Invisalign Gold Coast

We’re Invisalign Gold Coast dentists. Looking to straighten and improve the appearance of your teeth? Our Gold Coast dentists can help you achieve your ideal set of teeth using Invisalign’s clear aligners.

Invisalign Gold Coast Dentists

Invisalign is one of the most popular advancements in cosmetic dentistry at the moment. It’s a more attractive alternative to traditional braces that uses clear, removable aligners rather than permanent, metal braces, as orthodontists traditionally have used. These make straightening your teeth far more accessible for the self conscious teenager or the adult professional.

What Invisalign Is & How It Works

Invisalign is a fitted, clear, flexible plastic aligner that works to straighten and align your teeth gradually. These work very similarly to traditional braces, but are a less bulky, more attractive solution. The clear aligners fit over your teeth snugly, similar to a mouth guard but far more fitted and comfortable. The aligners then gradually move your teeth into position. 

You’ll need to change your aligners every two to three weeks — each time the aligners will be moving your teeth closer and closer to their perfect positioning. Your dentist will offer you several sets at a time, so you don’t need to visit us quite as often.

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Invisalign Vs Traditional Braces

Invisalign is a fairly comprehensive treatment and is certainly the preferred straightening and aligning option for your teeth. It’s far more comfortable, offers you better simplicity in caring for your teeth, and Invisalign offers a significantly better appearance. However, for extreme or complex cases, traditional braces may be a better option for you. We’ll consult with you on a case by case basis to help find the very best option for you.

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How we fit your Invisalign aligners to your teeth.

We use special digital impressions to create a complete replica of your teeth and gums — every shape and contour in your mouth is picked up with these impressions. It means we can create really accurate fittings for your aligners so these fit snugly and comfortably. Digital impressions involve us using lasers and optical scanning devices to create a digital image of your mouth. Doing this digitally allows better accuracy and the process is far more comfortable for you. Digital impressions are far less intrusive than the traditional kind and are much quicker and efficient.

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Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Invisalign Gold Coast: The Options

There are three different options for your Invisalign treatment. Your dentist will consult with you on which one is best suited for your case.

Invisalign i7/Invisalign Express

Invisalign i7, or the Invisalign Express, is an advanced and fast Invisalign option. It’s a course that achieves results in seven trays. It’s a faster, cost-effective way to straighten your teeth with clear aligners. These are only suitable for minor alignments and adjustments.

Invisalign Go

Invisalign Go and Invisalign Lite are perfect for minor cases, where there isn’t a huge adjustment needed. These are a solution for minor teeth straightening and can be completed quickly, often within three to six months and come with a relatively low cost.

Full Invisalign

Full Invisalign is the traditional Invisalign offering. These suit even the most complex orthodontic cases. Our full Invisalign treatment helps with a range of teeth alignment issues such as crossbite, overbite, underbite and overcrowding.

Invisalign Gold Coast: Better Comfort, Easier Lifestyle

Invisalign is the convenient alternative to traditional braces. It makes eating, cleaning, and generally living easier, while straightening and aligning your teeth for a perfect smile.

Removable Aligners

Your aligners are removable. It means you can take them out before eating a meal or for important events like meetings or special dinners. As well as that, it means you’re not restricted while brushing your teeth.

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Effective Aligning

Except for in quite extreme cases, Invisalign aligners are just as effective as traditional, metal braces. These are far more comfortable to wear than traditional braces and much, much less restrictive.

Less Restrictive

These are so much less restrictive than traditional braces. There’s no bands and they’re removable, so there’s far less stress about what kinds of foods you’re eating. You can eat whatever you like without worrying about food getting stuck in your braces.

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Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Invisalign Gold Coast: Meet Our Dentists

Specialising in cosmetic dentistry, our Gold Coast Invisalign dentists love getting to work with you to create a smile you love and feel confident in. We’re equipped with state of the art facilities and equipment and we offer you the highest level of comfort possible through each and every procedure we offer. Our small, specialised will offer you the highest quality of care throughout your treatment with us.

Invisalign Gold Coast: Your FAQs

Invisalign doesn’t work the same as traditional braces. We won’t need to fit the aligners to your teeth. So, you’ll come in for an initial consultation where we’ll discuss your options, and then a subsequent consultation to take photographs and digital impressions of your teeth. This is a very, very quick process but overall, your appointment might take an hour to run through all the information we’ll provide you with as well.

This depends! In some very minor cases where not very much straightening is required, you may be looking at just three months. A really complex case might take up to 18 months. On average, you’ll have your Invisalign for 12 months.

There are a few things that make Invisalign preferable over traditional braces. Firstly, traditional braces can come with a bit of discomfort. It’s wire and metal fitted to your teeth — discomfort is to be expected. Invisalign is a more comfortable, better fitting mouth guard, essentially. So, it’s far more comfortable. You can enjoy a greater diversity of foods too, as you can just remove your aligners before eating. As well as that, these are discreet — making them particularly good for adults who may feel embarrassed about wearing braces in the office or out at social events.

As Invisalign spends more and more time on the market, more and more alternatives are popping up. We’re specialists in Invisalign, so we can’t speak first-hand for all other brands of clear aligners. We do know that at this stage, Invisalign has a greater amount of research, resources, and support for specialists providing it. We also know that currently, Invisalign is the most comfortable clear aligner on the market.

This depends on the case. A simple case may not take as long and therefore won’t need as many consultations, fittings for aligners, and thus, fewer digital impressions. Whereas a more complex case will need more sets of aligners, more consultations, and more digital impressions. An average ballpark figure for Invisalign is somewhere between $6,000 and $9,000. Invisalign is covered by most healthcare insurance providers. As well as that, we do offer interest free payment plans through Open Pay and ZipPay.

To ensure you’re keeping your Invisalign aligners looking, feeling, and smelling their best, you should clean these once a day. You can use a special denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals to soak your aligners in. Once soaked, take them out and use a spare toothbrush to clean off any plaque or food build up. Then simply rinse off the aligners before placing them back in your mouth.

You should be wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours out of the day. Your aligners are only straightening your teeth while they’re actively on them. So, for the very best results, you should be wearing them as much as possible. You can take them out to eat food, brush your teeth, or floss — but pop them straight back in after these activities.

Meet Your Local Parkwood & Arundel Dentist

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Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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