Regardless of age, everyone deserves to have confidence in their smile. Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years, in the past, if you didn’t correct your tooth alignment during your younger years, you would end up with a crooked smile forever. Well, that’s not the case anymore with advanced cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign.

 

What is Invisalign Treatment?

The Invisalign treatment process is used to straighten your teeth by wearing clear-aligners specially designed for you by an dentist.

Invisalign acts as a transparent and non-fixed alternative to other teeth alignment treatments such as braces or metal retainers.

 

How does Invisalign Treatment work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, virtually invisible aligners that you need to change every 1-2 weeks until your teeth have moved into the correct position. Each set of aligners builds on the previous set’s work, straightening your teeth throughout your treatment.

The aligners are made from clear, medical-grade plastic making them virtually invisible. They look like a very thin sports mouthguard and are tailored to fit the individual shape of your teeth and jaw. It is recommended you wear them for 20-22 hours per day to get the best results, allowing you the flexibility to take them out for eating, special occasions, or important work meetings.

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Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers you the beautiful result with the flexibility you’ve always wanted. 

  • They are hygienic: They can keep on top of your oral hygiene, as you are removable when eating, brushing, and flossing.

  • They are virtually invisible: The fact Invisalign aligners are clear means they can go undetectable compared to traditional braces.

  • They fit in with your lifestyle: The removable aligners make it possible to carry on playing sport and musical instruments – just remove the aligners and carry on as normal!

  • They straighten teeth quickly: In many cases, Invisalign treatment can be much faster than traditional braces. Your Invisalign provider will be able to tell you more about how long your treatment is expected to last.

     

What could you look like with straighter teeth?

The Invisalign SmileView simulation tool uses powerful technology to provide you with a computer-generated simulation of how your smile might look with straighter teeth.

Click here to try the SmileView Simulation with your mobile device now.

Before & After Invisalign Perth

Before and After Invisalign Treatment – completed by Dr Foo at Aria Dental

What Invisalign treatments are available?

At Aria Dental, we offer 4 different types of Invisalign aligners to suit all our patients’ needs.

Invisalign Comprehensive: This is the most effective option if you need major orthodontic work. The aligners should start to deliver the results within 12 to 18 months.

Invisalign Lite: For minor correction to the 6 front teeth, Invisalign Lite can straighten your teeth in as little as 6 months.

Invisalign Express: Problems with the 6 front teeth can also be corrected with Invisalign Express. You can expect to see results in just 3 months.

 

Invisalign also have a specific version just for children.

Invisalign First: Designed for children, Invisalign First aligners help to prepare the teeth and jaw if our Invisalign provider has identified potential orthodontic problems in your child. These aligners help to take a proactive approach to treatment and could help to reduce the extent of orthodontic work your child may require in their teenage years.

Invisalign aligners are also suitable for teens and we can include a blue dot wear indicator on each set of aligners as a reminder to wear them for the recommended 22 hours a day.

Am I Eligible for Invisalign Treatment?

To determine if your an eligible candidate for Invisalign, as with all medical treatments, there are some things to consider when determining if Invisalign is suitable for you:

Physically – although Invisalign treatment is suitable for kids and older, you may need to seek a professional opinion to determine if your mis-alignment can be fixed with Invisalign, or if you need  more advanced treatment.

Commitment – since the average Invisalign treatment time can be between 12 – 18 months and they are removable, the treatment requires a certain level of personal commitment to ensure the aligner remains in the mouth for at least 22 hours a day.

Insurance – Invisalign treatment is eligible by most private health insurance providers, but it’s important to check your specific provider or cover to make sure you aren’t missing out with your rebate amount.

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Dr. Alex Foo – Invisalign Perth Dentist

Dr. Alex Foo is an award-winning dentist with multiple recognitions and awards in general, cosmetic and prosthodontic dentistry.

