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The treatment that won’t show anything
but your gorgeous smile…

Feeling ashamed of your teeth can be extremely corroding on your self-confidence. And for some people, the idea of orthodontic treatment can feel just as damaging.

While traditional braces have come a long way in the past 10 years they’re not without their challenges.

  • They’re still visible in your mouth
  • They still restrict the types of foods you can eat (don’t want to knock a piece loose..)
  • And they can still cause some discomfort to lips and cheeks, especially as your mouth adjusts to them

And they simply make many people feel self-conscious.

Invisalign doesn’t.

Book a FREE Invisalign Assessment. We will examine your mouth, eliminate all risk factors and assess the correct course of treatment.

HOW INVISALIGN WORKS

Unlike traditional braces, which use wires and bands, cemented to teeth to slowly shift their position, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners, similar to teeth whitening trays.

Unlike your teeth whitening trays, your Invisalign aligners are customised using 3-D computer imaging technology, allowing us to show you the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position.

From there, your entire series of aligners are custom made for a perfect, low-profile fit, that is designed to be worn–but not seen.

Your friends, coworkers and even family will never even know you’re wearing them.

How are adjustments made?

Unlike traditional braces, where adjustments must be made at the practice, with Invisalign, you’ll replace your aligner every 2 weeks with the next one in the series, until the final position is achieved.

What about eating with Invisalign?

You simply take them out to eat or drink, brush your teeth when you’re done (to prevent staining*), and slip them back in.

How long do I need to wear them?

 Invisalign works best when worn for 22 hours a day–so any time you are not eating or drinking anything (except water–you can leave them in for that!).  Most patients have a total treatment time of 18 months.  At the completion of your Invisalign treatment, Bexley Dental includes a free take-home whitening kit, worth $199, to help you celebrate your new smile.

DOES INVISALIGN WORK AS WELL AS
TRADITIONAL BRACES

In many cases, Invisalign can be used in place of traditional braces for a more comfortable, discreet, and convenient treatment.

If Invisalign is recommended for you, then the results are in your hands. If you wear your aligner as directed, there is no reason
Invisalign cannot work as well as traditional braces. And usually faster too.

How does Invisalign compare to
traditional braces?

Traditional Braces Invisalign
Treatment Timeframe Average treatment time of 24 months, depending on patient Average treatment time of 6-18 months, depending on patient
Cost $700  From $7,000 From $2,000
Maintenance Rating High. Brackets and wires must be brushed thoroughly at every brushing. It may also be necessary to brush during the day, after meals. Low. Trays can be cleaned by brushing and rinsing trays in lukewarm water.
Follow-up Intensity Monthly appointments to make adjustments and progress treatment Visits every 4-6 weeks to check on treatment progress.
Adjustments are made by swapping aligner trays every 2 weeks at home.
Follow-up Treatment A retainer is often required after treatment to maintain straightness. A retainer is often required after treatment to maintain straightness.
Most suitable for complex issues? X X
Discomfort Wires and brackets may cause some pain or sensitivity, especially on inside of cheeks. May have some discomfort from tooth movement after adjustments May have some discomfort from tooth movement after changing aligner trays
Impact on eating Eating sticky or hard foods not recommended No impact on eating, but must remove before eating or drinking anything besides water
Must brush after each meal to avoid staining
Other Pros Less chance of user error, as braces are not removable during treatment Invisible
Removable
Other Cons
  • Can cause tooth discoloration
  • Not ideal for patients who play contact sports
  • Must remove before eating or drinking
  • Discipline needed to brush after every meal and put trays back in
Not Ideal for patients with:
  • Bridgework

  • Bite issues with back teeth

  • Children (due to necessity of tray replacement)

Ready to find out if Invisalign is right for you?
Schedule your FREE 30-minute Assessment with
Bexley Dental

During your 30-minute Assessment, Dr. Theo, Dr. Breeze or Dr. Kazzi will examine your teeth as well as take an OPG panoramic scan – (valued at $140) – we include this as part of your FREE Assessment, so he can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Every Assessment includes:

  • 30 minutes with Dr. Theo Spyrakis, Dr. John Breeze or Dr. Joseph Kazzi
  • A FREE 3D Panoramic scan of your teeth and jaw – A $140 value
  • And a Recommended Orthodontics Plan to get your smile back on track.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS INVISALIGN AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Invisalign is a clear aligner orthodontic system which moves your teeth gently and precisely. It works in a series of clear SmartTrack aligners (right), each one moving your teeth a little at a time before moving onto the next one.

