invisalign – the clear way to a great smile
It’s easy to see why Invisalign is one of the most popular treatments for our adult patients. Not only is it virtually invisible, it also allows you to take the aligner out on special occasions or to eat meals.
The Invisalign aligner is a lightweight, clear plastic casing that is made especially to fit over your teeth. It is replaced regularly with a new aligner that brings your teeth that bit closer to your perfect smile.
Invisalign may take a little longer to achieve the results you want, but it also gives you greater flexibility. While it’s not the solution for every orthodontic case, it’s a great option for many patients. Your orthodontist will help you decide if it’s right for you.
invisible and invaluable
If braces were the main orthodontic treatment when you were younger, Invisalign will come as a pleasant surprise. It provides effective orthodontic results, but also fits easily around your lifestyle.
Better still, our orthodontists are 'diamond providers' – so we are among the top providers of Invisalign in Australia. You can turn to ethos orthodontics with complete confidence.
Just some of the benefits of Invisalign:
- It is almost invisible in use.
- You can remove your aligner to eat meals and for special events.
- You can remove your aligner to brush and floss your teeth.
- You need fewer visits to the orthodontist than you do with braces.
- You can view a virtual treatment plan on the computer to see how your smile will end up looking.
Find out more at the Invisalign website, or watch the video below.
What is Invisalign?
The latest in orthodontic technology, Invisalign are invisible braces that can help straighten your teeth – without anyone else knowing! Free of bands, brackets or wires, Invisalign uses breakthrough technology to align your teeth over a matter of months without the same appearance of traditional braces. The clear, plastic-looking plate is individually manufactured to fit your mouth, with each replacement aligner moving your teeth little by little until you have the desired look. The aligner can be taken out for eating, drinking, flossing and brushing, making them easy to use and remove and offering dramatic results.
Braces or Invisalign – which is best for you?
Traditional braces feature visible wires, brackets and fixtures, often stopping people from taking the next step towards a straighter and healthier smile. They can also be uncomfortable. With Invisalign, your braces are invisible to the naked eye, and the aligners are unique to your teeth, meaning they are also comfortable to wear. While there are some situations where Invisalign isn’t appropriate for you, such as those with more serious issues that need correcting, in most cases, Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces.
How does Invisalign work?
After the initial consultation to see if Invisalign is suitable for you, your orthodontist will formulate a unique treatment, including getting an impression of your teeth. Your aligners will then be custom made. These must be replaced every two weeks to make the small changes necessary for your new smile. A full treatment typically includes 18 to 36 aligners for top and bottom. Aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth.
What does Invisalign look like? How does it feel?
As the name suggests, Invisalign are invisible. Each aligner is custom-made for you, which means it will look like your teeth moulded into a clear plastic shape. Due to its unique shape, it will fit seamlessly onto your teeth, making them comfortable and easy to use – you will barely notice you are wearing them!
The cost of Invisalign
The cost of Invisalign is often comparable to the cost of traditional braces. However, this is dependent on your unique situation. To find out in more detail how much it may cost, as well as payment plans and insurance, visit our page on The Cost of Invisalign.
Why choose Ethos
As one of the largest orthodontic groups in Australia, ethos is proud to deliver the latest orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages. Our team is friendly, professional and come with years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics, ensuring you feel comfortable and cared for. Invisalign is just one of the treatments we provide, found under our ethos lite express orthodontics category. To find out more about ethos lite or to organise a consultation, find your local branch here.