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How much do Invisalign braces cost?

Are they worth the money, or is it better to go with traditional braces? The typical price of Invisalign braces is usually slightly higher than regular braces. The average cost is between R48,000 and R110,000; your dentist or orthodontist can better estimate the price.

Clear aligners have become a popular choice for people looking to straighten their teeth. They are a discreet option that can be worn without anyone knowing you are wearing them. But what about the cost? How much do they really cost? In this blog post, we will explore the cost of clear aligners in South Africa and discuss some of the factors that play into the price.

The average cost of clear aligners in South Africa is R50 000 to R100 000. However, the actual cost will depend on several factors such as the severity of your case, the brand of aligners you choose, and whether you have insurance.

What factors affect the cost of Clear Aligners in South Africa?

One of the biggest factors that will affect the cost of your treatment is the severity of your case. If you have a more complex case, it will take longer to treat and will therefore be more expensive. The type of aligners you choose will also play a role in the cost. There are many assorted brands available on the market, and each one has its own price point.

Finally, whether you have insurance will also affect the cost of your treatment. If you have dental insurance, chances are that it will cover at least a portion of the cost of your clear aligners. However, if you don’t have insurance, you will be responsible for the entire cost of your treatment.

If you are considering clear aligners to straighten your teeth, be sure to speak with your dentist about all the factors that will affect the cost of your treatment. With a little bit of research, you can find a treatment plan that fits both your needs and your budget. Some factors that will affect the cost include how many aligners are required.

How much do Clear Aligners Cost in South Africa?

The price of Clear Aligners may vary depending on the location. In Johannesburg, they may cost around R6500. However, in other areas, the price could be cheaper or more expensive. Teeth alignment also costs different prices in various parts of South Africa.

At OptiSmile, we offer consultation for R410 to help you determine whether clear aligners are the right choice for you. We will look at your teeth and discuss your treatment options. We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and we will work with you to find a solution that fits both your needs and your budget. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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What Exactly Is Invisalign?

12 Million beautiful smiles have seen success with Invisalign. The world's most popular method for straightening teeth, these clear aligners are discreet, gentle yet impressively powerful in confidently moving teeth into their new position.

How does Invisalign Work?

Learn about how OptiSmile uses these futuristic aligners to straighten teeth. The advanced levels of dentistry built into the design of these aligners and how our unique patients see results in as little as four months. Advanced dentistry in action!

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The smile of your dreams often stays that way, just a dream. OptiSmile aims to turn dreams into reality and grant everyone the opportunity to smile with confidence and vitality. Nothing compares to the stunning results we see everyday.

What About Invisalign costs?

A beautiful smile is a life-long investment. Confidence radiates through every aspect of your life. Your ability to speak confidently, retain eye contact, and step boldly into a new version of yourself becomes available to you.

The most advanced orthodontic and highly active aligners are in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth in two-week increments. After the two weeks are up, you will switch out your set of aligners for the next aligner set in your straightening series. Invisalign aligners are designed for your unique smile and treatment plan.

 

They can move the teeth with gentle force to close gaps, reduce crowding, and fix minor bite alignment issues, such as overbites and underbites.

 

OptiSmile is the first dental practice in Africa to use the Itero scanner. Have you always wanted straighter teeth but been afraid of the pain, the inconvenience of eating, and the appearance of a “tin grin”? Are you active and want to align your teeth? Invisalign won’t interfere with your daily activities.

 

Unlike unconventional 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 11 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, perfect for adults and teens who don’t want traditional railway tracks. In addition, you can join the excellent smile club.

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How Much Do Braces Cost in South Africa?

Dental braces are a common sight all over the world.

They are used to correct alignment issues with teeth, and they can make a significant difference in the appearance of someone’s smile.

But how much do braces cost in South Africa?

And what are your options when it comes to getting them? In this comprehensive guide, we will answer all your questions about dental braces! The cost of braces in South Africa can vary depending on several factors. The type of braces you choose, the severity of your dental problem, and where you get your braces all to play a role in determining the final cost. However, some general pricing guidelines can give you a promising idea of how much you can expect to pay.

