Invisalign Provider in Gold Coast, QLD
Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth in a discreet and almost invisible way.
Invisalign is the latest in innovative orthodontic treatment. Unlike visible metal braces, Invisalign uses the technology of clear aligner trays to straighten teeth discreetly. You can achieve a beautifully straight smile without all the hassle of traditional braces. For people in the professional workforce, that means you can straighten your teeth without any visible orthodontic work, allowing you to continue your workplace duties as per the norm. Here at TFI Dentistry, we offer this treatment at both our Labrador and Thornlands practices.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses clear aligner trays, which are similar to a see-through mouthguard, which are customised for your smile. Throughout treatment, you will transition from one tray to the next as each aligner applies different levels of pressure to your teeth, moving them in increments. This is calculated before treatment begins. During your first assessment, we will create 3D models of your teeth throughout the process and create the trays based on these models.
What are the stages of treatment?
There are four essential stages in the treatment starting with the initial consultation. When you arrive in either our Labrador or Thornlands practice for your first consultation, we will assess your teeth and oral health. Unfortunately, Invisalign is not suitable for all candidates; therefore, we will make an assessment and ensure that you are pursuing the appropriate dental treatment. If it is suitable for your situation, we will organise a treatment plan. This will involve creating digital copies of your teeth in the stages before, during, and after treatment. When both dentist and patient are happy with the treatment plan, moulds will be created and you will receive your custom aligner trays. These trays will be worn for about two weeks before transitioning to the next. Your overall treatment time will depend on a number of factors including the condition of your teeth, and your commitment to wearing your aligners.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are a number of benefits that come with pursuing this treatment, including:
- Virtually Invisible – Because the trays are a clear mould on your teeth, they are barely noticeable.
- Removable – Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can be removed at will, meaning there are no dietary restrictions. You can eat whatever you like, whenever you like.
- Less Pain – Without metal brackets and wires, Invisalign removes the pain that comes with wires sticking into your gums and irritating your mouth. You will also spend less time visiting the dentist.
- Visible treatment plan – With the innovative technology used in Invisalign you will be able to see your brilliant smile before you even begin treatment.
Is Invisalign suitable for me?
Invisalign is a viable option for most people who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. However, it may not suit all orthodontic situations. For serious issues, it may not be the optimal treatment. However, only through assessment and subsequent discussion with your orthodontist will you gain insight as to whether it is right for you. Here at TFI in our Labrador and Thornlands we are always happy to assess and discuss the best course of action for your needs.
If you are situated in the Gold Coast or South Brisbane area and considering Invisalign contact either our Labrador or Thornlands Practises and make an appointment.