Want to straighten your teeth but not keen on a mouthful of metal? Don’t fear the next family photo or corporate event with Invisalign – invisible, removable ‘braces’ that apply light, constant pressure to straighten your teeth.
If you want to straighten your teeth without the look of metal braces, then invisalign may be a good treatment choice for you.
As a preferred provider for invisalign Australia, Dr Berera is able to offer adults this discreet treatment. Whether it be part of your cosmetic dentistry plan or a treatment on its own, invisalign can transform your smile, helping you regain your confidence.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made removable aligners with unique SmartForce technology that gradually moves your teeth to the ideal position. These aligners are barely noticeable when they are worn, making it the perfect, discreet option for adults. They are appropriate for overcrowded or widely spaced teeth, as well as to treat cross-, over- and underbites.
The aligners are constructed for each individual patient using highly specialised software, called Clincheck. Dr Berera uses the software program to write your personal ‘prescription’, which you will be able to see on the Clincheck simulation.
The number of aligners you need will depend on the initial position of your teeth. Treatment may last from as little as four months to up to 24 months, depending on how crooked your teeth are. As with any prescription, it is important that you wear each of your aligners for the required duration as advised to achieve full movement.
The aligners will place a light constant pressure on your teeth, to slowly move them to the correct position. The aligners will be replaced every two weeks to continue this gentle realignment, until you have reached your final mould and perfect new smile.
As the aligners are removable, you can maintain your oral hygiene and gum health with ease, keeping your teeth clean and stain-free over this period. All you have to worry about is which new selfie to upload.
For adults, the thought of metal braces can turn you off straightening your teeth. For the right person, invisalign can achieve a perfectly straight smile without anyone knowing your are wearing your aligners.
Invisalign aligners are often chosen over braces as they are:
As every patient is unique and every mouth is individual, the option to have invisalign will depend from patient to patient. Although Invisalign can provide brilliant results for many patients, there are some cases in which other treatment options will work better. Dr Berera’s experience can ensure that you are a good candidate for invisalign and will get optimum results with this treatment. After a thorough examination with Dr Berera, she will assess your bite and determine whether invisalign will straighten your teeth successfully to give you the best results.
Invisalign treatment can start from as little as $4000-$9000, depending on your bite and the length of treatment required.
As with all orthodontic procedures, an initial examination will be required to determine your oral health and check your bite.
Dr Berera will take some initial records including xrays, study models and X-rays with which she will diagnose your facial proportions, your mouth and your bite.
Invisalign may need to be a part of your overall cosmetic dental treatment – to align your teeth before porcelain veneers or whitening or perhaps in conjunction with gum treatments. Dr Berera will consult you to understand your cosmetic dental requirements and discuss all of the treatment options that are available for you. She will take the time to explain the details of your invisalign treatment, what it involves and how it works.
Once you have decided to proceed with invisalign, your records will be sent to Invisalign head office in California. There, a customised treatment plan will be made for you, also called a “clincheck”. Dr Berera will review this plan and modify it as required to ensure your teeth align into a perfect smile. Once Dr Berera has approved your invisalign treatment plan, the aligners are fabricated and sent back to Dr Berera Dental.
Your first aligners are checked and fitted to you as prescribed on your customised clincheck. You are given all of the instructions and your first few aligners. Dr Berera will review you every 4-6 weeks to check that your aligners are fitting well and moving your teeth as prescribed. The length of your treatment depends on the complexity of your case and your bite.
All invisalign treatment is customised, and changes from person to person. For this reason, it is very important to ensure that your bite will respond well to invisalign treatment, and that your will be able to wear them as required. Dr Berera will explain your case in detail to ensure you understand the treatment and how ear compliance will affect the results. With her expertise and experience with orthdontics and invisalign, Dr Berera will ensure that you are a good candidate for invisalign treatment.