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    Is the Invisalign® orthodontic treatment effective?

    Invisalign® is a brand name for a type of orthodontic treatment which are commonly known as aligners or clear aligners.  They are a sequence of transparent, flexible, and removable plates which are worn all day and night except when eating to gradually move the teeth in to a better position.

    Many people think that Invisalign® treatment can replace traditional braces in all situations but that is not strictly true. Every orthodontic case is slightly different and requires various movements of the teeth in order to achieve the desired result for the patient. Braces can move the teeth in all directions and is the quickest and most economical way to treat patients with crooked, crowded or spaced teeth.  Specialist orthodontists are in general agreement that traditional braces are the preferred treatment modality and the only reason that Invisalign® type treatments are chosen by patients is that the patient doesn’t like the appearance of braces. Invisalign® treatment can take up to 50% longer treatment time and can be up to twice the cost when compared to traditional braces (depending on the case).

    In reality, it’s up to the experts to inform patients about the various options for treatment to achieve the patients’ goals for an improved smile and teeth which have optimal function in the long term.

    If you’re looking for orthodontics Reservoir, Coburg, Brunswick or Essendon, consider coming to Coburg Dental Group where Dr Matthew Siebel has been treating our orthodontic patients for many years. After working with specialist orthodontists for several years, training with world renowned Dr Derek Mahoney and then teaching orthodontics in Sydney, Dr Siebel is one of Melbourne’s most experienced general dental and orthodontic practitioners.

    At the initial consultation, Dr Siebel will discuss the various options which are available for patients to consider.  A thorough examination is undertaken. Then x-rays  and digital scans of the teeth are required to take measurements of the teeth and jaws to formulate a treatment plan which is discussed with the patient on detail at a subsequent appointment.  A firm quote including a treatment timetable, and a payment plan is also discussed.

    So whether you wish to have clear aligned treatment or conventional orthodontics with braces , Dr Matthew Siebel will give you the very best of treatment .  That’s why we see so many patients who are seeking orthodontics Reservoir.

    To make an appointment for a free initial consultation, simply call (03) 9386 1805 and quote offer BLOGMay22.

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