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Invisalign® the clear alternative to braces


Apple Dental is the name you can trust for high-quality Invisalign in Lane Cove.


Apple Dental is the name you can trust for high-quality Invisalign in Lane Cove.

Invisalign® is the advanced teeth-straightening treatment that helps you achieve a beautifully straight smile without the visual impact of traditional metal braces.

It is never too late to straighten your teeth and these days it couldn’t be easier. Apple Dental can supply you with the very latest Invisalign aligners to discreetly move your teeth. Our excellent solutions will help you achieve a straight smile while keeping your teeth natural-looking.

Practically invisible, easily removable, and comfortable to wear … it’s not hard to see why Invisalign® is so popular! If you want to make 2020 the year you transform your teeth and enjoy the confidence of a dazzling straight smile, we’ve got the lowdown on why Invisalign® is the clear solution.

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What exactly is Invisalign®?
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A quick overview of Invisalign® treatment
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
How long does Invisalign® treatment take?

Looking for a straighter, more beautiful smile – invisibly?

Would you like to achieve a beautiful straight smile, but you’d prefer not to compromise your appearance? This common goal has paved the way for Invisalign® to become the preferred orthodontic method for adults in Lane Cove and Chatswood areas.

Many adults suffering from misaligned teeth have been reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment because of the unattractive look of old-fashioned metal braces. Thanks to Invisalign® and their clear aligners, this is now no longer an issue.

What exactly is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a set of clear, custom-moulded aligners that gradually move your teeth into their ideal position. The aligners are designed using 3D computer imaging that allows your dentist to map out how your teeth will be moved into position. Every few weeks, your aligners will be replaced with a new set to match the movement of your teeth.


Dr Mark Casiglia treated this patient using Invisalign, these amazing results took a total of 10 months to achieve.

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign® is a series of custom-moulded clear aligners which are precision designed using a 3D computer imaging program. This lets our team exactly plan the progression of your procedure, before you begin treatment. Each set of aligners is replaced every few weeks with a new set, which will work to gradually move your teeth a little further. After each set of aligners has done its job, your teeth will have progressively moved into their ideal position, and you’ll have a smile you’ll be proud to display.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® is easily removable, so you can eat all your favourite foods and brush and floss your teeth comfortably. And of course, because it is virtually invisible, other people won’t even notice that you are having treatment!

What does my Invisalign® treatment involve?

As part of our premium Invisalign® service, our practice is dedicated to ensuring your treatment progresses as planned. To do this, we ask that you visit our clinic about once every six weeks to allow us to check the alignment of your teeth. Your treatment time will depend on your personal situation, but usually takes around nine to 15 months. After we assess your dental health, our practitioners will be able to provide you with a more accurate timeframe.

A quick overview of Invisalign® treatment

When planning your treatment, we take impressions, photos and x-rays to create your custom plan, detailing exactly how each tooth will move. All this information is converted into digital images showing how your teeth will gradually straighten right up until the end of treatment so you can preview your new smile before you even wear your first aligner. It normally takes between 12-14 months to straighten teeth, but we will be able to accurately predict the time required once we have planned your treatment.

During this time all you need do is wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day. The aligners are exchanged for a fresh set every two weeks. You can take them out for eating and drinking and for brushing and flossing, so there is no need to change your oral hygiene or eating habits.

What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is:

Practically invisible – with these virtually invisible ‘braces’, no one will even notice you’re having orthodontic treatment. It makes Invisalign® a seamless fit with your social and professional lifestyle.

Removable – unlike fixed metal braces, with Invisalign® braces you can eat and drink what you want, by simply removing your aligners. It also makes brushing and flossing easy, so you can have fresh breath and good oral hygiene right throughout your treatment.

Comfortable – with no metal brackets or wires, Invisalign® causes less irritation to your mouth, and usually needs less time spent in our Apple Dental practice for adjustments.

Predictable – with Invisalign® we can show you virtual results before your treatment even begins. This lets you see how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.

How long does Invisalign® treatment take?

Generally speaking, your Invisalign® treatment will take only twelve to fourteen months to move your teeth into their new ideal position. Your exact length of treatment will depend on your individual situation as discussed with the Apple Dental team; but on average you can expect to spend about four months less time having treatment than you would with traditional braces.

