If you would love to straighten your teeth but would prefer not to wear conventional braces, Invisalign clear aligners could be a great solution.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that helps straighten teeth using clear aligners made from BPA-free plastic. These will precisely move your teeth into positions predetermined by our dentist. The aligners are removable and will form a tightly fitting plastic ‘skin’ over your teeth that are virtually invisible. You simply need to wear each set of aligners for two weeks, ideally only removing them for meals and for brushing and flossing. It is possible to leave the aligners out for special occasions, but we don’t recommend doing this too frequently as it could delay your treatment. Every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners that will continue to move your teeth until they are straightened.

Who Can Have Invisalign?

Invisalign is designed to treat a wide range of problems that include overcrowding and crooked teeth, as well as underbites, overbites, open bites and crossbites. It isn’t designed to treat complex orthodontic problems. If your teeth are significantly misaligned our dentist may recommend more conventional fixed braces. Invisalign is also suitable for people who may have received orthodontic treatment as a child but who have seen their teeth shift position. This can happen with age and especially if retainers are not worn after the treatment is completed.

What Is The Treatment Process?

To begin with, our dentist will need to fully assess your teeth and jaws to determine if Invisalign is the right solution for you. The next stage is to take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth and we use specialised software to custom-design your treatment plan. This software creates virtual 3-D models of your teeth allowing our dentist to plan exactly how each tooth will move during treatment. You will have the opportunity to see these images showing how your teeth will look once treatment is completed. This can be extremely useful when deciding if treatment is right for you. Once your aligners are ready, we will show you how to insert them and how to remove them and will provide instructions on how to keep them clean.

How Long Will The Treatment Take?

Treatment times vary according to the complexity of the problems requiring correction but are similar to the time required for conventional orthodontic treatment. Generally, most will take a year to 18 months to complete treatment, but cosmetically oriented problems only affecting your front teeth may take significantly less time. When you see our dentist, they can provide you with a customised treatment plan that will include the time required to provide you with a straight and healthy smile.

Fortunately, we provide a completely free Invisalign® clear aligners consultation.

During your consultation, we’ll take a look at your teeth and discuss how Invisalign can work for your specific needs. There is no obligation to proceed with the treatment.

The Rise of Invisalign: A Discreet and Comfortable Alternative to Braces

Invisalign's popularity soars as the transparent aligner system offers a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. Its removable design, nearly invisible appearance, and effective teeth-straightening capabilities attract teens and adults alike. With the growing demand for aesthetic orthodontic solutions, Invisalign emerges as a favoured choice worldwide and at Smilexcellence, we are available for Invisalign treatment in Richmond, Hobartville, Windsor, Clarendon, Kurmond, Wilberforce, and Yarramundi.

Invisalign vs. Braces:

  • Appearance: Invisalign’s clear aligners are a great alternative if you’re concerned about the appearance of braces. They won’t draw attention to your mouth.
  • Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic material that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like braces can. They’re removable for eating, brushing, and flossing.
  • Treatment Time: Depending on the complexity of your case, you can see changes in your smile in as little as six months.

Invisalign Cost in Australia:

  • On average, Invisalign cost in Australia can range from $3,500 to $9,000 for the entire treatment.
  • The cost varies depending on treatment duration, severity of dental issues, geographic location, and clinic experience.
  • Many clinics provide flexible payment plans and how you can benefit from health insurance for this treatment and save the cost. The total cost quote requires consultation with a dentist or orthodontist.
  • Invisalign cost typically includes:
    • An initial Invisalign consultation.
    • Custom-made Invisalign aligners.
    • Follow-up appointments.

Checklist for Invisalign Treatment

  • Learn About Invisalign: Get proper clarification about how Invisalign works and what to expect during treatment.
  • Consultation: A consultation with a professional Invisalign dentist is essential. They will tell you how it is possible with any teeth.
  • Review Plan: Reviewing the proposed treatment plan, including duration and costs, is very important.
  • Financial Planning: Explore payment options and insurance coverage.
  • Discomfort Management: Discuss potential discomfort and how to handle it.
  • Commitment: Commit to wearing aligners as directed for optimal results.
  • Follow-up: Schedule follow-up appointments to track progress and make adjustments.

Remember, each case is unique, so consult your dentist for a personalised approach to Invisalign treatment. For more detailed information, contact Smilexcellence in Richmond, Hobartville, Windsor, Clarendon, Kurmond, Wilberforce, and Yarramundi.


  • Why is demand increasing day by day for Invisalign?

    In Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about diet or forget about restrictive diets or cumbersome cleaning routines.

  • Can I eat anything with Invisalign?

    Most foods are fine, but avoid hot beverages and staining foods.

  • How often should I wear them?

    Aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours daily and removed only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

  • How do I clean the aligners?

    Use a soft toothbrush and mild soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals.

  • Will I need a retainer afterwards?

    Yes, wearing a retainer afterwards helps maintain results.

What Could Your Smile Look Like With Straighter Teeth?

For more information, please speak to our friendly team on +61 483 966 544.

Smilexcellence is located at 47 East Market St, Richmond NSW 2753.