Invisalign® Treatment Process

Invisalign treatment is gaining traction as a sought-after solution for orthodontic problems.

Unlike traditional braces, which require the placement of brackets on teeth and the connection of  wires, Invisalign aligners works nearly invisibly (as its name suggests).

Particularly for those who do not wish to draw attention to their orthodontic work, Invisalign treatment provides an attractive solution.

Woman holding an Invisalign tray smiling with a perfect smile

Consultation with Wilkinson Orthodontics

Our practice has received specialised training to work with Invisalign aligners. During your  initial appointment, Dr Wilkinson will assess your smile needs.

In some cases, the type of problem may not lend itself to correction through Invisalign treatment, and we may offer an alternative solution.

Creation of a Custom Treatment Plan

Invisalign treatment works using a series of customised clear trays that fit almost perfectly over the teeth.

To create these trays, Dr Wilkinson will take digital X-rays and photographs as well as  impressions of your teeth.

These are submitted to a specialised laboratory that makes a 3D image of your smile.

This is used to create a specialised treatment plan that provides an estimate of how long treatment will take.

Arrival of Custom Trays

Once your customised trays have arrived, the treatment begins.

For Invisalign treatment to work properly, you must wear the aligners 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.

Particularly for those who do not wish to draw attention to their orthodontic work, Invisalign treatment provides an attractive solution.

The trays gently draw your teeth into proper alignment, correcting your orthodontic problems as you go about your everyday life.

In general, you will replace your aligners with a new set every two weeks.

This is to encourage your teeth to continue moving throughout the treatment process.

You’ll need to check in with our Helnsvale or Benowa locations every six weeks or so to ensure treatment progresses smoothly.

Beautiful Smile: Complete!

Once you complete your individualised treatment plan, you’ll have the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Like with traditional braces, Dr Wilkinson may recommend that you wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth remain in their new positions.

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