Invisalign® was created in 1999 and is an exciting, innovative method of straightening teeth using breakthrough technologies without bands, brackets or wires. Instead, it uses a series of virtually invisible custom made removable aligners that are like very thin clear mouthguards to slowly move your teeth.
Over time, other similar technologies have emerged. At Whyte Orthodontics, your orthodontist will match the best available clear aligner system to your specific needs to maximise the quality of your treatment while keeping the costs down.
How does it work?
Your treatment is planned using 3D imaging. The great thing about this is you can see what the results will look like even before you commence treatment.
Your teeth are then straightened in stages. At regular visits, you will get three or four new Invisalign® aligners that you progress through every two weeks or so. Your progress will be monitored and sometimes you may need additional procedures to allow treatment to run smoothly. Invisalign® aligners are comfortable to wear and are also removable, allowing you to eat, drink, brush and floss as usual.
Invisalign® treatment time
Invisalign® usually takes between six and 24 months with an average time of about 12 months. You’ll need to attend the clinic every six to eight weeks. Treatment will work for most people provided you wear your aligners 22 hours daily. Whyte Orthodontics has all the experience needed to ensure that your Invisalign® treatment will be successful.
Invisalign® and clear aligner costs
Invisalign® and clear aligners costs can range from half to one-and-a-half times the cost of braces. Please book a consultation for an opinion. All fees are explained upfront and there are no hidden surprises. You can learn more about Invisalign® by visiting their website.
Who is it for?
Most, but not all problems can be fixed with Invisalign or clear aligners. Book a consultation to find out if it’s right for you.