If you’re looking to give your smile a makeover in Sydney, then you can smile already, because orthodontics in Sydney is a competitive market with very high standards among practitioners.
If it hasn’t already crossed your radar, you’ll soon find that many of those orthodontists will frequently mention ‘Invisalign’. The arrival of Invisalign braces in Sydney was one of the biggest things to happen to Australian orthodontics in the past couple of decades. Invisalign is the practically invisible teeth-straightening procedure that presents a clear alternative to braces. In instances when Invisalign isn’t the preferred treatment for a patient, clear ceramic braces also provide a more visually pleasing alternative to traditional all-metal aligners.
From ‘unsightly’ to out of sight
For many people the prospect of having to wear ‘unsightly’ braces comprised of metal and elastics is enough to deter them from ever realising their dream achieving a confident smile. While once valid, these fears are no longer so for most people, thanks to advances in teeth straightening such as Invisalign.
The Invisalign process
Invisalign clear braces use a series of transparent, removable and comfortable aligners to move your teeth into the correct position. This means you can still smile confidently during treatment. Using 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign creates individual personalised aligners using medical grade plastic.
Invisalign clear aligners are initially worn for 2 weeks, day and night, only being removed for eating, drinking and brushing. After this first two-week period, you move onto your next pair of aligners that you wear for another 2 weeks. This process continues until you have completed all aligners in the series and your teeth have straightened into their final position. Invisalign braces are available in Sydney from leading Specialist Orthodontists, for both adults and teens.
The price of discreet teeth straightening
In most areas of life you expect your preferred choice in any category to be the more expensive one: the Ferrari over the Toyota; the Veuve Clicquot over the brut sparkling wine. Similarly you’d probably expect the Invisalign aligners cost to be greater than that of traditional metal teeth straightening options, but the best orthodontists won’t charge you more for this procedure.
The cost of treatment is actually determined more by factors such as how severely the teeth are misaligned and how long it will take to make the necessary changes to straighten the teeth. To ensure that the treatment is available to everyone, whatever their budget, the best orthodontists in Sydney will offer payment plans. If you have private health insurance, you should also check your orthodontic inclusions (and be sure to use up those rebates before they expire on the 31st December each year!)
If concerns about the aesthetics of teeth straightening have prevented you from taking action, this obstacle should no longer stand in your way. Do some research and find a Specialist Orthodontist near you with the skills, qualifications and experience to help you achieve the smile makeover you’ve always dreamed of.