Invisalign – A Clear Alternative to Braces

Want to learn more about Invisalign? We’ve put together a high level overview of this treatment which has become a popular alternative to braces. Check out our guide below.

Overview

Invisalign is an orthodontic process which helps maintain and straighten your teeth. They consist of a clear retainer which comes in many phases which helps with the straightening process of your teeth with many patients preferring the look of the clear retainer as opposed to the metal brackets of conventional braces.

You need to wear your Invisalign retainers every day for 24 hours each day except for when you are eating. We do not recommend eating with your aligners in as they are not made to withstand too much pressure from biting and chewing food.

Benefits

There are quite a few benefits to having the Invisalign treatment:

  • They are invisible and clear so you can not tell you are wearing any type of retainer
  • They are quite comfortable as they are made from a smooth plastic and are custom made to fit your teeth and mouth only.
  • They are easy to clean and because they are removable you will find cleaning and flossing your teeth much easier compared to conventional braces.
  • Having straight teeth is beneficial  for your gums and dental health.
  • Having less crowding and gaps makes it easier to care for your teeth and better dental health leads to better overall health.

Costs & More Information

The costs of Invisalign can generally be anywhere between $5000-$7000.

For more information, please speak to your dentist or call us on (03) 9048 1026.