Dr. Foo is a certified Platinum Invisalign Provider, QuickStraightTeeth, and CFAST braces clinician. Be it using braces or clear aligners, Alex can straighten and align your teeth. He is highly trained in using dental implants, Invisalign, braces, composite resin, and porcelain veneers to perform cosmetic improvements and smile make-overs.

For Invisalign Clear Aligners or any Orthodontics work, book your consultation with Dr. Alex Foo and start your journey to a beautiful smile today.

 

How much does Invisalign Treatment cost in Perth?

The cost of an Invisalign treatment in Perth can range from $6,000 – $9,000* for the standard treatment and $4,000 – $5,000* for minor treatments.

However, these costs depend on factors such as;

Length of treatment
Number of aligners needed
Mid-treatment adjustments

*Pricing information is up to date for 2021.

Invisalign treatment is classified as orthodontic work, making it eligible to be covered by private health insurance. Check your policy coverage to see if you are eligible. If you need to change providers or increase your limit, you will likely need to wait 12 months before you can claim this treatment.

As with any orthodontic treatment, it is important to understand that every patient has different requirements as a result, costs may differ accordingly.

 

Invisalign Payment Options

At Aria Dental, we offer a range of ‘no interest finance’ payment plans such as ZIP, Humm, and Afterpay. We recommend taking time to investigate your treatment with your health fund, your family, and/or your trusted financial adviser before selecting your payment option.

 

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Why should you see an Orthodontist?

Many of our patients are surprised to learn that crooked teeth and a bad bite are often directly linked to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of tooth enamel, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. A dentist-led orthodontic treatment can help you with all these underlying problems while delivering you an excellent cosmetic result.

6 Benefits of orthodontic treatment as an adult

  • Improved personal appearance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved teeth and gum health
  • Improved bite
  • Reduced jaw joint pain and stop headaches
  • Reduced wear on teeth

 

Alternative Orthodontic Treatment Options

We understand getting braces as an adult can be a bit daunting, but with improvements in dental technology, your options can include slimline metal braces, translucent braces, and Invisalign aligners. Aria Dental, Dr. Alex Foo has delivered fantastic results with orthodontic treatments on many of our adult patients. He understands that a perfect smile does wonders for your self-esteem and can drastically improve your health and wellbeing.

braces on teethMetal braces are the most common type of braces. Developed from a high-grade stainless steel, they are small in size, and designed to improve your comfort.

Woman with Clear BracesClear braces are made from translucent material and are most popular with adults due to their cosmetic appeal. There are a few minor inconveniences to ceramic brackets. They are more fragile in design and discolouring can sometimes occur with the elastic ties between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign FAQs

How to clean Invisalign?
It is important to clean your Invisalign trays every time you brush your teeth to keep your aligners clean by the following methods:
  • Soaking aligners in denture or retainer cleaning solution
  • Lightly brushing with toothpaste
  • Soaking in Invisalign brand cleaning crystals
Can I get Invisalign if I have cavities?
Invisalign will not directly lead to cavities, but if you do not clean your teeth after eating you could develop cavities as you may trap harmful bacteria. This is why it is important to remember to rinse out your aligner, as well as your mouth after a meal.
Can you get Invisalign after veneers?
Yes, Invisalign is possible if the veneers are healthy and strongly and properly bonded to your teeth.
Can Invisalign close gaps?
Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix gaps in teeth. We can help you close gaps in teeth though Invisalign treatment suited for you.
Does invisalign damage teeth

Invisalign has the potential to cause root damage without proper care. However, if you care for your aligners and make oral hygiene a top priority, the risk of experiencing tooth damage is low. Good oral hygiene is as simple as visiting the dentist every six months for routine check ups and tray cleanings can help to prevent root damage from occurring.

Do I need retainers after Invisalign?
Yes, you will need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment. Invisalign moves teeth in a different method to braces, however, the result is still the same. You will need to wear retainers in order to keep your straight teeth.