Invisible Braces (Invisalign)
The Invisalign system
The Invisalign system is a virtually invisible treatment that uses an innovative approach to straighten teeth. Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made removable aligners with unique SmartForce and SmartTrack technology that gradually moves your teeth to the ideal position. This may be a great alternative if you are looking to improve your smile but are not interested in wearing traditional metal braces.
Here is an overview of how they work
Computer software is used to fabricate customised aligners to fit over your teeth.
Typically, you would wear the aligner most of the day and night, only taking it out to eat and clean your teeth.
An aligner moves the teeth a little toward the desired result.
There is a series of aligners that you change every 1 to 2 weeks with each aligner moving you closer to your new smile.
The total length of treatment time varies for each patient but we can let you know the total treatment time for you specifically through computer modelling before we even start.
We will review your progress every 6 to 8 weeks until your new smile has been achieved.
Benefits of invisible braces
Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier to brush and floss to maintain your oral health during treatment.
Invisalign aligners straighten the teeth discreetly, and can even be removed periodically, making them easier to fit around a busy lifestyle.
Invisalign aligners may give you visible results from as early as the first month of treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $7000 to $8,500 depending on the complexity of your treatment. We will provide you with all the details of the final cost upon consultation. The fee also includes home whitening to use with your first set of aligners so you can start the treatment with whiter teeth.
Do I need to pay the whole amount at once?
A 50% deposit is required upon beginning Invisalign treatment. The remainder can be staged and we can provide you with all the details during consultation.
Will my health insurance cover Invisalign treatment?
It depends on your health insurance fund. The first thing to consider is whether or not you have orthodontic cover. Invisalign treatment is generally covered the same way as braces. The best way to know for sure is to contact your health insurance fund.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of treatment varies from individual to individual with an average of 10-14 months for most patients.