HOW IS INVISALIGN MADE?

At Bexley Dental we use the state-of-the-art iTero scanner to take a 3D scan of your teeth, which means no uncomfortable impressions! After this we digitally plan how and where to move your teeth, and the aligners are made by Invisalign and sent to us. You will get your first Invisalign aligner 3-4 weeks after the scan is taken.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY TEETH STRAIGHT?

It depends on how much your teeth need moving and how much your bite needs correcting. Usually it is within 6-15 months.

WILL OTHER PEOPLE NOTICE I’M WEARING INVISALIGN?

Unlike traditional braces, most people will not realise that you are straightening your teeth while wearing Invisalign as it is transparent.

WILL IT HURT?

Our Invisalign patients describe the sensation they feel as tightness when changing to each new aligner. Over the course of wearing each aligner this tightness disappears as the teeth move into their new position.

HOW OFTEN WILL I HAVE TO COME IN FOR CHECK-UPS?

We will usually see you every 6 weeks to review the progress of your teeth movements.

CAN I CLEAN MY ALIGNERS?

Absolutely! Rinsing your aligners with cold water is recommended each time you remove them. You should get into the habit of gently clean your aligners twice a day using antibacterial soap, not toothpaste, which can be abrasive and may scratch your aligners making them more noticeable on your teeth. To keep the aligners in tip-top-condition, soak your Invisalign aligners in denture cleaner once a week.

DO I NEED TO WEAR MY ALIGNERS DAY AND NIGHT?

Yes. Invisalign needs to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day in order to move the teeth in the planned direction (this is 2 hours less than braces!). The clear aligners are only removed to eat and drink anything that is coloured or containing sugar. Teeth should then be brushed and the aligners replaced immediately after.

ARE THE RESULTS AS GOOD AS TRADITIONAL BRACES?

Yes! When worn correctly, Invisalign will get your teeth in the exact same position that braces will, and usually just as quick.

ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS WITH WHAT I CAN EAT WHILE IN TREATMENT?

No! Unlike braces you can eat what you like. Just remove the aligners, eat whatever you like, clean your teeth and put them back.

WILL INVISALIGN AFFECT MY SPEECH?

You may find that in the first week of starting your Invisalign treatment that you have a slight lisp. This quickly goes away as your tongue adjusts to having the aligners on your teeth.

WHAT ARE INVISALIGN ATTACHMENTS?

Attachments (or buttons) are small, tooth coloured shapes, placed on certain teeth to allow Invisalign to move them effectively. A tooth that is tipped or rotated will usually need an attachment to bring it into the perfect position. After the Invisalign is finished, these attachments are removed.

WHAT IF I BREAK OR LOSE MY ALIGNERS?

You will need to go back to your previous set of aligners whilst we order a new set from Invisalign. The replacement aligners will incur a charge of $90 AUD

WILL MY TEETH STAY STRAIGHT AFTER IT’S FINISHED?

No matter what is used to move teeth (braces or Invisalign), teeth need to be kept in their new position or else they will move back.

A removable retainer is used to ensure all of your teeth are kept in their final position. This is a clear tray (similar to your Invisalign) that is worn at night. The removable retainer is included in your Invisalign fee.

A fixed retainer is a wire fixed to the inside of your teeth and can be placed so that a removable retainer can be worn less frequently as time goes on (see photo below). This is a small extra fee at the end of your

treatment if you wish to do so.

Having at least one form of retainer for life is essential to keeping your teeth in their new position.

WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
  • Pay up front: Receive a 5% discount off the total fee.
  • Pay as You Go: 35% deposit paid at your initial visit. The remaining balance is then divided into equal amounts to be paid at each review appointment.
  • Customised Payment plan. This can be with $0 deposit and as little as $47 per week with MiFund (interest applies).
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR INVISALIGN?

The total fee for your Invisalign treatment will be $………………….

This includes your consultation, X-rays, photographs, design and manufacture of the Invisalign aligners, all appointments required, and removable retainers at the end of treatment. It also includes FREE tooth whitening that can be completed during or immediately after your teeth are straight.

IS INVISALIGN COVERED BY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?

Most Health Insurance companies cover a portion of Orthodontic treatment, dependent on your policy and level of cover. Once you receive your treatment plan, you can to contact your fund to enquire about your rebate.

To schedule your Assessment,
simply pick up the phone and call us at
(02) 9567 4151 today

Book a FREE
Invisalign Assessment

We will examine your mouth, eliminate all risk factors and assess the correct course of treatment.