Invisalign Orthodontist
Cape Town

The smile of your dreams awaits you.

Orthodontic Teeth Straightening with Invisible and Active Clear Aligners

OptiSmile is committed to enhancing your smile with expert care, ensuring consistent results and a pleasant experience.


Over 15 million people worldwide have chosen Invisalign clear aligners to achieve a radiant smile that stands out without the appearance of traditional braces.


Gone are the days of uncomfortable and prolonged wear of traditional metal braces, with memories of the dreaded “tin-grin” or “railway tracks” fading away. It’s refreshing to see the advancements in orthodontics, which have made the process of teeth straightening more comfortable and less daunting. 

What Clients Are Saying About OptiSmile

Couldn't be happier! Incredible service from start to finish with the entire team and Dr Harris & Clifford. Communicating via whatsapp and having friendly reception staff made the overall journey so much easier and enjoyable. Harris is THE guy to do invisilign with in South Africa and I can see why. 10/10 for results! Really enjoyed his personal and friendly approach ...he may even have convinced... me that I like going to the dentist now. To finish my dental journey, I had injection bonding with Dr Clifford who was just as amazing. Will definitely only be going to Optismile for all future dental procedures. Big thanks to everyoneread more
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
This is the most wonderful practice. I needed a lot of work done to my teeth and although I have a fear of dentists, I felt very relaxed and comfortable. I never had to wait, and the service was extremely efficient. I am very happy with the results.
Bridget S.
Bridget S.
Great service! I was on a cruise and chipped a tooth while at sea. I wanted to find a dentist at our next port in South Africa. I searched online and found OptiSmile. I was able to book an appointment online. The office was professional and the dentist fixed my tooth so that I could enjoy the rest of my cruise without worry. I highly recommend this practice.
Cindy C.
Cindy C.
Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. I had been to many dentists all over the world to fix my teeth but all said it would take an average of two years. My entire treatment was complete within 4 months and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My teeth are perfect now and I cannot stop smiling. The staff and doctors were incredibly supportive and friendly and were always... available to answer any questions. This is by far the best experience I’ve ever had at any dentist and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants the best!read more
Nzobella M.
Nzobella M.
Had the most relaxed, smooth and an amazing general experience at OptiSmile SeaPoint. Exceptional staff, super welcoming and friendly, great tech, the clinic is impeccably clean, and the attention to detail was not only impressive but very satisfying for the soul😊. I am in awe and absolutely delighted with Optismile. Dr. Cara and team, YOU ROCK💕
Ingrid M.
Ingrid M.
I couldn't recommend this practice more. I got injection molding, fillings and general teeth whitening done. They only use the best equipment, I felt super safe and comfortable every consultation/treatment. The offices/rooms are beautifully designed, far better than any other practice I've been to.Kinan (dentist), Olwethu (assistant) and all the other assistants involved in my treatment have... been amazing. Super friendly, more than willing to explain their processes & help you pick the best treatment plan, and clearly care about their patients. Clear professionals, they're so good at what they do.I will say it's quite expensive but if you're able to pay for it, it is worth every cent!read more
Ross B.
Ross B.
Great equipment and staff to assisting in delivering an unforgettable experience.Took about a year to get the perfect smile!
Kowie L.
Kowie L.
I couldn’t have asked for more caring, kind and compassionate people to help me with my complicated case. I had a car accident many years ago and had prior work done by another practice which I started to experience severe problems with. I was so anxious to have them fixed but I’m so glad I came here and went ahead. They were incredible at taking care of my case and went above and beyond to make... me feel comfortable. Dr Clifford & his wife even came in on the weekend to help me when I was experiencing pain as well as dropped off painkillers and a care package when I was too weak to leave my house. I had to come in for an appointment on my birthday and the whole practice sang happy birthday to me. Thank you Optismile. I am very grateful for your professionalism, your thoughtfulness and for giving me my smile back! I will recommend you to everyone I know.read more
Kim M
Kim M
Very professional & accommodating, special thanks to Zanele, Verona & Dr Louis.
Lindsey H.
Lindsey H.
I had a very good experience at Optismile. Great attention for the patient. I’m very grateful to Dr Harris and Dr. Cara for making my smile looking beautiful 😍 and to the rest of the staff to be so patient and caring.
Benedetta T.
Benedetta T.
Most professional dentist I know, having lived in Netherlands, Belgium, and been to Dentists in US and Spain as well
Patrick S.
Patrick S.
I expected professionalism at OptiSmile, of course. What really pleased me was the caring attitude and approach to patients. In addition, the office was gleaming, clean with all the latest technology to take the experience truly to the next level. Most of all, though, is my appreciation for Dr. Shaa. He was totally with me in guiding and helping me to understand the procedure and his... technique. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaa and OptiSmile. 5 stars +++.read more
Stephani S.
Stephani S.
Easy booking system. Instead of sitting in the waiting room filing in forms, I could do it online and save time. Was greeted and welcomed with a great smile and service by Widaad & I walked away with a whiter brighter smile given to me by Dr. Kinan and Olwethu, explaining the procedure step by step.
Tania B.
Tania B.
After my initial appointment via Google Teems I am impressed friendly and kind, for clarity, I have not had any treatment or follow-ups yet.
Kathryn S.
Kathryn S.
Very professional and welcoming. I felt like I was in safe hands. My treatment options were explained fully and I feel confident that I will receive the best possible care. So pleased to have found OptiSmile.
Sharon M.
Sharon M.
Dr Yudelman goes over and beyond to make his patients feel at ease and comfortable. From the advanced technology at the practice to the beautiful atmosphere, this has to be the best dentist visit I’ve ever experienced.
Melissa K.
Melissa K.
Extremely professional. I would recommend them to anyone
Anette A.
anette A.
Without a doubt the best dentist I have ever been to.Super friendly and efficient service, and the quality of the dentistry and work carried out is of the highest standard.
