What is Invisalign, and how does it work?

Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear plastic removable orthodontic aligners to gently move your teeth in small increments. The aligners are custom-made to your teeth and are changed out every couple of weeks, depending on your progress. For the best results, we recommend that patients wear their Invisalign clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

There are many benefits of choosing Invisalign over other orthodontic aligners, including:

  • More comfortable to wear
  • They are discreet
  • Easy to maintain good oral hygiene
  • They save you time. No need to visit the dentist frequently for adjustments like braces
  • No need to compromise on your diet. You can still enjoy your favourite foods
  • Save and easy to remove

Plus, Invisalign uses advanced 3D software technology that allows you to see the results of your treatment before you even begin.

Who is suitable for Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign is ideal for people that are seeking to straighten their smile discreetly. The virtually invisible, transparent aligner system is a comfortable alternative to traditional braces.

Invisalign is ideal for people who have the following:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between their teeth
  • An overbite, underbite or crossbite

How do I care for my teeth and Invisalign aligners?

Your dentist or orthodontist will provide care instructions for you to follow.

  • You will need to remove your clear aligners for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing and flossing
  • Rinse and clean your Invisalign aligners each night to keep them fresh

How often will I have to wear my aligners?

Invisalign is most effective when worn at least 20 to 22 hours a day. We recommend only removing for eating, drinking anything other than water, and brushing and flossing your teeth.

Is wearing Invisalign painful?

Some individuals may experience discomfort and pressure for the few days that follow each aligner change. This is entirely normal and is a sign that the Invisalign aligners are moving your teeth into their straighter position. Any pain or discomfort you experience will be noticeably less than traditional metal braces can cause.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your case. Treatment times can be anywhere from 6 to 24 months. Your dentist will be able to give you a timeline at your appointment.