If you’re unfamiliar with Invisalign, let’s break it down: Invisalign is a brand name for clear aligners. If you’re thinking of getting clear braces in Tumut, we can go one better. Clear aligners do the same job as braces but are so much more user-friendly. If you’re liking what you’re hearing, keep reading. Let’s talk all things Invisalign and why it’s the best choice for a crooked smile!
What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners, better known by their most common brand name—Invisalign—are clear, plastic moulds for your teeth. When we say ‘your teeth’, we are addressing you specifically. Clear aligners are custom-made to your smile based upon photos and imprints from inside your mouth.
Why are they better than braces?
Although Tumut Dental does offer braces, clear aligners are generally regarded as the new and improved alternative. In terms of aesthetics, they win due to being barely visible. In terms of flexibility, they win because you can remove them when it’s eating time. (Food + braces = ugh.) In terms of duration, they usually win, as well. Braces take one to three years to correct teeth alignment.
How long does Invisalign treatment take to work?
As is the case with braces, the duration will depend on the severity of the case. If, for example, you have excessive teeth crowding, Invisalign can take up to two years to set things straight. If the case is less severe, it can take as little as six months. So, to resolve the title of this blog post, Invisalign can take anywhere from six to two years to correct tooth alignment. For most standard cases, however, it should complete its task within a year.
Is Invisalign just for crooked teeth?
Our Invisalign treatment in Tumut is for all kinds of dental misalignment. Such conditions can include crowded teeth, gap-toothedness, underbites, overbites, and crossbites. Call our dentist in Tumut at (02) 6947 2359 or book an appointment online to see if clear aligners are the clear choice for you.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign in Tumut—or anywhere—is not set in stone. Similar to the nature of treatment duration, price will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Dental crowding and complex cases will up the price a bit. In general, Invisalign will be $3,000 at an absolute minimum. For anything between an 18- and 24-month duration, you’re looking at an average range of $6500–$9500.
Could Invisalign be for you?
If your teeth are giving you grief, Invisalign may be the solution. It’s not going to suit everyone, though, and the best way to determine where you sit is to book a consultation with Tumut Dental. Call our Tumut dentist on (02) 6947 2359 or book an appointment online and we can find the right way forward—or sideways, or whichever way your teeth need to go. Get in touch and we’ll work together to get your teeth back in line.