Invisalign Treatment

Invisable treatment, noticeable results. Straighten your teeth the invisible way.

What is Invisalign?

An invisible and removable alternative to metal braces to improve teeth alignment.

Using a series of clear custom-made dental retainers (trays), teeth are gradually moulded into shape. Each successive tray will straighten teeth a little more until all teeth are aligned.

Invisalign Clear Retainer

Why is Invisalign so popular?

Some people, specifically adults, are hesitant to improve the alignment of their teeth due to the noticeable aesthetic of metal braces. Invisalign clear retainers are almost undetectable to the human eye and is an extremely effective method of teeth-straightening which has transformed modern orthodontics.

What can Invisalign fix?

  • Gaps between teeth - due to missing teeth or because of an irregular growth of the jaw.
  • Cross bite - when one or more of a person’s upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. This can result in serious dental issues such as gum disease, abnormal teeth wear and possibly an erosion of the bone.
  • Overcrowding of teeth - when there is not enough space in the mouth to accommodate for the teeth to straighten naturally. This has consequences tooth decay and increased chance of gum disease.
  • Overbites - when the upper teeth extend further than their lower teeth – possibly concealing them. Can also result in potential TMJ and jaw aches.
  • Underbites - when the lower teeth extend further than their lower teeth – possible concealing them. Can also result in potential TMJ and jaw aches.

Invisalign vs other clear dental aligners

To achieve a reliable proven result, any teeth straightening technique needs to be in consultation with a dentist. This is to ensure the results will be effective and long-lasting. Invisalign can only be issued by a dentist. However, there are other clear dental aligners in the market which are available without a dentist being involved. It is important to get a professional consultation with a dentist before commencing any treatment that will impact your teeth.

Your Invisalign treatment with Dr Finkelstein

It’s important to be familiar with all teeth straightening methods so you can have great long-lasting results.  We will explain all your teeth straightening options prior treatment.

Step 1

Your teeth straightening goals

Our initial consultation with you allows us to examine your teeth and talk about your teeth straightening goals and expectations and potential options including Invisalign.

Step 2

3D Images of your teeth

3D images of your jaw are then taken to create predicted plan of getting your teeth from where they are today to becoming better aligned. It is here you can get a view of what your teeth will look like after Invisalign treatment.

Step 3

Making your clear aligners

Once you decide to proceed with Invisalign treatment, the 3D images are sent to Invisalign where the clear trays will be made. Although treatment is unique to each patient, generally 20–29 aligner trays are used during the entire treatment which could run from 6 months to 2 years depending on the severity of misalignment.

Step 4

Wearing your trays

Invisalign is extremely comfortable to wear. You need to wear the trays constantly, except when consuming food and drink (including water) as trapped food in the trays can cause tooth decay. We will advice on proper dental care while wearing Invisalign.

Step 5

Monitoring performance

Ongoing appointments will be scheduled as part of your treatment plan to monitor results. Usually, a noticeable difference in your tooth structure and alignment will be visible at each appointment.

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How much does Invisalign cost?

An initial consultation with us to assess your suitability for Invisalign will be $65. The actual Invisalign treatment will vary based on how much your teeth need to be straightened by. This will determine the number of clearretainers that need to be created and also the length of time the treatment will take.

We will provide you with a full treatment price at your initial consultation. 

Looking to straighten your teeth the invisible way?

Get a professional assessment and recommendation with Dr. Finkelstein to give you the confidence to smile again.

The Finkelstein Files

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Orthodontics
Dr Michael Finkelstein

The Rise of Adult Orthodontics

Braces, retainers and aligners are typically tackled as a teenager. Nowadays adults orthodontics is all the rage.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Dr Finkelstein will explain these to you carefully at the time of your consultation as well as address any questions you may have.  We also recommend before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.