Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign Oakleigh

Your Invisalign clear braces provider in Oakleigh

Getting Invisalign removable clear braces at our Oakleigh dental practice means you can achieve the straight teeth and winning smile you’ve always wanted.

Our patients love the personalised approach, exemplary care and attention from our highly experienced dentists, who have received recognition from Invisalign with the Platinum Elite Provider award.

We’re Oakleigh’s Platinum Elite Invisalign Provider

You can feel confident you’re getting the highest standard and quality in Invisalign treatment at our dental surgery. Our experienced dentists have earned the Platinum Elite Provider honour.

We’re very proud of our Platinum Elite Provider status. It proves we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the best treatment and care.

Patients come to us from Huntingdale, Chadstone, Murrumbeena and other surrounding suburbs for our comprehensive Invisalign service. Our service, attention to detail and professionalism provide you with complete assurance of our commitment and high levels of expertise, just like the hundreds of happy former patients who now have the brilliant smile they always wanted.

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening orthodontic treatment system that gradually moves your teeth into a new alignment. The key feature of this treatment is a series of clear, removable aligners customised for your teeth.

Because clear braces are virtually invisible, they are often a more attractive option for achieving straight teeth without the need for traditional metal braces or ceramic braces. The series of removable clear braces that form the treatment system is made from an FDA-approved thermoplastic material called SmartTrack.

Over 14 million smiles around the world now smile brighter and stronger thanks to Invisalign. Your smile could be one of them!

The most accessible orthodontic treatment in today’s dentistry

Because we are an accredited Platinum Elite Invisalign Provider, our patients trust our dentists’ solid and consistent experience in helping them to achieve the bright, straight and beautiful smiles they’ve always wanted. Our Invisalign patients won’t need to compromise appearance or comfort by wearing traditional metal braces or ceramic braces.

How Invisalign works

You will come to our Oakleigh dental clinic to have your teeth scanned, making a 3D image of your teeth. Our experienced and qualified dentists use this information to customise a treatment plan. In addition, the dentists liaise with the Invisalign headquarters, which creates the series of clear plastic aligners just for you.

Once the clear aligners arrive at our dental surgery, your dentist will fit the removable clear aligners to your teeth. Then, we’ll replace your aligners approximately every four weeks until the treatment is complete. At each replacement appointment, you’ll receive the next set of aligners in a series designed and customised for your teeth. During each appointment, you will also notice that your teeth have shifted gradually until they’ve moved to their final, straight position.

How Invisalign treatment works

Types of bite and alignment correction

When wearing your clear aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day, your teeth will move little by little to correct:

  • crowded teeth
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • crossbite
  • open bite
  • gap teeth.
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Invisalign benefits

Invisalign clear aligners are clear invisible braces that fit over your teeth like a glove. Your set of clear braces is made for you and nobody else. The following list details the benefits you can expect from a course of treatment:

  • Nearly Invisible: you may not even notice you’re wearing them. And others around you won’t notice either..
  • Convenience: you can brush your teeth, eat and floss easily and conveniently when wearing clear braces. They are removable, so you can take care of your teeth without working around the wires and brackets of a set of traditional metal or ceramic braces.
  • Comfort: not only are the clear aligners nearly invisible, but they are also comfortable enough for you not to notice you’re wearing them. This comfort allows you to flash your best smile wherever and whenever you want!
  • Safety: the clear plastic aligners are made from a safe thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. It contains no latex, BPA, BPS or gluten, meaning that people with allergies to these compounds can safely receive Invisalign treatment. The clear plastic braces also have a smooth surface, so you won’t experience any ulcers or punctures across the gums or lips. This is something that people who wear traditional metal or ceramic braces can often encounter.
  • Time: compared to traditional metal or ceramic braces, an entire Invisalign course can significantly reduce the treatment timeframe. Some patients may need treatment for only a few months. However, other patients may need to commit to a year or more of wearing the clear aligners.

The advantages of Invisalign clear braces

Aside from the fact that your removable clear braces are practically invisible, the treatment also offers several other benefits, including:

  • more efficient chewing
  • improved aesthetics
  • enhanced smile
  • correcting multiple dental issues.

