Orthodontics

Invisalign®: Creating Beautiful Smiles in Auckland

Invisalign®: Creating Beautiful Smiles in Auckland2023-08-16T10:21:47+12:00

Comfortable, effective, removable and invisible braces!

Invisalign is the award-winning, new-generation way to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, so that you gain the appearance and functionality benefits of properly aligned teeth.

Straighter teeth contribute to a beautiful smile. They also work better, so that you can chew food efficiently. And they make dental hygiene easier, because you can floss and brush more effectively.

Suitable for most people, from teenagers to adults of any age, Invisalign braces are comfortable, effective, removable, and (best of all) invisible.

What is Invisalign®?

In 1999 the revolutionary dental product known as Invisalign was launched, inspired by research conducted at Stanford University in California. Invisalign comprises of ultra-thin, removable, transparent plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gently ease them into a better position. Every two weeks the aligners are replaced, causing the teeth to gradually straighten over time.

In contrast to traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and metal free. There are no sharp wires to dig into your gums and sensitive mouth areas. Additionally, they’re removable, which makes it easy to eat, drink and maintain your oral hygiene.

In most cases, a full Invisalign treatment takes between 6 to 18 months. During treatment you need to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. You’ll take the aligners out to eat and clean your teeth. Every week you’ll move to a new set of aligners, a process that will continue until your teeth are in the optimum position. Even before the treatment is complete, you’ll begin to notice an improvement in your teeth’s alignment, leading to a better and more confident smile.

Since its introduction, Invisalign has gained immense popularity worldwide and millions of success stories. The product range has expanded from the original Invisalign aligners to include Invisalign Express, Invisalign Lite and Invisalign Comprehensive , catering to a variety of different needs.

Straighter teeth with minimal discomfort

Invisalign braces are much less painful than traditional braces because they are made of smooth and comfortable plastic. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are custom-made for your mouth, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.

Comfortable, effective, removable and invisible braces

The biggest advantage of Invisalign aligners is their invisibility. It means your teeth can be straightened without anyone noticing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Each set of aligners is custom-made from precise scans of your teeth, so they fit perfectly and are engineered to gently (and almost invisibly) move your teeth into a better position.

Why get your teeth properly aligned?

If you think that having straight teeth is just a vanity thing, think again. There are several health reasons to get your teeth properly aligned. Here’s a quick summary of benefits:

  • Easier to clean: When teeth are aligned properly, they’re easier to clean. This can prevent the build up of plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems.
  • Better chewing: Teeth that are properly aligned can work together more effectively when chewing, making it easier to break down food and digest it properly.
  • Speech improvement: Properly aligned teeth can also improve speech, as they allow for clearer pronunciation of words and sounds.
  • Improved confidence: When you have a straight, symmetrical smile, it can improve your confidence and self-esteem. You may feel more comfortable smiling and interacting with others, which can lead to better social and professional opportunities.

The problems that Invisalign can solve

  • Crowded teeth: Invisalign can help to straighten teeth that are overcrowded, which makes teeth difficult to clean, so more prone to decay and gum disease.
  • Gaps between teeth: Invisalign can close gaps between teeth, which can improve the appearance of your smile.
  • Bite problems: Invisalign can correct bite problems, such as overbite, underbite and crossbite.
  • Relapse after braces: Invisalign can also be used to correct minor relapse cases of teeth shifting after braces or other orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign before and after

At Dental Artistry we’ve helped many New Zealanders to improve their appearance and dental function with Invisalign, so if you’ve been searching ‘Invisalign NZ’ you’ve come to the right site. Here are a few before and after examples, so you can see what Invisalign can do, then imagine what it could do for you.

Invisalign FAQs

What do you want to know about getting Invisalign treatment? Below are answers to the questions we’re most commonly asked.

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

To be effective, Invisalign aligners need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. Ideally, they should only be removed for eating, brushing and flossing

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

Invisalign aligners should be cleaned regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water. It’s important to avoid using toothpaste, as it can scratch the surface of the aligners.

How often do I need to visit the clinic during Invisalign treatment?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

Typically, you’ll visit your Dental Artistry orthodontist every six to eight weeks during Invisalign treatment. These appointments are to ensure the aligners are working properly and to receive the next set of aligners

How does Invisalign work?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners to gradually shift misaligned teeth into a better position. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a more discreet option than traditional orthodontic braces. They’re also removable, which makes it easier to eat and brush your teeth. Additionally, Invisalign treatment typically requires fewer appointments than traditional braces.

Can anyone get Invisalign?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

Invisalign can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and overbites or underbites. However, Invisalign might not be suitable for you if your teeth are severely misaligned.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

The length of Invisalign treatment varies for each person, because no two mouths are alike. Most treatments take 6 to 18 months to complete.

Is Invisalign painful?2023-06-11T14:55:34+12:00

While some discomfort is to be expected with any orthodontic treatment, most patients find Invisalign to be a lot less painful than traditional braces.

How much does Invisalign cost?2023-06-11T14:55:33+12:00

The cost of Invisalign varies, depending on each person’s needs. Dental Artistry can provide you with an accurate quote at your first consultation.  More about the cost of Invisalign.

Our aim is to provide you with a beautiful smile, a comfortable and efficient bite and excellent oral health

At Dental Artistry we’re dedicated to providing you with exceptional dental treatment in a practice that adheres to the most stringent safety and quality measures.

Our dentists, and patient support team are committed to treating you with kindness and respect.

Tell us about your dental goals and we’ll do our utmost to help you achieve them.