How Long Do Braces Take?
Your individual treatment time will always be dependent on your individual condition. The best way to find out how long your treatment will take is to come in for an assessment by our dentists. We will assess your condition and speak to you about your treatment options as well as recommend the best treatment for you.
At What Age Should People Get Braces?
Orthodontic treatment was traditionally performed on children and teenagers. While this is still the best time to identify and treat these issues, we now treat people of all ages and find that adult orthodontics is rapidly growing in popularity. Many adults have always wanted straight teeth but feel that they “missed out” when they were younger. The good news is it’s never too late for straight and beautiful teeth.
What are Invisalign® and SureSmile® treatment?
Invisalign® and SureSmile® treatment is a series of clear aligners which fit snugly over your teeth in a similar way to a mouth guard or teeth whitening trays. These aligners apply gentle pressure to subtly move your teeth into place. Patients change to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks to continue the movement. Patients are advised to wear the aligners 20-22 hours per day to ensure the straightening process works properly. Treatment times can vary from about six months, up to about 24 months, depending on your circumstances.
What are the benefits Invisalign® and SureSmile® treatment?
There are a number of reasons why patients may consider using Invisalign® or SureSmile® clear aligners. However, the most common reasons talked about by our patients are comfort, the removable nature, and of course, the discreet look.
The plastic aligners are created from moulds of your teeth so they fit comfortably over your smile. They are made of smooth, clear plastic so there is no uncomfortable rubbing, which can occur from the metal in traditional braces.
As the aligners are made of a clear plastic, they are virtually invisible when worn. This means many people will never even notice you are undergoing an orthodontic procedure and allows you to go about your everyday life without any concern for the appearance of your teeth.
Invisalign® and SureSmile® clear aligners are not fixed to your teeth. As such, they can be removed for cleaning, making them more hygienic, and easy to maintain. You are also able to remove the aligners for a special occasion if you feel more comfortable without them. Just be sure to pop them back in as soon as you’re done!
How Much Does Invisalign® and SureSmile® Treatment Cost?
At Atrius Dental Studio we don’t believe in a one-treatment-plan-fits-all approach. We know that no one smile is the same as another, and each of our patients require different levels of care. That’s why your individual concerns and desires will be met in your specifically designed treatment plan. Because of the individual nature of an Invisalign® or SureSmile® treatment plan, prices will vary depending on severity and circumstance. Once we’ve assessed your situation and identified if you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign® or SureSmile® products, we’ll be able to give you an exact cost for the treatment. In the meantime, you can find our ballpark Invisalign® and SureSmile® treatment prices below:
AtriusAlign is an option for minor orthodontic relapse and/or minor movements that can be addressed with up to 10 aligners in approximately 5 months. With AtriusAlign, your aligners will be made for your directly in-house!
This option addresses mild orthodontic issues of all teeth with up to 12 aligners in approximately 6 months. This includes mild crowding, spacing and orthodontic relapse. This option is not suitable for all cases and works best when no major movements are required.
This is the most common option we use as an orthodontic treatment at Atrius Dental Studio. It can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues including moderate crowding, misaligned teeth, and bite issues. This options allows up to 24 aligners, approximately 12 months of treatment.
Cost: $5160 - $5880
This option is used for complicated cases that will extend over 24 aligners or longer than 12 months. This includes difficult and large movements and situations where extractions may be required. Treatment may extend up to 18 to 24 months using up to 36 or 48 aligners, respectively.
Invisalign® Lite can address mild orthodontic issues of all teeth with up to 14 aligners in approximately 6 months. This includes mild crowding, spacing and orthodontic relapse.
As it is an express solution, Invisalign® Lite is not suitable for all cases and works best when no major movements are required.
Invisalign® Comprehensive can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues including moderate crowding, misaligned teeth and bite issues. Our Invisalign® Comprehensive treatment allows treatment requiring more than 14 aligners in approximately 12-24 months.
*All the above prices include retainers and teeth whitening
Atrius Dental Studio provides all patients payment plan options to help the payment process. We don’t want cost getting in the way of you receiving the treatment you need!
What are the benefits of Orthodontics?
Many patients desire a straighter smile for esthetic purposes. Orthodontics can straighten crooked or overcrowded smiles making them more symmetrical. However, this isn’t the only benefit of orthodontic treatments. Straight teeth can have functional benefits for your smile as well as overall health benefits. Straight teeth remove any hard-to-reach places, making brushing and flossing easier and reducing the risk of forming decay or further damage. There will also be a reduced amount of uneven wearing down which can create cracks or chips in weakened teeth.
What are some Orthodontic Treatments Options?
There is a range of different orthodontic treatment options available for patients wanting to straighten their smiles. At Atrius Dental Studio, we offer traditional braces and more discreet options including Invisalign® and SureSmile® treatment. The Invisalign® and SureSmile® systems use clear aligners that fit over your teeth like a mouth guard or whitening tray and apply gentle pressure until your teeth have moved into the desired position. The cost of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the case, so it’s best to book in for a consultation to get a quote for your unique needs.