Want straight teeth without getting metal braces? Invisalign may be the clear answer.
Invisalign uses removable and clear aligners to straighten your teeth, giving you a winning smile. They’re virtually invisible and are a popular and hygienic orthodontic solution for those who don’t want typical metal braces impacting on their appearance. Similar to a mouth or dental retainer, the Invisalign system gradually moves your teeth into the desired position.
Finding the right Invisalign-trained orthodontist is the first step in your journey.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing an orthodontist who uses Invisalign, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great Invisalign provider?
Choosing the right Invisalign orthodontist will remove the stress and worry out of your investment. It will also help you understand exactly what your treatment is about.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing an Invisalign provider.
- Experience with Invisalign technology. Not all providers work with Invisalign technology, so you’ll want to choose one who has the right training, experience and proven track record in doing so.
- Flexible payment plans. Invisalign and other dental treatments can be expensive. The best Invisalign providers offer flexible payment plans so you can improve the health and appearance of your mouth without having to pay upfront.
- Top-of-the line equipment. Invisalign treatments require specialised equipment so you’ll want to ask your provider about what they use. It’s best to select a clean and modern clinic fully stocked with the latest Invisalign technology.
- Friendly and clear communications. Straightening your teeth is an involved procedure that can take time. As an Invisalign customer, you’ll want friendly and clear communications from your provider and the staff working at the clinic, to provide you with total assurance.
The best Invisalign providers in Canberra
Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Founded 40 years ago, invi has grown and evolved into an industry-leading clinic committed to patient health and satisfaction. Its team of Invisalign specialists provide a high level of care, quality service and a friendly attitude.
As Maree Johnston wrote on Google, “I could not be happier with my treatment at Orthoclinic. As a more ‘mature’ patient I can truly say that having my teeth straightened was one of the best things I have done for myself …”
With more than 75 years’ experience and specialist knowledge of the Invisalign treatment process, Civic Gentle Dental Care is one of Canberra’s best-known dentist and orthodontist clinics for dental health, hygiene and appearance.
Jessica Gao wrote on the RiotACT, “Civic Gentle Dental Care has the most experienced dentists who also have extensive experience in Invisalign. They are an Invisalign Platinum Provider. Their cost is transparent and a fractional of others while using the same technology and lab …”
Positive Dental Health promises quality oral care at reasonable prices, including orthodontic services to straighten teeth using Invisalign. Qualified and experience staff make visits as pain-free as possible.
As Georgia Curry wrote on Google, “I haven't been to the dentist for about a decade due to the fact that I had had terrible experiences with dentists. I was totally petrified. Despite my fears, Dr Poornina was absolutely fabulous and restored my faith in dentists.”
Supersmile is an Invisalign Platinum provider in Canberra, operating a specialist practice and providing quality results. Supersmile’s experienced orthodontists work to achieve the best outcome for all patients. Its three locations are in the city, Belconnen and Tuggeranong.
James Wilson wrote on the RiotACT, “Super Smile Orthodontics is absolutely the best! Not only do they do a great job of giving you an awesome smile, but they actually listen to what’s going on in your world.”
For more than 20 years, the qualified and experienced team at award-winning Embrace Orthodontists has delivered effective dental services to Canberra residents. Dr Pazios, Dr Wei and Dr Mann are highly skilled and experienced. Together, they’ve performed more than 2,000 Invisalign procedures. Invisalign has awarded Embrace Orthodontists Black Diamond status, placing them in the Top 6 in Australia.
As satisfied patient Nikki Smith wrote on Google, “Great practice with caring staff who explain everything. Appointments are timely and you are not left waiting for hours.”
If you’re looking for more information on orthodontists and dentistry in Canberra, you might like our article on the best orthodontists, the best dentists, the best cosmetic dentists and the best teeth whitening services the capital has to offer.
Your experience with Invisalign providers in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Invisalign just as effective as metal braces?
Every patient’s needs are different, so you need to talk to your dentist or orthodontist about your own case. Two benefits of Invisalign are that the aligners are almost completely invisible and that they’re removable. They can also be more comfortable than metal braces because they’re made of smooth plastic that doesn’t always irritate your gums or cheeks.
Is Invisalign 100 per cent clear?
Invisalign aligners are almost completely clear. Unless someone is looking close up, they’re unlikely to notice that you’re wearing Invisalign. Because they’re custom made for you, they fit exactly which helps make them almost invisible, even in photos.
Do Invisalign aligners hurt like metal braces do?
Invisalign uses a different system to metal braces and you may feel a little extra pressure or discomfort for the first few days (this varies patient by patient). This is totally normal. The pressure tells you that your new aligners are working and gently correcting the shape of your teeth.
Do I wear the same Invisalign aligners throughout my treatment?
Invisalign reports that you'll wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks, as prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist. You’ll probably schedule check-ups every six to eight weeks to check your progress. Fewer dental visits mean more time to enjoy life.
How do I clean my aligners?
Your orthodontist or dentist will explain cleaning procedures to you in detail. Overall, you’ll need to rinse your aligners every night and brush them gently with your toothbrush to keep them fresh and clean.