At Toowong Orthodontics, we are all about empowering individuals with the confidence to smile out loud! Invisalign® treatment gives patients a straighter smile without impacting their self-confidence and is ideal for patients wanting a less invasive and almost invisible treatment option.
The Invisalign® aligner treatment has evolved over 20 years and has been used to treat over 8 million patients worldwide, and with Dr Goodyear’s specialist expertise, is an effective and reliable treatment option.
How does Invisalign® treatment work?
Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made, clear and removable aligners that are produced especially for you. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your Orthodontist, Dr Goodyear.
What’s involved in the Invisalign® treatment?
Like any tooth alignment treatment, there are a number of steps in the process to ensure you will be smiling out loud from the results.
- Consultation Appointment
Dr Goodyear will conduct a dental examination including x-rays and photographs, to assess the best treatment option for you. Some cases are treated more efficiently with Invisalign® aligners while others are treated more efficiently with braces, so it’s important to conduct a thorough examination to ensure you will get the best results.
- Canning Appointment
We will take an Invisalign® iTero scan so Dr Goodyear and the Align technicians can work together to create the most effective treatment plan for you; our specialist orthodontic expertise in this step is what will give you an amazing result at the end of your treatment.
- Aligner Fit and Attachment Bonding
In 4-6 weeks, your aligners will arrive to the clinic ready to be fitted and at this appointment we will place your attachments (tooth coloured ‘bumps’) on your teeth. We will give you all the information you need to start your treatment, as well as your next 6 weeks’ worth of aligners.
- Aligner Check-up Visits
Every 6-8 weeks (depending on the patient) you will come in for a check-up visit so we can oversee the treatment progression and ensure you’re on the best track to a straighter smile!
At the end of your first ‘set’ of aligners Dr Goodyear will reassess if more aligners are needed to move the teeth into their precise final positions. If needed, new scans and photos will be taken, your treatment plan will be refined, and a new set of aligners will be sent to the clinic. The aligner fit and check-up appointments continue until the desired treatment outcome has been achieved.
- Completion of Treatment
With a transformed smile that makes you feel confident, your treatment is complete. You will be given either a bonded or removable retainer to make sure you maintain your straighter smile. We will continue to monitor your smile for 12 months after treatment (3 months and 12 months) to ensure you’re wearing your retainer correctly and your teeth are staying in their final position.