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Straightening your teeth without the disruption of wires and metal brackets is possible with Invisalign. A marked contrast to traditional braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible letting you smile with confidence. And unlike braces which are fixed to your teeth, aligners are removable so you can enjoy all your favourite foods and feel like yourself during momentous occasions.

What exactly is Invisalign?

Invisalign involves clear aligners made with SmartTrack® flexible material that gradually move your teeth into place. Using SmartStage® and SmartForce® technologies, this is a gentle yet effective treatment for straightening teeth and correcting mild to moderate bite problems.

How does it work?

You’ll get a series of custom-made aligners, each one worn for a couple weeks at a time, before being replaced as your teeth move into position. You’ll wear the aligners for the majority of the day, but remove them when you eat and drink. As you progress through treatment, your teeth will gradually move and straighten.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Let’s start with the benefit of straight teeth. Not only will you love the look of your new and improved smile, but your teeth will be healthier too. Straight teeth lead to less periodontal disease, less wear and tear, and reduced strain on your jaw.

Invisalign is an excellent way to achieve healthier, straighter teeth. While it is safe, gentle and effective, it’s also popular because of its minimal aesthetic disruption. While many patients feel uncomfortable and lack self-esteem with traditional braces, Invisalign is nearly invisible. It is also more comfortable and make brushing your teeth and keeping on top of your oral health easier.

Who can use Invisalign?

While not every bite or tooth problem can be corrected with Invisalign, it is useful for a range of dental concerns. This includes:

• Overcrowded teeth

• Overly spaced out teeth

• Protruding teeth

• Bite misalignment, including overbites and midline shift

What will it cost?

While the cost varies depending on your needs and goals, the average starting cost of Invisalign is usually around $7500, which is comparable to metal braces. A consultation with your dentist will give you a clearer picture of the fee for your particular treatment.

Book an appointment today

For more information on Invisalign or to book an initial consultation at one of our Tauranga clinics, contact Duncan Dental.

Important facts

Average time for procedure

20 - 30 minute appointments

Average cost

$4000 - $8500

Number of visits

12 - 30