Invisalign® Brisbane | Bracken Ridge Dental

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign clear aligners are made of medical grade thermoplastic that's translucent. This avoids the “metal mouth” look associated with braces, and at a conversational distance they are practically invisible on your teeth.

Another benefit over traditional braces is that aligners can be removed at any time, which makes eating and brushing and flossing your teeth more convenient. With Invisalign, you are able to eat nearly all of the same foods as before, without having to worry about anything getting stuck between metal wires.

Not having metal brackets or wires also avoids the discomfort of braces and the risk of injury to your mouth. After a brief period of getting used to them, most people have no issues with speech either.

Who is suitable for Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign was developed for older teens and adults who wanted a more discreet and comfortable alternative to braces. This treatment can help with most common orthodontic issues, including:

  • bite issues (overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite)
  • crooked teeth
  • teeth crowding
  • gaps in your smile

If you have a more severe problem with your teeth or bite, our dentists may recommend discreet orthodontic treatments such as tooth-coloured ceramic braces.

Your teeth and gums should be healthy before Invisalign treatment can begin, as problems such as tooth decay and gum disease can interrupt the treatment and affect your results.

Types of Invisalign

We offer a choice of two Invisalign options at Bracken Ridge Dental: Invisalign Full and Invisalign Go.

Invisalign Full

The standard Invisalign treatment can correct a wider range of orthodontic issues. The treatment may involve anywhere from 30 to 50 sets of aligners and takes 12 to 18 months on average, depending on how much straightening is needed.

Invisalign Go

A faster option if you only need relatively minor correction, Invisalign Go uses 20 sets of aligners or less. Depending on your needs, your treatment could be completed in as little as 4 months if you are a candidate for Invisalign Go.

Our dentists will make sure you know all of your options and how much your treatment will cost after we complete your orthodontic assessment.