Here are some average costs of braces in South Africa:

-Metal braces: R13 000 – R20 000 -Ceramic braces: R15 000 – R22 000 -Lingual braces: R17 000 – R24 000 -Invisalign: R40 000 – R110 000 These prices are just averages, and your final cost will depend on the abovementioned factors. Now that you know how much braces can cost in South Africa, let’s look at some of your options for getting them.

One option is to get your braces through the public healthcare system. This is a good option for people who cannot afford to pay for braces out of pocket. The downside of this option is that there can be long waiting lists for treatment. Another option is to get your braces through a private dentist or orthodontist. This is the most popular option in South Africa, as it offers a much more comprehensive range of treatment options and shorter waiting times. However, it is essential to note that private healthcare can be expensive. If you are considering getting braces in South Africa, it is essential to research and explore all your options. With a little planning, you can find a treatment option that fits your needs and your budget!

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How Does The Invisalign Process Work?

Harris Smeyatsky is OptiSmile’s Invisalign team leader and will be handling your case personally. With over 20 years of experience in the UK and South Africa, very few professionals have this level of expertise and knowledge.

 

Dr Harris will discuss your dental concerns in detail and use the Invisalign Doctor Photography App to take pictures of your teeth and upload your panoramic x-ray to Invisalign. Invisalign has successfully straightened over 11 million smiles and is the fastest growing teeth aligning solution globally, being easy to clean, easy to remove and virtually invisible. We take detailed photos of your teeth and bite and prepare you for your first set of aligners.

 

Can Invisalign treat kids as well?

 

Invisalign First is designed to help shape simple to complex little smiles, tween smiles and teen smiles and treat simple to difficult teeth straightening issues in growing children from ages 6 to 10, including crowding, spacing and narrow dental arches. In addition, oral hygiene is removable for easier hygiene management, making it easier for growing children to brush and floss! 

 

Kids’ after-school activities won’t be affected, and they can remain active in sports like ballet, soccer, rugby and just about any other active sport. In addition, they are active aligners which means they actively straighten the teeth. The optional blue compliance indicator dots help you monitor their teeth’s progress throughout treatment and can assist in keeping them motivated and putting your child first! 

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What Happens After My First Consultation?

Ordering and arrival of your aligners!

The next step is the most exciting! Finally, we get to order your aligners for you.  

 

Harris will click approve in the IDS (Invisalign Dentist Site), and on the system, we can see when the manufacturing will be complete and when it ships with DHL. 

 

We can see when it will arrive in South Africa, and sometimes it takes a few extra days to clear customs or get down to us from Johannesburg. From the time of approval to receiving your aligners at the moment is about three weeks. 

 

Invisalign treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. 

 

Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure”, and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.

 

Say goodbye to harsh metal braces and hello to the most confident smile you have ever had.

 

The exact cost of your Invisalign treatment will be determined by:

 The complexity of your case, How long you are in treatment, The Invisalign provider you choose for treatment and what payment plans they offer.


How much do Invisalign braces cost? Are they worth it, or is it better to opt for traditional braces? The typical price of Invisalign braces is usually slightly higher than regular braces. The manufacturer, your dentist or orthodontist can give you a better idea of the price. The factors that come into play are the degree of alignment of your teeth and the number of aligners you will need during treatment. The typical cost of regular braces varies widely but generally ranges from R35,000 to R85,000  depending on your individual needs and should be discussed with your dentist. Invisalign ranges from R35 000 up to R110 000.

 

After receiving financial clearance through an approved and signed finance plan, payment in full with discount or deposit and monthly debit orders, we initiate the creation of your Invisalign treatment plan. 

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The Power of The Itero Scanner

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The First Itero Element Scanner in Africa

OptiSmile is proud to be the first dental practice in Africa to have the revolutionary iTero Element scanner. 