Which orthodontic problems can be corrected with Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a discreet way for adults to straighten their teeth, eliminating the need to wear highly visible fixed braces. Instead, teeth are gradually straightened using a series of custom-designed, clear plastic aligners. These are very thin and fit tightly over your teeth, so once in the mouth are virtually invisible. All you need do is wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. After two weeks simply discard the aligners for a new set. This continues until your teeth are beautifully straight. Another nice thing about Invisalign is its ease of use. Unlike fixed braces, you won’t need to change your diet or your oral care routine. You just remove the aligners for each meal and whenever you want to brush and floss your teeth.

Invisalign is very versatile and can correct a range of orthodontic problems including issues with overcrowded or overlapping, unsightly spaces in between your teeth, or problems with your occlusion. It is not designed to correct serious orthodontic problems. During your initial consultation, we will advise you if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment choice. Every treatment using Invisalign is precisely planned and it normally takes a year or so to comfortably straighten teeth.

Why should I choose Invisalign® for teeth straightening?

As the name suggests, one of the major benefits of Invisalign® is the fact that its clever clear design makes it practically invisible. Whether you’re wearing Invisalign® at work or in a social setting, you can flash your smile with confidence knowing that most people will have no idea you’re even wearing aligners. So if the thought of visible metal braces brings you out in a cold sweat, Invisalign® is the clear choice for you!

Another big tick for Invisalign® is the fact that unlike fixed metal braces, you can easily remove your aligners. This makes eating and drinking a breeze, and also means it’s simple to brush and floss your teeth so you can stay on top of your oral hygiene. Of course, it’s not advisable to leave your aligners out for long periods of time, but the removable nature of Invisalign® definitely makes them a convenient option.

Having your teeth straightened with Invisalign® is far more comfortable compared to traditional metal braces. There are no metal brackets or wires to cause irritation to your mouth, and you generally don’t need to spend as much time coming into the practice for adjustments. Although you may feel a little discomfort at the very beginning of your treatment and for a few days each time your aligners are replaced, this is an indication that your teeth are moving into position. So you can rest assured your Invisalign® treatment is working!

As Invisalign® is designed using advanced 3D computer imaging, your dentist can show you the virtual results of your treatment before you even start your Invisalign® process. This means you’ll be able to see just how straight and beautiful your teeth will look once your Invisalign® treatment is complete.

While the exact treatment time for Invisalign® differs from person to person, the process usually takes between nine and fifteen months. Most people will find their Invisalign® treatment takes around four months less than traditional metal braces, so you can be enjoying your new smile in less time. Once your dentist has checked your oral health, they’ll be able to provide you with an accurate time frame for your Invisalign® treatment.

Having your teeth straightened with Invisalign® is a suitable option for the majority of people, as this treatment effectively corrects a wide range of dental problems. There are certain circumstances in which Invisalign® may not be viable, such as if you have missing teeth, or a severe underbite or overbite. If this is the case, your dentist can discuss alternative options and advise on the best course of action going forward.

Frequently asked questions

While Invisalign® has been shown to be able to correct a wide range of dental problems, there are some conditions which may call for an alternative solution. For example, if you have many missing teeth, or a severe over- or under-bite, Invisalign may not be the right answer for you. Naturally, the Apple Dental team will advise you on the best procedure for your needs.

Compared to traditional metal braces, having your teeth straightened with Invisalign® is a much more comfortable process. You may feel some slight discomfort to begin with, and for a few days each time you receive a new set of aligners. However, this is just a small sign that your teeth are actually responding to your Invisalign® treatment, and slowly moving into the position your Apple Dental dentist has determined for them.

The pricing structure of Invisalign® will vary based on the individual needs of each patient… ranging from how long treatment will take, to how complex your individual case is, and the level of experience your provider can offer.

Straighten your teeth with Invisalign® Advanced Technology

The team at Apple Dental is here to help you achieve the beautifully straight smile you’ve always wanted, with our exceptional quality Invisalign® services in Lane Cove. The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible and are extremely easy to use. Treatment will have minimal impact on your lifestyle. Book your appointment with Apple Dental today and enjoy the confidence of a perfect smile this year!

Give us a call on (02) 9420 5050 to schedule a consultation, or visit us at 1 Finlayson St Lane Cove NSW 2066.