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Too Old to Straighten Your Smile? Orthodontics isn’t Just for Teenagers!

Are you an adult with crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth? Does the thought of traditional metal braces make you cringe? Are you under the assumption that orthodontics are only for kids and teens?

At Dentists of Ivanhoe, we’re here to break the myths about adults and braces, educating residents in the greater Melbourne area on new and innovative adult orthodontic treatments that are both discreet AND effective.

Clear Aligners

As an adult, the idea of traditional metal braces isn’t just off-putting, it can be downright embarrassing. This is especially true for those of us who work in professional settings and face-to-face with clients.

Yet, as an adult, our smiles are an important aspect of who we are, our personality, and health. Not to mention your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Luckily, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment for adults that is both discreet and effective, helping professionals regain confidence in their smiles.

Clear aligners such as Invisalign, ClearCorrect and SureSmile offer adults the chance they never had as a teen, to straighten their teeth without the discomfort of metal braces.


Invisalign is a leading orthodontic treatment for both teens and adults, with more than 10 million patients successfully using this clear aligner system to get the picture-perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of.

How Does Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment for Adults Work?

We use Invisalign’s advanced iTero 3D imagery to create sets of clear aligners custom-fitted to comfortably and gently apply pressure on your teeth, gradually shifting them into alignment over time. These clear aligners are worn day and night, but unlike traditional braces, they can be easily removed for important meetings, special events, and when eating. Each set of retainers is worn in sequence, with your dentist monitoring progress and making any necessary adjustments over time.

The Benefits of Adult Invisalign

  • Retainers are clear and virtually unnoticeable, making them highly discreet Clear aligners can be removed for important occasions and when eating Can reliably address crooked and misaligned teeth with a very high success rate Results can begin to be seen in as little as a few months Some patients achieve results in as little as 6-months (12-18 months is typical) Advanced scanning and computer-aided visualisations demonstrate how your teeth will look as they progressively shift into place

Adult Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment: Ready to learn more?

At Dentists of Ivanhoe, we believe that every adult in Ivanhoe deserves a smile they can be proud of. If you’ve been avoiding orthodontic treatment thinking that it was “too late” to get help, we’re here to tell you otherwise.

Dr Shehan and his team of caring and compassionate dental professionals have helped countless adults straighten their teeth, eliminate gaps and more. Reach out today and find out if adult Invisalign is right for you.