Invisalign Clear Orthodontics Cape Town – A Certified Invisalign Teen Provider

Invisalign Clear Orthodontics Aligners with a fully digital workflow is now available in Sea Point Cape Town. Have you always wanted straighter teeth, but been afraid of the pain, the inconvenience of eating, and also the appearance of a “tin grin”?

Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign allows precise adjustments at specific points
in your mouth instead of putting pressure on all your teeth that have been “wired in”. Worldwide over 3 million people have experienced the benefit of Invisalign clear orthodontics without having braces. It’s a great, non-invasive alternative that can get results faster than conventional braces.

Gone are the days of metallic braces and the embarrassment and self-consciousness that comes with them. Invisalign will help you achieve a gorgeous smile, without shiny wires protruding from your mouth for 2 years.

Invisalign Clear Orthodontics aligners are a perfect fit  because the aligners are:

– Clear
– Removable
– Super comfortable
– Customized just for you

At our dentist surgery in Sea Point Cape Town, we offer the services of Dr Harris Smeyatsky. Dr Harris is certified in the Invisalign system and has completed several hundred cases in the UK and South Africa. On your initial Invisalign consultation, we are happy to explore your options with you.

How does Invisalign work?

The Process

Once the Optismile Team has confirmed you’re eligible for treatment, they will arrange a consultation in which they will take pictures, X-rays and either digital scans or dental impressions of your teeth in order to create a ClinCheck® 3D treatment plan which is specifically suited to your individual needs.

You’ll receive a series of custom-made aligners to wear. These should be worn every day and you’ll be able to change them at home, without needing to come to the practice, every 1 – 2 weeks. Our staff are happy to assist and advise you at any point during treatment so please do not hesitate to call or visit us if you have any questions.



  • What Are Invisalign Braces?
What Are Invisalign Braces?

They are a series of clear, almost invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks to a new set. Each aligner is specifically manufactured for your own teeth. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by OptiSmile. Normally patients will have between 18 to 30 aligners over the course of their treatment.

An added feature is that we have a virtual treatment plan which shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This shows you upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From these results, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interference in your day-to-day life and can potentially be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dental solutions, such as veneers if teeth are particularly deformed or discoloured.

  • What Are The Primary Benefits Of Invisalign?
What Are The Primary Benefits Of Invisalign?

Invisalign is a good option for the following reasons:

  • Invisalign are clear plastic aligners, which makes them discreet. This means that you can undergo quite extensive orthodontic alterations without it being too obvious.
  • Invisalign has the benefit of being removable, meaning you can take them out when you eat, drink or clean your teeth, this means that you aren’t restricted in terms of what you can eat while you are using Invisalign.
  • They don’t have any metal wires that are likely to irritate the inside of the mouth and you won’t have to spend as much time at the dentist as you would have done with standard braces.
  • You’ll have an idea of what your teeth will look like at the end of treatment before you even start, due to advanced dental visualization technology, that also assists in the creation of the various moulds.
  • How Does Invisalign Compare To Standard Braces?
How Does Invisalign Compare To Standard Braces?

One of the main advantages over standard braces is that it has minimal impact on your everyday life. Since the aligners are so comfortable, you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort.

The cutting-edge approach to treatment, ensures there is minimal interference in how you live and a significant, positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself. Of course there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none will offer the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign.

Clear, virtually invisibleRequire wires & brackets
Comfortable smooth plastic alignersWires can irritate the mouth
Aligners are removable, easy to cleanBrushing/flossing is more challenging
No food restrictions (Eat what you want!)Many food restrictions
On average 12 months, however does vary from personOn average between 18 months or two years

  • Is Treatment With Invisalign Painful?
Is Treatment With Invisalign Painful?

Unlike standard braces, the discomfort associated with the Invisalign system is minimal, because there is less risk of irritation from wires.

Discomfort is mostly limited to the beginning of each new stage of treatment. Most patients report pressure, which is a sign that the treatment is working. Pressure isn’t likely to last for more than a couple of days after each new aligner.

  • Does Invisalign Influence Speech?
Does Invisalign Influence Speech?

It’s not unusual for orthodontics treatments to alter speech slightly, but the mouth adjusts relatively quickly. You may likely talk with a slight lisp for a day or two, but the tongue gets used to its new restrictions really quickly.

  • Are There Restrictions On What I Can Eat While In Treatment?
Are There Restrictions On What I Can Eat While In Treatment?

No. Unlike traditional wires and brackets, you can eat whatever you desire while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. Thus, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favorite foods and snacks. Also, it is important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to re-inserting your aligners to maintain proper hygiene.

  • What Options Are There?
What Options Are There?

Invisalign are available for both adults and teenagers. Perhaps you’ve wanted to straighten your teeth for a while now, whether to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even a special occasion like your wedding day. But you’re at the stage in your life where metal braces are just not a choice you’re willing to consider. Or maybe you’re a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective but modern-day solution without having to feel self-conscious.

Either way, OptiSmile can provide you with a simple yet effective solution to accomplish this without having to put your life on hold. With Invisalign or Invisalign Teen you’ll have the convenience and flexibility to live your life without the hassles associated with other types of treatment. The aligners are transparent and difficult to detect when worn,and are able to be removed for a short space of time such as an important event.

What to expect when you come in to OptiSmile

1. Come in for a consultation

This is a quick and easy way to gauge whether or not Invisalign treatment will fit your needs.

2. Schedule the Treatment

Dr. Harris Smeyatsky is OptiSmile’s invisalign specialist.

3. Begin Treatment

Dr. Harris will start by mapping out a detailed treatment plan with your goals in mind. An exciting part of the Invisalign technology is that he will be able to show you a digital 3D representation of how your teeth will move during the treatment.

Contact OptiSmile to book your Invisalign consultation. You also have the option of contacting us via WhatsApp or email if you have any more specific questions regarding your treatment.

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76 Regent Rd,
Sea Point
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

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