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What are Invisalign® clear aligners?

The Invisalign® clear aligners system consist of a series of clear aligners, thin plastic trays, that apply a constant force to teeth to affect their movement and are usually changed every one to two weeks. They look a little like a traditional mouthguard, made of a thin, lightweight, clear plastic. The orthodontic aligners are worn day and night but can be removed when eating, flossing or cleaning your teeth. As each aligner is worn and changed, they move the teeth very gradually until the required result is achieved.


Many adults who have bite problems or crooked teeth refrain from having their teeth straightened simply because they don’t want to be seen in the workplace wearing ‘railroad track’ braces. Invisalign® clear aligners elegantly solve this problem. They are virtually undetectable. And they’re more comfortable – in fact, many people soon forget they’re wearing them.


Another advantage is that the aligners can be removed for brief periods. While they should be worn constantly, it is acceptable to remove them for a maximum of two hours a day – perfect for special occasions, big presentations or simply when you brush and floss your teeth.


What’s the process?

After an initial consultation, your dentist will take teeth impressions or a 3D digital image of your teeth will be produced. A set of custom aligners, specifically made for you, is then produced from this image. At this point, it’s also possible to see a computerised estimate of how your teeth will look once the treatment is complete. This gives you a realistic understanding of the final outcome.


Each aligner is usually worn for up to two weeks before moving to the next one in the series. Generally, treatment can take between 6-18 months and a visit to the dentist or orthodontist is required approximately every 4-6 weeks. The number of aligners needed is different for each patient and their treatment plan.


Advantages of Invisalign® clear aligners

There can be various reasons why adults are attracted to the Invisalign® system: it helps correct a number of orthodontic issues including overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, cross-bites, overbites and underbites.

  • Clear aligners are virtually invisible as opposed to obvious metal braces
  • Causes less irritation to gums, teeth or cheeks
  • Teeth can be brushed and flossed as normal
  • Comfortable with low impact on day-to-day activities.

How much does Invisalign treatment cost?

In most cases, invisalign cost is comparable to that of traditional braces
Cost is dependent on the complexity of your case and your course of treatment.


What are the possible payment options available for Invisalign treatment?

Interest Free Payment Plan

You will have to pay a deposit at the commencement of your treatment and spread the balance owing in fortnightly repayments over the treatment period.


Full Payment Upfront
For those who choose to pay in full on commencement of treatment will also receive complimentary benefit such as TAKE HOME  WHITENING KIT to improve aesthetic result at the end of Invisalign treatment.


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