Invisalign invisible braces

At Quality Dental in North Sydney, we are proud to offer our patients Invisalign, the invisible braces that have revolutionised orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is a clear, custom-made aligner that allows you to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing that you are undergoing treatment. Straight teeth can be achieved at any age. It is a comfortable, effective and discreet way to get the beautiful smile you have always wanted.

Invisalign is used to treat a wide range of conditions that involve the misalignment of teeth. Crooked, overlapping or improperly spaced teeth can often present as a cosmetic concern, but misaligned teeth can also lead to gum disease, dental decay and excess wear of the teeth. Invisalign provides a faster and discreet way to gain a confident smile that helps keep your whole mouth healthy.

How does Invisalign work?

The Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, removable aligners for your upper and lower bite that are expertly manufactured to fit your teeth. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, day and night, during which time it gently straightens your teeth. After two weeks, you progress to the next custom fit aligner until you have reached your new, beautiful smile.

How does Invisalign affect my day-to-day life?

Hardly at all. Invisalign aligners are made of clear material that is virtually invisible on your teeth. Not only is it unnoticeable, Invisalign can also be quickly and easily removed before drinking and eating. You can maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing normally during Invisalign treatment.

Is Invisalign comfortable?

Yes. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign involves no metal brackets or wires that can irritate your gums or the inside of your mouth. The aligner is custom made to provide a perfect fit for your teeth so there are no painful adjustments. This means that they do not move in your mouth or obstruct your eating, drinking or speech.

Is Invisalign suitable for teenagers?

Absolutely. Invisalign means that the unsightly metal braces that most adults remember from their youth are now a thing of the past. Teenagers can wear Invisalign without the discomfort, restrictions and self-consciousness that come with metal braces. At Quality Dental, we will carefully assess each teen patient to determine which treatment option, the adult or teenager Invisalign, better suits his or her individual needs.

How long does the Invisalign treatment last?

Once you begin wearing an Invisalign aligner you will quickly start seeing results. A unique, personalised virtual treatment plan shows you how your teeth will align during the treatment period. Beautiful results can typically be achieved in 6-12 months. In comparison, traditional braces typically require at least 18 months to achieve similar results.

How does the cost of Invisalign compare to traditional braces?

The cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional braces. In Australia, the average cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $6,000 to $9,000, but if you only need very minor correction, treatment can start from as little as $4,500. At Quality Dental, we will assess your individual needs at the initial consultation to determine the final cost of the treatment. If your health insurance policy covers orthodontic treatment, Invisalign will be covered to the same extent as traditional braces.

Does Invisalign involve any risks?

Invisalign is a very safe way to correct misaligned teeth. In the beginning of the treatment, your teeth or gums may feel slightly sore as you become accustomed to the aligner. This feeling typically doesn’t last long. To achieve the desired results, you must wear the Invisalign aligner consistently every day and night. While most people will benefit from using Invisalign, some major orthodontic or jaw alignment problems require more extensive treatment. At Quality Dental, we will help you determine which treatment option works best for you.

I want to use Invisalign to straighten my teeth. Where do I begin?

Start by calling Quality Dental’s North Sydney practice at (02) 9922 1159 or going online to qualitydental.com.au to make an appointment with Dr Luke Cronin, an Invisalign Licensed Provider. After the initial consultation Dr Cronin will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to manufacture your unique, personalised Invisalign aligners. Once you begin wearing Invisalign, you are just months away from your new, custom made smile.