For an orthodontic treatment that suits your lifestyle, Invisalign available here at Victoria Park Dental Specialists in Adelaide could be the most appropriate option for you.
Invisalign is a great option for adolescents and adults who want a more inconspicuous method to straighten their smile. The clear and almost-imperceptible treatment has been embraced globally by teens and adults as a more subtle treatment option for straightening teeth. For those who feel that traditional orthodontics isn’t a good option due to their profession, lifestyle or personal preference, Invisalign may be the treatment for you.
The difference between regular orthodontic treatment and Invisalign
As we discussed in our article last month “How to straighten your teeth without braces”, Invisalign is an alternative to traditional or clear bracket braces. Rather than being made up of metal brackets and wires, the Invisalign treatment incorporates a series of plastic trays that gently move your teeth with time.
How Invisalign benefits you
The main benefits of Invisalign clear aligners include:
All of these different factors can greatly benefit the wearer in a number of different ways…
Because the treatment is removable, it doesn’t disrupt the wearer’s lifestyle as much as other orthodontic options. This allows the patient control over their hygiene habits and diet because they don’t inhibit the ability to brush and floss or eat chewy or sticky foods. They also give you control over your photo opportunities at functions and other occasions because you can remove them prior to attending the event.
Invisalign is fabricated to suit the unique shape and alignment of your smile. The treatment uses a series of trays that are upgraded fortnightly to gently move the teeth into a new position. This will continue until all the trays in your treatment plan have been used, leaving you with a beautifully straight smile by the end of the treatment process.
Compared to regular braces, the Invisalign treatment is fabricated from comfortable materials. This means no brackets and wires damaging the hard and soft tissues in your mouth. Also, because you can remove them for brushing, flossing and eating, the treatment doesn’t come with awkward moments like trapped food in brackets.
Invisalign clear aligners are essentially transparent aligner trays. The treatment looks similar to sports mouth guards but they are thinner, moulded to the shape of the teeth and completely clear. Thanks to the slim-line design, the treatment is hardly noticeable to others.
Invisalign shifts your teeth over a period of 6-24 months depending on your alignment needs. The clear trays help to straighten your smile, balancing the alignment of your teeth and resolving crookedness, gaps and overcrowding.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Here in Australia, the cost of Invisalign treatment is generally between $6,000 – $9,000 but can be as little as $4,500 if only Invisalign Lite is necessary. Some private health insurance companies can potentially cover some of the costs if you have orthodontic health cover but it is important that you contact your insurance company for more information. For more information regarding the cost of Invisalign in Adelaide, contact our team at Victoria Park Dental Specialists.
Can anyone get Invisalign?
It really depends on the nature of your alignment problems when it comes to the different orthodontic treatments on the market. Book a consultation with one of our Victoria Park Dental Specialists practices in Eastwood, West Beach or Barmera and find out if the Invisalign treatment (as heard on Nova) would be suitable for you.