The Must Have Orthodontic Treatment of 2014 – Invisalign

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With the Invisalign treatment increasing in popularity it is sure to be the must have orthodontics treatment this year…

At Newwave Orthodontics on the Sunshine Coast we offer Invisalign and Invisalign TEEN treatments for patients looking to achieve a straighter smile more discretely. With high profile celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Emma Stone, Faith Hill and Tom Cruise opting for Invisalign as their orthodontic treatment of choice we are seeing more and more requests for this treatment. Invisalign not only offers a discreet treatment (with virtually invisible aligners) but also gives patients the ability to remove their aligners for cleaning, eating and during photos. For patients who are seeking straight smiles but don’t want or can’t have traditional braces, Invisalign may be the solution for you.

Who is best suited for the Invisalign treatment?

We encourage anyone who is considering orthodontic treatment to consider Invisalign, however after a full mouth assessment we will be able to better tell you if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. Dr. Miles has used Invisalign since it started in Australia and as a Platinum Provider of Invisalign, he has the experience to determine if Invisalign is right for you. We most often see patients requesting Invisalign for the following reasons:

  • Feel self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces
  • Profession won’t allow traditional braces (actors, journalists, presenters, business men and women)
  • Are looking to have a straighter smile for a particular event (wedding, birthday etc.) as the aligners can be removed (some treatments are as quick as 6 months!).

It’s no wonder it’s so popular…


Invisalign treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that are removable to align your teeth progressively with new aligners until they are positioned in their desirable location. What attracts a lot of people to this treatment is its ability to move your teeth without anyone knowing. With the use of smooth plastic aligners this means patients can wear their Invisalign treatment without causing any disturbance of the lips often experienced from metal braces.

The clear aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed if necessary. We encourage patients to keep their aligners in as much as possible, however while cleaning your teeth you do have the luxury of removing your aligners so that your regular hygiene routine isn’t affected. The ability to remove your aligners also means you can eat without having to worry about getting food caught in any wires or brackets.

Invisalign for everyone…

We offer the Invisalign treatment for both adults and teens (through Invisalign TEEN) with the treatment varying just slightly. The Invisalign TEEN treatment is effectively the same as adult Invisalign except the teen treatment includes compliance indicators, so parents can stay on top of their child’s progress and ensure they are wearing their aligners as often as they should.

It is important to know that Invisalign treatment requires a great deal of commitment and obligation. It’s easy to simply leave your aligners on your bedside table and to make excuses not to wear them; if this is the case then Invisalign will not work for you. To ensure you receive ideal results quickly you must wear your aligners 22 hours per day.

Jump on the Invisalign train!

Don’t let your crooked teeth hold you back from smiling wide any longer, consider your orthodontic treatment options. We can assess your mouth to see if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign and go from there. At Newwave Orthodontics we also offer lingual braces (braces on the inside of your teeth) and clear braces as discrete orthodontic solutions. With 2013 seeing a rise in the number of Invisalign treatments we expect this year to follow the same trend, making 2014 the year of Invisalign! If you’re worried about your teeth, wait no longer and enquire about your orthodontic options today!

For more information about the Invisalign treatment please don’t hesitate to call 07 5491 9077 or contact us online.