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Invisalign® Attachments

Updated: May 14

Invisalign® has quickly become a well-known and popular option for straightening teeth discretely. While the treatment is marketed as not using wires or brackets, some patients do require Invisalign® attachments for the treatment to be effective.


What Are Invisalign® Attachments?


Invisalign® attachments are small, tooth-coloured dots of dental bonding material. They’re placed on certain teeth and in particular locations. The attachments can be different shapes, too, depending on their purpose. The attachments are bonded to the front of your teeth, so there’s no drilling or shots needed. And at the end of your treatment, they’re polished off.


Without attachments, some movements may be difficult for the aligners to accomplish. With attachments, the right forces are placed in the right places to move your teeth appropriately. They also allow the aligners to grip the tooth for easier adjustments to your smile.



What You Should Know


Here are a few things you should know about Invisalign® attachments:


1. They’re Almost Invisible

The attachments are tooth-coloured. The position and shape will vary depending on why they are needed. At the end of treatment, they are polished off and retainers are arranged to maintain your final result.


2. They’re Anchors for the Aligners

The attachments are like anchors that help the aligners move your teeth according to your personalised treatment plan. They click into your aligners to make the trays more secure and help your bite move into the desired position.


Attachments have the potential to help people with more complicated cases become candidates for Invisalign® treatment.


3. A Snug Fit for your Aligners

The attachments will change how your aligners feel. They help aligners fit more snugly, which can make it a little harder to remove your aligners for brushing and eating. But, while it may take a little more patience at first, remember that if you have Invisalign® attachments, they are necessary for the treatment plan devised by your orthodontist and will ensure your treatment is efficient and precise.


Book an appointment with Dr. Fine (specialist Orthodontist) today if you would like to find out the best treatment options for your unique case.


*If orthodontic X-rays are required, a fee of $180 applies. See Terms and Conditions. Treatment may not be suitable for you.


These Products are not available for purchase by the general public. They are however available to Fine Orthodontics patients. Always read the label and follow the instructions for use.


 

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Specialist Orthodontist Input by Dr Martin Fine BDS, MSc, MSc

Dr Martin Fine

Dr Martin Fine

Specialist Orthodontist Dr Martin Fine, BDS, MSc (Orthodontics), is based in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. With over 30 years' experience in private practice, Dr Fine has expertise working with a wide variety of orthodontic appliances, including braces and Invisalign. He has presented at orthodontic conferences globally, and has taught postgraduate orthodontic students at the University of Sydney. Dr Fine is a member of both the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) and the ASO (Australian Society of Orthodontists), and is a former president of the Alpha-Omega Dental Society's Sydney Chapter.  In the past, Dr Fine's research has been featured in the Angle Orthodontist journal. Dr Fine is committed to providing outstanding patient care using the latest and most effective techniques. Most recently, Dr Fine has developed and introduced the innovative FineLine clear aligner system, which has been specifically developed to meet the needs of patients at Fine Orthodontics.

Written by Danielle Long

Danielle Long

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Danielle Long has been assisting in the creation of beautiful smiles at Fine Orthodontics for over 15 years. Holding graduate qualifications in English and Education (BA/BEd UNSW), Dani brings a unique blend of knowledge to her role. She has worked in many different areas of the practice, having served as both Clinical Assistant and Treatment Coordinator over the years. Continually fascinated by the art and science behind orthodontics, Dani is always keen to share her knowledge in order to enhance patient understanding and experience. Dani focuses on facilitating exceptional patient communication and delivering in-depth orthodontic treatment information. She strives to ensure that every individual embarking on their orthodontic journey with Fine Orthodontics feels informed and supported.

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