 

Harris will scan your mouth with our powerful iTero scanner during your first consultation. Within minutes, you will have a hi-resolution 3D scan of your teeth, viewing them perfectly. 

 

This unique scanner produces a scan of your teeth to micron accuracy, and this is uploaded via a unique doctor portal directly to Invisalign in the USA. Once Harris is happy with the potential plan and degree of straightening required. Harris will upload your scan directly into the IDS Invisalign Doctor Site.

 

Things immediately start to happen behind the scenes where highly trained and qualified Invisalign technicians in the USA begin to straighten your teeth virtually using the patented Invisalign software. 

 

During your first visit, you will already be able to see a virtual rendering of your brand new smile to see your future results within the coming months. 

 

Our patients experience the future of advanced dentistry in an unprecedented fashion as this power scanner shows off the aligning power of Invisalign along with exposing every problematic area within your mouth as we develop your personalized plan.

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How Much Do Invisalign Clear Braces Cost?

How much does Invisalign braces cost?

 

Is it worth it, or is it better to go the traditional railway tracks route?

 

An investment in your smile and oral health with Invisalign® and braces will bolster your confidence while improving your teeth’ functionality at the same time. Plus, it is an investment of a lifetime.

 

The typical price for Invisalign braces is usually higher than standard metal or ceramic braces with wires. Depending on the manufacturer, the average cost is between R38,000 and R100,000. 

 

Your dentist or orthodontist can give you a better estimate of the price. Factors that come into play are the amount of alignment your teeth need and the number of aligners required during treatment. 

 

The typical cost of a standard orthodontic case with metallic or ceramic braces varies widely but is usually between R30,000 and R95,000.

 

Again, the cost (fees, price) will vary from case to case, depending on your specific needs, and should be discussed with our highly qualified dentists.

 

Leveraging our experience to help achieve more predictable~ results and a positive experience.

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OptiSmile is privileged to have the highly qualified, Invisalign Certified Platinum Elite Level specialist Harris Smeyatsky

 

Harris is the only platinum level Invisalign specialist in cape Town, with one other specialist in Johannesburg. 

 

Working in the UK for many years, Harris honed his skills as an Invisalign dentist with a focus on the Itero system. The most advanced Intraoral scanner in the world, there is nothing that comes close to the power and accuracy. Coupled with the clinical skills and attention to detail, Genuine Invisalign and Harris Smeyatsky have formed an unbeatable combination straightening the smiles of hundreds of patients effectively.

 

OptiSmile works with only the best dentists to ensure that you smile with confidence and reach all of your dental goals. We never compromise quality, and an OptiSmile approved smile is a smile for life. Book your free Invisalign video consultation today and begin your journey toward the most confident smile possible.

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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 discolored.

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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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Dr. Harris Smeyatsky begins the first steps of your Invisalign journey as he plans your first set of Itero scans.

Starting The Treatment

Once your treatment plan is mapped out you will see your first 3D look of how your teeth will move during treatment.

We use the state-of-the-art iTero 3D scanner to give our patients the latest digital dental impressions. It allows us to create very accurately, high-resolution 3D models of your teeth and gums in minutes — eliminating the need for regular dental impressions.

The best part about the iTero® 3D scanner is that it will help you see your future teeth before you even begin the Invisalign® treatment.

Orthodontics Aligners in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa. OptiSmile is the first dental practice in Africa to use the iTero scanner. Have you always wanted straighter teeth but been afraid of the pain, the inconvenience of eating, and 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 11 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. Perfect for adults and teens that don’t want traditional railway tracks!

We will give you an accurate description of the treatment and your cost by providing a full written quote with no hidden fees.
Once the OptiSmile Team has confirmed you’re eligible for treatment, at your initial no-charge consultation, they will arrange a scanning visit to take pictures, X-rays and either digital scans or dental impressions of your teeth. This allows us to create a ClinCheck® 3D treatment plan specifically suited to your individual needs.


The invisible braces cost differs as each patient has unique needs. In addition, 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, every 1 – 2 weeks.

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