What is Invisalign?
Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental provider.
What's more, a virtual treatment plan generated by Align Technology's unique ClinCheck® software shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck software, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.
If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as Invisalign.
Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.
Medicare Bulk Billing for Child Dental Benefit Scheme
Around 3.4 million children have access to free general dental care thanks to the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS); a $2.7 billion measure introduced by the previous Labor Government and being honoured by the Liberal Government to combat the nation’s declining oral health in children.
The means-tested benefit came into effect throughout Australia on 1 January 2014, replacing the Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP). Under the schedule, children aged between two and 17 years who are part of a family in receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Government payment are entitled to a wide range of basic dental services. The total amount of financial support is capped to $1000 per child over a two consecutive year period.
Talk to I teeth today to find out how you can use bulk billing to pay for your child's Invisalign treatment!
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How does it work?
Once your dental provider determines that Invisalign is right for your needs, he or she will develop a detailed treatment plan from which your bespoke, virtually invisible aligners will be made to order.
Take a look at the simple steps you and your dentist or orthodontist will take together on the journey towards your brand-new smile.
During the initial consultation, your dental provider will discuss the issues you have with your teeth and explore what kind of results you're hoping to achieve. If Invisalign is suitable for you, a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind. Your dental provider will take impressions of your teeth and will send these to the Invisalign laboratories for processing.
The impressions of your teeth will be digitised in order for your dental provider to review a computerised 3D image of your teeth (ClinCheck® set up). Your dental provider will prescribe and review the precise tooth movements throughout the duration of your personal treatment plan. You'll be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after the Invisalign treatment, so you can see what your smile is expected to look like once you've finished the treatment.
Once you and your dental provider have agreed to the treatment plan, bespoke aligners are then custom-made for you and have to be worn for approximately two weeks before you switch to the next aligner in the series. While the number of aligners varies for each individual, a full treatment typically includes 18-36 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth, which will take approximately 9-18 months depending on your individual case.
Aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth in order to complete your treatment in the timeline determined by you and your dental provider. You'll go in for checkups every 4-6 weeks to monitor your progress and to receive your next series of aligners. During the entire treatment process, you'll notice small movements, and your teeth will gradually move into an even and healthy smile.