“I personally have had Invisalign on my teeth so I know what is involved from a patient's point of view.”
— Dr Meng Quah-Shepherd - Your Chatswood Dentist
By using clear aligner trays that are custom-made to your specifications, Invisalign can effectively straighten your smile more comfortably. At Boutique Dental Care, we are excited to provide this option for our patients as it is one of the most advanced and popular orthodontic treatments used to date.
The clear aligner trays mean there are no wires to be seen and there is minimal indication that you are receiving treatment. The clear aligners are taken off when you eat so there is no danger of food getting stuck to wires and it is much easier to brush your teeth. Your friends won’t know you have braces on because the aligners are made from a clear plastic that blends seamlessly with your teeth.
This patient was unhappy with her teeth as the were crooked and “sticking out”. She was advised by other dentists she was not suitable for Invisalign. Our team explained that she would be suitable however it would take up to 18 months and she’d need to wear retainers at night afterwards.
Due to the nature of the patient’s work she did not want any braces to show so Invisalign (invisible braces) were perfect in this situation. The finished result not only gave her a beautiful smile, but also an attractive profile. The patient decided not to undergo teeth whitening as she was happy with the result.
Another happy, satisfied patient!
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. Clear custom-made series of aligners are made for you and your unique smile.
Aligners are invisible plastic trays that you can wear over your teeth and exert gentle pressure to move the teeth over time, gradually shifting your teeth to the position that your dentist has planned. A new set of aligners is needed every two weeks until the end of treatment.
Treatment duration depends on the complexity of the patient’s case and the patient’s compliance with treatment. Generally, the duration of Invisalign treatment is around twelve months.
Invisalign Full – $6500
Average treatment time 12-14 months
Suitable for a wide range of teeth straightening issues
Paid off over the duration of treatment
Invisalign Lite – $5500
Average treatment time 6-8 months
Suitable for minor crowding and spacing in 14 or fewer stages
Excellent for orthodontic relapse
Paid off over duration of treatment
Why do dentists recommend Invisalign?
Dentists have taken a shine to Invisalign as it allows patients to maintain their oral health as they normally would. Patients have healthier teeth as no food gets trapped around wires which are a common drawback with traditional braces. The removable aligners allow patients to find it easier to brush their teeth so they are able to maintain healthier gums during treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a virtually invisible method to straighten your teeth using removable aligners.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Dr Quah-Shepherd will conduct a detailed consult to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign. It is suitable for adults in the workforce that do not want train-track braces, brides or grooms that want to straighten their teeth but still look good on their special day and even self-conscious teenagers.
What dental issues can Invisalign fix?
Invisalign is suitable for most cases of crowded teeth. If your case is more complex, Dr Quah-Shepherd may recommend traditional braces.
Is Invisalign my only option if I want to straighten my teeth?
There are different options available to you as a patient if you want to straighten your smile. These include traditional braces and for minor crookedness, porcelain veneers may be suitable. Dr Quah-Shepherd will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your individual circumstances.
Does dental insurance pay for Invisalign?
Some health funds offer plans that cover Invisalign – you will need to check with your provider. Boutique Dental also provides affordable dental payment plans with zero interest.
Want to start your treatment immediately? Our payment plans let you pay your Invisalign treatment off in smaller, more manageable amounts. Find out more here.
We look forward to meeting you soon. Contact us below to book an Invisalign consultation.