What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a way of “straightening” your teeth, without braces (metal brackets and wires). Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner. If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Invisalign is a great to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

How does Invisalign work?

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At the initial consultation, your dentist will discuss any issues you have with your teeth and explore what kind of results you're hoping to achieve. If Invisalign is suitable for you, a treatment plan will be prepared with your goals in mind. You will also require a series of x-rays and scans prior to commencing treatment. When you wish to commence treatment, impressions of your teeth will be taken and will be sent to the Invisalign laboratories for processing.

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The impressions of your teeth will be digitised in order for the dentist to work with a computerized 3D image of your teeth. Then, your dentist will plan your tooth movements throughout your entire treatment timeline. You will be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after completion of the Invisalign process so you can see what your smile should look like when you're done with treatment.

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Once you and your dentist have agreed to the treatment plan, aligners are then custom-made for you. You will need to wear your aligners for two weeks before switching to the next aligner in the series. While the number of aligners varies for each individual, a full treatment typically includes 18-36 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth which will take approximately 9-18 months depending on your individual case.

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Aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth in order to complete your treatment in the timeline determined. You will require checkups every 4-6 weeks to monitor your progress and to receive your next series of aligners. During the entire treatment process, you'll notice gradual movement and your teeth will, gradually move into an even and healthy smile.

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