Invisalign

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Mooroolbark’s choice for Invisalign clear braces

Our Mooroolbark dental clinic offers Invisalign clear braces as an orthodontic solution. This orthodontic solution means you can get that winning smile and straight teeth you’ve always wanted.

Our attentive, skilled dentists have training in modern orthodontic treatments which include invisible braces. So you know you’re in good hands with our dentists, who will guide you to make the best decisions for the current and future health of your teeth.

With Invisalign, you can be one of more than 12 million people worldwide who now have straighter teeth and stronger smiles.

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We are Platinum Invisalign Providers

We have received Platinum certification from Invisalign, which acknowledges the experience and dedication of our dentists.

So when you come to a Platinum provider, you know you’ll receive ongoing & personalised attention through all stages of your treatment.

Patients trust us to provide top-quality Invisalign clear braces to straighten their teeth and revitalise their smile.

What is Invisalign?

Like all orthodontic treatments, Invisalign works gradually to move your teeth into a new alignment by using gentle pressure. You will wear a series of clear, removable plastic aligners customised expressly for your teeth.

The aligners are nearly invisible, so they are often a more attractive teeth-straightening solution compared to traditional braces.

Every 3-6 weeks, you will move to the next set of aligners made personally for you until your treatment time ends. Treatment time can range from as little as three months up to 24 months, and the time varies depending on how much or how little your teeth need to move.

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What orthodontic problems can Invisalign fix?

If you or your child has one or more of the following bite or alignment issues, you may have considered orthodontic treatment:

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

Visiting our surgery to learn more about Invisalign treatment is a great first step. Our dentist may recommend invisible braces as a suitable orthodontic treatment for you or your child to correct bite or alignment concerns.

The Invisalign process

Initial appointment

We start all Invisalign treatments with a consultation with our experienced dentist, to see if you are suitable for the clear plastic aligners. Then, we’ll discuss your goals and examine your teeth.

Our dentist will use the hand-held iTero scanner over a 3-5 minute timeframe to create a series of 3D colour images of your teeth and mouth. From these images, our dentist will create your personalised treatment plan.

We’ll gather all the information from the scans, plus any X-ray images needed, and send the content to the Invisalign headquarters. Invisalign will also receive our recommendations and suggestions so that they can create your customised series of removable clear plastic braces.

Ongoing appointments

When we receive your entire series of clear plastic aligners, we’ll arrange a time for you to come in so we can fit them to your teeth.

Then, every 3-6 weeks or so, you’ll come in to receive replacement aligners; this will happen until your Invisalign course is complete. So your entire treatment will take anywhere from 3-24 months, depending on the level of treatment needed.

At each appointment, our dentist will show you how your teeth have moved, bit by bit, until they reach their final, agreed and above all, straight position.

What happens now that I have my Invisalign clear braces?

Depending on the length of your treatment, you may use upwards of twenty sets of customised clear aligners. As such, you’ll need to come to our Mooroolbark dental clinic upwards of 20 times to receive your next set of aligners. At each visit we will also check on your progress.

When you’re wearing your Invisalign clear braces, remember to:

  • brush your teeth after every meal
  • remove your aligner when eating
  • wear your aligner for 22 hours every day.
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Benefits of Invisalign

Here are some of the benefits and advantages of Invisalign:

Save time

A course of clear plastic aligners can be significantly shorter than a course of traditional braces (metal braces or ceramic braces).

Nearly invisible

Because Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible, neither you nor those around you will notice you’re wearing them.

Comfort

You won’t even notice you’re wearing Invisalign clear braces. They fit perfectly to your teeth as each set is customised exactly for you.

Smooth surface

The material’s surface is soft and smooth so that you won’t get ulcers or punctures across the gums or lips. People with traditional braces often experience this – but not people with Invisalign clear braces.

Removable

Because your clear braces are removable, you’ll be able to eat, floss and brush your teeth conveniently, without compromising overall tooth or gum health.

They’re safe

The clear aligners are made from a safe thermoplastic material called SmartTrack, which contains no gluten, latex, BPA or BPS. People living with allergies to these compounds can use Invisalign confidently and safely. 

Types of Invisalign clear aligners

Our Mooroolbark dental clinic offers a range of Invisalign treatment options. We know that every patient has different teeth-straightening needs and goals, so we offer different treatment options. However, all options use the same trusted & safe BPA-free Invisalign thermoplastic material, and all options have the same purpose of straightening your teeth.

