Invisalign, Warragul Victoria
Achieve a straighter smile without others even noticing
Are you afraid of the appearance of traditional metal braces? Well, we have good news for you! At HiTech Ortho we offer Invisalign clear aligner treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear aligner treatment that straightens your teeth in a more comfortable and invisible fashion. The clear aligners are made from a flexible BPA thermoplastic, known as SmartTrack, specifically from Invisalign.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear aligner trays which gradually move your teeth into the ideal positions. Each sequential tray is slightly different to make the next required bite changes from the previous aligner.
What is the treatment process for Invisalign?
The Invisalign treatment process begins with an initial appointment at HiTech Ortho where we will examine your mouth and take images using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art 3D scanning software.
These 3D scans are used to develop your comprehensive and personalised treatment plan that outlines every single movement your teeth will make using Invisalign aligners.
Your scans will be sent to the Invisalign laboratory, where your clear aligners will be manufactured.
Once your aligners are made and sent back to our team at HiTech Ortho, we will call you back in for your next appointment.
During this appointment, you will receive three pairs of Invisalign aligners. Our orthodontic team will ensure your first aligner tray fits correctly.
Before leaving our clinic, we will walk you through cleaning your aligners, how long to wear them, and all other important aspects of clear aligner treatment.
How long are Invisalign worn for?
Each individual aligner tray must be worn for two weeks, before being swapped over to the next sequential tray.
You must wear your Invisalign aligners for about 12 months on average, for between 20 to 22 hours per day.
Failing to wear your aligners for the recommended hours per day will prolong your treatment and cause issues regarding the two-week aligner changeover sequence.
How often are check-up appointments?
You will have check-up appointments every six weeks.
During these six weekly appointments, you will receive your next three aligner trays and our orthodontic team will make sure that your treatment is on schedule and going as per the 3D scans predicted.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic, making them virtually invisible to other people. This means you do not have to worry about the appearance of metal braces.
Invisalign aligners are fully removable and should be removed for cleaning, eating and drinking anything other than water. You must never leave your aligners in while eating food or anything other than water to prevent damage and stains occurring.
Feel free to also remove your Invisalign aligners for special photographs!
Invisalign aligners are far more comfortable than other forms of orthodontic treatment. Plus, for about two hours per day, you get a rest from wearing them, as you must wear them for between 20 to 22 hours only.
There is reduced discomfort and irritation with Invisalign, since there are no metal or sharp wires to cut your soft tissue.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, it’s easier to maintain a healthy mouth. There’s no brackets, archwires or rubber bands in the way of your toothbrush or floss.
Less Time at the Orthodontist
You only have to visit the orthodontist every six weeks to receive your new sets of aligners and to ensure your straightening treatment is on-track with the predicted 3D scans.
See Your Results As They Happen
There are no brackets, archwires or rubber bands blocking you from seeing your progress. With Invisalign, you can clearly see progress not only when they are taken out, but also because they are virtually invisible.
Keep Eating Your Favourite Foods
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can continue to eat the foods you love.
You must make sure to clean both your Invisalign aligners and mouth before you reinsert your aligners.
How to clean Invisalign aligners
When you remove your aligners, it is extremely important to clean both your aligners and mouth before you reinsert your aligners. This will prevent any harmful bacteria from becoming trapped between your aligner and teeth. This will decrease your chances of suffering from tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.
Invisalign at HiTech Ortho
Get your Invisalign clear aligner treatment from HiTech Ortho in Warragul. For more information or to book in for your initial consultation, please click here.