The main difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign (aligners) are completely removable. This means whenever you wish to clean your teeth or have a meal, the aligner is removed. Hence, invisalign does not affect your lifestyle as significantly as braces do. However, as braces are fixed to the teeth and not removable (except by your dentist), they are working 24/7. Invisalign only works while you are wearing them so discipline is needed to follow the recommended wear time.
Speaking of which, for invisalign to be effective, they must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day.
Invisalign cost varies from $5000 to $7500 depending on the complexity of treatment. Once we have completed a examination and consultation with you full costs and timeframes will be discussed.
When you first start wearing your aligners, it will be understandable strange. The aligner does apply small amounts of pressure to each tooth to allow them to move. This can lead to some discomfort and depending on your tolerance, may require mild analgesics (panadol). However, as your progress through your treatment this discomfort slowly disappears.