Many people think that if they spend too much on certain things that it will be short-lived. This may be true for some items such as entertainment and food or clothing, which are perishable goods and don’t have a long life span, however, when it comes to your health, investing time and money on it will help you live a healthy and happy life.
Certain expenses such as paying a gym membership so you can work out and be active and healthy, or spending money on cosmetic procedures such as fixing your teeth, are all considered important investments because they last a lifetime and help you live a comfortable life. After all, we only get one life and if it’s not geared to improving our minds and bodies then what’s the point?
There are many advantages to improving yourself both on the inside and the outside. This article highlights the topic of investing in your smile. One of the most important things you could do for yourself is to work on getting a near-perfect smile, not just for others because they will see it first when they look at you, but also for yourself.
No one has to spend copious amounts of money on improving their smile by getting surgery done. There are a few things you can start today that can help towards this cause and won’t cost you a dime, plus if you do prefer to go to a professional such as a dentist, to help you, there are options for this as well. This article, for instance, can get you off to a good start by suggesting a few ways you can start looking after and improving your teeth with some great tips on oral hygiene and good habits.
The Best Solution To Date – Invisalign
One of the other popular ways to get your smile back or to improve it is through dental cosmetic options. The most popular one to date has been Invisalign. If you are not familiar with this concept, Invisalign is a treatment offered at major dentist practices in and around Australia, that transform anyone’s teeth into a whiter and straighter set in a matter of weeks.
They are a category of removable braces created to be virtually invisible and fit perfectly inside your mouth. Made from a transparent plastic material known as “polyurethane resins”, which are a blend of two other materials known as 1.6-hexanediol and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_aligners
The best part about these is that they are custom-made to fit every individual’s mouth, so there is no issue of it being uncomfortable because it molds around your existing natural teeth to fit perfectly and can be removed, washed or rinsed and placed back with ease. You can remove them when it’s time to eat or drink and place them back in after rinsing your mouth, it is that simple.
The Process of Getting Your Invisalign
When you visit your dentist the process of getting there is as simple as 1-2-3 and can be done in minimal time and costs. The first step would be to book a consultation with your dental practitioner. Once they have decided that you need the braces, they will take a 3D image of your entire mouth both inside and outside. Thereafter they will take a mold of your mouth and send it to the laboratories where the technicians will create the Invisalign braces around the mold to make sure it resembles your teeth as close as possible.
This is usually done within 48 hours and you revisit the dentist at your convenience, where they will then fit the piece to ensure that it fits correctly and is not too loose or too tight for you. It is here that the expert will either give you a few extra sets to take home with you to continuously wear for a few weeks or even months or they will handle it one set at a time.
The advantage in the latter agreement is that after you have worn the aligners for a few weeks and they start to work, they will shift your teeth accordingly, which may start loosening the unit, which means the dentist will then need to give you a second set that is slightly tighter and continue this for the entirety of the program until you and they start to see a difference.
It could take weeks and sometimes even months, but once it is done and your teeth are as straight as needed, then you do not need to wear them any longer. The treatment usually ends once you have worn all the sets that the dentist has given you.
Costs of Invisalign in Australia
If you are wondering whether this entire procedure costs a lot or not, it will depend on several things, for instance, the time it will take to get your teeth straight, the size and shape of your mouth, the number of sets needed and some dentists may or may not charge for future consultations.
A lot of practices offer many solutions for those who cannot afford to pay for the cost of Invisalign in Australia upfront for the entire course, such as payment plans, or payment in installments or even certain discounts are offered if you’re a pensioner or a student, and they also offer different plans that you can choose from based on your existing budget.
On average it can cost anywhere from $2,000 up to $8000+ depending on the plan you choose. Some include whitening, a few sets and a 3D scan that you can take home. So it’s not to say that you won’t be able to afford it, because you will have a few ways to pay for it and in the end, it will all be worth it.
When considering this option, it is always best to have an initial consultation to discuss your needs, and budget and take it from there. All in all, it could be the best investment you make for your smile now and forever!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2018. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.