Invisalign® Provider in Townsville
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses removable aligners made from transparent plastic, rather than traditional braces. It can help to straighten crooked teeth or correct a misaligned bite.
These aligners are custom-made by our dentists using sophisticated computer modelling software. We’ll replace your aligners with a new set every two weeks to gradually move your teeth into their desired position.
We normally suggest Invisalign® for adults or older teenagers who are concerned about their appearance and don’t like the look of traditional metal braces. Removable aligners can also be a more flexible option that fit certain lifestyles better. We’ll let you know if you’re a candidate during your consultation.
Invisalign® can treat most mild to moderate orthodontic problems, such as:
- gaps between your teeth
- crooked front teeth
- protruding teeth
- rotated teeth.
If you have a more severe issue with your teeth or bite, we’ll recommend other treatments such as Smilefast™ braces.
You may not be suitable for Invisalign® if you have dentures, a dental bridge or missing teeth. If you have an oral health problem such as gum disease, this will need to be treated before you can start your Invisalign® treatment.
As Invisalign® is less powerful than other orthodontic options such as braces, this means it can take longer.
The average treatment time for Invisalign® is 12 months, but it may be more or less depending on how much your teeth or your bite need to be adjusted. We can give you an idea of how long your treatment is likely to take after we assess your condition.
We’ll arrange appointments every two weeks at our clinic. This gives us the chance to check your progress and to replace your aligner trays with a new set.
When you follow our instructions and wear your aligners for as much of the day as possible, it’s not likely that anything will go wrong with your treatment. However, we’ll let you know all the possible risks and side-effects associated with Invisalign® treatment during your consultation.
Invisalign® treatment can sometimes damage a weakened tooth by injuring the nerve, which can require a root canal treatment to fix. If you have crowns or fillings, these can also become dislodged, which is why we don’t usually recommend Invisalign® if you have dental work.
It’s normal to feel some discomfort when your aligners are first fitted. If this continues after a few days, you experience other unusual symptoms or your aligners get damaged, contact us to make an emergency appointment.
We need to assess your situation and the length of treatment you need to determine the likely cost. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need about prices and payment plans when you visit our Townsville clinic for your Invisalign® consultation.