Invisible Orthodontist Group members (Dr Debora Harris) are a group of specialist orthodontists and experienced Invisalign providers, committed to using aesthetic techniques to treat a broad range of orthodontic issues. www.theinvisibleorthodontist.com.au
Who is an Orthodontist and why should an Orthodontist treat me?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile. The success of your treatment with Invisalign also depends on the skill and experience of your doctor. A specialist orthodontist is the most qualified professional to treat you using this technique.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the invisible new way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. It combines 21st century technology and revolutionary manufacturing to customise a treatment for each individual patient.
Does Invisalign work as well as normal braces?
When visiting a qualified orthodontist, you will be presented with the treatment options that the clinician is comfortable providing. An orthodontist with a large amount of Invisalign experience, like members of The Invisible Orthodontist group, will be confident in treating broader range of cases using Invisalign than an orthodontist without Invisalign experience.
Are all Invisalign doctors the same?
No. Both orthodontists and general dentists are able to provide Invisalign. However only qualified orthodontists have completed specialist training in area of orthodontics. Additionally, the amount of Invisalign experience varies greatly by provider.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:
Invisalign is nearly invisible - you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Invisalign is removable - you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene
Invisalign is comfortable - there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation.
No metal or wires - looks great and you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
What are aligners made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade non-toxic plastic that is virtually invisible
How does Invisalign effectively move teeth?
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. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
Can I go to any orthodontist or dentist to be treated with Invisalign?
Specific training is needed to treat with Invisalign before an orthodontist can begin
How much does Invisalign cost?
Invisalign is a premium product compared to traditional braces. It uses state of the art
technology to create a series of customised aligners for each patient and has significant
patient benefits. The cost of treatment is determined by the prescribing orthodontist
and is based upon the complexity of treatment required and the schedule of fees
charged. Invisalign treatment is usually similar or slightly more than the cost of adult ceramic braces. Many orthodontists and dentists offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, often with interest free options.
What can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign does not treat cases, dentists and orthodontists do. The types of case a dentist or orthodontist can treat will vary greatly depending on their training and experience. Our network of specialist orthodontists believe that the majority of cases can be treated using Invisalign.
Will the treatment be painful?
Most people experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the Invisalign aligners are working sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away a couple of days after you insert the new aligner in the series, and is far less than the discomfort of braces.
Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?
Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp or minor speech impediment caused by the aligners should disappear.
How often must I wear the aligners?
Aligners should be worn all day, except when eating, brushing and flossing.
Can I drink with aligners still on?
You should remove your aligners to drink anything else except water. Leaving aligners on
while drinking may stain them and the patient risks decay drinking fluids with sugar in them.
Will smoking stain the aligners?
We discourage smoking while wearing aligners because it is possible for the aligners to
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
No, gum will stick to the aligners. We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks.
What's the best way to clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing with tooth paste and rinsing them in cold water.
How often must I wear my aligners?
Aligners should be worn all day, approximately 23 hours a day except when eating, brushing and flossing.
Dr Harris - Invisible Orthodontist Specialist ?
Dr Debora Harris is a leading specialist in orthodontic treatment and specialises in correcting crooked teeth using invisible braces technology, Invisalign. Dr Debora Harris is a part of an elite group of 25 Orthodontists Australia that are dedicated to treating even the most challenging cases using the Invisalign technique.
Over the years, it has been proven that the success of this treatment is directly correlated with the experience of the treating doctor. Visit our website or The Invisible Orthodontist site to find out about Invisalign and have clearly perfect teeth with Dr Harris.
Dr Harris’s expertise and depth of understanding both the movement of teeth as well as how the Invisalign appliance works, helps Dr Harris achieve amazing results for our patients, delivering a smile all our patients can be proud of.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth; it’s also a great way to improve a person’s overall self-image and enjoyment of life.
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