The dentists behind the groundbreaking invention of Invisalign, Align Technology state that Invisalign is “the most advanced clear aligner system in the world.” Priced affordably, and often conveniently covered by many orthodontic insurance plans, (*Rebate insurance cover is dependent on your policy), here are some essential facts to know before seeking advice about the Invisalign treatment and process.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an invisible, hygienic and clear alternative to traditional metal braces. Delivered to over 5.5 million satisfied smiles worldwide, each Invisalign tray is individually designed for your teeth using computer imaging technology – with an average treatment time of between 18 and 24 months. Aligners are easily removable, so they can be efficiently cleaned to maintain excellent oral hygiene.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment has many benefits and advantages.

Firstly, Invisalign trays are easily removable, so candidates can eat and drink whatever they wish during the treatment process. Brushing and flossing is also easily achievable once the easy-to-clean aligners are removed.

The Invisalign aligners are also designed for comfort, and adjust the bite gradually. They have smooth edges and provide the candidate much greater control in the teeth straightening treatment process. Their customised, precise fit is also virtually invisible – constructed from medical-grade polyurethane resin.

Invisalign has been known to greatly improve each candidate’s self-confidence. Invisalign’s clear and practically invisible trays are extremely discreet, and provide the wearer the façade of not requiring dental or orthodontic assistance at all. Invisalign therefore allow the wearer to display their smile confidently whilst knowing that their oral health is in peak condition.

Lastly, Invisalign candidates are not required to return to their dentists nearly as often as metal brace-wearing patients. By visiting only every 4 to 6 weeks, it is easy for the patient to see treatment results at each and every stage and dental visit of the process.

Who is Invisalign for?

Invisalign is an ideal solution for dental patients seeking discrete orthodontic treatment. Candidates with cases of crowded teeth, underbite, overbite or gapped teeth can utilise Invisalign to effectively correct these dental cases.

The ideal case for Invisalign placement should be a consenting adult over the age of 13, have a treatable dental case, and remain committed to the alignment treatment. The aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day to effectively achieve the patient’s desired results, and should only be removed when eating, brushing or flossing teeth.

Those wishing to start Invisalign treatment should seek professional advice before committing to this program. If you believe you are a suitable candidate, scheduling a consultation with your dentist is the first step.

So why wait to achieve the smile of your dreams? The team at Maven Dental Yokine have established a relaxed environment for an array of dental treatments including oral surgeries, clear aligners, conventional braces and all other aspects of general dentistry. Give us a call on (08) 9349 6686 or visit us at 212 Flinders Street, Yokine.