Many patients consider Invisalign to achieve the beautiful straight teeth they’ve always wanted – without the hassle of braces
Sometimes, the thought of having metal braces is one that is both scary and unappealing, and can deter some patients from having the orthodontic treatment they need. Whether that is because they have a special event coming up (like a school formal), they are embarrassed about having ‘train-tracks,’ or they work in a profession that might be affected, there are a number of reasons why braces might not suit. Our empathetic team are there to understand and address your concerns, as well as discuss your options with you.
Invisalign is one of the options available for patients who are looking for an alternative to braces and offers a subtle and convenient way to straighten teeth.
What is Invisalign? How does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance that uses a series of removable and comfortable aligners that are, as the name suggests, near-invisible and look just like a thin, clear sports mouthguard. To ensure the aligners fit seamlessly into your existing smile, scans are taken of the teeth and the impressions sent to the Invisalign Headquarters. The Invisalign professionals then formulate a plan for creating the perfect smile for you or your child. In as little as two weeks, the first set of aligners arrive and the journey can begin! As the teeth move, you will receive new aligners that will build on the work of the previous set gradually pushing the teeth in to the right position; a straight and beautiful smile. Generally, the treatment lasts between 9 to 15 months, but this can vary from case to case.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The biggest advantage of Invisalign is that they are removable, so that you can eat and drink as normal, take them out for an event or photo and maintain your regular brushing and flossing regime.
Many parents are concerned about the pain and discomfort that their child may experience during their braces experience, like mouth abrasions from the brackets and wires. As the Invisalign aligners are made of smooth-medical grade plastic, they cause little to no discomfort and your child will soon be used to wearing them on a day-to-day basis.
Our team work with you or your child to help to create good Invisalign habits, ensuring that you understand how the aligners work, the importance of wearing the aligners and what they can achieve with their regular use. As Invisalign uses state-of-the-art computerised technology, you can view the virtual treatment plan and even see a visualisation of the expected results, which we find is usually a great motivator.
Is Invisalign for me?
The best way to determine whether Invisalign is suitable for you or your child is to speak with one of our friendly orthodontists. They are more than happy to discuss your options and to answer and questions you might have, no matter how trivial or seemingly obvious you think it might be. Invisalign is a viable option for most teeth alignment specific cases and is often the choice for teenagers and adults who are worried about the stigma associated with bulky, metal and wire braces.
If you are interested in Invisalign, or having a friendly chat with one of our orthodontists, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic to schedule a consultation.
Generally speaking, the treatment time for Invisalign is around nine to 15 months. The treatment time can vary quite a lot and can depend on many factors. Some issues that affect the time your in orthodontic treatment are how severe the tooth crowding is, or how big the gaps in your smile are.
Your orthodontists at Smileworx Perth can give you a more accurate timeline of treatment when you schedule your consultation.
Smileworx Orthodontics in Perth offer several payment plan options for their patients.
Each orthodontic treatment is different. The cost will vary depending on each patients requirements and their current oral health. Their friendly staff will work with you to help you work out the best payment plan that suits your individual needs.
We offer payment plans in Perth so you can make the best decision for you and your smile.