What is Invisalign in Parramatta?


Invisalign is a more discreet and effective method used to straighten or align your teeth the same way traditional metal braces do. It involves wearing removable aligners which apply gentle pressure on the teeth thus moving them into a more unified position over a period of time while at the same time not being as apparent as metal braces are.

What does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is a popular treatment here at Spa Dental Parramatta as it is designed to treat a number of dental issues such as gaps between teeth, misalignment, overbites, underbites, crossbites and crowded teeth. With the help of a revolutionary 3D scanning system, your dentist can predict the forthcoming progression of your teeth whilst wearing Invisalign aligners in order to create a set of custom-made aligners for you to wear at different times throughout the course of your treatment.

What is the process of getting Invisalign?

When opting to get Invisalign, your dentist will offer you an initial consultation to discuss the process and for a physical assessment of your mouth. The dentist will then take a number of 3D images of your teeth in order to visualise the expected movement of your teeth throughout your Invisalign treatment; this will also aid the dentist in creating a personalised treatment plan for you with a set of slightly different shaped aligners which will fit your teeth as they progress and change in position throughout the course of your treatment. Each set of aligners should be worn for approximately two to eight weeks at a time after which your dentist in Parramatta will ask you to change the aligners you are wearing and move on to the next set. Each aligner will feel slightly tight when you first wear it however as your teeth slowly move positions, they will slowly adjust and begin to fit better. It is highly important that you wear your aligners throughout the entire day every day except for when you eat, drink and brush your teeth, in order to achieve the desired result from the treatment. Please note, the treatment usually takes around twelve months to complete on average, with noticeable differences appearing in the alignment of your teeth within the first three to six months of the treatment.

What are the benefits of having Invisalign?

There has been a drastic growth in popularity when it comes to getting Invisalign, and this comes as no surprise as the benefits of having them are many. Invisalign is a popular option amongst adults who for one reason or another have delayed having their teeth straightened and now no longer want to wear traditional metal braces. Invisalign is also a good option to consider if you work in a professional setting, as they are virtually invisible as their name suggests. Another benefit of wearing Invisalign aligners is that unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable; because of this, they can be removed when eating which avoids them getting stained or damaged, and you can continue to maintain good oral hygiene with no obstructions preventing you from doing so. Usually with metal braces, it is common for a bracket or part of the wire to break, however this problem can be avoided with clear aligners as they are made of plastic.

Disclaimer: All treatments carry their own risks and individual consultation is required with one of our expert practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you