Invisalign Full

Patients having the Invisalign Full treatment option will have a complex orthodontic presentation. Patients with this treatment option need to commit between 12-24 months to achieve full results.

Invisalign Teen

This treatment option is for teenage patients, where some teeth may still be growing and changing alignment.

Invisalign Lite

If you’re a patient who only needs changes to the front six teeth, this treatment option may be suitable for you. Designed to correct minor crowding conditions, expect desired results in six months or less.

Invisalign Express (Invisalign i7)

Patients who need only minor changes to bite or alignment within the six front teeth may be ideal candidates for this treatment option, which only takes 3-6 months.

How much will Invisalign cost?

Because we customise Invisalign treatment for each patient, and because each patient has different levels of complexity needed to achieve straight teeth, there is no fixed price for Invisalign at our Mooroolbark dental surgery. Each patient will also need different timeframes to complete their orthodontic treatment course.

Our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will be able to provide you with everything you need to know about costs and private health insurance rebates.

Why choose us for Invisalign treatment?

We have ample parking at our centrally-located Mooroolbark clinic, and we’re close to train and bus public transport options. Coupled with our exemplary dentists and support staff, we’re your sensible choice for quality dental care when you live in Mooroolbark. It’s easy to visit us from surrounding suburbs like Chirnside Park, Kilsyth or Montrose.

Our caring and skilled dentists have a terrific manner with their patients. They know what patients need to have the correct and most appropriate invisible braces treatment. Everyone at our Mooroolbark dental surgery is committed to making patient health and safety their number one priority.

We want you to have an exceptional and memorable experience with your course of Invisalign treatment at our Mooroolbark dental clinic. Please call us on 9726 7955 to make the first step in achieving your goal of straight teeth.

FAQs About Invisalign

How much does Invisalign cost?

Because every patient coming to our Mooroolbark dental clinic will have different reasons for having Invisalign, there is no one set fee. Costs also depend on the length of treatment time and complexity of orthodontic work needed.

Sometimes, Invisalign clear plastic braces can be more expensive than traditional metal or ceramic braces. One Invisalign advantage to support this is that the braces are nearly invisible. They’re discreet and don’t alter your appearance like metal brackets and wires can.

Please chat with our friendly office staff to learn more about costs and private health insurance rebates.

How often will I need to wear my Invisalign aligner?

To get the full benefits of your personalised invisible braces, we recommend you wear them for 22 hours a day. You may take them out when eating or cleaning them using the directions we provide you.

How do I clean and care for my Invisalign clear aligners?

You should rinse your Invisalign clear aligner every night under running water.

Additionally, every night you should brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush, using a gentle liquid soap to remove any food waste which may have accumulated over the day. Note: use a different toothbrush for this task (not the toothbrush you use to brush your teeth daily)

When you take your aligners out to eat food, please store them in the protective case provided for this purpose.

How long does Invisalign take?

Depending on what treatment option you choose and on the complexity of your case, your orthodontic course of clear aligners could take as little as three months or upwards of 24 months.

What does Invisalign do?

Invisalign clear aligners use small amounts of pressure gradually to change the alignment of teeth. After a course of Invisalign treatment, the end goal is straight teeth.

What do Invisalign clear plastic braces look like?

Invisalign clear braces are completely colourless and follow the line of your teeth. When fitted properly, they will be almost invisible to most people.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Patients wearing traditional metal or ceramic braces will feel some mild discomfort and pressure when the braces are adjusted. Patients with Invisalign experience the same mild discomfort each time they receive their new set of invisible braces.

However, because there are no wires or metal brackets, there is no chance of catching wires or brackets on the skin or gums, causing ulcers.

Can anyone have Invisalign clear plastic braces?

Invisalign isn’t for everyone. For example, patients with existing restorative work such as a bridge or patients with rotating or vertical teeth movement are not suitable candidates for Invisalign.

If you’re a patient who won’t be able to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day, the aligners won’t be for you.

We will advise alternative options for you in these cases.

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Take the first step to achieving a fabulous smile and top oral health, by contacting us to make a dental appointment. Call us on 9726 7955 to experience the Mooroolbark Family Dental difference.

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