How are the aligners made?
The first step in the Invisalign treatment process is to book a consultation with an Invisalign-trained dentist. Your dentist will examine your teeth and jaws, then provide recommendations around the best possible treatment options. You might also discuss treatment costs, budgeting and how long it will take to straighten your teeth.
If Invisalign is appropriate, your dentist will then map out a customised digital treatment plan that showcases the transformation of your smile using Invisalign. Once the plan has been approved, the aligners will be made.
Before you start Invisalign treatment, we recommend booking a check-up and cleaning to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. This will help avoid any unnecessary risks during the treatment.
What is more effective: braces or Invisalign?
The effectiveness of Invisalign depends on the severity and complexity of your condition.
Invisalign can treat common orthodontic conditions like crooked and crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite. However, Invisalign causes smaller movements between the teeth compared to traditional braces — meaning more complex conditions cannot be treated with Invisalign alone.
In this case, traditional braces would be the recommended treatment option.
For a simple misalignment of the teeth or jaws, a dentist would recommend Invisalign as a potential treatment option. The one thing to remember with Invisalign is vigilance and commitment — for the best possible results, the aligners must be worn for the full 20 – 22 hours each day and should only be taken out for special occasions, to eat or to floss and brush your teeth.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on a number of different factors including the complexity of your case and how often you wear your aligners. In the initial consultation, your Invisalign-trained dentist should be able to determine how long treatment will take based on your condition and your needs.
On average, Invisalign treatments take around 12 to 18 months, but you might start seeing results in a matter of weeks! Your dentist will schedule regular check-ups (around 6 to 8 weeks apart) to check on the progress of the treatment and make adjustments where necessary.
For the best possible results, we recommend wearing your aligners for 20 – 22 hours each day.
How much does Invisalign in Lake Haven cost?
The cost of Invisalign varies from dentist to dentist. It also varies based on the complexity of your condition, the length of your treatment and the number of aligners required to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
For more information about Invisalign in Lake Haven NSW including costs and consultation fees, please get in touch with our reception team on (02) 4392 9911 today.