The clear alternative to braces
Often promoted as an “invisible” way of straightening teeth, this technique uses a series of clear, custom-fabricated aligners that gradually move teeth to their desired positions.
These aligners are virtually invisible and fit in with your lifestyle ensuring your treatment doesn’t hold you back.
Invisalign is the perfect option for people that want to keep their treatment hidden, as it is virtually unnoticeable.
These aligners are removable which means you can take them out to give your teeth a thorough clean and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene. Also they may be removed for special occasions, although we recommend you do this very minimally, but the option is there.
If you have always wanted to do something about your smile and have been putting it off …Invisalign is the answer for you.
Invisalign is not suitable for all cases, which is why Dr Sasha Mirkovic offers FREE invisalign smile assessments to help find a solution for you.
Your Invisalign treatment process:
1. Your first visit / Consultation
A full examination and discussion with Dr Mirkovic regarding possible treatment and your options. Please see Your First Appointment. However if you have taken advantage of our Free Smile Assessment this will be brief and maybe followed up by a more comprehensive consultation.
2. Impressions for the aligners
At this appointment Dr Mirkovic will take very detailed impressions of your teeth and then we send these off to America for the aligners to be produced using the latest technologies.
3. Placement of aligners.
When we received the aligners back, we places some little clear attachments into your teeth and fit your aligners.
We give you instructions on how to take them in and out, replace them and care for them.
4. Appointments approximately every 4-10 weeks
At this appointment we will issue you with new aligners and add or remove attachments as needed.
It is of great importance these appointments are kept to ensure the treatment progresses as efficiently as possible.
5. Completion of treatment
Once your have finished with all your aligners and treatment is completed we removed the attachments, polish off any remaining glue and retainers are fitted.
This is a vital part of your treatment. Retainers are designed to maintain and hold your teeth on the corrected position and prevent and relapse of the original orthodontic problem.
It is very important retainers are worn exactly as instructed by Dr Mirkovic.
For more information please see ‘Retainers’.
6. Long term changes and movement
Because you have completed a course of full comprehensive orthodontic treatment this does not ensure a lifetime of perfectly straight teeth.
Once retainers are no longer being worn teeth will be as stable as can be expected. Minor changes after that time are due to natural maturing and the ageing process.