Invisalign/Clear Teeth Straightening

Having perfectly straight teeth is a desire that most of us share. However, it is not only a straight smile that is of aesthetic benefit, having straight teeth provides us with a significant advantage to sustain a healthy mouth. It enables us to access and clean our teeth effectively, reduce build up of plaque and subsequently improving the health of our surrounding bone and gum.

Why Should I Choose Clear Aligner Orthodontic Treatment?

Clear aligner therapy such as Invisalign or Smilestyler provides its users with the aesthetic comfort of not having to wear brackets and wires to achieve a beautiful smile.

Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, gently shifting your teeth into place whilst you maintain your current lifestyle!

What To Expect At Your Clear Aligner Consultation Appointment

A thorough examination including x rays, photos and 3D scans will be taken by your dentist so that an accurate analysis and record is taken for the diagnosis and treatment planning of your teeth and jaw.

At Dentists & Doctors Geelong we are pleased to offer Gap free orthodontic consultation appointments.

Following your initial examination at Dentists & Doctors, you will be provided information on what your treatment options are, how soon you should start treatment, duration of your Clear aligner treatment and an approximate cost.

What Do I Need To Remember Whilst Undergoing Clear Aligner Orthodontic Treatment?

Whilst undergoing Clear aligner therapy it is essential that you: 

1. Maintain good oral hygiene 
It is important that whilst completing your orthodontic treatment you maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. This means maintaining twice daily toothbrushing, daily flossing, use of mouthwash and fluoridated toothpaste.

Wearing retainers can make it difficult to clean your teeth and provides an extra surface for the bacteria and food to collect, thus it is important to maintain regular oral home care practices and speak to your dentist if you aren’t sure how to clean your teeth and retainers.

2. Attend regular dental checks
Visiting your dentist every 6 months for a routine dental check, clean and fluoride treatment is important in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It ensures any teeth which are at risk of tooth decay are regularly monitored, X rays may also be taken at your routine dental checks.

3. Modify your diet
While completing orthodontic treatment it is important to modify any poor existing dietary habits. You will need to avoid eating sticky foods such as toffees and hard sticky candy, as well as limiting your intake of carbonated drinks such as Coke which are high in sugar and acidic.

A poor diet will increase your risk for tooth decay, more so whilst undergoing orthodontic treatment as sugar and acid consumed lies on your teeth and held on to the surfaces of your teeth for several hours with your clear aligners, providing perfect conditions for tooth decay.

Your dentist will provide you with more information on appropriate diet and oral hygiene habits.

4. Follow directions given by your dental practitioner
Whilst completing your orthodontic treatment with Clear aligner therapy (such as Invisalign or Smilestyler) it is important your aligners are are worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day to achieve effective movement of teeth and ensuring treatment is completed in the time frame discussed.

Clear aligners are not to be worn during mealtimes or whilst drinking fluids other than water.

After completion of your Clear Aligner therapy you will be provided with either a clear retainer, similar to the aligners worn during treatment, to prevent future movement of teeth. If your retainers are not worn according to the advice given by your dentist your teeth may move out of alignment.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, the clinicians at Dentists & Doctors will be happy to discuss all risks associated with any procedure prior to your treatment.

What our customer's say...

G Lutz
G Lutz
31/03/2022
Travelled from Sydney to have my wisdom teeth removed by the one and only Dr. Asef Anwar. Well worth it! I was a bit nervous but he communicated every step of the way and made sure I wasn’t in any pain. Turns out I had nothing to be worried about! Can’t thank you enough Asef 🙏🏽
Lauren Fowkes
Lauren Fowkes
16/03/2022
I saw Dr Asef for wisdom teeth removal and it was a very pleasant experience. He walked me through every step of the procedure and ensured I felt safe and comfortable throughout. As an anxious patient this was very reassuring and I would 100% recommend this practise to everyone 😊
Tanay Sudhakar
Tanay Sudhakar
28/02/2022
Had an implant completed today and it was a pleasant and fast experience. I needed more than usual anaesthetic and they were efficient and friendly.
Trish K
Trish K
23/02/2022
Very impressed with the team,and very professional. They always mentioned the step by step produce reguarding my teeth, before they started. The facility and equipment is up to date and i highly recommend them.You wont be disappointed.
Mosharrof Hosen
Mosharrof Hosen
15/02/2022
Dr Asif is the best. Best dental service in Geelong. Very friendly and professional. Keep it up. 🙂
Nicky Stott
Nicky Stott
09/02/2022
I was referred to Dentists and Doctors after a bad experience else where. From the start i expressed to the staff my fear of dentists, and everyone has been exceptional and compassionate. While my fear will likely always be present, my trust that i am being looked after here has been definitely helping the process. Definitely recommend to visit these amazing people
Robin Thomas
Robin Thomas
07/02/2022
Was very nervous to go to dentist but needn’t of worried, from reception to dentists to assistants everyone is marvellous, treat you like a queen. Walked out of there feeling like a million bucks. I will be going back for a check up and for preventative treatments. Can’t recommend them enough. Special thanks to Clare and Paris . 👍
Bradley Hart
Bradley Hart
21/12/2021
Kind, non judgmental. So very understanding and amazing during the procedure. Had a filling. Pretty tough spot, explained things exceptionally well. Fast when it counted during the filling and very patient with me needs. For the people that are afraid of going to the dentist, for whatever reason. Or haven’t been to the dentist in a long time and are anxious about the dentist. Visit here. I had DR Claire. She was amazing. I was super anxious to visit and I’ve been putting it off for years. But now I can feel at ease, knowing I can go to a dentist’s without judgement and that I’ll be in good hands. 5/5. Hands down. Do yourself a favour and go here

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