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FAQ About Invisalign®—a Fantastic Smile Straightening Solution

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A beautifully aligned smile is one of the best accessories anyone can possess. Here at Seabreeze Dental, we are passionate about helping patients smile with confidence. That’s why we are delighted to offer Invisalign, which is considered the world’s most advanced clear teeth aligning system. If you’ve considered straightening your teeth with Invisalign but wanted to learn more about it, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help guide your decision.


What is Invisalign?

As a clear alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of transparent plastic aligners to straighten one’s smile. It’s essential that the aligners are worn 22 hours a day; they can be taken out to eat and brush your teeth. You also may remove them temporarily for special occasions such as a job interview, school pictures or wedding.

Is Invisalign comfortable?

In general, yes. You may, however, experience minor discomfort at different times such as when your teeth are moving or when you place and remove the aligners. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign won’t irritate the mouth, causing ulcers.

How long will my treatment take?

As every patient is different, we won’t know for sure until we provide an evaluation. Your treatment time could be as little as six months or up to 18 months. The length of time depends on many factors:

  • The type of orthodontic issue you have
  • How committed you are to keeping appointments
  • How compliant you are about wearing and caring for your aligners
  • Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?
  • When you begin to wear Invisalign, you may have a slight lisp when you talk. With a bit of practice speaking out loud, you will begin to notice an improvement. Before you know it, your speech will return to normal.

Are there any dietary restrictions with Invisalign aligners?

No! In fact, it’s one of the most important advantages of choosing aligners.

Is Invisalign treatment as effective as traditional braces?

Yes, aligners are equally effective and can sometimes be more effective than conventional braces. However, there are a few cases which should only be done with braces, and your dentist is the best person to advise you on that.

Is this treatment painful?

No, these aligners are more comfortable than braces and may cause nothing more than some tightness on days 1-2…which gets better with just warm salt water rinses and time.

How much do Invisalign aligners cost?

Invisalign is a prominent clear aligner company and complete treatment ranges from $6000-10000. However, there are equally effective aligners like Sparks aligner (which is from ORMCO, a reputed American company), which can be a cost-effective option. It’s best to talk to your dentist and you can get a comparison of the plans too.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we can make a payment plan for you. Talk to your dentist and we will customise one for you.


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Would you like to find out more? Contact Seabreeze Dental today to book an Invisalign consultation!

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