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Invisalign

Invisalign uses clear aligners to correct minor malpositions with teeth.

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The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear, removable aligners moving your teeth step by step, to create a beautiful smile. Invisalign® is almost invisible, so others don’t even notice you’re wearing them.

City Dental provides Invisalign realignment of simple corrections in tooth position. We work closely with specialist orthodontists, including Lumino Orthodontics for more complex changes.

A new patient examination is required first.  We then prepare Invisalign records and submit for a Clincheck; an online digital preview of your case. Clincheck calculates the length of treatment and shows the final tooth position. Once approved we order Aligners and start treatment.

Clear aligners are worn 24/7 and are removed only to eat and clean teeth. The aligners are not visible to the untrained eye and are a very aesthetic way to treat spaces, rotations, crowded teeth and mild overbites.  If you’re a compliant patient and are happy to wear your aligners for several months then Invisalign is a great option.

 

Invisalign® FAQs

 

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 gradually move your teeth into their desired position. These aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable to wear and easy to remove. Simply take them out for special occasions and brush and floss as normal throughout your treatment. Invisalign is the modern and hygienic way to straighten your teeth.

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How does it work?

Using the latest in 3D imaging technology, we can depict the complete series of movements your teeth need to go through to achieve a straighter smile. A series of custom-made aligners are then produced, which you simply change yourself every two weeks to gradually move the teeth.

How long will treatment take?

The length of treatment is dependent on the severity of each individual patient’s orthodontic issues. Treatment may vary from anywhere between six months to two years. The average treatment time is between 12 to 14 months.

How much does Invisalign cost?

In most cases, the cost and treatment time of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces. However, as with other medical treatments, only your dentist or orthodontist can determine the cost based on your specific needs. Other factors may include your treatment goals, the difficulty of your case, how long you are in treatment, your orthodontic insurance coverage and additional factors determined by your dentist or orthodontist.

Does insurance cover invisalign?

If your insurance policy has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to a similar extent as conventional braces. However, as medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, you should check with you health fund.

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Read about Kate’s story.  She used Invisalign to reposition teeth before having porcelain veneers.