Michael M.
Michael M.
I've been to see Dr Yudelman for 2 Cerec restorations. I couldn't recommend him more highly. The practice is really professionally run and organised. Both procedures were completely, and I mean completely, pain free. I'd go as far as to say I actually enjoyed the experience.I’ve since been back for a third cerec restoration: Dr Clifford again did a flawless job. And once more, completely... painless.read more
Richard P.
Richard P.
Absolutely amazing service, advise and assistance. We brought our 6 year-old to Dr. Shaa and he and his assistent were amazing with her. No stress, professional and super friendly!
Cape E.
Cape E.
Lovely doctors. Gentle and caring.
Petra Q.
petra Q.
I have had a fantastic experience at Optismile with Dr Shaa - He listened to my needs, attentively came up with a solution we were both comfortable with and within 3 weeks my smile has completely changed and I am SO happy with the results. Couldnt recommend this experience more - if you are on the fence - this is your sign to book an appointment! Thanks Dr Shaa!
Joanne M.
Joanne M.
Wish I could give Dr. Yudelman and his team 6 stars. Cannot recommend thier services and the optisleep enough!
Armando A.
Armando A.
Definitely the best dental practice I have ever been to. Dr Shaa and Nokubonga were very helpful from my first visit until I got some teeth extracted. Dr Shaa further played a huge role on getting me on a comprehensive treatment plan to get my smile fixed. Very grateful for the help and advise I’m getting from the Optismile team. Looking forward to getting some more work done with Dr Harris.... World class practice that cares.read more
Thabang S.
thabang S.
Professional, Knowledgeable, Experienced, Caring and Efficient. Thank you for excellent service.
Marysia A.
Marysia A.
Fazlin is the absolute best. I have been going to her for year's and is the only person I would go to for cleaning my teeth❤️
Tal A.
Tal A.
Best dentist’s in Cape Town by far! Very professional, knowledgeable and makes use of advance dentistry equipment and technics.
Karli L.
Karli L.
Best orthodontist and dentist in Cape Town, hands down
Justin S.
Justin S.
The best dentistry expereince I had in my life so far.The team at Optismile are highly professional, competant. The Optismile made me feel very welcome and assisted me very well during my Invisalign treatment. My oral health has significantly improved, my teeth are nicely aligned and are nicely white now. I received several compliments on my new smile from friends and family and I feel much... better about my teeth and smile now.I highly recommend Optismile for your dentistry care.read more
Anthony S.
Anthony S.
My visit to OptiSmile was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The staff was friendly and professional, and the Dr. did an excellent job, leaving my teeth feeling fresh and sparkling. Highly recommended!
Theresa S.
Theresa S.
Excellent service, great communication and perfect result - couldn't ask for better and gladly recommend this practice!
Kobus B.
Kobus B.
Very Professional Team and extremely approachable making each and every visit a welcoming and wonderful experience. I simply love the smile I now have, thank you fortaking extra special care of my natural teeth and all the team working with Dr. Harris (aka Dr. Miracle worker) to create my beautiful smile Optismile
Rhona W.
Rhona W.
Optismile has nailed the ultimate dentist experience! Concierge style communication, next generation technology and offices with a sweeping view of the Atlantic. What really makes this business exceptional is the genuine friendliness and kindness of the people - Thank you Dr Harris, Dr Cara and Verona for taking care of my family's Invisalign, whitening and smiles.
Amber L.
Amber L.
Great service. Best on the Atlantic Seaboard
Clayton T.
clayton T.
I have had my Invisalign experience here and it was seamless. They never made me doubt that I was in the BEST hands. I would highly recommend. Thank you OptiSmile!
Deedee G.
Deedee G.
BTE dentist 🦷 🪥 OptiSmile Advanced Dentistry and Implant Centre Clifford Yudelman, Louis Trichardt & dentist assistant, Beatrice.I like to call it the “dentist hotel.”Beautiful views, comfy blankets, warm, welcoming smiles, hygienic and spotless. The staff are hands-on, efficient, and empathetic.Based in Sea Point, The Point Mall 👏👏
Kim S.
Kim S.
Best in the business, wouldn’t go anywhere else 🔥
Wow where do I begin ! I walked into OptiSmile looking for a second opinion on a fractured tooth that had been giving me trouble after a nasty fall I took 2 weeks prior. Tooth was in excruciating pain I could not chew or apply any kind of pressure on it. My previous dentist could not identify the fracture and suggested the tooth was bruised from almost being avulsed and needed time to heal. I... felt there was something wrong so I did a google search to see where else I could go. I came across OptiSmile and made my appointment. From the moment I walked in I was greeted with warmth and welcomed by the most beautiful environment - did not feel like a dentist at all. With state of the art equipment my dentist Dr. Louis identified the fracture in no time and concluded the tooth needed to be extracted - my worst nightmare !The period between my consultation and extraction procedure I had developed a stubborn infection but Dr. Louis and the staff were available to assist me immediately without hesitation or delay. The day of the extraction came and it was a complicated procedure because the tooth had fractured into three pieces, but I felt absolutely no pain or discomfort. The entire process, from the empathy to professionalism exceeded my expectations. I am so glad I made the choice to go here and this will now be my new dentist for life ! Thanks Dr. Louis and OptiSmile team!!!read more
Storm B.
Storm B.
a top location with a verry nice and functional interior and a perfect service. I would think that in Switzerland this way too
Christian F.
Christian F.
I had an amazing experience with Dr Shaa! Highly recommend him for any cosmetic dentistry. I came for bonding and he was really patient with me — he gave me as much time as needed to decide on the shape of tooth and allowed me to come back anytime if I wanted to make some finishing touches. Overall a great experience at Optismile, will come back for sure.
It's an amazing experience to be seen by Dr. Louis Trichaardt and his helper.Have always been uneasy to go to the dentist but was put at ease immediately. He explained everything to my husband and myself and after taking the various pictures of my mouth and the problem that I had come for was given the various options.Was received very warmly by reception and... when it was time for my appointment was taken for a tour of the premises.Have never seen such modern equipment and beautiful view.Can only highly recommend this place and Dr Louis.read more
Shooshy B.
Shooshy B.

