If there’s one thing we know, many of our patients want straighter teeth, but they don’t want uncomfortable and bulky metal brackets to achieve their dream smiles.
And this is entirely understandable, but as orthodontic dentistry has advanced and integrated some cosmetic features, it has allowed patients to realign their teeth more comfortably and discreetly, thanks to Invisalign.
Virtually invisible, the clear aligners do not require any wires, brackets, or metal and are custom-made for your teeth and mouth.
quick answers to common questions:
- Does Invisalign really work? One of the most common stipulations or misconceptions about Invisalign is that it only works for minor issues. However, the truth of the matter is that Invisalign can correct minor, moderate, and even severe bite problems (just like metal braces). Mostly used for gaps and crowding, Invisalign can treat a larger variety of oral problems than when the first aligners were introduced. Now, the more serious issues can include attachments, elastics, and even buttons that can be applied to the aligner to treat more complex cases.
- How long does it take for Invisalign to work? Dependent upon your case and what is discussed with you in your initial consultation. Typically Invisalign can take anywhere from a few months to a year to complete.
- How painful is Invisalign? Invisalign is usually not regarded to be painful at all – there can be some slight discomfort when swapping out your aligners for their new set, but this will only last around a day as your teeth get used to their new position.
- How does Invisalign move teeth down? Invisalign can be used to move lower teeth back to help them sit more naturally behind your front teeth. Each bespoke aligner you wear will shift your teeth gradually, but gently into their right place. Invisalign can move your teeth horizontally, vertically, and even rotate them – whatever your bite problem requires for its correction. The engineering of these aligners is very precise, which means they use the right amount of force at the right place, at the right time.
Pay For Invisalign Monthly With 0% Finance
Pay monthly with 0% interest for amazing, discreet dental solutions that realign your smile. Our recommended cosmetic treatments have left thousands of patients feeling better and more confident about their appearance and how their smile functions.
compare invisalign against other brace systems
|Duration||Worn 22 hours a day (3-12 months)||Cemented 24/7 (18 months)|
|Maintenance||Aligners need to be kept clean by brushing and rinsing||Brush teeth whilst wearing braces and floss|
|Appointments||Initial consultation, fitting appointment and review||Regular visits to get braces tightened and final removal|
|Aftercare||Requires a retainer||Requires a retainer|
|Ideal for||Children, teens and adults||Complex dental problems|