Invisalign Townsville

Straighten Your Teeth With Clear Aligners

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are an orthodontic product designed to effectively help correct a number of orthodontic issues. Treatment with Invisalign clear aligners aims to give you a balanced, even smile and straighter teeth.

With Invisalign no braces teeth straightening, no longer have to worry about wearing unsightly metal braces for long periods of time, making it the ideal orthodontic solution for adults.

The Process

The Invisalign treatment involves a customised treatment plan designed specifically for you along with a set of Invisalign invisible aligners. These aligners are made of a clear thermoplastic material and custom made to fit your teeth. When you wear the teeth aligners as specified by the treatment plan, your teeth will gradually move to the right position.

The Benefits of Invisalign:

Virtually invisible so people won’t even notice you are wearing them.

Invisalign treatment can be faster and more effective than traditional braces, giving you the straighter teeth you want in a shorter time.

Invisalign is removable making oral hygiene a breeze. In addition to making it easier to brush and clean your teeth, removable means you can eat what you want without worrying about damaging the aligners or getting food stuck in your teeth.

Less time visiting the dentist, unlike with traditional metal braces that need regular adjusting with invisalign you only need the occasional quick visit so our dentists can monitor the results.

Why Choose Invisalign?

When it comes to teeth straightening, there is no orthodontic treatment quite as popular as Invisalign in Townsville

There are countless reasons why our patients choose Invisalign treatment, including:

  • Discrete appearance, Invisalign aligners are clear and almost invisible 
  • Suitable for teenage and adult patients who have all their adult teeth
  • More comfortable than braces, Invisalign uses a set of aligners that are wearable
  • Convenient and easy to take off when you need to eat, brush your teeth etc
  • Quicker treatment period than braces most of the time
  • As effective as traditional braces for straightening mild cases of crooked teeth
  • Fewer dental appointments (generally) compared to braces and alternative orthodontic treatments

How does Invisalign work?

Using Invisalign to straighten teeth involves wearing a set of aligners over a period of time. For most patients, the Invisalign treatment period lasts between 6 to 12 months however it can be longer for some. Invisalign aligners, also referred to as Invisaligners or clear aligners, are custom-made from a clear thermoplastic material to fit over the teeth. This is what gives them their discrete, almost invisible appearance that many patients prefer over traditional, metal braces. 

Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are not fixed to the teeth. They are wearable and can easily be put on or removed by the patient similar to the way a retainer or mouthguard is worn. During a patient’s Invisalign treatment period, they are meant to be worn for up to 22 hours a day. They should only be removed when it is necessary for activities such as teeth cleaning, brushing or flossing, eating and drinking hot drinks or seeing the dentist. 

When an Invisalign patient wears their aligners as per their specified treatment plan, their teeth gradually move into the right position. The result is a straighter, less crowded or better-aligned smile.

It is important to note that Invisalign treatment is not recommended for complex cases of crooked teeth and dental misalignment. This is because using aligners is not as effective for crooked teeth that require a more significant level of movement for straightening. In these instances, our dentists in Townsville recommend alternative orthodontic treatments like braces.  If you are interested in straightening your smile and are looking into Invisalign in Townsville, book a consultation with our dentists to determine if you are eligible for the treatment. 

FAQ

Invisalign treatment times vary on a case by case basis. Some patients with minor alignment issues may complete treatment in as little as 6 months whereas more severe cases may take over a year. The average treatment time for most patients is between 6 and 12 months.

Generally no, most patients do not experience pain when using Invisalign aligners. Being an orthodontic treatment that aids the movement of your teeth, however, means that patients can experience pressure or soreness while wearing aligners. This is usually when switching to a new, tighter set. Most of the time, this discomfort is mild, tolerable and temporary as patients get used to their new aligners.

Invisalign is suitable for most teenage or adult patients with a mild to moderate level of misalignment. During an initial Invisalign consultation, our dentist will evaluate your condition and advise whether or not Invisalign is suitable. If it is a more severe case of misalignment, other orthodontic treatments such as braces may be recommended.   

How often you see the dentist or orthodontist can vary depending on your individual treatment plan. Usually, most Invisalign patients will see their dentist for check-ups at least every six weeks. 

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