Why is OptiSmile the Premiere Invisalign Provider in South Africa?

Over the past eight years, OptiSmile has expertly aligned countless smiles as a leading Invisalign Specialist in Sea Point. We proudly stand as a top-tier Invisalign platinum provider, not just in the Western Cape but throughout South Africa. OptiSmile was the first practice in Africa to use the iTero Scanner. We are the only practice in South Africa to boast five certified Invisalign providers led by our Clinical Director of Invisalign, Dr Harris Smeyatsky. Dr Smeyatsky is the first Certified Invisalign trainer in Africa and, in 2023, travelled to Ghana to train new providers from all over the region.

How Does Invisalign Work in South Africa?

During your initial consultation with an Invisalign specialist, they will thoroughly examine your teeth and take impressions to create a 3D image of your mouth. The Clincheck™ software will then be used to analyse the current position of your teeth and create a customised treatment plan that considers your specific needs and goals. With each set of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into the desired position, and the treatment duration will depend on the severity of your case. Rest assured that your Invisalign specialist will closely monitor your progress throughout the treatment to ensure optimal results.

How Does Invisalign Differ from Other Clear and Active Type Aligners in South Africa?

Genuine Invisalign is better than copycat products for several reasons. First and foremost, Invisalign is backed by over two decades of research and development, making it a trusted and proven treatment option. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your unique mouth and teeth, ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness. On the other hand, copycat products are often mass-produced and may not provide the same level of customisation and attention to detail. Finally, Invisalign specialists are highly trained and experienced in administering the treatment, ensuring that you receive the best possible care throughout your treatment journey.

