What Is
Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adults. Invisalign treatment is the process of gradually straightening your teeth by wearing a series of custom transparent, removable aligners. There are no brackets or wires, and there are no limitations that come with metal braces.

It can be used for patients with mild to moderate misalignment and can also adjust moderate bite issues. Invisalign treatments are available for patients who have an overbite, crossbite, or underbite. Clear plastic aligner trays are used to shift the teeth into correct alignment gradually. Wearing the trays for at least 20 hours every day achieves it. The trays are simply removed, allowing patients to maintain good oral health and practise dental hygiene such as flossing and brushing as usual.

What Orthodontic Issues
Invisalign Can Fix?

Crooked Teeth

Tooth overlapping or twisting due to a lack of space in the jaw can result in crowded teeth. Food might become lodged between the teeth since there is very little space between them. Tartar and plaque can also quickly accumulate, leading to tooth damage and periodontal disease. Invisalign can be an effective method of tooth realignment.

Gaps between teeth

The space between teeth not only affects your smile but also allows food to become trapped and cause decay. Most gaps can be repaired with Invisalign, but only to a certain extent. If the gap is too wide, we may need to suggest alternative solutions.

Poorly Aligned
Teeth

When your teeth are misaligned, this is known as malocclusion. If left untreated, this can result in oral health concerns. If your bite isn’t properly aligned, there’s a risk your tongue will be cut or pinched on the sides, resulting in open sores that are more prone to become infected. Misaligned teeth are also referred to as the following:

Crossbite

Crossbite occurs when you bite down as some of your upper teeth fall over your lower teeth and some upper teeth go behind your lower teeth. One or more misaligned teeth can cause a crossbite. A crossbite is known to cause tooth damage, usually causing a receding gum line and other gum problems.

Underbite

It's the opposite of an overbite. An underbite has the lower teeth forward of the upper teeth. An underbite can wear down teeth and impede speech. With Invisalign, the lower teeth can be pushed back naturally behind the front teeth. Invisalign and braces can be used together to treat a severe overbite.

Openbite

An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not meet. In many cases, your upper and lower teeth are tilted outward, giving the appearance of sticking out. An open bite, like other alignment issues, can have a significant influence on your oral health. It can also lead to a stutter, difficulty biting and eating, and cracked back teeth.

Benefits of
Invisalign

Why Choose Ashburton Dental Centre for
Invisalign

Ashburton Dental Centre

We provide high-quality orthodontic treatments with advanced technology and patient education. We are proud to be an Invisalign provider, which means we offer our patients the best care we can give at affordable rates.

Our team at Ashburton Dental Centre will work closely with you to come up with a suitable treatment solution for you. Our dental professionals have orthodontic experience in treating patients. In addition, affordable payment options are available in our clinic.

FAQ's About Invisalign Treatment in Gosnells

The cost of Invisalign depends on a variety of factors. Here are some of the main factors:

  • What additional dental care do you need and the extent of your work.
  • Where your dentist is located
  • The experience and expertise of your dentist
  • The amount your insurance will cover

In most cases, the price of Invisalign treatment is comparable to the price of braces. The cost of your treatment will be determined by your orthodontist based on the complexity of your case and the number of aligners you require.

In Gosnells, the average cost of getting Invisalign can be $3298.26, including the consultation, diagnostic model, photographic records, and sequential plastic aligners (per arch). The plastic aligners themselves can cost up to $3131.54.

Because teeth in our younger patients may still be growing, we usually prescribe Invisalign for older teenagers and adults.

Your age affects your eligibility for Invisalign. That is why this orthodontic treatment method works best for older teenagers and adults. Teenagers and children can use Invisalign, although traditional braces may be best for them. But each patient and situation is unique.

Adults and older teens are better candidates since they can follow the precise Invisalign instructions. The Invisalign aligner trays must be worn for 22 hours per day and changed on time. Younger ages may be tempted to remove aligner trays frequently or to skip a tray replacement. Losing trays can also cause problems with younger patients as they lose items more often.

We also recommend Invisalign to people who:

  • Have a busy lifestyle
  • Play sports and are not able to wear other orthodontic treatments like braces
  • Individuals who speak in public.

