Invisalign vs. Braces: Dramatic Results and Increased Comfort
The Most Comfortable Orthodontic Treatment Available in Dentistry
As an official Invisalign Platinum Provider, Dr. Tam has vast experience in helping his patients achieve beautiful, straight smiles. With Invisalign braces, Smile by Design patients can rest assured that they’ll achieve the straight smile they want, without compromising comfort or having to wear unsightly braces.
In fact, Invisalign patients find that their orthodontic appliances are more comfortable to wear than any other type of braces. The smooth, thin alignment tray is custom designed and does not have any rough or sharp areas that can irritate your lips, cheeks or other parts of your mouth.
The “Invisible” Way to Straighten Your Teeth
More adults choose Invisalign braces than any other type of orthodontic treatment. Why is this? Because Invisalign can straighten your teeth without the appearance of braces. In fact, most people won’t even know that you’re wearing an Invisalign tray, because they are so clear.
This makes Invisalign the choice method of treatment for adults and working professionals. In just a short amount of time, you can enjoy a straight smile with fewer, shorter appointments than other orthodontic patients.
What is the Treatment Like?
Using 3D imaging software, Dr. Tam will design each set of aligners so that they gradually move your teeth into the desired position as they are changed every 2 weeks. Because the aligners are removable, you can take them out for meals and eat anything you like, and keeping them clean is very easy. Never worry about food getting stuck in your braces again.
Most of Dr. Tam’s Invisalign patients complete their treatment in 9-15 months. Every person’s orthodontic needs are different, so be sure to schedule a consultation at our Sydney office to determine what length of treatment will be necessary. Once your treatment plan is completed, you will only need to visit Smile by Design every six to eight weeks for a short progress check and delivery of your next three or four alignment tray sets.
A New Smile and Renewed Self Confidence
Is the appearance of your teeth keeping you from smiling around your friends? Do you look back at pictures and find that you appear unhappy because everyone is smiling except you? Does your current smile make you feel self-conscious around other people? You deserve to straighten your teeth with Invisalign. Contact us for a free consultation!
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary between each patient. Because we promise never to make treatment costs a surprise, we’ll work closely with you to determine the exact length of treatment that is needed to help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile. At your free Invisalign consultation we will provide you with an up-front treatment plan that lays out all the treatment costs for your individual orthodontic needs.
What can Invisalign correct?
Invisalign can correct mild to moderate tooth misalignment, crowding, gaps, and bite discrepancies. Severe needs are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
How long does treatment take?
Most Invisalign patients complete their treatment in 9-15 months.
How often do I need to have appointments?
Because we send Invisalign trays home with you, there is no need for adjustments or lengthy appointments at Smile by Design. We will conduct a quick check of your progress approximately every six weeks, and then send the next sets of aligners home with you until your next visit.
What other options are available to straighten my teeth?
Traditional braces are the other orthodontic option to correct tooth misalignment. However, aesthetic concerns can also be corrected by using Dental Veneers to improve the appearance of crooked teeth, without ever having to wear orthodontic devices.
Are the results of Invisalign permanent?
Yes. As long as you wear your retainer as prescribed, your smile will stay straight for as long as you take care of it.