Invisalign in Melbourne
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A beautiful, bright smile and straight teeth can have a positive effect on an individual’s confidence and well-being. The world’s most advanced clear dental aligners make Invisalign a leading choice for adults and teens Melbourne-wide.
We specialise in providing tailored treatment plans, to discreetly move and straighten teeth, to achieve the look you want and boost your confidence. Because we believe the journey towards a beautiful smile should be almost as enjoyable as the smile itself, we’re advocates for this globally-preferred alternative to traditional “train-track” braces.
For the best Invisalign results
The benefits of invisible braces go beyond aesthetics. They’re often a more comfortable alternative to traditional braces, and Invisalign can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing – as well as for special occasions when you want to look your best. As one of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments in Melbourne, we use advanced processes to ensure our patients achieve straight teeth and a stunning smile – in the shortest possible amount of time. In some scenarios, we may suggest ways to further enhance results with treatments such as tooth whitening or composite veneers.
Visualise your smile with leading technology
Our passion for dentistry keeps us at the forefront of our industry and ensures we stay equipped with leading cosmetic technology. We use intraoral scanners to efficiently assess your mouth and diagnose the best course of treatment, to create an individualised plan and preview what your results will look like at the end of the 12-18 month process.
Invisalign before and after
Our commitment to you
It’s our commitment to helping you look and feel your best, and we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of dental care in Melbourne. Our dentists are highly trained in the orthodontics field, with extensive experience in fitting Invisalign to assist with a range of concerns that go beyond just aesthetics. Talk to us about our Invisalign before and after examples, where we’ve improved patient overbites, underbites, cross bites, open bites, crowded teeth and excessive spacing issues. gapped and crowded teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Since its inception in 1999, Invisalign has been the leading brand of choice when it comes to orthodontic dentistry. For adults and teenagers wanting an alternative to traditional braces to straighten their teeth, Invisalign has become the more popular choice due to its discreet and comfortable nature. Put simply, it is an orthodontic treatment that involves a series of clear, plastic aligners that work to gradually straighten your teeth. Made from BPA-free flexible thermoplastic, Invisalign exerts gentle pressure to move your teeth into your desired position.
Speak with the professional doctors at Toorak Dental Studio to see if Invisalign will qualify for your circumstances. There are a few situations that Invisalign cannot address, which include:
- Severe overbite
- Teeth that are too short or too pegged
- Teeth that are too rotated
- Large gaps
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How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign, as the name suggests, is designed to make orthodontic treatment almost invisible. Using a range of custom-designed clear aligners that are based on the moulds of your teeth, Invisalign gradually and gently moves your teeth into position with constant use.
The process begins with an initial consultation with our trained Invisalign dentists at Toorak Dental Studio. Here, we evaluate your smile by taking an x-ray, and then create a custom digital treatment plan that demonstrates the gradual transformation of your smile. Once approved by you, we’ll work to create your unique aligners. For best results and in the estimated timeframe that it will take for you to achieve your dream smile, you must wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. As your teeth move into their desired place, you’ll need to change to a new set of aligners when it is advised by your dentist (which can be every one to two weeks) as per the treatment plan.
Invisalign is preferred for those who are looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. As it is almost undetectable when worn, you won’t need to feel self-conscious about wearing your Invisalign.
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Invisalign is a removable, clear alternative to traditional braces
Invisalign vs. braces
Braces and Invisalign are both designed to straighten a person’s teeth, improve their smile, and oral health. However, this is where their similarities end. While traditional braces have been around for a long time, Invisalign is a newer option. Braces are also more conspicuous, made of metal brackets that are attached to the outside of a patient’s teeth, and connected with rubber and wire bands.
On the other hand, Invisalign is often referred to as “invisible braces”. While they are not completely invisible, they are the more discreet option for those who prefer to keep a low profile.
Braces are also permanent fixtures that are attached to the teeth for the entire duration of the treatment. They can only be removed by an orthodontist. For Invisalign, they can be easily removed. The wearer will need to exercise control as any progress can be undone when Invisalign isn’t worn for the allotted number of hours per day.
Another factor to take into consideration when it comes to choosing between Invisalign and braces is your oral hygiene. As braces cannot be removed, it may be difficult to clean around your braces. For this reason, some foods should be avoided, such as chewing gum and popcorn. As Invisalign can be removed between meals, you can brush and floss to avoid food getting caught between your teeth.
For those who want quicker results, braces often work faster than Invisalign to close gaps and align teeth. However, this can be attributed to not wearing Invisalign aligners as often as recommended, which can delay the final result. Finally, braces may need adjustments every four to six weeks, while Invisalign’s aligners will need to be changed around every two weeks.
If you would like a personalised consultation about what is better for your lifestyle and budget, please book an appointment at Toorak Dental Studio today.
How much does Invisalign cost in Australia?
As expected, the cost of Invisalign in Australia will depend on many factors, such as the complexity of your case and your course of treatment. For a simple treatment plan, you may be looking at an average starting price of $2000, with a maximum cost of $9000.
At Toorak Dental Studio, we are committed to working alongside you to help you get the best treatment plan for you and your pocket. That’s why we’re proud to offer an interest-free payment plan.
To get an accurate cost estimate of your Invisalign treatment, please book a consultation to speak to one of our dentists.
Invisalign for kids
The combination of comfort and discreet aesthetics is what makes Invisalign an appealing option for school-aged children and adolescents. Keep in mind that children as young as 10 years of age are eligible for Invisalign treatment, but they must have the majority of their permanent teeth (with the exception of 12-year molars).
The following may be some reasons why you might prefer Invisalign for your child over traditional braces:
- Invisalign is nearly invisible
- It can be removed for eating and oral hygiene
- There is less discomfort
- Fewer office visits and shorter appointments compared to braces
It’s important to note that Invisalign is designed for patients with crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches and not severe bite problems. Speak to Toorak Dental Studio to see if the level of orthodontic issues within your child’s mouth can be addressed with Invisalign.
Dental implants vs. Invisalign
Unsure about whether to choose dental implants or Invisalign for your teeth correction? Depending on what you wish to fix, you may need just one - or both procedures. For example, before you receive dental implants, you may wish to use Invisalign to fix bite issues and major crowding. Then, when your teeth are in their preferred place, you can invest in dental implants.
When it comes to your oral health, don’t leave it to chance. Speak with the dentists at Toorak Dental Studio for a professional opinion.