What is the Invisalign treatment process?‘
Teeth straightening Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with one of our Invisalign-trained dentists. Our dentist in Balwyn will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customised digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your dentist in Balwyn. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile.
How long will Invisalign treatment take?
Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your Invisalign treatment in as little as 6 months. But you could start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
Can I go to any dentist or orthodontist for Invisalign treatment?
Many orthodontists and dentists are Invisalign-trained doctors, but not all are. Doctors who want to offer invisalign treatment must complete specialised training. Our Balwyn dentists are registered Invisalign-trained doctors.
How is Invisalign treatment different than other teeth straightening options?
Invisalign treatment is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation. Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favourite foods.
Are there any restrictions on what I can eat while in Invisalign treatment?
No, there are no restrictions! Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all (hello popcorn!). With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy because they can damage or get stuck in your braces.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Invisalign teeth straightening treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign clear aligners are working and transforming your smile. Please see your doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.
Why should I feel confident about treatment using Invisalign clear aligners?
Over 8 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles. Invisalign treatment is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation. Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favorite foods. No other clear aligner is made from SmartTrack material. This groundbreaking technology helps move your teeth more predictably.
Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign treatment fix this?
Invisalign clear aligners can treat a wide range of teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign treatment as the discrete solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.
What happens when I’m done with Invisalign treatment?
Most doctors recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Every case is different, so ask your friendly Balwyn dentist if you need retainers.