Thinking about Invisalign to create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? We can help.
As an Invisalign orthodontist, we can treat many common orthodontic conditions. Once, straightening teeth was done almost exclusively using braces on teenagers and children. But as technology has evolved, orthodontic treatment breakthroughs like Invisalign have made treatment available to adults who felt unhappy with their smile but didn’t want to have to endure braces, as well as for teenagers too.
While both adults and teenagers can benefit from Invisalign, it is not suitable for fixing every smile. Another misconception is that clear aligner such as Invisalign are a product. Instead, it is best to think of clear aligners as orthodontic tools that must be customised for each individual. That’s why you should consult an expert orthodontist to avoid disappointment and poor treatment outcomes.
Invisalign treatment times vary, depending on the complexity of your case and the amount of tooth movement and bite correction needed. Treatment times can be anywhere from a few months for very simple Invisalign ‘Lite’ cases through to a few years for more complex treatments. The result is worth it.
At South Coast Smiles, we believe the process of achieving your smile is as important as the smile we achieve together. That’s why strive to make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Being a specialist orthodontist means Dr. Kamal Ahmed is trained in providing comprehensive orthodontic treatments to suit YOU.
Dr. Kamal Ahmed has trained under world-leading orthodontists at Sydney University, as well as having achieved prestigious fellowships’ and memberships by examination from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACDS) and the Edinburgh College of Surgeons (RCSEd), as well as attending numerous other courses and international conferences.
He and the other specialists at South Coast Smiles provide continuing education lectures to other dental professionals in the Illawarra region on their area of expertise.
This means, you know you are in experienced hands when you are getting your smile corrected by Dr. Kamal Ahmed, and the team at South Coast Smiles.
Your treatment journey commences with a complimentary consultation where we discuss your concerns and go over some options to help you achieve your ideal smile.
When you are ready to go ahead, we book you in for a more detailed examination to work out the finer steps of your treatment journey, including arranging your 3D modeling to customize the treatment to match your face and bite.
When your custom clear aligners are ready, you come in to learn how to wear and care for them as you start your journey. We will of course monitor you regularly to make sure everything goes smoothly for a great final result.
Exciting times! Little by little, week by week, your teeth will move until they reach the desired position. As you collect each new series of aligners, we’ll share in your success as you achieve your beautiful smile.
Retention – Once your treatment plan is finished, will arrange retainers to maintain the smile you’ve invested in.
While Invisalign is suitable for treating many orthodontic conditions, it isn’t necessarily the best solution for everyone. At your initial free orthodontic consult, we’ll make a recommendation about whether Invisalign is right for you.
It takes more than good luck to create smiles that are straight and work perfectly with your overall facial features, including your bite, profile, and lip lines. At South Coast Smiles, we have a track record of producing the very best orthodontic results for our patients. Not just for now, for life.
Dr. Kamal Ahmed will undertake a thorough analysis of your smile and orthodontic condition. Factoring in your age (and gender), growth, and facial features to determine your ideal treatment.
As we continue to age, our body and face change, and so do our teeth. Just as time can give us a few wrinkles and grey hairs as we age, teeth also change with age. Retainers are a simple way of maintaining your new smile throughout the years ahead. Dr. Kamal Ahmed uses a range of retainers, from fixed to removable retainers, we also customize retainers if required in individual cases
As we offer a range of treatments, it’s best if you come in and discuss your personal requirements.
Not everyone needs a full case of braces or Invisalign. Some people will choose to treat just their upper teeth with Invisalign, or have only minor corrections requiring a short Invisalign treatment rather than a full one (not a full Invisalign treatment).
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There are many benefits to Invisalign clear aligners.
They are virtually invisible, so no one can tell you’re wearing them. They are removable so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. And brushing and flossing are no problem.
Invisalign aligners are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. No metal or wires usually means you spend less time receiving adjustments.
However, like most orthodontic treatments, you may experience a little discomfort periodically, as teeth move and you adjust to each new set of aligner trays in your mouth. If you have concerns at any time, you only need to call us. Our team understands all the challenges that come with orthodontic treatment and will be able to advise how to manage anything that arises on your journey.