Invisalign Treatment Process

  • We use an iTero™ Scanner to take a 3D scan of your dentition.
  • You will see an instant Invisalign Outcome Simulation™ unique to Invisalign.
  • Subsequently, a digital replica of your teeth is crafted, and your treatment plan is electronically uploaded onto the Invisalign Doctor Site.
  • Your Invisalign Provider at OptiSmile will work with Dr Harris Smeyatsky, our Clinical Director of Invisalign, and highly qualified technicians at Invisalign to create a Clincheck™ Plan for your specific treatment/teeth straightening requirement.
  • Invisalign in the USA uses 3D printing technology to make clear active aligners to adjust your teeth incrementally.
  • Upon the clear active aligners’ arrival at our clinic, we’ll arrange an appointment for their fitting.
  • During subsequent visits, you’ll receive your clear aligners.
  • These aligners should snugly cover your teeth and be worn for 20-22 hours daily.
  • It’s imperative to transition to a new set of aligners every week.
  • We’ll create spaces between specific teeth to facilitate the desired movements as required.

What is Invisalign?



Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth in one-week increments. Each week 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. 



Invisalign clear active aligners gently move the teeth to close gaps, reduce crowding, and fix bite alignment issues. In addition, clear aligners can correct overbites and underbites. Clear aligners are virtually invisible and soft yet impressively powerful in moving teeth into their new position. 



Have you always wanted straighter teeth but have been afraid of the inconvenience of eating and getting food stuck in the wires and elastics? Invisalign won’t interfere with your daily activities. 



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”. 


Faster than conventional braces.

Invisalign and Invisalign for children are much quicker than traditional braces, taking 50% less time on average. OptiSmile also specialises in Invisalign for teens



They are a discreet choice that can be worn without anyone ever knowing you are wearing them.


No interference

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interference in your day-to-day life.



Invisalign can be used with other cosmetic dental solutions, such as veneers or Injection moulded Composite Bonding, if teeth are deformed or discoloured.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

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Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners, which makes them discreet. This means you can undergo extensive orthodontic alterations without it being obvious.
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Shorter Treatments

With Invisalign, treatment times generally are shorter than traditional braces, lasting only 4-12 months, with more severe cases taking up to 18 to 24 months.
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Invisalign has the benefit of being removable, meaning you can take them out when you eat, drink or clean your teeth. Therefore, you are not restricted in living your life exactly as you choose.
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Invisalign braces don’t have any metal wires that would irritate the inside of your mouth. As a result, you wouldn’t have to spend as much time in discomfort compared to traditional braces.
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Visualise Your Smile

Invisalign Before and After

Invisalign FAQs

Take a look at our most common questions about Invisalign. If you have further queries, please call us for assistance.

Orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign, may cause minor changes in speech patterns, but any adjustments needed are typically quick and straightforward. It’s worth noting that traditional metal braces can sometimes lead to speech difficulties, but they can be addressed with proper care and attention from your orthodontist. Conversely, Invisalign is virtually invisible and doesn’t have the same potential for speech difficulties as metal braces, making it a popular choice among patients. Of course, each patient’s needs are unique, so it’s always best to consult your orthodontist to determine which treatment is best for you. 

The average cost of clear aligners in South Africa is R50 000 to R100 000. At OptiSmile, we have payment plans starting at R8000 per month. However, the actual cost will depend on several factors:

  1. The severity of your case, it will take longer to be more expensive if you have a more complex issue.
  2. The type of aligners: Invisalign vs Invisalign First vs Invisalign Teen.
  3. Whether you have insurance/medical aid cover for orthodontics. If you have dental insurance, it will cover at least a part 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.

Invisalign First is designed for children aged 6 to 10, while Invisalign Teen is for older children. Both can treat simple to difficult teeth straightening issues in children, including crowding, spacing and narrow dental arches. In addition, Invisalign 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, cricket, soccer, rugby and just about any other sport. In addition, we can order, at no charge, an optional compliance indicator dot. This helps you check your kids wearing time.

The cost of orthodontic 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 play a role in figuring out 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 – R45 000
  • ceramic braces: R35 000 – R55 000
  • lingual braces: R35 000 – R55 000


These prices are just averages; your final cost will depend on the abovementioned factors.


If you are considering getting braces in South Africa, it is necessary to research and explore all your options, with Invisalign being the preferred solution, due to ease and discretion.

