Invisalign Southern Highlands

Straight Teeth Without The Metal

Straight teeth look so beautiful, but traditional metal braces and wires put many people off from correcting their smiles. At Pain Free Dental Clinic, we’re delighted to offer Clear Aligner – a revolutionary service that means you can have straight teeth without the metal.

Types of clear aligner therapy

There are several different types of clear aligner therapy available today. The most popular type is Invisalign, which uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth.  Invisalign  is a great option for people who want to straighten their teeth without the appearance of traditional braces. If you are interested in clear aligner therapy, be sure to ask your dentist about Invisalign.

Woman Wearing A Clear Aligner
Close-up Individual Tooth Tray

What is Clear Aligner ?

Clear Aligner (Invisalign) is a way to get straight teeth without months of metal braces. Custom made using BPA-free thermoplastic and 3D imaging technology, Clear Aligner (Invisalign) aligners adjust the position of your teeth over the course of 6-18 months. Over this period, you’ll change your aligner roughly every two weeks. Each aligner has a different shape, which means your teeth are gently moved as the months go by. You’ll visit us every Four to eight weeks, so we can check everything is going well, and to get your next set of aligners.

What are the benefits of clear aligner therapy?

There are many benefits of clear aligner therapy, including the fact that it is practically invisible. This makes clear aligners a great option for adults who want to straighten their teeth without wearing traditional braces. Clear aligners are also removable, so you can take them out for special occasions or when you eat. This makes them a great choice for people who lead active lifestyles.

The treatment time for Clear Aligner(Invisalign) is shorter too – the whole process takes between 6 and 18 months. Using traditional braces can take as long as 2 years.

Woman Holding A Invisalign
A Clear Aligner

Is Clear Aligner (Invisalign) covered by private health insurance?

Again, this will vary. If your insurance covers orthodontics, then this will often include something like Clear Aligner (Invisalign). You can find out directly from your insurer.

Payment plan for Clear Aligner

At Pain Free Dental Clinic, we offer a simple payment plans. You can spread the cost of treatment without hefty charges or interest.

Young Woman Holding Clear Aligner
Young Woman Pointing On Invisalign

How much does Clear Aligner (Invisalign) cost?

As you might expect, the cost of Clear Aligner (Invisalign) varies. Things like the complexity and length of treatment needed will have an impact on the final price. The type of treatment needed is a very individual thing .After a  consultation , you can decide if Clear Aligner (Invisalign) is for you.

Book your consultation

To discover how Clear Aligner( Invisalign) can transform your smile, just get in touch with our friendly team. We’re a family-run practice who are proud serve the Moss Vale community. We’ll organise a time for you to meet with our Invisalign practitioner to discuss how we can make your smile even brighter. We’ll talk through payment options too, and help you decide if Invisalign is for you.

It’s easy to get in touch. Just give us a call on 02 4868 1933, email, complete the contact form or use our online chat service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Invisalign is a high regarded brand of clear aligners specifically designed to gradually align and straighten your teeth. Clear aligners are a versatile treatment that can help correct a range of dental issues, from simple to complex. Invisalign is suitable for both teenagers and adults, but it’s worth noting that its effectiveness can depend on the individual’s specific dental needs. Situations such as severe misalignment, certain bite issues or complex rotational movements may require traditional orthodontic methods. Always consult a dentist to discuss suitable options for your situation.

For optimal results, your Invisalign clear aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day. They can be removed when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, but should otherwise stay in your mouth. Wearing the aligners consistently is important to maintain the planned progression of your tooth movement and keep your treatment on schedule.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, minimising discomfort. While there might be a little pressure and a slight feeling of unfamiliarity when you first begin a new set of aligners, this typically subsides in a couple of days as your mouth adjusts.

People may notice a slight difference in their speech when they first start wearing Invisalign aligners, pronouncing certain words with a mild lisp. This is typically temporary and subsides once the mouth adjusts to the new appliance, which usually takes a few days.

One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is that there are no dietary restrictions. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to enjoy all your favourite foods and beverages. Just remember to clean your teeth and your aligners before reinserting them after eating or drinking anything besides water.

Absolutely! In fact, maintaining an oral hygiene routine is important during Invisalign treatment. You can brush and floss your teeth normally. Simply remove the aligners, carry out your dental hygiene routine, rinse the aligners and then place them back in your mouth.

Yes, after completing your Invisalign treatment, your dentist may recommend a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position. Retainers prevent your teeth from slowly shifting back to their previous positions. The usage time can vary, and your dentist will provide guidance based on your individual needs.

Drinking hot beverages such as tea or coffee while wearing your Invisalign aligners is not advised. The heat can warp and damage the aligners, altering their shape and potentially hindering your treatment. Always remove your aligners before consuming any food or drink other than water.

Cleaning your clear aligners is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. Aligners can be cleaned using a soft toothbrush. Avoid using toothpaste or scented soaps, as these can discolour and leave a residue on the aligners. After brushing, rinse the aligners with lukewarm water. Never use hot water, as it can warp the plastic. Book an appointment with our dentist for more information.

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