When making your final choice on Invisalign options, you may see it spelled as Invisiline or Invisaline, so that’s something you may need to be aware of when making your choice.

The Invisalign treatment process

When you come to our Oakleigh dental practice for Invisalign clear braces treatment, you can expect a detailed treatment plan and schedule from our experienced dentists. Please visit our separate Treatment process page to learn more.

Types of Invisalign clear braces 

Patients come to see our Oakleigh dentists because they know they’re knowledgeable, and can explain the full range of Invisalign options. All options use aligners made from the same thermoplastic material, and all options have the same goal – to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign Full

If you are a patient with the Invisalign Full treatment, you’ll have been prescribed them for a complete orthodontic case. Time taken for this treatment will take between 12 and 24 months to correct.

Invisalign Lite

Patients with this product only need slight adjustments made to the six front teeth. This treatment can correct minor crowding issues, and patients can expect results in six months or less.

Invisalign Express (Invisalign i7)

If you’re a patient who needs minor changes made to alignment or bite with the front six teeth, this option is for you. Patients see results from this treatment in as little as three months.

Invisalign Teen

As the name suggests, this treatment option is for teenage patients.

What happens now that I have Invisalign clear aligners?

The whole process involves multiple sets of aligners, each for a different stage of treatment. We will change them every four weeks or so, and each aligner moves your teeth a minimal amount. It is a gradual process and usually takes between 9 and 15 months.

You will probably use 20 or 30 sets of invisible braces during this time. Still, the exact number depends on each case. Each set of braces is worn daily for an agreed number of weeks before being replaced with another series, which gradually and gently move

Things to remember when wearing Invisalign clear braces

  • Wear your aligners for 22 hours a day
  • Remove your aligner when eating
  • Brush your teeth after every meal.

Invisalign costs & payment plans

Every patient coming to us for Invisalign will have different needs, different levels of complexity and require different treatments. Please visit our separate Costs & Payment Plans page to learn more.

Why choose us for your Invisalign treatment?

Our centrally-located Oakleigh dental surgery has ample car parking in the immediate area. Our range of parking options makes it easy for patients coming to us from East Malvern, Chadstone, Mount Waverley and surrounds to visit our dental clinic.

In addition, we have the latest technology and devices for scanning, imaging and diagnostic purposes, and we use these devices extensively during consultations and treatments.

Our dentists know what a patient needs for the correct and most appropriate Invisalign treatment. The entire team of dental professionals is committed to making patient health and safety their number one priority.

We’ve had patients who’ve come to us from Murrumbeena, Huntingdale, Hughesdale and Oakleigh South for their Invisalign treatment in particular. They’ve been impressed with our level of care and attention, and we’re delighted that patients from surrounding areas come to us for all their dental needs.

The professional difference

There are some companies offering at-home aligner kits for customers to improve their smile with straight teeth. Read our news article about why it’s important to use dental professionals when wanting to have straight teeth.

We want you to have an exceptional experience with your course of Invisalign treatment at our Oakleigh dental surgery. Contact us to see the experience for yourself!

FAQs About Invisalign Clear Braces

Does Invisalign hurt?

Just like patients with traditional braces, you may feel some mild discomfort during Invisalign treatment. In addition, the clear braces push your teeth into new positions, so you will feel some pressure.

However, there are no wires or metal brackets with Invisalign clear aligners! This means there are no wires, and no catching of brackets on your skin, causing ulcers.

What is the Invisalign system?

The Invisalign system is a virtually invisible and hygienic orthodontic treatment that uses an innovative approach to straighten teeth effectively. With its proprietary SmartForce Technology, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made removable thermoplastic clear aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are virtually invisible and worn over your teeth to gradually move them to their ideal position.

Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, allowing you to maintain your lifestyle during treatment. The Invisalign system is available through specially-trained medical professionals who determine the treatment plan.

What do Invisalign aligners look like?

Invisalign aligners look similar to clear lis, teeth-whitening trays, or gum shields. A series of aligners is custom-made for you. Each aligner will contain the patient identification number (PID number) and the Invisalign logo.

How long does an Invisalign treatment course take?

