Get Straighter Smile Without The Metal Braces With Invisalign
If you’re like most people, your teeth aren’t perfect, and you want to fix them.
Invisalign aligners are the best solution for patients who want a straighter smile but don’t want to wear traditional braces. They are also great for teens who need orthodontic treatment but still want the flexibility to eat what they love.
Maylands Dental Centre is one of the trusted dental practices in Perth that offer this revolutionary treatment option. Our professional team will work with you to create your ideal smile using today’s latest technology and techniques. We’ll ensure that you feel at ease throughout your entire treatment while achieving optimal results in a minimal amount of time. Call us today at 08 9370 5464 and let us help you begin your dental transformation!
Common Reasons Why You Might Need An Invisalign Treatment
Generally Straighter Teeth
Invisalign is a great way to correct your overbite without having to wear braces. Come see us today for a consultation and we’ll be able to tell you more about how Invisalign can help you achieve the perfect smile.
Generally Straighter Teeth
Maylands Dental Centre
Comfortable Clinic Setting with Cutting Edge Technology
Experienced Dentist and Support Staff
Our Invisalign Treatment
We accept all health
funds, and are
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign straightens your teeth by using clear aligners created from computer-generated photos and impressions taken from your mouth by our experienced dentist and team. While a typical brace uses fixed wires to pull the teeth into alignment, Invisalign uses a succession of trays to gradually force your teeth into their new and improved position over months.
If you are a new patient, we will inquire about your medical and dental health history at your initial consultation.
Then we will do a thorough examination of your smile, which may include all or some of the following:
Dental X-rays: Dental x-rays enable the dentist to assess the health of your jawbone and tooth roots. Panoramic, cephalometric, or full-mouth photographs are all acceptable.
Bite registration: After applying a paste to your teeth, you bite down, which allows the dentist to record and evaluate your bite.
Dental impressions: The dentist will place putty in a tray that you will bite into to create an impression of your teeth. This impression will be used to construct your aligners.
Photographs: Your dentist will need to take eight photographs of your face and teeth, and send them to the Invisalign facility.
3D Digital Smile Scan: Our trained dentists will perform in-office 3D digital scans.
The following step will be to go over your treatment plan. If our dentist needs to send your impressions to the Invisalign lab, we will explain the treatment process and provide you with an average treatment time. We will show you a digital representation of your future and dream smile.
Our skilled dentist will examine your teeth and discuss payment options for your Invisalign treatment with you. We will begin creating your series of custom plastic aligners after we get your impressions (either in-house or via mail to Invisalign).
Both Invisalign and traditional braces are designed to realign your teeth, resulting in a more attractive smile and improved oral health. While dentists have used traditional braces for decades, Invisalign is a more recent concept designed to address the demands of modern people. As with any other treatment, Invisalign has benefits and drawbacks that the patient must consider.
While Invisalign and braces have significant similarities, there are probably more differences.
A few examples include the following:
Visible vs. Clear
While Invisalign aligners are composed of clear BPA-free plastic, nearly transparent to others, traditional braces are made of metal wires and elastic bands. This increases their visibility, which can be distressing for some individuals.
Invisalign braces can be removed from the mouth whenever necessary, though guidelines suggest orthodontic patients should wear their trays for 20–22 hours per day. In contrast, traditional braces cannot be removed as they are stuck to the teeth by wires.
Length of Treatment
Invisalign treatment takes significantly less time than traditional brace treatment. Due to how Invisalign works, patients are only required to wear the trays for six to eighteen months, compared to an average of two years with traditional braces.
The initial cost of Invisalign braces is more than that of traditional metal braces, but the ongoing expenses are not much different. Ceramic braces are typically more costly. Please speak with one of our dentists for a more precise estimate of Invisalign costs.
Cleaning an Invisalign aligner is easy and takes only a few minutes. Make it a habit to clean your aligner each time you brush your teeth. To clean an Invisalign aligner properly, you’ll need a toothbrush or retainer brush.
Take the following steps:
- Rinse the Invisalign aligner with lukewarm water that is not excessively hot or excessively cold.
- Gently brush the entire retainer inside and out using a soft-bristled toothbrush or retainer brush, using small, circular motions.
- After thoroughly brushing the inside and outside of the Invisalign aligner, rinse it with lukewarm water once more.
- Inspect the aligner thoroughly for calcium (tartar) build-up. Aligners, like teeth, are prone to tartar accumulation. It leaves a foggy, white film on the aligner that is difficult to remove with a toothbrush.
If plaque build-up does form, soak the aligner in a denture or aligner cleaning solution according to the manufacturer’s directions. While Invisalign manufactures the Invisalign Cleaning System, any denture or retainer cleaning solution often does.
- After cleaning your Invisalign aligner, place it back in your mouth or store it in a case to dry.
The cost of treatment will vary according to several factors, including the type you need and your location in Australia. Complete Invisalign treatment of upper and lower arch can be a more expensive orthodontic option than traditional braces, ranging from $6,000 to $9,000.
Some dental insurance companies cover a portion of Invisalign in the same way they cover traditional braces.
Since dental insurance policies differ significantly, it is best to have a financial coordinator go over the benefits and percentage of covered benefits with you. Some insurance policies will pay a set amount if Invisalign is a covered benefit.