Invisalign Clear Braces, Melbourne

With Richmond Fine Dentisty and Invisalign, Melbourne has a dentist it can trust for professional and high quality Invisalign orthodontics.

We have introduced Invisalign to our practice and we’re really excited about the benefits for our patients. Invisalign is the technique of using a series of practically invisible plates to realign teeth, rather than braces.


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the modern and effective technique of using a series of clear plates to realign teeth rather than the traditional, permanently fixed metal braces. Invisalign starts straightening your smile soon after starting so results are seen and enjoyed early on. A great smile can improve your self-confidence and oral health.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses clear aligners created specifically for your own mouth to gradually and gently move your teeth into place.  Every couple of weeks a new, specially modified aligner is worn, moving the teeth little by little until they have straightened into the prescribed position determined by your dentist.

Who Should Use Invisalign?

Invisalign is particularly beneficial for anyone suffering malocclusion, which is a technical term for crooked, crowded or protruding teeth that do not fit together properly. These problems may be inherited or acquired. Common malocclusions include crowding of teeth, prominent teeth, too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth and a variety of irregularities of the jaws and face. Thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, dental disease, premature loss of primary or permanent teeth, or accidents can cause malocclusions.

Common Issues Most Effectively Treated with Invisalign Are:

  • Crossbites, overbites and underbites
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth

Teenagers and adults are both suitable contenders for Invisalign treatment; our specialist dentists will assess your suitability for effective treatment.

How to Get Straight Teeth with Invisalign?

The dentists at Richmond Fine Dentistry will take an impression of your initial bite and then using Align Technology they produce customised aligners that slowly rearrange your teeth and jaws into correct alignment.

How Long Does Treatment Take with Invisalign?

Clients are treated on an individual basis depending on their own needs however the average length of treatment is 12 months.

Once treatment has concluded, as with most braces systems, a temporary retainer will need to be worn for some time after to stabilise teeth in their new positions. In most cases the last prescribed aligner will be used as the retainer.

What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign is customised, comfortable, removable, virtually clear and effective in quickly and affordably straightening teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is convenient because it is virtually invisible to wear and it is removable. This allows for comfortable eating and aids in effective cleaning and flossing of teeth without interference.

Invisalign is not suitable in all orthodontic cases, but definitely appropriate for some patients suffering from malocclusion, which is the technical term for crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. Speak with our experienced dentists at Richmond Fine Dentistry for assessment and treatment advice.

Is Invisalign Safe?

Invisalign aligners are made of strong, medical grade thermoplastic material, which is importantly BPA free. They have no sharp edges so they are safe and comfortable to wear. Any temporary discomfort caused by the new aligner moving the teeth is generally mild and only lasts a couple of days.

At Richmond Fine Dentistry, Invisalign, Melbourne’s leading orthodontic technique, can be used to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment for Invisalign – Clear Braces.