For decades, traditional braces have been the only option for adults who wanted straighter teeth. Now there’s Invisalign™. This amazing straightening product is custom-made to suit you perfectly. And because Invisalign™ is nearly invisible, your teeth can be straightened without anyone even knowing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces that can help you achieve a straighter smile. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to manoeuvre your teeth into the desired position. These aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable to wear and easy to remove. Simply take them out for special occasions; brush and floss as normal throughout your treatment. Invisalign is the modern and hygienic way to straighten your teeth.
How does it work?
Using the latest in 3D imaging technology, your National Dental Care dentist can represent the complete series of movements your teeth need to go through to achieve a straighter smile. After which, a series of custom-made aligners are then manufactured, which you then simply change every two weeks to gradually move your teeth into position.
How long will treatment take?
The length of treatment is dependent on the severity of each patient’s orthodontic issues. Treatment can vary between 6 months to 2 years – the average treatment period is between 12 to 14 months.
How much does it cost?
National Dental Care are offering Invisalign for $5,995. With our payment plan SmileFund, you can start today and pay for your treatment with 0% interest.
This cost is for Invisalign treatment but it does not include any retainers required after treatment. Use our SmileFund calculator to see how simple and manageable your repayments can be: www.www.nationaldentalcare.com.au/smilefund/
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Health cover can include orthodontic treatment. Often this is capped at a lifetime limit. The best thing to do is phone your provider directly, as this can differ plan to plan.
Will Invisalign be painful?
Most people experience temporary, minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This short-term effect is normal and has been described as a feeling of pressure. If you are concerned, you can always contact your National Dental Care team for advice. We are happy to answer any questions you have.
What are the Invisalign retainers made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong, medical grade, non-toxic plastic. They are smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible. They are so discreet; many dentists describe them as ‘contact lenses for teeth’.
Will wearing retainers affect my speech?
Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp or minor speech impediment caused by the aligners should disappear.
How often do I have to go to the dentist during treatment?
Once in treatment, you will need to schedule regular appointments with your dentist, which will usually occur every 6-8 weeks. It is necessary to check-in with your treating dentist or orthodontist to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.