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Invisalign® uses 3D-made clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Each transparent appliance slides over your bite to align areas of your smile in a controlled, precise manner. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign moves incrementally in a matter of millimeters, with less force and discomfort.

Advantage Over Conventional Braces

Woman inserting invisible bracesMost types of orthodontic therapy and traditional teeth straightening rely on metal braces. While conventional bracket and wire systems do work, many people find them to be unsightly or painful, not to mention the annoyance of food getting stuck between teeth.

Each time a conventional braces case is adjusted by the orthodontist, the wires are tightened and it can result in discomfort. That’s not to mention other unwanted side effects, such as receding gumlines and root shortening.

Fortunately, Invisalign offers big benefits like:

  • Being more aesthetic than braces
  • Nearly invisible to other people
  • Little to no irritation while wearing your trays
  • Taking them off to eat whatever you want
  • No uncomfortable orthodontic visits

Oral Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Invisalign braces aren’t just for cosmetics. Having a properly aligned bite can improve its function and health. A straight smile is less likely to experience recession, cracked teeth, sensitivity, gum disease and extra restorative work.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Invisalign process like?

When you see Dr Mark Chung (Dentist) for an Invisalign consultation, we’re able to take molds of your teeth and create a digital “before and after” movie for you to preview. We can adjust it from different angles so that you have a good idea of what your smile will look like after Invisalign, before you ever start treatment.

You’ll wear your clear orthodontic trays for two weeks at a time (removing them for hygiene and meals, of course) and then stop by our office about every 6-8 weeks. These short visits are to ensure that things are moving along properly and to deliver the next sets of trays.

How quickly can I straighten my teeth?

A typical Invisalign patient will complete their treatment in about 12 months, with severe cases taking a bit longer. However, short term “fast braces” alternatives are available when you only need to straighten your front teeth for cosmetic reasons. These situations usually only consist of minor crowding in the front teeth and take about six months to complete.

Dr Chung wants to be sure that you’re happy with the results. If we need to make any adjustments or fine tune your Invisalign treatment towards the end of your therapy, we can do so. Sometimes, small “buttons” (tooth colored, bonded extensions) provide a bit of grip for your aligners to get added traction against specific teeth.

Will I need a retainer after Invisalign?

Teeth have a tendency to want to go back to where they used to be before braces. So after Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer to help preserve your straight smile. Some people opt for a permanent bonded appliance, while others also need a removable device.

Typically, you’ll wear your retainer every night for a year, gradually weaning off of how often it’s worn. Some people only need to wear their’s for 1-2 nights a week or stop wearing it altogether.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Schedule an Invisalign Artarmon consultation today to find out!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Invisalign Artarmon, St Leonards, Chatswood NSW | (02) 9419 7484