What can I expect following Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment is a modern and successful treatment option for those with orthodontic problems. Once the treatment is complete, our dentists will re-examine your teeth and decide if you need further adjustments during your follow-up visits. It is often best to schedule follow-up visits to make sure your treatment plan is 100% successful. Once the aligners are removed, it is also important to practice good dental hygiene to prevent any other dental issues that could damage your teeth.

How does Invisalign align the teeth?

Invisalign is very similar to metal braces, except it is a modern version used with new technology. The set of aligners move teeth to the targeted placement, through force applied by the unit. An extremely impressive feature of the aligners is that it controls the timing and force of the application. Invisalign moves only the problematic teeth into place. This allows you and your dentist to plan out a reliable solution for orthodontic problems.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Crooked and misaligned teeth can lead to many other dental problems. With Invisalign, you can enjoy these benefits:

  • Healthier, straight teeth
  • A brand new smile
  • Invisibility as they are transparent
  • Removable at anytime
  • Better comfort as opposed to metal braces
  • Ease in maintaining good oral hygiene
  • A more natural fit into your mouth

Are there specialists that work on Invisalign placements?

Invisalign uses new technology to fix misaligned teeth and it is a very successful procedure. However, only a trained dentist can engineer this treatment plan for those who suffer from orthodontic issues. With our specialised facility, we ensure only professionally trained orthodontists and dentists are allowed to engineer and administer Invisalign treatment for patients.

Should aligners be worn at all times?

Once the treatment plan is in progress and once the Invisalign aligners have been fitted, the dentist will inform you how frequently they need to be worn. For best results, you need to wear them at all times. For oral hygienic purposes such as brushing and flossing, you may remove the aligners. You can also remove the aligners during meal times. Dentists recommend that the aligners be worn for up to 22 hours a day – day and night.

What about the duration of the treatment?

Patients can usually complete Invisalign treatment within a time period ranging from 12-18 months. The treatment time and plan varies depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth. The dentists will analyse your teeth and provide a timeline of the treatment process so you have an idea as to how your treatment will progress along the way.