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Invisalign®

Woman holding invisible alignerWith Invisalign®, we can help you straighten your smile using a series of clear, removable alignment trays. It’s the perfect option for busy people! Hoppers Crossing Dental will send you home with several trays at a time, so that you can change them out on your own, every two weeks.

Benefits of Invisalign

Our patients love the added benefits that these “invisible” braces have to offer.

  • Remove them and enjoy all your favourite foods.
  • Easier home care (brushing and flossing)
  • Fewer, shorter trips to the dentist
  • Clear orthodontics that are easily unnoticeable

Instead of wearing conventional brackets and wires, Dr Nitsopoulos (Dentist) can align your teeth with the clear Invisalign system. They snap right over your teeth and are perfect for people who are hesitant about traditional orthodontic treatment.

FAQ

What is Invisalign?

Utilising clear, custom-made aligners, Invisalign is a popular and discreet alternative to traditional braces. You’ll get a straighter smile with Invisalign by gradually shifting your teeth into the desired position. More than 3 million people worldwide have used Invisalign. The popularity of Invisalign is due, in part, to it being comfortable and virtually invisible. Most people won’t be able to tell you are wearing the aligners. Another benefit is you can remove them to brush your teeth or to attend a special occasion.

How does it work?

Using advanced 3D technology, we will take a quick and precise scan of your teeth and then create a custom-crafted treatment plan. Customised aligners will be fabricated for each stage. Simply change your aligners every two weeks to help your teeth gradually move.

How long will treatment take?

Just as each patient is different, so is Invisalign treatment. The average time, however, is between 12-14 months, but it can range from six months to two years.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

No, Invisalign is never considered to be painful. Overall, the treatment is comfortable, with most people reporting a feeling of pressure and minor discomfort at the beginning of each new treatment phase.

What are the aligners made of?

Your aligners are crafted from medical-grade, non-toxic plastic. They have a smooth and practically invisible appearance.

Will my speech be affected by wearing the aligners?

You may notice that it takes a bit of time to get used to your aligners. Specifically, you might detect a lisp for a day or two, but it will quickly pass. It’s your tongue getting used to having the aligners in your mouth.

How often do I have to see the dentist during treatment?

Once your treatment has started, it’s necessary to schedule regular appointments with your dentist. These visits typically occur every 6-8 weeks. The reason why you will need to come in is to ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned. You also need to maintain your routine exams and hygiene appointments.

How old does a person have to be to get Invisalign treatment?

In most cases, teens 14 and older are eligible. The primary requirement is that their 2nd molars have fully erupted.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign is similar to conventional braces. When you come in for a consultation, we will provide you with the anticipated cost of your treatment based on your specific needs. There are some factors that will determine the overall cost. These include treatment time, the complexity of your case and treatment goals.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

If your insurance policy covers orthodontics, it will likely cover your Invisalign treatment. We recommend that you check your policy and ask your provider for more information to be sure.

Crowded or crooked teeth?

Do you have a gap or cross bite? Straightening them can make it easier to prevent problems like cavities or worn down bites. Contact us today to book a consultation with our Hoppers Crossing Invisalign provider.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


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