If you have dreamed of a straight smile but haven’t wanted to deal with the hassle of traditional wire braces, Invisalign® may be for you. Millions of people throughout the world have opted for this convenient method for achieving a straighter, healthier smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a comfortable, practically invisible, innovative way to straighten teeth in as little as 3 months.
How do Clear Aligners Work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic orthodontic aligners specifically created for your teeth. The transparent aligners are removable and work by gently moving teeth in small, measured increments.
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How is Invisalign Different From Traditional Wire Braces?
Traditional braces rely on wires and metal brackets while Invisalign straightens teeth using clear plastic aligners.
Invisalign has several advantages over traditional wire braces. Invisalign aligners are:
- Almost invisible.
- Comfortable to wear.
- Easy to use.
- Removed when eating, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods.
- Removed for toothbrushing, allowing you to maintain impeccable oral hygiene.
What Problems Can Invisalign Correct?
While specific treatment options must be evaluated to ensure Invisalign is a good fit for a patient’s goals, these convenient aligners can generally be used to address:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Open bite
Invisalign Retainer FAQ's
How many hours per day do Invisalign aligners need to be worn?
For best results, it is recommended to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day. Generally, each set of aligners is worn for one to two weeks before moving on to the next set.
Who is Invisalign suitable for?
Most patients in need of teeth alignment respond well to treatment with Invisalign. In many cases, patients requiring standard braces can opt for treatment with Invisalign instead. Invisalign is ideal for patients with mild to moderate spacing issues.
A consultation with your dentist will determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of Invisalign® treatment will be determined based on your goals, but treatment generally takes between 6 and 18 months.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign will vary depending on factors such as your current tooth alignment, treatment goals, and length of treatment needed. To know more about Invisalign, you can book a free initial consultation.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Although there may be slight discomfort when switching to a new set of aligners, this change should be minimal, especially compared to traditional metal braces.
Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign?
If you would like to learn more about treatment with Invisalign, our team of experts would be happy to discuss this treatment option with you, and set up a free initial consultation if desired.