Timing for Invisalign treatment varies from case to case, and it also depends on the treatment option you choose. Timing can be as little as three months for the Express treatment option, and upwards of 24 months for more complex orthodontic presentations for patients undertaking the Teen and Full treatment options.

Who makes Invisalign?

Align Technology Inc. design, manufacture and market Invisalign aligners. The organisation, based in San Jose, California, was founded in 1997. Align Technology Inc. has marketing offices worldwide and a large-scale North American manufacturing facility. More than 100 countries across the globe have access to the Invisalign system.

What does it mean to be an Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider?

As an Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider, we’ve received an award from Invisalign for consistent provision of Invisalign products and services to our happy patients.

What is teeth alignment?

Teeth alignment is the straightening and correction of misaligned or crooked teeth. Misaligned or crooked teeth can be caused by gaps, crowding, overlapping teeth or differences in tooth size.

Aligned teeth mean healthier teeth and gums, easier cleaning, overall health benefits. Aligned teeth also produce a more confident smile, with straighter teeth.

Can anyone have Invisalign clear braces?

Invisalign invisible braces are not suitable for everyone. If you have a bridge, or if you have rotating or vertical teeth movement, Invisalign is not for you. We will advise alternative treatment options.

If you’re a patient who can’t wear them for 22 hours a day, these aligners won’t be for you.

Will I need to wear retainers after Invisalign treatment?

We recommend you wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment so that your teeth don’t move back into their old positions.

For the first six months, you will need to wear a retainer morning and night. After six months, wearing it only at night time is sufficient.

Our dentists will advise on the overall length of time needed to wear the retainer, as well as moulding it and fitting it.

How much does Invisalign treatment cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment at our Oakleigh dental clinic varies. Reasons for variation depend on individual case complexity, as well as the course of treatment you select or the course recommended by your dentist.

Invisalign clear braces can be more expensive than traditional metal or ceramic braces. Still, one Invisalign advantage is that they are discreet and don’t alter your appearance as drastically as metal brackets and wires.

Please discuss costs with our friendly practice manager or reception staff, and remember we offer a selection of payment plans.

What are Invisalign Chewies?

These are small devices (approximately 4 cm long) made of safe plastic foam. We give them to our patients each time they get a new set of Invisalign clear braces.

Chewing on them helps to secure the new aligner in to place by applying a uniform force across the device. Patients get to choose from a range of colours and flavours – ranging from grape and mint to pineapple and berry!

Invisalign Clear Braces Case Studies

Invisalign Before & After: Murrumbeena

See how Invisalign straightened these overcrowded teeth without the need for extractions for this Murrumbeena patient. Treatment time was just eighteen months with removable Invisalign retainers.

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The Problem

This very anxious patient had crooked teeth due to a lack of space. She wanted her teeth straightened without wires.

What We Did

We used removable and discreet Invisalign to straighten the teeth without extractions. This was followed by removable retainers at night. She was extremely happy with the result.

Treatment Time

18 months

Invisalign Before & After: Oakleigh

This local Oakleigh patient wanted results fast because she was leaving Melbourne for overseas. In just six months, we achieved a result she was happy with with Invisalign clear braces.

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The Problem

This longstanding patient wanted a discreet solution to straighten her teeth. Unfortunately there was a time limit due to the patient going to volunteer in Africa and she wanted it completed before she left as she was going to be away for a few months.

What We Did

Ideally, we would have waited for her return from volunteer work, but with the understanding that we might not finish completely before she left, we started an accelerated Invisalign treatment. We didn’t get to finish to our usual ideal standard but she was extremely happy with the result and wanted us to display her case.

Treatment Time

6 months

Invisalign Before & After: Bentleigh

This Bentleigh patient decided against surgery to fix his crowded teeth, and we got a result he was pleased with using Invisalign removable retainers.

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The Problem

This patient wanted a nicer smile. He did not like the way his crowded teeth looked when he smiled. There was also a crossbite present. He wanted a simple approach rather than a complicated one.

What We Did

For a perfect result I recommended surgery but the patient did not want to go with this. We compromised and used Invisalign, which is discreet and removable. The patient was very happy with the end result.

Treatment Time

20 months