Your Invisalign Specialists Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast
Clear and virtually invisible, Invisalign removable aligners are an alternative to regular braces that gradually and gently correct tooth placement. Removable so you can enjoy special events or even just regular activities like brushing and flossing your teeth without battling with cumbersome braces, Invisalign has revolutionized cosmetic dental and orthodontic care.
Book a free, no-obligation consultation with the qualified team at our Gold Coast Invisalign partner dental clinic to discover how we can transform your smile.
Who is the ideal candidate for Invisalign?
If you suffer from crooked, misaligned, spacey, or crowded teeth, you may benefit from Invisalign.
Anyone 16 years plus who isn't happy with their teeth can contact us to look into Invisalign treatment. You do need to have healthy gums and teeth before proceeding with treatment. Invisalign can be an option for those under 16, but because Invisalign is dependent on compliance, we recommend for those under 16 go to an orthodontist.
What results should clients expect from Invisalign?
Invisalign is an almost invisible alternative to orthodontic treatments like braces that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. It consists of a series of slightly changing aligners custom-made for each patient that gently moves crooked or misaligned teeth with minimal discomfort compared to regular braces. Results are generally dependant on compliance, however, some teeth can be a bit more stubborn to move so further refinement may be necessary.
How long will it take to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?
Depending on the complexity of your case, with some Invisalign treatment options, you may be finished in as little as six months and seeing results in a matter of weeks, however, it generally takes longer. On average, treatment time is 12 to 18 months. People with more complex cases who use Invisalign usually see results in less than 2 years – the team at Waterways Dental will advise you of your suitability for treatment at your first no-obligation consult.
What steps are involved to get started with Invisalign treatment?
We start with a free, no-obligation consultation to take some photos and assess the mouth to make sure patients are suitable candidates for Invisalign. If the patient is suitable, we will assess what kind of case they would be – light, moderate or comprehensive – and quote treatment accordingly. If the patient would like to go ahead, we take some impressions to send off the Invisalign to have their custom aligners fabricated. When the custom aligners arrive, the patient comes in and we attach buttons (small mounds of composite for the aligners to anchor to) to the required teeth. Most patients change to their next aligner every two weeks and come to see us every 8 weeks to ensure their progress is on track.
Key points clients should know before booking:
- Invisalign aligners need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day.
- Call reception to book your free consult – we take a $50 deposit to hold your Invisalign consultation, which is refundable at the time of the appointment.
Looking forward to straighter, more aligned teeth without the need for braces? Call our Gold Coast clinic and chat with our friendly patient care team to book a free, no-obligation consultation.