Invisalign – Sydney’s Gold Provider

 

 

Invisalign is a system we use to straighten teeth and is a worldwide success. Over 3 million people have used Invisalign to correct and beautify their smiles. It is so popular due to its simplicity to wear, and its thorough engineering. We have been using it for over 8 years now, and have seen its evolution into the powerful and effective solution it has become.

Essentially, Invisalign consists of a series of laser-cut patented plastic trays, designed based on your existing teeth from a 3D computerised model. It uses sophisticated engineering to rotate, tip, tilt and move teeth through bone to achieve a goal.

Advantages:

  • It is clear; meaning no more train tracks!
  • It is removable, meaning cleaning your teeth and eating is easier
  • It is less invasive; there are no brackets or bands cemented to your teeth which can be problematic in removal and to clean
  • You are able to track your progress on a 3D modelling program; called a ClinCheck, which renders a movie that illustrates the movements that will occur.
  • Less time in the chair. Once set up, each appointment is only 15 minutes every 6-8 weeks.
  • It is quick! Invisalign treatments usually take around a year.

Disadvantages:

  • In reluctant or noncompliant patients it will not work. If you don’t wear the trays, nothing moves!
  • It cannot correct skeletal abnormalities which may require surgery or more intensive treatments,
  • You can lose the trays; which can be reordered, but can delay the process
  • It will align the teeth, but will struggle to move teeth great distances (ie across a space where a tooth is missing)

After consultation, we can ascertain whether Invisalign will work in your situation, or whether you are best treated with an alternate system or by a completely different field of dentistry!

F.A.Q.

Prices ranges from $3000-$8000

Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, so if your treatment prescribes 26 trays, it will take a year to finish. The trays are worn as much as possible during the day and night, at least 22hrs per day.

No, although the Invisalign engineering is fantastic, we can not expect it to work in every case. Sometimes as hard as it is to hear for a patient, extractions and or surgery may be required.

No, the trays are taken out to eat and to brush your teeth.

Yes, all standard methods of retention are required following Invisalign treatment, which may entitle lingual wire or clear plastic ‘overlay’ retainers.

Yes and no. If there is a better suited way to treat your child, we will encourage it. Invisalign can be used in teenagers where the growth has been predicted by analysing x rays in the same manner as we would for any orthodontic treatment.

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