Discover the World of Invisalign: The Pinnacle of Clear Aligner Systems
Invisalign, an internationally acclaimed clear aligner system, stands at the forefront of dental innovation, addressing a diverse range of dental conditions and complexities with unmatched precision. Often affectionately referred to as “invisible braces,” Invisalign aligners are designed to be nearly imperceptible, offering a soft, comfortable, and removable solution that seamlessly integrates into your daily life.
Key Benefits of Invisalign:
Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable, allowing you to smile with confidence throughout your treatment. Say goodbye to conspicuous metal brackets and wires!
Comfort and Freedom
Experience a level of comfort that traditional braces simply can’t match. With Invisalign, there are no irritating wires or brackets to contend with, providing a gentle and comfortable orthodontic journey.
Invisalign aligners are designed to be easily removable, empowering you to enjoy your favourite foods and participate in sports and musical activities without restrictions. Simply replace your aligners every one to two weeks as your treatment progresses.
Invisalign offers a streamlined approach to achieving a beautiful smile. The absence of metal components ensures minimal interference in your daily life, allowing you to carry on with your routines seamlessly.
How Invisalign Works:
Invisalign operates on a straightforward principle. Instead of traditional braces, which rely on metal brackets and wires, Invisalign employs a series of clear, custom-made aligners. These aligners gently and progressively shift your teeth into their desired positions, offering a discreet and comfortable orthodontic experience.
Invisalign employs advanced 3D imaging software known as ClinCheck®, together with 3D scanning equipment (iTero and 3Shape) to precisely simulate the movement of your teeth from start to finish. This system boasts a clinically proven track record of straightening the teeth of over 11 million patients worldwide.
Invisalign is a highly versatile orthodontic treatment that can effectively correct a wide range of malocclusions, which are dental misalignments or irregularities in the way teeth fit together. Here are some of the types of malocclusions that Invisalign can address, along with explanations of each:
Overcrowding occurs when there is insufficient space in the jaw for teeth to fit properly. As a result, teeth may overlap, twist, or become misaligned. Invisalign can gradually move teeth into their correct positions to alleviate overcrowding, creating a well-aligned and evenly spaced smile.
Overjet (Buck Teeth)
An overjet is characterized by the upper front teeth extending too far horizontally over the lower front teeth. This condition can affect both the appearance and functionality of the teeth. Invisalign can gradually move the upper teeth back and the lower teeth forward to reduce the overjet and achieve a harmonious bite.
An underbite occurs when the lower teeth and jaw protrude in front of the upper teeth. This can lead to difficulties in biting, chewing, and speaking. Invisalign can help reposition the lower teeth and jaw to achieve a more balanced bite and improve oral function.
A crossbite happens when some of the upper teeth sit behind the lower teeth when the jaw is closed. This condition can result in abnormal tooth wear and potential dental issues. Invisalign can correct crossbites by adjusting the positioning of the upper and lower teeth to ensure they fit together correctly.
An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not make contact when the mouth is closed. This can affect both appearance and speech, potentially causing a lisp. Invisalign can help close the open bite by gradually moving the teeth into proper alignment, allowing them to meet when the mouth is closed.
Spacing issues involve gaps or spaces between teeth, which may be caused by missing teeth, abnormal tooth growth, or other factors. Invisalign can be used to close these gaps, creating a more even and aesthetically pleasing smile. Additionally, closing gaps can improve speech and prevent food from getting stuck between teeth.
Once your custom aligners are ready, you’ll receive new sets to wear for approximately one to two weeks. These aligners are designed to be comfortable and nearly invisible. Our dentist guides you on proper aligner wear, which typically involves changing them every 10-14 days and wearing them for 20-22 hours daily.
Maintaining Your Smile
To preserve your new smile, it's important to wear retainers at night. We offer a range of retainer options, including fixed and removable ones, such as clear, Hawley, or Vivera retainers. Vivera retainers, manufactured by Invisalign, are recommended for their strength and durability.
Cost of Invisalign at Neo Smiles
The cost of Invisalign treatment at Neo Smiles ranges from $6,500 to $9,000, depending on your specific dental condition. An initial consultation package is available for $400, which includes consultations with our Invisalign accredited orthodontists, OPG and LathCeph dental X-rays, and a 3D scan using iTero and 3Shape.
To make Invisalign more financially accessible, we offer in-house financing through monthly instalment plans. Book an appointment with us today!