FAQs about Invisalign
What is invisalign?
Invisalign is a removable orthodontic appliance used to straighten teeth and close the gaps between teeth. It is invisible and gradually aligns teeth by using a series of tray like aligners which apply gentle forces on certain teeth to move them into position.
How can invisalign work?
By utilising the latest technology in the field of 3D computer assisted design, the full course of treatment is envisioned and a series of aligners produced to move the teeth incrementally is made. Each set of aligners is worn for 2 weeks before the next one in the series is worn until the final position of teeth is reached.
Are there any advantages for using Invisalign?
Yes, Invisalign is made from a strong medical grade plastic and it is clear making it virtually invisible. It is removable unlike the braces and gives greater comfort.
Does it hurt?
Invisalign is not supposed to hurt. A degree of discomfort may be associated with its use especially in the first couple of days of a new pair in the series. This is because your teeth are moving into a new position and they need to have pressure applied to them
Can all dentists work with Invisalign?
No, only trained dentists can offer the treatment. Dentists attend classes to learn how to utilise the system to reach the required goals.
How often do you need to change your aligners?
Normally every 2 weeks you start on the next one in the series, however, sometimes, if a tooth did not move enough you may wear the same set for a bit more than two weeks.
What do I do if I lose my aligners?
You should contact us as soon as possible to have new ones made to prevent prolonging your treatment.
What is interproximal reduction?
Interproximal reduction refers to the procedure where by some of your enamel will be removed to accommodate the movement of your teeth. Although this might not look to appealing at the start, the teeth will move in closer and fill the gaps.