Advances in dental science and technology have allowed for a different method of orthodontics; instead of using the traditional wires and brackets to adjust the alignment of teeth, there is now the option of Invisalign. Book your Invisalign consultation by calling our Gold Coast team on (07) 5575 9100.
With payment plans as low as $295 a month, Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth. Contact us to arrange your appointment!
Invisalign is a treatment that removes the need for these traditional attachments (wires and brackets). Instead, we'll use a set of transparent, 'nearly invisible' removable aligners that are changed every two weeks, helping to straighten teeth.
Each aligner is specially customised to your teeth, with each replacement aiding to move your teeth week by week until they are straightened to the desired final position. This process of aligning teeth allows for less interference in daily life, with an option of being removable, which can be beneficial for brushing, flossing and eating.
While suitable for teens, we generally recommend Invisalign treatment for our adult patients. Invisalign provides straighter teeth and better smiles, but with the flexibility and convenience to live the life you have become accustomed to!
We have alternative treatments, such as traditional braces, which are very effective. However, many of our adult patients are looking for a more discreet, removable option that isn't quite as dramatic a visual change, or as obvious, as some of the other available treatments.
Invisalign is almost undetectable to the naked eye.
If you are looking for a treatment option that your friends and co-workers are less likely to notice, then Invisalign may be for you. Invisalign aligners are made from plastic, and not very noticable.
Because Invisalign aligners can be removed by yourself temporarily at any time, you are able to take them out for special occasions such as a wedding, or to eat meals. This also allows you to not worry about the food restrictions of other treatment methods. This is a good example of how Invisalign can be a less of a "lifestyle change" than other treatments.
While other treatment options should not affect the cleanliness of your teeth if you follow our recommendations, Invisalign allows you to more easily clean every part of your teeth because of the fact that they can be removed. This means it is easier to keep your teeth clean, and prevent food from becoming lodged
If it sounds like Invisalign might be the orthodontic option that's right for you, book an initial consultation with Robina Town Dental Centre and we can advise you of the pros and cons of each treatment and determine your suitability. We're happy to discuss any questions you may have and help you figure out the absolute best avenue for your circumstances, goals, lifestyle, and budget.
During teenage years, some adolescents may encounter dental problems such as overcrowded teeth, crossbite, underbite, overbite and widely spaced teeth. Invisalign offers a range of treatment options for teenagers that offer an alternative to traditional orthodontic procedures, allowing for almost invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to help move teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign aligners can be especially ideal as they allow for normal brushing and flossing because of their removable function. For teens who may struggle with the more involved cleaning routine that comes with other treatments, this can be a huge benefit. However, the best type of treatment will vary for teenagers since so many factors depend on the stage of their oral development. Some young patients are just as suited for treatments like Invisalign as most adults, while others will need to consider other options.
Invisalign Teen aims to straighten teen’s teeth without the restrictions and visibility of metal braces. Invisalign Teen reassures self-conscious teen’s that they don’t have to let metal, wire and brackets hold them back from enjoying all the things that come with teen-hood as Invisalign Teen is virtually invisible and removable. Invisalign essentially uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made to the teen’s teeth. Benefits of Invisalign Teen include;
This means teens can brush and floss properly, play all sports and musical instruments without worrying about consequent cuts and injuries and they can eat foods you cannot eat with more traditional braces such as pop-corn and whole apples.
Invisalign Teen requires less frequent visits to the dentist than that of more traditional braces. Braces usually require monthly adjustments and repairs of broken wires or brackets.
Invisalign Teen aligners requires teens to wear their braces for 20 – 22 hours a day so they have blue indicators built-in that fade with wear. This helps parents monitor how often their children are wearing their aligners.
Invisalign acknowledges that teens often lose their belongings so Invisalign Teen provides six replacement aligners free, just in case.
Invisalign Teen’s cost and treatment time is about the same as more traditional braces. Also, some dental insurance may cover up to half the cost for Invisalign Teen treatments.
Invisalign Teen can be as effective as the more traditional orthodontic treatments for the more common teeth straightening issues such as underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between the teeth.
research shows that parents underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscious about crooked or cracked teeth. Using braces as a corrective solution may also affect their confidence negatively. Invisalign Teen can consequently remove a potential source of anxiety.
Invisalign Teen is especially designed for youth, and was developed with teens, parents and leading orthodontists who understand the unique treatment needs of the patients in line with their active lifestyles. The Invisalign Teen aligners are made with the same technology used to create adult aligners, but because teens are always on the move, a few special features have been added.
Teens are able to measure the wear time with blue 'wear-indicators', which fade from blue to clear to signal when it is time to change aligners. There are also special features incorporated in the Invisalign Teen aligners to compensate for the eruption of canines, second premolars and second molars.
Teens also get the advantage of having six free individual replacement aligners included, just in case any get lost.
Invisalign Teen varies from the adult Invisalign treatments due to the addition of a couple of new clinical features. Although majority of the benefits and processes are the same between the two treatments, Invisalign Teen has two main differentiating features which include compliance indicators and up to six free replacement aligners.
Both new clinical features are accommodating to common teenage habits such as misplacing belongings and nonconformity / disobedience. The free replacement means parents can have peace of mind if an aligner is lost. The built-in assurance checker (a blue indicator that fades over time, if worn as directed) means both parents and orthodontists can check the teen’s compliance.
This package includes 1 clinical exam, 2 intra-oral radiographs and an oral cancer screening for at risk patients.
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