At Vogue Dental Studios we believe in responsible aesthetics. Before we can recommend any treatments, we must personally assess you.
During your complementary consultation, we will examine your smile and determine your suitability for Invisalign. At this appointment, you will be given a rough outline of your total treatment duration, the category you fall under as well as the complete costs involved.
If you are suitable for Invisalign treatment, we will take an accurate impression of your teeth via a 3D scan with our iTero Element scanner. We then upload this onto Invisalign to generate a ClinCheck which essentially shows you a simulation of how your teeth are expected to move throughout your treatment. We can evaluate every movement of each tooth and create a personalised road map of your new smile.
We would then make changes accordingly to suit your facial aesthetics, as well as your desired outcome. Once you and our cosmetic dentist are happy, we then approve and manufacture the first set of your customised Invisalign aligners.
During this appointment, we will collect a non-refundable deposit of $500 which will go towards your treatment.
Your first set of custom Invisalign aligners will arrive approximately 2-4 weeks from your scan appointment. You will then wear the first two aligners for two weeks at a time before another assessment with our team.
From there, we will see you every 6-8 weeks to track the movement of your teeth in these follow up and review appointments. This way, we can continue to adjust your personalised treatment to reflect real time progress.
After completing your Invisalign or orthodontic treatment, we will provide you with x1 set of upper and lower retainers.
Completed treatment does not guarantee perfectly straight teeth for the rest of your life. Teeth have a memory and often try to move back to their original positions. Retainers are required to keep your teeth in their new positions and regular retainer wear is necessary to preserve your new smile!
We also recommend that you maintain your oral health with regular 6 monthly check up and cleans with your favourite dentist.
Invisalign has proven to be as effective at straightening teeth as traditional braces. The level of Invisalign experience will determine how an orthodontist or dentist decides how to treat a patient. Patients with severe crowding or bite problems may require interdisciplinary treatments in which Invisalign is used in combination with other teeth straightening techniques.
Like brackets and arch wires, the Invisalign aligner moves teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. With each aligner, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular aligner. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
Most patients are suitable for Invisalign. Cases that are difficult or unsuitable for Invisalign may include:
Up-righting severely tipped teeth
Not all the permanent teeth have erupted - you're still growing!
Multiple missing teeth
Unsuitable periodontal (gum) condition
Patients wanting to change their facial profile
Aligners should be worn all day except when eating, brushing and flossing. We recommend for your aligners to be worn at least 22 hours a day. The more you wear it, the better your results.