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“To Invisalign or not to Invisalign?” that is the question. Hi, Dr Warren Antonoff here. I’m a smile designer and also the founder of Lifestyle Smiles. This has been a hot topic in recent years, I’ve had many clients who’ve asked me, “I’ve seen this clear Aligner system that straightens my teeth for $2,000. What do you think? After seeing many horror stories, I feel compelled to make a video and share with our clients the top five reasons why straightening your teeth with an aligner system other than Invisalign is potentially dangerous.

First of all, Invisalign is the pioneer of clear aligner systems. It’s been around since 1999 and there’s over 20 years worth of data and artificial intelligence. It is still the gold standard of clear aligner system. Maybe in 10 years time, things will be different and there’ll be other systems that have a track record of great performance.
If you don’t need to physically go to a clinic to get to your aligners fitted, probably think twice of doing it. You have to ask yourself, who’s your dentist, who’s actually responsible if something goes wrong? Moving teeth is not as simple as putting a few pieces of plastic in your mouth and moving them to the right position, there’s actually a lot of science behind it. If you move them too fast or if you move in the wrong direction, or there’s no room to move and things get stuck, you can be in a lot of trouble and sometimes your teeth might even die.
Don’t rely on just computerised before and afters simulations alone. These simulations may look good but it is only a guide to where we want to go, it’s not reality. Invisalign also has computerised before and after simulations, and as a dentist, I actually have to manipulate the treatment on average five to 10 times until I’m happy with the simulation. A lot of times, in order to achieve straight teeth, the simulation will actually look, I guess, weird or the simulation actually have to have a lot of intricate, complex movements that may not reflect the teeth being straight. These are the real simulations that us dentist will never show you.
If your teeth don’t track properly, the teeth and your bite can actually worsen. Teeth might get stuck. If your bite gets worse, then it will take longer and it’ll be more expensive to treat it properly.
And the last one, Invisalign actually charges dentists on average 2,500 to $3,700 per case. That’s right, the fees that Invisalign charges a dentist is actually more than some of the total fees that you get charged with another system. Think about it, if it costs that much to the dentist to do your treatment, is it too good to be a reality? Is it too good to be true?
If you are considering straightening your teeth the safe and proper way, we would love to look after you. Here at Lifestyle Smiles, we are an Invisalign Platinum Provider. This means we have the experience and expertise to look after you.

Simply give us a call, send us a DM or fill in the enquiry form on our website, and we will be in touch to organise a time with you.

See you next time!

Note: All content and media on the Lifestyle Smiles website and social media channels are created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.


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Great experience! Dr Warren is a great dentist who is gentle and really experienced. He has a great bedside manner that puts patients at ease!

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