Probably the most widely known option for straightening teeth without the use of metal braces, Invisalign™ serial aligners are a clear tray that sits over your teeth, similar to a mouthguard. The tray is moulded so that gentle pressure moves the teeth towards alignment. The aligner is worn up to 21 hours a day until the teeth have moved enough to require the fitting of the next aligner. As the teeth straighten, a new tray is created to keep moving the teeth to the next stage. The number of aligners and stages depend on where the teeth are to start with.
An Alternative to Traditional Braces
Many people believe that Invisalign™ aligners are braces. In fact, they are an alternative to braces similar to a mouthguard. Invisalign™ can be suitable in cases where small to moderate change is required.
The cost of tooth straightening with Invisalign™ is determined by the amount of alignment needed, and the number of stages involved in the treatment. Of course this is driven by the individual. As a guide, prices range from $3,500 up to $12,000. If you would like to know how much Invisalign™ would cost you, and get an idea of how long it would take to achieve a beautiful smile, Sunshine Coast Orthodontics offers an initial consultation to give you an idea of your options and the costs involved. You can choose to see Lesley in Noosa, whichever is easiest for you. Dr. Short can also tell you about alternatives which may be quicker, cheaper and more effective.
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