Two contenders take centre stage to achieve a beautifully aligned smile: Invisalign clear aligners and traditional metal braces. Both methods aim to gently guide your teeth into their ideal positions, typically within 6 to 18 months. Regular adjustments by a skilled dentist specialising in orthodontics or an orthodontist are required for both treatments.
Invisalign is different from conventional orthodontics, which relies on wires and metal brackets by employing a series of removable aligners to orchestrate the gradual realignment of your teeth. Crafted from a clear, BPA-free plastic material, these aligners are mostly invisible to the naked eye. Small, tooth-coloured attachments temporarily affixed to your teeth facilitate the aligners in their mission to transform your smile.
While Invisalign boasts remarkable versatility and can address many orthodontic issues, the ultimate decision regarding your treatment plan rests with the dentist or orthodontist overseeing your care. At Dental Off Chapel, our expertise will guide you toward the most suitable treatment path.
The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary, typically within the range of $3,000 to $9,500, contingent on the complexity of your specific needs. Dental Off Chapel offers flexible payment plans tailored to your budget to ease the financial burden.
During each new phase of Invisalign treatment, it’s common to experience minor discomfort for a few days. This sensation is often described as a tightness or pressure, signaling that the aligners are working to guide your teeth into their final, perfected positions. Fortunately, this discomfort typically subsides after a brief adjustment period.
Like many orthodontic interventions, wearing aligners may temporarily affect your speech, potentially causing a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your lips and tongue adapt to the presence of the aligners in your mouth, any speech changes should diminish over time.
For optimal results, we recommend wearing your Invisalign aligners for approximately 22 hours per day. Removing them is only necessary for eating, brushing, and flossing, ensuring consistent progress towards a straighter smile.
At Dental Off Chapel, our commitment to your orthodontic or Invisalign treatment experience sets us apart. Our orthodontic treatments are meticulously customised to suit your unique case, with our expert clinicians guiding you every step of the way, from inception to completion.
We carefully integrate your orthodontic (Invisalign) treatment with any other dental needs, whether they involve cosmetic enhancements, gum health, dental implants, or general dental care. With us, your journey to a radiant, harmonious smile is a comprehensive and tailored experience, ensuring not just straight teeth but a healthier, more confident you.