conventional braces may be the only recommended option.
The price for Invisalign cases will generally vary depending on the complexity of the case.
On average a fairly straight forward case, Invisalign costs might range from $2000-$4000, while a complex case may cost between $5000-$6500. At City Smiles, we are able to arrange Invisalign payment plans based on your case. At City Smiles we believe everyone should have access to a healthy and happy smile, that’s why we offer payment plans. To read more about our avalible options please visit our payments page.
Frequently asked questions
It is an innovative orthodontic treatment that makes use of a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. This form of dental care is a great option for patients who would like a straight smile, but don’t want to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment. The aligners are virtually invisible, removable and work very effectively to straighten crooked teeth.
Because this form of treatment is made up of a series of clear aligners, the treatment is almost completely invisible, making the treatment an appealing option for those seeking a discreet orthodontic solution. The aligners are also removable, which means that they can be taken out during brushing, flossing and for meals — for this reason, there are no dietary restrictions.
You will begin with a consultation, during which we will assess whether the treatment is a suitable option for you. If it is appropriate, we will create a customised treatment plan and take a mould of your mouth, from which your aligners will be constructed. When you wear your aligners, they work by exerting pressure on your teeth, moving them into new positions gradually over time.
When it comes to getting your teeth straightened, traditional braces and Invisalign both offer effective solutions. Invisalign is discreet, removable, and more comfortable, while traditional braces are a permanent fixture, great for severe cases of misalignment, and usually more cost-effective. It is important to talk with your dentist to determine the best option based on your particular needs and preferences.
Invisalign is the clear, removable orthodontic treatment that can transform your smile, and it’s so easy to use! By following some simple rules, you can ensure that your Invisalign treatment is as effective as possible and achieve the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
To make the most of Invisalign, all you need to do is wear your aligners for at least 20–22 hours per day and only remove them for eating, brushing, and flossing. Every two weeks, switch to a new set of aligners and be amazed at how your teeth gradually shift into place.
To keep your aligners clean and hygienic, brush them with a toothbrush and mild soap, and rinse them with water. And if you’re a fan of coffee, red wine, and popcorn, don’t worry! You can still enjoy your favorite treats, but it’s important to avoid them while wearing your aligners to prevent staining and damage.
With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile of your dreams and feel confident every step of the way. Be sure to check with your dental specialist for more information on proper care and the use of the aligners.
With Invisalign trays, you have the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about diet restrictions as you can easily remove them before eating. However, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after meals to prevent food particles from getting stuck between your teeth or gums. Besides, regular brushing not only helps keep your teeth healthy but also keeps your aligners clean, preventing stains and bacteria buildup caused by food particles.