Everything you need to know about Invisalign
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign System is a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth and your smile without the use of bulky, traditional braces.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign treatment works through a series of clear, comfortable and removable aligners. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.
Invisalign entails a series of mouth moulds which dentists are more than accustomed to doing for similar procedures such as mouthguards and dentures. From here, the mould is sent to the lab so the retainers can be manufactured. So while orthodontists are obviously more qualified in the entire teeth straightening experience, many general dentists are able to provide you with Invisalign.
How long does Invisalign take?
How long Invisalign takes varies greatly from person to person and situation to situation. On average you could expect your treatment plan to last about 28 weeks, however, it is best to contact your local dentist to get an exact timeframe.
Will Invisalign affect my speech?
It might take you a couple of days to get used to your Invisalign retainer whilst you talk. However, we find that after this period of adjustment most people are back to their usual selves.
How old are people with Invisalign?
Everyone from teens to seniors can reap the benefits of Invisalign. Due to its discrete appearance, Invisalign has become extremely popular among adults who might not feel confident wearing braces.
Having straight teeth isn’t just important for children, but for adults as well. The older generation did not have access to orthodontics in the same way the current generation does – the process has been hugely popularised and streamlined.
This means even at an older age, adults can now straighten their teeth for both cosmetic and oral health reasons, quicker and more effectively than they ever could have imagined. In fact, it is getting increasingly common for adults to opt for Invisalign, with some orthodontists even focusing on the adult demographic.
The benefits of Invisalign
- Invisalign is fully removable
- The Invisalign retainer is made from medical-grade plastic which means it is comfortable
- As the name suggests, it is practically invisible
- You can see the end result before you start. Using advanced 3D software, Invisalign even allows you to see the end results of treatment before you even start
- Invisalign won’t interfere with your lifestyle – and has even been proven to be as effective as traditional braces for treating a wide variety of orthodontic issues
Can my dentist provide Invisalign?
More and more dentists are starting to offer Invisalign, as the software and laboratory support does most of the required work, as opposed to the more technical process of fitting traditional braces.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign varies from person to person much like the process for Invisalign varies from mouth to mouth. That means that we cannot give exact costs of Invisalign here. We urge each person to contact their local dentist below and start the process of obtaining the right price for you.
Maven Dental Group offers affordable payment options - 18 Months Interest Free* dental finance on dental procedures $600 and over (at participating practices).
Applying for your Interest Free* finance is really easy. Simply follow the steps below:
- Select your nearest dental practice.
- Apply online, it will only take a few minutes.
- Receive the decision via email.
- Make your appointment at your selected dental practice and begin your dental treatments.
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