Dr Mitesh Sanghavi is a registered and professionally trained Invisalign dentist in Woodville, Adelaide.
Invisalign is a clear and more comfortable alternative to braces for adults that have a few teeth that you would like straightened. Unlike conventional braces Invisalign technology uses a series of clear, removable thin mouthguard like plastic aligners to reposition your teeth gradually by applying a constant gentle force. When you wear the aligners 24hrs a day, this gentle force slowly changes the position of teeth, to straighten and properly align them with the surrounding teeth. The benefits of Invisalign over traditional metal braces include:
Invisalign is effective in correcting mild-moderate cases of malocclusion (mis-aligned teeth and jaws). For more severe cases, children and teens, orthodontic braces are still recommended as have more strength and control over the direction teeth move in. Here are some dental conditions that our Invisalign dentist in Adelaide can assess you as a suitable candiate for Invisalign corrective treatment:
– Overcrowded teeth
– Widely spaced teeth
An initial assessment is the best way to find out whether Invisalign is right for you. Our experienced Invisalign dentist will conduct a brief suitability assessment and would like to answer any questions you have about Invisalign.
Our invisalign dentist then takes impressions of your teeth, and will be sent off to the Invisalign laboratories where they will be fabricated and customised to achieve the movement that you desire.
What’s more, a virtual treatment plan generated by Align Technology’s unique computerised 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 software, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.
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 fabricated for your teeth specifically, 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.
If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer.
The cost of Invisalign treatment is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Of course, after a full assessment, our dentist will be able to fully determine your cost, which is based on your individual treatment needs. These factors can include the complexity of your case, how long your treatment will take, and any private health insurance coverage.
As an estimate, the average cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $6,000 to $9,000, but if you only need very minor correction, treatment can start from as little as $4,500.
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Gummy Smile Correction/ Gum Reshaping
Laser’s used in cosmetic dentistry are designed to shape excess gum tissue gently and precisely. Laser exposes more the tooth surface to reduce the appearance of gummy smiles and creates a more even appearance, by lengthening the appearance of the tooth. Laser gum reshaping is often used only on the front teeth or teeth that show when you smile, but it can be used anywhere there is excess gum tissue.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease can be mild (gingivitis) or advanced (periodontitis). Gingivitis can be easily reversed by improving personal oral hygiene routines at home and monitored by regular visits to the dentist for professional cleans. Advanced gum disease however needs multiple professional treatments and more regular visits for monitoring. Dr. Sanghavi can use laser as a non-surgical method of killing bacteria and removing diseased tissues.
Learn how laser dentistry can eliminate pain and reduce recovery time. Call (08) 8445 1246 now or click here to make an appointment with our dentists in Western Suburbs of Adelaide, SA.