but your gorgeous smile…
Feeling ashamed of your teeth can be extremely corroding on your self-confidence. And for some people, the idea of orthodontic treatment can feel just as damaging.
While traditional braces have come a long way in the past 10 years they’re not without their challenges.
They’re still visible in your mouth
They still restrict the types of foods you can eat (don’t want to knock a piece loose..)
And they can still cause some discomfort to lips and cheeks, especially as your mouth adjusts to them
And they simply make many people feel self-conscious.
Book a FREE Invisalign Assessment. We will examine your mouth, eliminate all risk factors and assess the correct course of treatment.
HOW INVISALIGN WORKS
Unlike traditional braces, which use wires and bands, cemented to teeth to slowly shift their position, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners, similar to teeth whitening trays.
Unlike your teeth whitening trays, your Invisalign aligners are customised using 3-D computer imaging technology, allowing us to show you the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position.
From there, your entire series of aligners are custom made for a perfect, low-profile fit, that is designed to be worn–but not seen.
Your friends, coworkers and even family will never even know you’re wearing them.
Unlike traditional braces, where adjustments must be made at the practice, with Invisalign, you’ll replace your aligner every 2 weeks with the next one in the series, until the final position is achieved.
You simply take them out to eat or drink, brush your teeth when you’re done (to prevent staining*), and slip them back in.
Invisalign works best when worn for 22 hours a day–so any time you are not eating or drinking anything (except water–you can leave them in for that!). Most patients have a total treatment time of 18 months. At the completion of your Invisalign treatment, Bexley Dental includes a free take-home whitening kit, worth $199, to help you celebrate your new smile.
DOES INVISALIGN WORK AS WELL AS
In many cases, Invisalign can be used in place of traditional braces for a more comfortable, discreet, and convenient treatment.
If Invisalign is recommended for you, then the results are in your hands. If you wear your aligner as directed, there is no reason
Invisalign cannot work as well as traditional braces. And usually faster too.
How does Invisalign compare to
|Treatment Timeframe||Average treatment time of 24 months, depending on patient||Average treatment time of 6-18 months, depending on patient|
|Cost||From $7,000||From $2,000|
|Maintenance Rating||High. Brackets and wires must be brushed thoroughly at every brushing. It may also be necessary to brush during the day, after meals.||Low. Trays can be cleaned by brushing and rinsing trays in lukewarm water.|
|Follow-up Intensity||Monthly appointments to make adjustments and progress treatment||Visits every 4-6 weeks to check on treatment progress.
Adjustments are made by swapping aligner trays every 2 weeks at home.
|Follow-up Treatment||A retainer is often required after treatment to maintain straightness.||A retainer is often required after treatment to maintain straightness.|
|Most suitable for complex issues?||X||X|
|Discomfort||Wires and brackets may cause some pain or sensitivity, especially on inside of cheeks. May have some discomfort from tooth movement after adjustments||May have some discomfort from tooth movement after changing aligner trays|
|Impact on eating||Eating sticky or hard foods not recommended||No impact on eating, but must remove before eating or drinking anything besides water
Must brush after each meal to avoid staining
|Other Pros||Less chance of user error, as braces are not removable during treatment||Invisible
Not Ideal for patients with:
Schedule your FREE 30-minute Assessment with
During your 30-minute Assessment, Dr. Theo, Dr. Breeze or Dr. Kazzi will examine your teeth as well as take an OPG panoramic scan – (valued at $140) – we include this as part of your FREE Assessment, so he can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Every Assessment includes:
30 minutes with Dr. Theo Spyrakis, Dr. John Breeze or Dr. Joseph Kazzi
A FREE 3D Panoramic scan of your teeth and jaw – A $140 value
And a Recommended Orthodontics Plan to get your smile back on track.
A removable retainer is used to ensure all of your teeth are kept in their final position. This is a clear tray (similar to your Invisalign) that is worn at night. The removable retainer is included in your Invisalign fee.
A fixed retainer is a wire fixed to the inside of your teeth and can be placed so that a removable retainer can be worn less frequently as time goes on (see photo below). This is a small extra fee at the end of your
treatment if you wish to do so.
Having at least one form of retainer for life is essential to keeping your teeth in their new position.
- Pay up front: Receive a 5% discount off the total fee.
- Pay as You Go: 35% deposit paid at your initial visit. The remaining balance is then divided into equal amounts to be paid at each review appointment.
- Customised Payment plan. This can be with $0 deposit and as little as $47 per week with MiFund (interest applies).
This includes your consultation, X-rays, photographs, design and manufacture of the Invisalign aligners, all appointments required, and removable retainers at the end of treatment. It also includes FREE tooth whitening that can be completed during or immediately after your teeth are straight.
We will examine your mouth, eliminate all risk factors and assess the correct course of treatment.