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FAQs

Invisalign® aligners are: Virtually invisible – straightening your teeth without anyone noticing. Comfortable – there are no wires or metal to cause discomfort. Removable – for, eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.

They are made from clear plastic, so they are virtually invisible. Even when very close, most people will not notice you are straightening your teeth – unless you choose to tell them?

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® essentially do the same thing, however, because teens (and their mouths) are constantly growing, features have been added to accommodate this. The Blue dot indicator was added to signify the need to change to the next aligner. When the blue dot turns clear (typically after two weeks), it’s time to change. They’re specially designed to allow for the fact that a teens permanent teeth are still growing. Six replacement aligners are also included to minimise the worry of loss or breakages.

The total duration of Invisalign® aligners is dependent on each individual and the complexity of the treatment. Generally the time frame is comparable to that of traditional braces and can last between nine and 18 months. During your consultation, your Invisalign® clinician can provide you with more detailed information.

This is a great choice for treating a wide range of orthodontic problems that tend to affect children, including:

  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Spaced teeth
  • Crowded teeth

The vast majority of clients report no effect on speech. However, as with traditional orthodontic appliances, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth.

Smile Makeovers are a way for you to design any changes that you would like to make to your smile, giving you that confidence boost you were looking for. The changes can range from improving the shape, position or colour of your teeth, to teeth whitening and veneers. When it comes to teeth, we can make anything happen.

The first step is a FREE consultation, where you can discuss with a team member your concerns about your smile. Following this, we will lay out all the options available to you and your new smile requirements. At this point, we expect and encourage lots of questions to make sure the procedures are exactly what you’re looking for and ensure that you fully understand our advice. The next step is to get you in for an examination so we can assess a variety of factors, including your oral health, to create a tailored treatment plan to fit your needs.

Our Smile Makeover service takes into consideration all treatments that we offer here at Ollie & Darsh. We will advise you on the best combination to get you that desired smile you’ve always wanted.

If sensitivity from tooth whitening is to occur, it will only be temporary and will go away within the following 48 hours. There will be no long lasting effects on tooth sensitivity post whitening treatment.

Typically you can expect whitening to last up to two years, however, it will depend on the individual. For the best results, it is advised to avoid coffee, red wine and smoking as these all cause staining of the teeth.

Generally, toothpaste whiteners only clean the stains on the surface and don’t actually change the colour of the teeth. Toothpastes might have some visible results but for effective results, we highly recommend a teeth whitening treatment.