Want to straighten your teeth invisibly and gently? Think Invisalign!
The Invisalign system straightens your teeth by using a series of clear removable trays that are customised to your teeth.
Unlike traditional braces where wires and metal brackets can interfere with flossing, brushing and eating – Invisalign trays can be easily removed so you can continue to clean your teeth as you would normally would.
Since the aligners are virtually invisible, most people will not even notice you are wearing an Invisalign tray.
Apart from having a more confident smile, having straighter teeth will make it easier to brush and floss and therefore reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease in the long term.
Invisalign has been clinically proven to effectively treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems such as:
During your Invisalign consultation with us, you will receive a free scan (valued at $300) using our new iTero scanner to create a 3D digital impression of your teeth and bite. This latest technology uses a laser scanner which allows us to create a treatment plan that is accurate and customised to your orthodontic needs. The scan is quick, painless and radiation-free.
For patients who are undergoing Invisalign treatment, they will be using virtually invisible aligners. These aligners are made of thermoplastic material, which are similar to teeth-whitening trays, but have a more rigid structure. Each aligner is custom-made to move your teeth. Over time in treatment, you will be given a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to the tooth position. These adjustments have been computerised and formulated in advance by Dentist Mandy specifically for you. When these aligners are placed on your teeth, your teeth will be gradually shifted from their original position. After 6 weeks, you will be given another set of aligners, which will continue the straightening and alignment of your teeth.
The length of Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your case, and this can only be determined with a consultation with Dentist Mandy. Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from 3 months to several years depending on your teeth.
Prices start from $4000 and will vary because every individual case has differing levels of complexity and expectations.
Once you have an orthodontic consultation with Dentist Mandy, a price will be quoted for you. This will also include the provision of retainers post-Invisalign treatment.
Unlike traditional braces where brackets are glued onto the tooth surface, Invisalign relies on the compliance of the patient to wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day for the most effective and efficient result for their teeth. Because of this, Invisalign is suitable for treating mild to moderate cases.
Patients usually experience temporary, minor discomfort when they wear their new set of aligners. However, this discomfort is short-term and is usually described as a pressure. This indicates slight alteration to the position of the teeth. The slight adjustments mean that Invisalign treatment is much less painful compared to traditional braces.
However, if you do experience mouth soreness and headaches from the pressure and discomfort, take ibuprofen or paracetamol to relieve your symptoms.
Invisalign aligners can be removed for normal brushing and flossing. This makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the course of treatment compared to traditional braces.
Your aligners should be removed each time you eat. You will need to brush and floss your teeth after every meal and gently clean your aligners before putting them back on.