What is the Invisalign System?
The Invisalign system is a virtually invisible and hygienic orthodontic treatment that uses an innovative approach to effectively straighten teeth. The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made removable 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
How Does Invisalign Work?
At your initial consultation, photos, X-rays, and impressions are taken of your teeth. These records will be used to make a 3D treatment plan, referred to as the ClinCheck treatment plan, which will be used to design the custom-made Invisalign aligners. This 3D treatment plan will also show your likely final tooth position at the end of the treatment.
Once the treatment plan is approved, the Invisalign aligners will be produced and you will be attending an initial fitting appointment where attachments (if needed) will be bonded. You will be given series of aligners, typically 3 to 4 sets at a time. You will replace each one approximately every 1-2 weeks until the final position of your teeth is reached according to your treatment plan.
What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign aligners are an effective way to straighten teeth. There are also several other specific advantages to Invisalign treatment:
Virtually invisible: Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to braces, giving you a virtually invisible treatment option that lets you keep your confidence, beautiful smile, and lifestyle even when you are in treatment.
Maintain oral hygiene: Invisalign aligners are removable, so it’s easier to clean your teeth and maintain your oral health during treatment.
Potentially fewer doctor visits: Invisalign treatment typically requires fewer doctor visits than some types of braces.
Visualise the progressive movement: Invisalign Treatment allows you to visualise each stage of the treatment process, from the beginning to the end. Also, some patients may require additional steps like refinement, to complete the treatment.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Just like any brace treatment, Invisalign cost will depend on how complex your case is and how long your treatment will take. Traditional braces (or the new Self-Ligating braces such as The Damon System) still remain the preferred choice and most predictable treatment option. However, as long as the Invisalign cost remains comparable to the cost of conventional braces and doesn’t lengthen the treatment time over the acceptable period for you, it remains to be a very popular option for those who prefer to have a clear alternative.
Generally, you can expect to pay about from $5000 for minor treatments or relapse (Invisalign Lite) and between $6000-9000 for full treatment (Moderate to Comprehensive).