Invisalign/Orthodontics In Melbourne
Get Straighter Teeth With Invisible Aligners From Dental on Clarendon
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about the straightness of your smile, Invisalign from our Melbourne clinic could be just the solution. With today’s dental technology, you can say goodbye to that wonky smile without having to endure traditional braces and anyone even knowing you’re going through orthodontic treatment. Whether it’s to close a gap in your front teeth or fix a misaligned smile, there’s lots to love about Invisalign clear aligners and our suite of cosmetic dentistry services.
Start Improving Your Smile Today With Invisalign
For many of us, we remember people because of their smile. If you find, though, that you’re feeling reluctant to smile, Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic option to braces. Thanks to our clear aligners, you’ll find that having nice straight teeth makes it a lot easier to break out a big grin when you meet someone, whether they’re a new or old friend.
During treatment, you can also enjoy being able to properly brush and floss your teeth. This is because, in comparison to clear braces, you can remove the clear aligners as you need to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Then, pop your Invisalign back in to get back to straightening those teeth.
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What to Expect With Our Orthodontics Options in Melbourne
To start, one of our experienced dentists will have a detailed look at your teeth. They can then create a customised treatment plan. This will include the number of aligners you’ll need and how long the overall treatment will take.
For our detailed check of your teeth, we use the latest and most high-tech equipment from Invisalign, including the proprietary ClinCheck software. ClinCheck maps out the path to your perfect smile, right down to the tiniest shift from your first aligner to your brand-new smile.
Wearing Your Aligners
While traditional braces require brackets to be glued to your teeth and then threaded with wires, Invisalign uses clear aligners or trays moulded to fit your teeth and move them slowly into place. Every few weeks, you’ll need to stop by our dental clinic to get your next set of aligners to keep straightening your teeth, as well as have a quick check-up to ensure everything is going well. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have.
Understanding Side Effects
As an Invisalign dentist, we can confidently say that any side effects from those clear orthodontic options will disappear very quickly. For instance, some patients develop a slight lisp at the beginning of the treatment as they adjust to the aligners. The key is to keep talking — this will let your tongue and lips get used to the aligner, and the lisp will vanish.
Additionally, while aligners can cause a bit of discomfort as they place a little pressure on your teeth to move, this should only last for a few days at most. You and your teeth will get used to the aligners and should experience no further problems. Of course, you can also talk with our friendly and helpful staff if you’d like tips for managing the issue in those first few days or you have any concerns.
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To learn more about Invisalign at Dental on Clarendon, call us today on (03) 9690 3285. We look forward to transforming your smile!
Commonly Asked Questions
Many people go through orthodontic treatment as a child or adult to straighten their teeth or close gaps. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, you might want to look at Invisalign: a series of clear orthodontic trays called “aligners”. Invisalign is a well-known and popular brand that has been used on millions of patients who have wanted to fix their smile.
Traditional braces consist of brackets glued to your teeth. When connected with wires, they help move your teeth into the desired position. Conversely, Invisalign is a set of custom-designed removable clear aligners that slip over your teeth. Similar to braces, they gradually align your teeth to the right position.
The trays are transparent, which means your treatment often goes unnoticed. Your co-workers and friends probably won’t even realise you’re wearing them. As an added bonus, because there are no brackets and wires, you won’t have the dreaded issue of dealing with caught food or struggling to keep your teeth clean.
Absolutely. Invisalign has been used throughout Australia and the world to help people get that straight smile they’re after. The clear aligners use the same idea as traditional braces to get your teeth to straighten up; namely, putting a little pressure on them and gradually moving them into the correct position. The difference is that it’s much harder to tell if someone is wearing Invisalign clear aligners than metal braces!
Invisalign braces are best used to correct gaps in your teeth and minor to moderately crowded teeth. If you have a more complicated issue, such as severe overbite or underbite, we’ll recommend you proceed with the more traditional type of orthodontic correction.
Additionally, Invisalign is only recommended for teenagers and adults. Younger children’s teeth are still growing, so straightening them can be more complex.
A well-aligned smile does wonders for self-confidence. However, orthodontic treatments are not just about looking like a movie star — it also helps to preserve overall oral health! For example, crowded teeth are harder to keep clean. Your toothbrush and floss may not reach all of the surfaces of your teeth, which can encourage cavities and plaque buildup. If you can’t maintain the health of your teeth properly, it might lead to periodontal disease, which has been associated with long-term health issues such as cardiovascular problems and diabetes, not to mention making it uncomfortable or difficult to eat and talk.
The duration of your treatment depends on various factors, such as how complex your situation is and how regularly you wear your aligners. Our Invisalign dentist will ascertain how long your treatment will most likely take based on your requirements. Most people will wear Invisalign for approximately 12–18 months, although you may start to see results in as little as a few weeks after starting treatment.
Typically, a complete Invisalign treatment can cost between $5,000–$7,500. The final total depends on the complexity of your case, the treatment required and how many aligners you need. Additionally, you may be able to have portions of your treatment covered by private health insurance. For an accurate quote, it’s best to speak with one of our dentists.
While costs depend on individual situations, braces tend to cost between $2,500– $6,000 with Invisalign coming in a little higher at $5,000–$7,500. However, it’s important to think about the pros and cons of each orthodontic option, rather than picking based purely on cost. For instance, with Invisalign, you have a discreet solution that also allows you to stay on top of your oral health with ease. In the long run, this may mean less dental work is needed, as well as helping to give your self-confidence a boost.