Invisalign

Invisalign provider Adelaide SA

Clear aligner tray technology means you can achieve your best smile easily and with more confidence…

Do you work in a profession where your smile simply cannot be obstructed by traditional orthodontics? Are you seeking a solution to straightening your smile without detracting from your facial aesthetics? At Victoria Park Dental Specialists located in Eastwood, West Beach and Barmera we are dedicated to helping you gain the treatment you need that suits your lifestyle.

What is Invisalign clear aligner technology?

Invisalign clear aligners are essentially transparent aligner trays (similar to mouthguards) that are completely customised to your smile. They work by constantly exerting pressure onto the teeth and moving them incrementally to their desired position. Each aligner moves your teeth to one specified phase, after which your aligner trays will need to be switched to the next set to continue treatment.

What should I expect for my treatment?

Dr Helen McLean will first assess your smile to ensure you are an ideal candidate for the Invisalign clear aligners, as those with severe malocclusions such as overbites, under bites or cross bites will not benefit from this form of treatment.

If you are found to be a suitable candidate, Dr McLean will then walk you through all aspects of the Invisalign treatment so you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed. If you are happy to continue to treatment, Dr McLean will conduct a thorough analysis of your smile to ensure there is no gum disease or decay present. After which she will take an impression of your smile and send the impressions off for your unique treatment plan to be created.

Once created you will be able to see your expected results from each phase of treatment so you can gain realistic expectations and approve your proposed plan. Your clear aligners are then crafted from your impressions and Dr Helen McLean will place the first set to ensure they fit properly in your mouth.

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The benefits of clear aligners…

Invisalign is a great option for adolescents and adults who want a more discreet solution to straighten their smile or where traditional orthodontics isn’t an option due to their profession, lifestyle or personal preferences. The main benefits of clear aligners include:

  • Completely removable for optimal dental hygiene maintenance
  • No dietary restrictions or limitations
  • Lifestyle-friendly
  • Smile for photos with total confidence
  • Custom made to your dental arches for heightened comfort
  • Transparent aligners are virtually invisible

 

FAQs

Invisalign is made up of a series of clear aligner trays that are customised to fit your mouth. They work by exerting pressure on your teeth, gradually moving them incrementally into the desired position. You will need to change your aligners every two weeks as each set moves your tooth for a specified phase.

Invisalign is a very discreet treatment for patients wanting orthodontics without visible brackets and wires. They are also easily removed, which is ideal during meal times and when you brush and floss your teeth. There are no dietary limitations or restrictions, because you can take them out when you eat and, because they are custom-made, the aligner trays are very comfortable.

The treatment time can take anywhere between six months and two years, depending on your specific alignment needs. Invisalign generally works much quicker than traditional braces, but the success of the treatment is reliant on your commitment to wearing them for the recommended amount of time every day. They should be worn for 22 hours each day for optimal results, so it’s best to keep them in at all times, except when you are eating or brushing and flossing your teeth.