Lingual braces. If your prime concern is aesthetics, consult your doctor about lingual braces, which are fitted behind the teeth and are not visible when you smile. Lingual braces use metal, transparent, or ceramic brackets but are less expensive than Invisalign.

Candid. This only works with orthodontists who are licensed and have 20+ years of experience. The same orthodontist who reviewed and created your treatment plan will monitor your progress from beginning to end. This ensures that you receive the best remote care from teeth straightening experts. Candid is a viable option to Invisalign that provides superior care while also being more convenient.

NewSmile. NewSmile is not just one of the most inexpensive at-home aligners, but it is also one of the newest. Unlike most other at-home aligner brands, NewSmile aligners do not make contact with your gums. They are cut in a ‘scalloped design’ to sit nicely along your gum line.

Because Invisalign is meant to straighten your teeth alignment progressively, it may cause mild pain at first.

You may experience mild discomfort during the first week of wearing the tray, but it should subside.

The amount of pain may vary. Such discomfort is said to be mild and only temporary. According to the same study, 54 percent of invisible aligner wearers had minor pain, whereas 35 percent did not. Any pressure you may feel can be an indication that your Invisalign is working.

Treatment with Invisalign begins with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained dentist. The orthodontist or dentist will examine your smile and then create a precise, personalised digital or 3D treatment plan that shows the transformation of your smile step by step.

Your customised aligners will be made once you approve your plan. You will wear each pair of aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, switching to a new set every 1 to 2 weeks, as advised by your doctor. According to your treatment plan, each set of aligners will softly and gradually push your teeth into place until you get your new beautiful smile.

Some disadvantages of Invisalign are the following:

  • Less effective when dealing with complex issues. While research is limited, it appears that Invisalign is more helpful for patients whose teeth require only particular mild types of movement. For more complex conditions, your doctor may recommend a different treatment option. Furthermore, if you have bridgework on parts of your teeth, Invisalign may not be the best choice for you.
  • Requires compliance. Wear your Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. If you don’t wear your treatment for the recommended amount of time, it may last longer or be less effective. As a result, your full cooperation is essential to ensuring that you reach your desired outcome.
  • It needs to be removed. You must remove the aligners before eating or drinking. Food debris can get trapped into them, and bacteria may grow around your teeth or gumline as a result, which can lead to cavities. Also, liquids can slip down into them and stain the aligners as well as your teeth.

  • Possible food limitation. However, your dentist may not advise you to limit your food consumption. When the aligner is removed, you may have tooth discomfort, which may limit your food options. Hard or chewy foods, in particular, may be avoided.

If you have private health insurance, you may be able to claim a benefit for Invisalign. You can only claim Invisalign work from your orthodontic limit since Invisalign is orthodontic work.

If you don’t have orthodontics coverage on your current extras plan, or if you don’t have an extras policy at all, you’ll have to wait twelve months before you can claim for your Invisalign treatment. So, if it’s something you’re thinking of considering and don’t presently have any coverage, it might be worth investing in additional insurance.

Because no two sets of teeth are alike, the treatment process will vary from patient to patient. Also, the duration of your treatment will be determined by many factors, including the severity of the condition, any moderate bite issues such as crossbite or overbite, your age, and the health of your teeth. Depending on individual needs, your doctor will determine how long your treatment plan will take.

In general, orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign may take twelve to eighteen months on average. However, you can see benefits in as little as a few weeks.

Here’s the list of food you can have during the first few days or week of wearing Invisalign:

  • Oatmeal.
  • French toast.
  • Scrambled eggs.
  • Pancakes.
  • Yogurt.
  • Cream of wheat.
  • Fruits and vegetables.

Most dental professionals advise patients to avoid chewing gum while wearing the trays. You must remove them first as they will stick to your aligners.

You may need to see an orthodontist or dentist who received specific training to provide Invisalign. Many orthodontists and dentists are trained in Invisalign, but not all are. To provide Invisalign treatment, dentists must undergo specific training.

It may take a few days for your tongue to adjust to having your Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and you may have a slight stutter. However, this should disappear soon.

It is recommended to wear your Invisalign tray for about twenty to twenty-two hours per day. As your doctor prescribes, you should change a new pair of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks. Your teeth movement will occur gradually until you achieve straight teeth based on the treatment plan. 

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