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Invisalign® the clear alternative to braces at National Dental Care Alexandra Hills


The clear alternative to metal braces.


The clear alternative to metal braces.

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What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® in 3 simple steps
How does Invisalign® work?
The benefits of Invisalign®
How much does Invisalign® cost?

At National Dental Care Alexandra Hills, we believe that everyone should have a healthy smile. And thanks to Invisalign, you can now achieve your desired smile without the need for traditional metal braces.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign treatment uses specially-made clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into their ideal position. These aligners are custom-designed through advanced 3D computer imaging, which allows your dentist to plan the exact movement of your teeth for the best results.

As the treatment progresses, your dentist will provide you with a new set of aligners every few weeks to match the direction of your teeth movement, moving you closer to your ideal smile.

Invisalign | How does it work

Invisalign | How does it work

Invisalign® in 3 simple steps

Step 1: Invisalign consultation

At National Dental Care Alexandra Hills, our experienced cosmetic dentists are here to help you achieve your dream smile with Invisalign treatment.

During your consultation, our dentists will take the time to understand your objectives and carefully assess your smile, speech, and bite to decide if Invisalign is the best option for you. This consultation is a great opportunity to discuss your desired smile and any specific needs you might have.

By collaborating closely with you, our dentists will create a customised treatment plan that is tailored to your unique requirements, ensuring you receive the best possible results.

Step 2: 3D Scanning & imaging

Once we’ve confirmed that Invisalign treatment is right for you, your dentist will take detailed 3D scans of your teeth. These scans are used to design and create custom aligners, which will be used to achieve your beautifully straight smile.

Using our state-of-the-art technology, we’ll show you a preview of your predicted results, so can see how Invisalign can transform your smile, as well as suggest any changes.

Step 3: Wearing your aligners

Once your personalised aligners from Invisalign are ready, your treatment can begin!

You’ll receive your first set of aligners and we’ll arrange frequent check-ups every 6-8 weeks to observe your progress and make adjustments as needed.

The length of treatment will vary for each person, but typically takes around 12-18 months.

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with your dentist, who’ll use advanced technology to scan your teeth and show you exactly how Invisalign can enhance your smile.

If you decide to go ahead, your dentist will use these scans to produce a sequence of aligners that you’ll need to wear for a minimum of 22 hours per day throughout your treatment.

Every few weeks, you’ll switch to the next aligner in the series, gradually moving your teeth into a more aligned and straighter position. You’ll keep working your way towards the ultimate aligner and the smile you've always desired.

During this time, you’ll have regular appointments at National Dental Care Alexandra Hills, where your dentist will evaluate your progress. Once your teeth have reached their final position, you’ll switch to a retainer that will keep your teeth in place and prevent them from returning to their original position.

Comparing Invisalign vs braces

Comparing Invisalign vs braces

Once your teeth are in their final position, you will switch to a retainer that will ensure your teeth remain in place and do not move back to their original positions.

The benefits of Invisalign®

  1. Aesthetics: The biggest advantage of Invisalign is its virtually invisible appearance. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are discreet and barely noticeable, allowing you to maintain your confidence and smile throughout the treatment process.
  2. Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, eliminating the discomfort often associated with metal brackets and wires. They are custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth, providing a comfortable experience.
  3. Removable: Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means you can take them out when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, giving you more flexibility and allowing you to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment.
  4. Convenience: With Invisalign, you’ll spend less time at the dentist compared to traditional braces. Appointments for adjustments are typically every 4-6 weeks, giving you more time to enjoy your everyday life.
  5. Self-Confidence: We understand the negative impact on your confidence that having a crooked or irregular smile can have. Invisalign ensures that your smile is straightened, your teeth are aligned, and your smile is beautiful, giving you the confidence to show your pearly whites at any opportunity.

How much does Invisalign® cost?

To determine the cost of Invisalign, several factors come into play, including the number of aligners you need, the complexity of the changes required, and the frequency of appointments and adjustments with your dentist or orthodontist.

The cost of dental care shouldn’t be a barrier to getting the treatment you need. With our exclusive payment plan, SmileFund, you can spread the cost of your care over time, interest-free.

Dental insurance may also cover some of the Invisalign costs, so it's best to check with your provider to know for sure.

If you’d like a hassle-free solution for a straighter smile with Invisalign, book a consultation at National Dental Care Alexandra Hills.

Discover if Invisalign is the right choice for you and begin your journey towards your ideal smile.

Frequently asked questions

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case. On average, treatment lasts between 12-18 months.

During your initial consultation at National Dental Care Alexandra Hills, your dentist will provide a more accurate estimate based on your unique situation.

Both Invisalign and braces have the same goal - to straighten and align your teeth for better oral health and a more confident smile. However, they achieve this in different ways.

With braces, your orthodontist will attach semi-permanent brackets to each tooth, connected by a wire that works to slowly move your teeth into place. You’ll wear these braces until treatment is complete, which is usually around 12-24 months. These braces are obvious whenever you open your mouth to eat or speak.

With Invisalign, you’ll wear a series of clear trays custom-made for your mouth that will slowly move your teeth into place. You can take the trays out when you eat and drink, or for special occasions. It takes about the same amount of time as braces, but Invisalign isn’t immediately obvious when you open your mouth - in fact, someone would have to be quite close to see the tray.

The right option for you will depend on your specific needs and circumstances. Invisalign is typically more expensive, but the extra cost may be worth it if you’d prefer a more discreet treatment.

Just wearing your Invisalignaligners overnight is not recommended. For the best results, you’ll need to keep your aligners in for 22 hours every day.

At National Dental Care Alexandra Hills, your treatment plan is based on the recommended wear schedule of 22 hours per day and each set of aligners is programmed to achieve specific tooth movements.

These are the recommended guidelines you should follow when using Invisalign:

  1. Wear your Invisalignaligners at least 22 hours a day
  2. Brush your teeth before replacing your aligners to prevent a buildup of bacteria
  3. Clean your aligners regularly
  4. Change your Invisaligntrays as directed by your dentist
  5. Visit National Dental Care Alexandra Hills every 4-6 weeks
  6. Develop a post-treatment plan with your dentist for the best results

We know that achieving a beautiful smile is important to many people. Invisalign offers a modern and convenient option for straightening teeth. Our team of skilled professionals is committed to providing exceptional orthodontic care with the latest technology.

If you're interested in learning more, schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.