We answer the big questions about having braces or Invisalign in Melbourne and help you research the best Invisalign treatment provider for your needs.
The biggest advantage of Invisalign braces over traditional braces is that the location of your Orthodontist isn’t as important as it used to be. With online Invisalign consultations and virtual appointments, you can have access to a central Melbourne Orthodontist from the comfort of your home. You may still need to attend the Melbourne clinic for x-rays and for Invisalign attachments at the beginning of treatment, but unlike braces, you won’t need to visit the clinic every 6 – 8 weeks! The majority of Invisalign treatment can be monitored from the comfort of your home.
Most Melbourne Orthodontists will provide their patients with an interest free payment plan, making orthodontics far more affordable. But be careful of hidden costs. Some Melbourne Orthodontists may charge extra for retainers. At Urban Smile, our retainers are included in your treatment price as we don’t want cost to get in the way of you keeping your teeth straight.
An Orthodontist specialises in straightening teeth. So whilst many dentists will offer their patients braces or Invisalign treatment, they do not have the specialised years of training in Orthodontics. Orthodontists are dentists first, and then do 3 more years of full time specialised training at University to be an Orthodontist.
Orthodontists treat far more braces and Invisalign cases than dentists, this is what they do! As a patient you benefit from the training and experience that only an Orthodontist has. Always ask your Orthodontist how many cases they have treated like yours and ask to see the before and after photo results.