How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made removable clear aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth to gradually move them to the ideal position. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, allowing you to keep your lifestyle during treatment.
Is it suitable for teenagers?
Yes! For many teens, orthodontic treatment is a standard part of growing up. However, it is now easier than ever to achieve straight teeth without the need for traditional braces – meaning less impact on your teen’s lifestyle and a boost of confidence. A benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed when needed for things such as school photos, end of year formal, music recitals and other special occasions. However, it is essential the aligners are worn for 22 hours a day for optimum results – so it is best to have a conversation with your child about the importance of committing to wearing the aligners full time.
Is it suitable for adults?
Absolutely. Many adults prefer not to wear traditional braces as it can affect confidence and impact day-to-day life when it comes to eating, speaking and participating in everyday activities. The removable aligners also come with the added benefit that they can be removed for important events and occasions.
Are they comfortable?
Invisalign aligners have no metal brackets or archwires to cause irritation to your mouth. This means they are extremely comfortable to wear. What’s more, no metal or wires means you won’t need as many appointments with your orthodontist as there are fewer adjustments needed.
Can I clean my teeth normally?
Traditional metal braces can make it difficult to floss and brush properly, which can cause decalcification. This can lead to marks on your teeth and possibly even decay. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss normally, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Prices range depending on your specific needs. We offer a range of ways to pay for your treatment including an affordable payment plan. Book an appointment today to discuss your concerns, treatment needs and expenses.
Any medical and dental procedure, including Orthodontics and Invisalign carries some inherent risks; we advise you to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified dentist or specialist/Orthodontist before proceeding.