Your Invisalign dentist 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 specific training.
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.
The aligners are nearly invisible, which means they are often a more attractive option for acheiving 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 8 million smiles around the world now smile brighter and stronger thanks to Invisalign. Your smile could be one of them!
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. The dentists liaise with the Invisalign headquarters, who make the series of clear plastic aligners just for you.
Once the clear aligners arrive at our Oakleigh dental surgery, your dentist fits the removable clear aligners to your teeth. The aligners are replaced approximately every four weeks until the treatment is complete. At each replacement appointment, you’ll receive the next set of aligners in a series that has been designed and customised for your teeth. During each appointment, you will also notice your teeth have moved little by little until they’ve moved to their final, straight position.
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
- open bite
- gap teeth.
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 benefits you can expect from a course of treatment:
- Discreet: as they are 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 with ease and convenience when wearing your clear braces. They are removable, so you can take care of your teeth without having to work around the wires 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 gives you the freedom 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, which means that people living with allergies to these compounds can safely receive Invisalign treatment. The clear plastic braces also have a smooth surface, which means 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 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 Invisalign 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.
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.
As the name suggests, this treatment option is for teenage patients.
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 Invisalign option is for you. Patients see results from this treatment in as little as three months.
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 twenty or thirty sets of invisible braces during this time. Still, the exact number depends on each case. Each set of braces is worn every day for an agreed number of weeks before being replaced with another series, which gradually move the teeth gently into place.
Things to remember when wearing Invisalign clear braces
- Wear your aligner for 22 hours a day
- Remove your aligner when eating
- Brush your teeth after every meal.
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.
Invisalign costs & payment plans
Every patient coming to our Oakleigh dental surgery for Invisalign will have different needs, different levels of complexity and require different treatments. Please visit our separate Invisalign Costs & Payment Plans page to learn more.
Why choose us for your Invisalign treatment?
Our Oakleigh dental surgery is centrally located, with ample car parking on site, and immediately next door. Our range of parking options makes it easy for patients visiting us from East Malvern, Chadstone, Mount Waverley and surrounds to come and visit our Oakleigh clinic. 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 is needed for a patient to have the correct and most appropriate Invisalign treatment. The entire team at our Oakleigh dental clinic 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.
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!