Invisalign takes a revolutionary approach to straightening teeth, by using a series of custom-made removable clear aligners to help you achieve a confident smile without the use of traditional brackets and wires. The Invisalign clear aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic. Wearing these aligners over your teeth full time, will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements prescribed by your orthodontist.
Benefits of Invisalign® treatment.
Invisalign offers many great advantages for adults and teens who require orthodontic care.
Many adult patients seek orthodontic care because they didn’t have it as a teen or experienced relapse from their previous orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign®, adults can now straighten their teeth without drawing attention and function confidently at work. It can also be used with existing dental work such as veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
Invisalign Teen® is designed especially for teenagers. It’s a great fit for their lifestyles because the Invisalign clear aligners can be removed before eating, playing an instrument, during contact sports, for brushing or when making an important presentation. Invisalign Teen also comes with six replacement aligners in case they are misplaced or damaged.
What will the orthodontist do?
On your first visit, your orthodontist will review your dental and medical history, listen to your concerns and conduct an oral examination. Rest assured that he will spend time to answer all of your questions about orthodontic treatment and the financial considerations involved. He will commence to take the records only if you consent to proceed with treatment.
You will be invited back for fitting of your aligners once they are ready. During this appointment, your orthodontist will check the fit of your 1st pair of aligners and bond small tooth coloured attachments to your teeth to enable your aligners to work more efficiently.
You’ll be scheduled for future visits every six weeks for checkups and adjustments. Our practice assistants will do their best to ensure that future appointments are convenient for you. Our general dentist will also attend to you twice a year to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout treatment.
How does Invisalign® work?
Your orthodontist will be responsible for taking pictures, impressions and x-rays of your current teeth and smile. Using this information, a 3D digital model of your teeth is created and used to fabricate a series of customized aligners that will gently shift your teeth into position. ClinCheck, a proprietary software by Align Technology allows you and your orthodontist to review the treatment plan and make adjustments to ensure the best possible outcome.
What is the experience like?
Invisalign is completely removable so you will be able to eat, drink, brush and floss as normal. Every two weeks, you’ll start using a new pair of aligners, and eventually, your teeth will be in the position prescribed by your orthodontist. You will need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day to stay on target.
There are no diet restrictions with Invisalign because you remove them before you eat. You don’t have to worry about breaking off a bracket or having a wire bother your gums because you ate the wrong thing. When you’re done eating, simply reinsert your aligners back onto your teeth.
The Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and clear so no one will know you’re wearing them. You can still take part in all of your extracurricular activities and continue your active lifestyle. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of Invisalign clear aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
The cost of Invisalign’s treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth movements, treatment duration and treatment sequence that has been designed for you by your orthodontist. No two treatment plans are exactly alike, because no two mouths are exactly alike.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign is offered with different payment options. We are accredited providers for most medical and dental insurers and accept credit card and NETS payment. Our interest free instalment plan provides you with absolute peace of mind.
Are there any risks?
Invisalign repositions teeth as safely and effectively as traditional braces and are approved by the US FDA as medical devices. Treatment success is dependent on your ability and willingness to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Invisalign has been used by more than 3 million adults and teens worldwide.