Invisalign has become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Many who are considering this method of correcting cosmetic dental issues have many Invisalign questions. While it would be difficult to answer all such queries in one article, below are some of the most common Invisalign questions.
What is the Difference Between Invisalign and Traditional Braces?
The answer to this Invisalign question is surprising to some. Braces are attached to the teeth and are adjusted in the mouth. They cannot be removed, and some find them quite painful. Invisalign straightens the teeth by using a series of clear plastic aligners. Adjustments are made outside of the mouth and the aligners can be removed for short periods.
Is Invisalign Painful?
Anyone considering using Invisalign would likely be interested in the answer to this Invisalign question. The good news is that the answer to this Invisalign question is no. While traditional braces can be quite painful, especially when it comes time to tighten or adjust them, there is no such discomfort with Invisalign. There is a slight pressure in the first few days of new aligners but patients come to like this feeling because they know it is working.
To properly answer this Invisalign question, it must also be noted that all adjustments are made outside of the mouth and the Invisalign aligners are not attached to the teeth.
How Do I Choose a Good Orthodontist for Invisalign?
This is one of the most important Invisalign questions because the Orthodontist you choose will have an impact on the quality of your results. Invisalign and traditional braces are just tools. It is the orthodontist using those tools that makes all the difference in the quality of the outcome. You should choose a board certified specialist orthodontist who has extensive experience working with Invisalign. The Orthodontist should be able to confidently answer all of your Invisalign questions. Dr Semaan at Clear Smiles Orthodontics in Robina has been using Invisalign for over a decade and is the most experienced invisalign provider on the Gold Coast. He is ranked as a Diamond provider making him the #1 provider of Invisalign on the Gold Coast.
How Often Will I Have to Visit the Orthodontist?
Those with very busy schedules put this at the top of their list of Invisalign questions. To answer this question it is important to understand why frequent visits are needed. Traditional orthodontic appliances such as metal braces have brackets and wires that require adjusting every few weeks to move the teeth a certain way. If the time between adjustments is too short, the teeth will not have moved enough, if it is too long the teeth may move too far. Judging the time between visits comes down to the experience of the orthodontist.
The advantage of invisalign over traditional braces is that as long as the patient is compliant with wearing the aligners, they will move in accordance with the treatment plan already designed by the orthodontist well before treatment starts. This is why those using Invisalign will still have to make regular visits to the orthodontist, but those visits are far less frequent and much shorter than those who choose traditional wire braces.
We have people who travel from all over the country to Robina to be treated by Dr Semaan. We design a treatment plan to suit the best we can with the schedule of our patients. If you have further questions about timing of visits please contact us for a free consultation.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
This is another common Invisalign question. The answer will vary based on a number of factors including the selected Orthodontist, the severity of your issues and the number of aligners your problem will take to correct.
The exact Invisalign cost varies depending on the complexity of the treatment, the orthodontist’s expertise and experience and other factors. The average cost of invisalign invisible braces ranges from $7000-$9000 depending on the factors mentioned above. That said, we work hard to offer flexible no interest payment plans to make the cost of invisalign affordable for everyone we can.