Invisalign - Straight teeth, no braces

Embrace Orthodontists are your most experienced Invisalign providers in Canberra and surrounds. We give more new smiles to more patients using Invisalign than any other practice here.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligners that are almost invisible, making it a great alternative for people who don’t want their orthodontic treatment to affect their appearance.

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Unlike traditional braces, that apply force to the teeth using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are clear, creating four main benefits:

  • Invisalign aligners are cosmetically pleasing
    Invisalign is almost invisible so this treatment type is perfect for people who are concerned about the affect orthodontic treatment will have on their appearance.
  • Invisalign aligners are more hygienic than traditional metal braces
    Often people complain about unwanted food items getting caught in the brackets and/or wires of their metal braces. Invisalign aligners can be removed when eating, brushing and flossing so they make it much easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment.
  • Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional metal braces
    Invisalign is made of clear, thin plastic, rather than metal and wires, this means that it’s not as likely for your gums and mouth to suffer ulcers or abrasions from rubbing against the appliance.
  • Invisalign treatment equals less orthodontic appointments 
    Invisalign doesn’t require adjustments like traditional metal braces do, so therefore you are only required to visit your orthodontic practice every 8-12 weeks.

 

 

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners. These aligners are manufactured for the individual patient and are based on a scan taken at the beginning of treatment, which allows the orthodontist to map out the specific treatment plan.

The patient changes the aligners to the next set in the series every 2 weeks and this is what creates the movement. The teeth gently move into their desired place at each stage of the treatment. 

How long does treatment take?

It depends on the results you would like and the complexity of your case. We know that some people would just like a minor change in their teeth alignment and we have treated very simple cases in around 6 to 9 months.

However, how your top teeth 'fit' with your bottom teeth is important as it can effect wear and tear and the ability to brush bacteria away. If bacteria is not properly removed it can lead to health problems.  At Embrace, we will always let you know the time it will take to achieve the optimal long-term result.

If your case is too complex for Invisalign, there are other 'invisible' options available such as Lingual (behind the teeth) braces. And by the way, Embrace is the only practice in the A.C.T that can combine our SureSmile Technology with Lingual braces. This means we can achieve results up to 30% faster than any other Lingual system.

New! Invisalign i7

Invisalign isn't new, but Invisalign i7 is! This 3 month treatment is ideal for people who would like a minor change in the front (most visible) section of their teeth.  It's also a good alternative for people who may have had orthodontic treatment as a child and have found that the front section of teeth have moved slightly with age.

 

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Here's Brooke wearing her Invisalign. It's difficult to show you something that's almost invisible, but we guess that's the point of Invisalign!

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