Clear Alternative to Braces

Is the thought of braces preventing you from attaining your perfect smile? Invisalign may be an option for you. Although not suitable for everyone, our specialist orthodontists can advise you on whether a lifelong result can be achieved with Invisalign.

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. Our friendly team at The Smiling Orthodontist will be able to give you an indication before you start treatment.

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.

What are the aligners 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 practitioners describe them as ‘contact lenses for teeth’.

Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?

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.