Invisalign in Brisbane
What is orthodontics?
If our upper and lower jaw do not fit well when we close our mouths and our teeth are not positioned properly, we will face many dental issues. This can cause several problems like crooked teeth, crowded teeth, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Your dentist will suggest orthodontic treatment as a “teeth straightening” option to correct misalignment. Orthodontics, therefore, refers to an area of dentistry that deals with diagnosing and fixing teeth and jaws’ misalignment and treats malocclusion. This branch of dentistry can also improve your smile and boost your confidence by treating malocclusion and dental issues.
What is Invisalign?
Are you having some trouble with your misaligned or crowded teeth? Well, you’d better receive orthodontic treatment to improve both your oral health and your smile. Orthodontic issues will not only cause dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, for you and impact your dental health but can also affect your smile and make you want to cover your mouth.
Well, cosmetic dentistry has the solution! No, don’t worry! We’re not talking about metal braces! We know how most patients feel about these traditional braces.
If you have orthodontic problems but are unwilling to wear traditional braces because of their social stigma, you may want to give Invisalign a shot!
Invisalign to the rescue
“Cosmetic dentistry solution for straightening teeth”
Invisalign is a transparent orthodontic device used to straighten your teeth, but without noticeable metal wires and brackets! How do you like that?!
Why are they called "Invisalign"?
Invisalign is used to fix misalignment in your mouth and offer you a straighter smile. They are called Invisalign since these plastic aligners are practically invisible and hardly noticeable, unlike the old visible braces.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made, clear aligners and are considered a more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces since they are both invisible and removable.
So, there you go, our dentists in Brisbane can offer you straighter teeth with Invisalign treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign treatment in Brisbane
Invisalign treatment uses digital imaging technology to make these clear plastic aligners as meticulous as possible. Our dentists in Brisbane will take a precise impression of your mouth using 3-D computer imaging technology to ensure your aligners fit your teeth and do not cause you any inconvenience.
That’s how Invisalign works to straighten teeth and give you an attractive smile
Invisalign works by shifting one tooth at a time and then turning to the next tooth to move it to the right position. The number of aligners depends on the severity of the malocclusion. The number of aligners can range anything between seven aligners to forty or more. You may need to book an appointment with your dentist every two weeks to receive new Invisalign trays.
Your aligner will move your teeth slowly to the desired positions over the course of some months (12 to 18 months on average) and will make your teeth straightened. Your dentist in Brisbane may ask you to wear your custom-made invisible aligner between 20 and 22 hours a day to make the treatment plan work efficiently.
Invisalign vs. Metal braces
Orthodontic treatment can fix a wide range of dental problems in the mouth by fixing misaligned teeth and jaw and improving your bite, but the question is, which treatment suits your needs better? Your dentist in Brisbane may offer metal braces or Invisalign as two effective treatment options to fix spacing issues, crowding, crooked teeth, and other orthodontic issues.
Let’s see the similarities and differences between the two treatment options:
Similarities between the two treatments
- Braces and Invisalign can both straighten a person’s teeth and improve their bite and smile.
- Dental experts use dental braces and Invisalign for both teens and adults.
Differences between the two treatments
Benefits of Invisalign
- While most patients feel uncomfortable wearing metal wires and brackets because they are both visible and may irritate gums, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, smooth, and convenient to wear.
- One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you can remove them for eating and drinking or for maintaining oral hygiene; however, your Brisbane dentist will cement the metal brackets onto your tooth.
- Because Invisalign can be removed, the patient can eat whatever they want and not worry about food particles stuck between all those wires or brackets; so no dietary restrictions with Invisalign. But with dental braces, your dentist may advise you to stay away from some foods, especially sticky and hard foods.
Cosmetic dentistry in Brisbane
Teeth whitening treatments after braces
Since braces are not removable, maintaining dental hygiene will be a challenge, and patients may notice tooth discolouration after their treatment plan is over. Therefore, after the braces are removed, the patient may need to have their teeth whitened to have a more attractive smile.
Invisalign vs. Veneers
While both treatments improve your smile, they follow a different approach to achieving the goal. Dental veneers can fix problems like discolouration and change the shape of your tooth; Invisalign, however, focuses on fixing orthodontic issues and aligning your teeth. Sometimes for the best aesthetic result, both treatments are required.
What orthodontic problems can Invisalign fix?
Not all orthodontic issues can be fixed with Invisalign!
While straightening teeth with Invisalign has many advantages, it has its limits. Invisalign will not be able to solve more complex orthodontic issues like:
- filling large gaps between your teeth
- unusual tooth shape (too short or pegged)
- raising or lowering your tooth’ position
- dramatic tooth rotation to make it straight
These are the problems that Invisalign will be able to fix:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open Bite
Can I remove my Invisalign?
Well, the answer is a conditional yes! You can only take these removable aligners off if you are disciplined enough to put them on again when you’re done with your job! (Eating, drinking, flossing, or brushing)
While traditional braces are fixed orthodontic devices and cannot be removed until your treatment is finished, Invisalign braces are removable and can be removed according to the patients’ needs. You can remove your Invisalign while you want to eat, floss, or brush your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are one of the effective treatment options for fixing orthodontic problems in the mouth. Still, they need to be worn for the exact recommended time by your dentist to work. Therefore, you need to be consistent and disciplined in wearing your custom-made aligner to achieve an attractive smile.
Invisalign treatment time
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The treatment time with Invisalign treatment varies according to each individual’s needs, age, how disciplined a person is to wear their Invisalign, and the type of orthodontic issues being addressed. Roughly speaking, this teeth straightening method may take around 12 to 18 months to fix the patient’s teeth and jaw.
While a patient may start to see straighter teeth in almost six months, the treatment may take around two years for other patients. Furthermore, the treatment with Invisalign may take longer for adults compared to children.
According to your dentist’s recommendation, please bear in mind that Invisalign can only straighten your teeth and give you a more attractive smile if you wear your removable aligners.
Can dentists use Invisalign for children too?
Brisbane teeth straightening option for adults and children
Yes! Our Brisbane dentists can straighten teeth for both you and your children using Invisalign. As long as children wear their Invisalign aligners for the recommended amount of time, the treatment can also be effective.
Make sure your child puts on their Invisalign every time they remove it to eat something or to brush and floss their teeth.
Types of Invisalign
- Invisalign Express (7 aligners per arch, very minor crowding)
- Invisalign Lite (14 aligners per arch, minor crowding or spacing )
- Invisalign Moderate Package (26 aligners per arch, moderate to severe crowding)
- Invisalign Comprehensive Package (as many as the patient need, comprehensive orthodontic treatments)
Invisalign Cost in Brisbane
How much does Invisalign cost in Brisbane?
The cost and time of dental treatments will not be the same for everyone because people are different and their needs. This will affect Invisalign treatment costs. Some people may need more appointments with their dentist or require more aligners, but roughly speaking, Invisalign prices start from $4000 to $7000 in Brisbane.
Do you have an interest-free payment plan for Invisalign in Brisbane?
Interest-Free Payment Plans
Our dental clinic, Pure Dentistry, offers an interest-free payment plan for Invisalign treatment including humm, AfterPay and OpenPay. Contact us to see if you are eligible for interest-free payment plans.
Fancy a straight smile? Call our Brisbane dental experts today on 07 3343 4869 or book an appointment online to move your teeth to the desired position and boost your smile invisibly! Our professional Brisbane dentists will design a complete treatment plan for you and ensure your needs are being addressed properly.