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Invisalign Teeth Straightening Adelaide
At Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to use the innovative Invisalign Full and Invisalign clear aligners. This system is a proven alternative to traditional metal braces without interfering with your day-to-day life. With nearly 20 years of experience in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, our professional and dedicated team will ensure you get that beautiful smile you are looking for should you be a suitable candidate.
Our modern treatment rooms combined with state-of-the-art equipment allow us to offer the best way to straighten teeth, with proven results. If you are used to the idea of braces, you will be surprised with just how easy it is to achieve straight teeth with Invisalign & Invisalign.
Invisalign: Almost Invisible Braces That Don’t Get In the Way
Our team consists of trained dental professionals as well as experienced and friendly support staff, making Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry an excellent Invisalign orthodontist choice in Adelaide.
When you visit our dental practice, we will give you an initial consultation where we will discuss your teeth and the results you’re hoping for. We will only recommend treatments that are suitable for you, and if Invisalign is the right fit, we’ll set up a detailed and customised treatment plan. Please note that if your case is a complex orthodontic case or the patient is a child or adolescent where modification of the growth of the jaws is needed, then you will be referred to a specialist orthodontist colleague. We have many like-minded and competent doctors we can refer you to.
We will then take digital impressions of your teeth for our records, also sending them to the Invisalign labs for processing and analysis. These impressions allow us to create a 3D image of your teeth, which is used to create your nearly invisible braces.
The Invisalign treatment consists of near-invisible removable aligners that are worn by our patients daily. Each treatment cycle lasts one week, after which you get a brand-new set. You will always receive aligners that have been specifically manufactured to your teeth and bite.
Every time an aligner is replaced, your teeth will move ever so slightly because of the new configuration. Over time, the final position, as agreed during your initial consultation, will be reached. Invisalign treatment time is a faster process, usually less than six months, as it is only used to correct mild crowding in the anterior teeth (front teeth).
How Does Invisalign Work?
You may wonder why there is the difference in the types of Invisalign aligners. It is simple, the entire process for Invisalign is monitored by the same Align Technology class leading ClinCheck® diagnostic software programme, meaning results are always optimal and precisely calculated.
Each treatment cycle typically lasts two weeks
After which you get a brand-new set of clear aligners
They type of Invisalign treatment system that is best suited to your needs is determined by how complex orthodontic treatment is and/or how many teeth will need to be straightened.
This more complex treatment plans and/or the number of teeth that need to be straighter the longer it will normally take longer to correct.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Other than providing stellar results, the Invisalign treatment also provides a wide range of additional benefits:
Removable: Unlike traditional braces, our clear aligners can be removed. This means you have no food restrictions!
Comfortable: The wires you’re used to seeing with traditional braces are uncomfortable and irritate the gums. Invisalign, on the other hand, gives you a comfortable and pain-free experience.
Almost Invisible: The aligners are almost invisible, so no need to worry about unsightly braces. People won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
Invisalign Treatment Guidelines
Invisalign involves a series of clear and removable aligners that gently and gradually move your teeth into position.
For optimal results, you agree to wear your Invisalign clear aligners during the day and at night.
You understand that the only instances where they should be removed are when eating, brushing or flossing your teeth.
You agree to follow the instructions given by your dentist to achieve the results you’re looking for within the anticipated time frame.
What to expect during/after treatment
How Long Does the Treatment Last?
Considering that each patient is carefully analysed for their specific case, it would be impossible to give a blanket duration period for your treatment. The treatment can be as short as 7 weeks.
This is called ‘refinement aligners’, it can only be determined at the end of the first series of aligners. At your last aligner, we will check your Clinicheck to see If your finishing result matches the result that was shown on the Clincheck.
For Invisalign Adelaide to work, we will need to place tooth coloured attachments onto your teeth. Attachments come in all different shapes and sizes to move a certain tooth way. Everyone who has Invisalign has attachments but where they are placed is designed specifically for you.
Retention at end of treatment
After completing Invisalign, you are required to maintain the position of your teeth. To do this, you are required to wear a retainer at bedtime, and this will be a lifetime commitment. The reason why you need to wear a retainer at night is that your teeth will naturally want to move back to the original position.
At Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry the doctor assesses every case. The doctor will check the health and the positioning of your teeth to see if you will be a suitable candidate for Invisalign in Adelaide.
Initial Consultation & Assessment
Meet with our team and discuss Invisalign. We will take record photos to see if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign. Your options are then discussed based on your individual circumstances.
Digital Scan & Ongoing Monitoring using Clincheck™
We will then take digital impressions of your teeth for our records, before sending them to the Invisalign labs for processing and analysis.
We will bond your set of attachments and go through the instructions on how to care for your Invisalign. Follow up appointments from start to finishing treatment will occur every 4-6 weeks.
After finishing all your aligners and you are happy with your result. We will remove your attachments and take another set of Impressions to make your retention retainers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign uses virtually invisible clear aligners to straighten your teeth, whereas traditional braces use metal wires and brackets. Not only is Invisalign more comfortable, it also looks so much more appealing to the eyes. Need I say more?
Each case is different. It depends on your particular situation. Your Invisalign treatment plan is customised for you. The length of your treatment time will depend on the degree of movement your teeth require. Some Invisalign treatment time can be as short as 3-6 months. Now, that’s a clear aligner system that’s both efficient and effective!
NO. Only dentists who have completed specialised training and are accredited can become qualified Invisalign providers. In fact, Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to be one of the first qualified Invisalign providers in South Australia.
Of course! This is the beauty of the Invisalign clear aligner system compared to traditional braces, it works around your lifestyle rather than disrupts it. As long as you remove your Invisalign aligners before you eat and drink, you can continue to enjoy all the good things in life and wine and dine as you wish. However, to prevent bad breath and poor hygiene, it is advisable to brush and floss your teeth after every meal before inserting back your clear aligners.
At the beginning of your Invisalign treatment, you may not be used to having the aligner in your mouth so some “s” and “z” sounds might be hard to pronounce. After a few days, you will quickly get used to it, and your tongue and mouth will adapt to it to enable you to speak normally.
You might not be completely satisfied with your result after your orthodontic treatment using traditional braces. Or you might find that your teeth have relapsed after the removal of your braces for some time. In either case, Invisalign is the perfect solution for you to re-align your teeth once again without the need to put traditional metal braces back on.
Most people will feel a bit of discomfort for the first few days with each new set of Invisalign aligners. This is good because you want to feel a bit of tightness from the aligners, this means the aligners are doing what they are supposed to do: moving your teeth to the desired position, so of course you will feel a bit of pressure in the beginning. This slight discomfort is nothing compared to the pain caused by the metal wires of traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment time can be as short as 3-6 months whereas the original Invisalign treatment time may require 2-3 years. Invisalign is also a lower-cost option.
It depends on how good you want your result to be. We generally advise our patients to wear their Invisalign clear aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day. The aligners should only be removed for eating, brushing or flossing purposes.
Usually about once every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your progress, to make sure that your treatment is going well and according to plan.
That would be very embarrassing, wouldn’t it? Don’t worry; your Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you only so they are designed to fit your teeth snugly. They will not fall out by accident when you talk, laugh or sleep.