At Ogilvie Dental Centre, we provide high-quality cosmetic services to patients so they can make smile and oral health improvements. We are proud to offer Invisalign® to meet the aesthetic needs of our patients conveniently and efficiently.
Invisalign clear aligners offer many benefits, including easy removability, a comfortable fit and less time spent at the dentist.
How Does Invisalign Work?
A patient begins Invisalign treatment with a consult, which helps the dentist ascertain if Invisalign is the best teeth-straightening option for the patient’s specific situation. During your initial consultation, the dentist takes digital pictures of your smile and teeth. These records are used to develop a treatment plan, an estimate on the length of treatment time and the cost of the treatment.
If you decide to pursue Invisalign treatment, your impressions will be used to create several sets of custom aligners for you, these fit comfortably and with no irritation, and they move your teeth according to a treatment plan.
The clear aligners are nearly invisible, providing incredible discretion throughout treatment, which is ideal for many adult patients. Aligners are removed when eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. This eliminates the need for dietary changes during treatment and also makes maintaining your oral hygiene simpler than with traditional braces.
Additionally, instead of visiting the dentist regularly for adjustments, you can change your aligners weekly from the comfort of your home. We will provide an easy-to-follow schedule for changing your aligners. It’s a simple process that saves you time and reduces unnecessary visits to the dentist. Generally, the schedule requires a change of aligners every week.
Each set of the patient’s personalised aligners will move the teeth slightly closer to the desired position until we achieve the ultimate goal: straight teeth and a properly aligned smile.
What Are Invisalign Attachments?
In most cases, we use small, tooth-coloured attachments, these are bonded to the teeth to give Invisalign aligners more grip on the teeth. The extra grip allows the aligners to gently shift the teeth into the correct position.
What Problems Can Invisalign Fix?
We may use Invisalign clear braces to treat a wide range of dental issues, including:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
Whether the patient has a complex dental problem or simply wants to straighten slightly crooked teeth, Invisalign may offer a solution. However, there are some situations where we will refer you to an orthodontist.
The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to book in a consult with Dr Hilary Thean. We will advise you on the best course of action for your dental needs and smile goals.
Invisalign Treatment in Mount Pleasant
Invisalign treatment allows many patients to straighten their smile without the hassle or appearance involved with traditional braces, and we offer Invisalign treatment at competitive rates.
We also provide general and preventive dental services, including gap-free check-ups and cleans for new patients with private health insurance.
If you are interested in creating a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile, we invite you to contact our friendly team to book your consultation with Dr Thean.