Dental Sense in Midland are able to provide Invisalign treatment as an alternative to traditional braces.
No, unfortunately not all patients will be suitable for clear aligners, such as Invisalign™. There are still many cases where the patients desired result is best managed by a specialist Orthodontist and traditional braces.
We offer a simple 30 minute consultation in which we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve, and determine if this is possible with clear aligners. If we believe your treatment needs are more complex we will happily refer you through to a local specialist Orthodontist.
At Dental Sense we are fortunate to have excellent Orthodontists located right here in Midland. We frequently refer our patients to them for on going management.
Unlike a general dentist, they have the ability to manage all types of orthodontic treatment, and treat people of all ages.
The Orthodontics Australia website has excellent resources available. The following extract from their site clearly details the difference between a general dentist and an orthodontist: “All orthodontists were once dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. It takes three years of full time study and 5,000 hours of practical training over and above general dentistry to become a specialist orthodontist. Your smile is a big deal and when it comes to straightening teeth, your choice of practitioner is a big deal too”
The benefit of coming to Dental Sense is we understand our scope of practice, and at what point a patient is best to be referred to a specialist. The strong relationship we have with them ensure the patients best interests are prioritised above everything else.
We help manage the referral process and the safe transfer of clinical notes and diagnostic imaging. We then also continue to see the patient for their ongoing dental check-ups.
No, we strongly encourage parents to take their kids to see a specialist Orthodontist. The reason being is they have the skills and experience needed to know exactly when to start treatment and the best way to manage.
An impression is taken of your teeth to create a set of clear “aligners”. Each set of aligners are worn, day and night, for 2 weeks. They gradually move your teeth in to the correct alignment over a period of 12 to 18 months.
The aligners are removable, just like a mouthguard, however this should only be done to eat and drink. They can also be removed for special occasions such as weddings.
Clear aligners are typically used in cases of minor adjustments or those that have mild crowding.
They can also be used to improve a smile by correcting issues such as symmetry, spacing, gum line, tooth shape, and lip profile.
Aligning teeth into a more ideal position can avoid the need for other treatments (veneers) or allow for more conservative aesthetic treatments (just whitening, edge bonding).
The next step is to book in an Invisalign® consultation with one of our dentists. If you are due for your annual check-up you can just discuss it with them at the time.