Many people wonder if Invisalign treatment is painful. Thankfully, the discomfort associated with the Invisalign system is minimal compared to traditional braces. This is because there is less risk of irritation from wires. In fact, any discomfort is mainly limited to the beginning of each new stage of treatment. Most patients report feeling pressure, a sign that the treatment is working to move their teeth into the desired position. Overall, Invisalign is an excellent option for those looking to straighten their teeth without the pain and discomfort often associated with traditional braces.
No, there are no restrictions! Unlike traditional wires and brackets, you can eat whatever you want while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. Thus, restricting your consumption of any of your favourite foods and snacks is no longer necessary.
Invisalign is a popular alternative to braces for straightening teeth. Instead of using metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses clear, virtually invisible plastic aligners. Invisalign is also more comfortable than braces and does not require a special diet or cleaning regimen. The aligners are also removable, so you can eat whatever you like and brush and floss your teeth normally.

Invisalign clear aligners are a preferred choice for many adults and teenagers due to their inconspicuous nature and flexibility. However, they might not be the perfect solution for everyone. The suitability of Invisalign depends on various factors, including the complexity of your dental issues, your age, and your commitment to the treatment process.


Always consult with your dentist to determine if Invisalign is the right fit for you.

For individuals with mild crowding, Invisalign can typically produce desired results in as little as three to six months. However, for those with more pronounced crowding issues, the treatment duration might be extended.
Invisalign can close minor gaps in as short a duration as eight weeks. However, the challenge with gaps is their propensity to reappear without consistent retention. Thus, following the gap closure treatment, using a retainer is highly advised to maintain the results.
Common side effects of Invisalign include soreness and discomfort, which may occur when transitioning to new sets of aligners. However, over-the-counter pain relief can mitigate these symptoms, which are typically transient.
Advantages of Invisalign
  • The transparent design makes it nearly invisible, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about wearing braces.
  • Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes it much easier to clean your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene.
  • You can eat whatever you want with Invisalign, as there are no food entrapment concerns or restrictions.
  • Invisalign is generally more comfortable than traditional braces, as there are no wires or brackets to cause discomfort or irritation.
  • The treatment time with Invisalign is often shorter than with traditional braces, depending on the severity of the case.
  • You can brush and floss your teeth normally with Invisalign, which helps to maintain good oral health.
  • Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, which ensures the best possible results.
  • Invisalign requires fewer office visits than traditional braces, which saves you time and money.
  • Invisalign can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, from mild to severe.
  • Invisalign is an excellent option for people who want to straighten their teeth without the look and feel of traditional braces.
Disadvantages of Invisalign
  • Some discomfort due to continuous tooth adjustment.
  • Need to brush after each meal to prevent staining.
Advantages of Braces
  • Highly effective for intricate orthodontic cases.
  • Being fixed means a reduced risk of misplacement.
Disadvantages of Braces
  • When undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s essential to remember that there may be potential discomfort from wires, brackets, or the tooth movement process. Additionally, you may experience challenges with eating specific foods and possible tooth discolouration due to challenges in maintaining dental hygiene should be considered.
  • Regular check-ups with your orthodontist are necessary to ensure that treatment is progressing as planned and to make any necessary adjustments. This helps to avoid potential disadvantages.
  • Practising good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, is important to prevent tooth decay and gum disease during treatment.
    Some people may experience speech difficulties during the first few weeks of treatment, but this typically improves over time as the mouth adjusts.
  • If you participate in sports or other physical activities, wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth and orthodontic appliances is essential.
  • In some cases, orthodontic treatment may take longer than initially anticipated, so it’s best to be patient and follow your orthodontist’s instructions closely to achieve the best possible outcome.
1. Prioritise Daily Cleaning

Clean your Invisalign trays every day without fail. A consistent cleaning routine ensures they remain in top condition. Use toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently cleanse both sides of your aligners. Regular cleaning prevents bacterial buildup, which might harm your teeth or potentially affect your overall health.

2. Avoid Abrasives When Cleaning

Avoid abrasive cleaners like mouthwashes, soaps, or any harsh cleaning agents, as they can diminish the transparency of your Invisalign, making it more noticeable. Toothpaste, with its balanced pH and ingredients, is the optimal cleaning medium that won’t damage your aligners.

3. Soak Your Aligners Once Daily

Before storing your aligners, ensure you rinse them to get rid of saliva or plaque. Leaving them uncleaned can turn them into a bacterial haven.

4. Avoid Eating with Invisalign In Place

Eating can cause food particles to get trapped between the aligner and your teeth, which can lead to potential dental issues like cavities or plaque buildup. Furthermore, certain foods, especially those that are hot or highly coloured, can warp or stain the aligners, compromising their effectiveness and appearance. Always remove your Invisalign trays before consuming any food.

5. Store Aligners in Their Case

Always store your aligners in their designated case when they’re not in use. Leaving them out in the open exposes them to contaminants, increases the risk of accidental damage, and makes them easier to misplace.