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Invisalign Treatment Applecross

Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without braces.

The Invisalign System uses a combination of proprietary virtual modelling software and rapid manufacturing to custom make clear, removable ‘aligners’ to straighten teeth without metal or wires.

The Invisalign system is prescribed to patients through your trusted local Applecross dentist.

Invisalign: A New Way to Straighten Teeth

For years, orthodontists have used removable appliances for limited treatment.

Today, with the application of computer technology and mass-customised manufacturing, Invisalign is able to treat a broader range of orthodontic issues with greater precision.

Why Choose Invisalign Treatment

Have you ever wanted to have a beautiful smile that radiated warmth? Have you covered your mouth when you laughed because you were embarrassed by crooked teeth but did not want to have train tracks on to straighten them?

Invisalign is the answer you are looking for. Invisalign can straighten your teeth and create a beautiful smile with aligners that are almost impossible to see. Why put it off any longer. Contact our rooms on 9316 0555 and see if we can put a beautiful smile on your face with Invisalign.

Invisalign and Conventional Braces

Invisalign has proven to be as effective at straightening teeth as traditional braces. The level of Invisalign experience will determine how a dentist decides how to treat a patient, be it with Invisalign or traditional braces.

Patients with severe crowding or bite problems may require interdisciplinary treatments in which Invisalign is used in combination with other teeth straightening techniques.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made “aligners” are produced. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final desired position is achieved.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:

  1. Invisalign is nearly invisible – you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  2. Invisalign is removable – you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  3. Invisalign is comfortable – there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation: no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments.
  4. Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start – so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade non-toxic plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.

Aligners are nearly invisible and look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists have referred to them as “contact lenses for teeth.”

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Invisalign Treatment Time

The length of treatment is dependent on the severity of each individual patient’s orthodontic issues. Treatment may vary from anywhere between six months to two years with an average treatment taking around 12 to 18 months.

How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?

Like brackets and arch wires, the Invisalign aligner moves teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application.

With each aligner, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular aligner. This results in an efficient force delivery system.

How does Invisalign effectively move teeth

Invisalign Treatment in Applecross

Over 1.4 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign and the number grows daily.

Invisalign is a highly innovative approach for correcting misalignment issues.

If you suffer from misaligned teeth and irregular bite, contact your Applecross dentist today!

Book your Invisalign treatment consultation in our Applecross office today — simply contact us online or call (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Invisalign: Before and After Gallery

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Invisalign effective?

Invisalign is as effective at straightening teeth as traditional methods of orthodontics but largely depends upon a patient’s biology and compliance with treatment.

Your dentist is responsible to make a treatment plan and monitor the appropriate treatment as it progresses. If necessary, additional treatment with Invisalign or other forms may be needed. Discuss this further with your Applecross dentist during your initial consultation.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for Invisalign?

Not all cases are suitable for treatment with Invisalign. Some cases are better to be treated with other forms of treatment. Please call our Applecross office to make a consultation to discuss if Invisalign could help you.

What conditions would make me unsuitable for Invisalign?

Four types of tooth movements have found to be less predictably achieved with Invisalign alone:

  1. Severe de-rotations of cylindrical teeth
  2. Complex extrusions
  3. Closure of large spaces usually associated with extractions of teeth other than lower incisors
  4. Uprighting tipped molar teeth.

To find out if you have teeth that need these movements please contact us for a consultation.

Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude you from being an eligible patient?
Yes, certain dental conditions can restrict you from being an eligible patient – for further information, please consult with us.

Cases that are difficult or unsuitable for Invisalign may include up-righting severely tipped teeth, cases where not all the permanent teeth have erupted, cases with multiple missing teeth, patients with poor periodontal condition or patients that want to change their facial profile.

Can Invisalign close gaps (space closure)?

Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with Invisalign. However, the size and location of the spaces will need to be evaluated.

Will the treatment be painful?
Most people experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure.

It is a sign that the Invisalign aligners are working — sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away a couple of days after you insert the new aligner in the series.

Will wearing the Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp or minor speech impediment caused by the aligners should disappear.
Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
No. Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can usually eat whatever you desire while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink.

Thus, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favourite foods and snacks, unless instructed otherwise by your orthodontist or dentist.

Also, it is important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to reinserting your aligners to maintain proper hygiene.

What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
How often must I wear my aligners?
Aligners should be worn all day, except when eating, brushing and flossing.
What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?
Most treatments will need a positioner, or conventional retainer after treatment is completed to stop the teeth from returning to their original crowded position.

Patients may need to wear a clear plastic retainer similar to Invisalign aligners. Others patients may have a thin metallic wire attached to the inside of their front teeth. Please discuss this with us so you are sure what would work best for you.

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