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Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

Pre Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign can address most but not all teeth straightening concerns.

To ascertain your suitability for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, Core Dental offers a free Invisalign consultation. At this appointment we will assess your suitability for Invisalign and determine what treatment is best for your individual case. You will receive a comprehensive quote and treatment plan and you’ll even get to see a projection of what your smile will look like at the end.

Invisalign Full (unlimited aligners)  Suitable for moderate to severe crowding/spacing.

Invisalign Lite (Up to 14 aligners) Suited to patients with minor dental problems.

Invisalign i7 (Up to 7 aligners) Suited to patients with a relapse after braces from a younger age or very mild movement requirements.

Invisalign Teen is the discreet way to straighten teenagers teeth with added benefits such as wear indicators to check usage and additional replacements included in case an aligner is lost.

As a guide, Invisalign treatment by a specialist orthodontist at Smile Solutions costs between $3,400 for Invisalign express, up to $8,400 for a full case.

No two mouths are the same, so the cost of Invisalign will vary from person to person. As part of your complimentary consultation with one of our treatment coordinators you will receive a comprehensive quote detailing the type of Invisalign you are suitable for and the total anticipated Invisalign fees over your course of treatment.

Invisalign Payment Methods

We understand affordability is an important consideration when you are looking to make a big change in your life. That is why we offer you a choice of Invisalign payment options, including interest-free payment plans. If you choose a payment plan, we can process your application at your appointment and your treatment coordinator will take you through all of the details.

Deposit Inclusive, Interest Free Payment Plan
To lower your repayments you can place a 20% deposit at the commencement of your treatment and spread the balance owing in fortnightly repayments over 15 months.

No Deposit, Interest Free Payment Plan
If you can’t afford the deposit but want to get started straight away speak with one of our friendly consultants to arrange your no deposit plan, interest free plan.

Full Payment Upfront
There are discounts offered for those who choose to pay in full on commencement of treatment. Check with your treatment coordinator as to what they are.

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If you have orthodontic cover as part of your health insurance policy, your Invisalign treatment may be covered. Several health funds will provide a rebate only when a specialist orthodontist carries out the treatment. We suggest you check with your health fund as policies differ from fund to fund.

Core Dental are certified Blue Diamond Providers which is the highest provider status awarded by Invisalign Australia, giving you the confidence in knowing you are dealing with one of the largest and most experienced providers.

As an Invisalign Blue Diamond Partner, all 7 of our Core Dental practices are also able to offer you competitive pricing. We’ll even match any comparable quote for the same Invisalign treatment from another specialist orthodontist and beat it by 5%.

Core Dental offers flexible payment plans including a no deposit, interest free plan. Our payment plans allow you to break up the cost in fortnightly installments over the course of your treatment.

Some people may experience minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment, when a new aligner is inserted. Patients typically describe this as a feeling of pressure. Feeling discomfort during any orthodontic treatment is a good sign as it indicates that your teeth are moving into their new positions. The discomfort typically dissipates after a couple of days as the wearer becomes accustomed to the new aligners. Over-the-counter pain management can also help, if required.

Yes, you will require retainers to keep your teeth in position; but no, there is no additional charge for these at Smile Solutions. We include this cost when we quote up front for all treatment, appointments and aligners.

Yes. Most people who have had orthodontic treatment and are not completely happy are eligible for Invisalign treatment. In many cases the treatment is shorter and cheaper.

During Invisalign Treatment

Each case is different so there isn’t a set length of time but the average is 12 to 18 months. You will receive a full treatment outline when you come in for a free consultation, which includes an approximate timeframe.

You may find there is an initial adjustment period with having something new in your mouth but many people report no effect to speech at all.

You will need to visit us every 6 to 8 weeks for a progress review and to collect your next set of aligners.

None. Because you remove the aligners to eat you can eat what you want. Brushing and flossing your teeth after each meal and before reinserting your aligners is recommended.

Aligners should be worn all the time – day and night – with the exception of when you remove them to eat, brush and floss your teeth or if you remove them for special occasions. As a guide, you should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day.

It is best to clean your aligners before each insertion. This can be done using cold water and a toothbrush (without toothpaste). Soaking aligners in cool water and vinegar or Retainer Brite will remove any stains or debris (other than gum). Simply place your aligners in a cup of water and add one tablet of Retainer Brite, which will turn the water blue. Once the water is clear again, your aligners will be too! Rinse them thoroughly in cold water before re-inserting. It is best to clean your aligners while they are out during mealtimes, to avoid extra time out of the mouth.

Do not use warm or hot water, denture cleaners or mouthwash as these will distort the aligners.

When taking your aligners out to eat or drink, remember to store them in the protective box provided. Avoid placing them in tissue or your pockets to prevent accidentally damaging or discarding them.

You can purchase replacement aligners for $100 per set.

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