How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that fit over your teeth very closely and are almost invisible. They’re designed from a computer generated Smile Design for you. You change the aligners every 2 weeks and they gradually move and straighten your teeth.
How long does it take for invisalign brace to start working?
An Invisalign brace is a very gradual process as we have to move the teeth slowly and carefully. You will start to notice a difference almost straight away and gradually your teeth will start to align perfectly.
How long will I have to wear the aligners for?
The average length of time you will have to wear Invisalign for will be somewhere between 6 months to 1 year however this will vary depending on how crooked the teeth are before we start. Also it will depend on how diligent you are at wearing the aligners. We recommend that you only remove the aligners for cleaning and eating. I personally found them very good for stopping me from snacking!
How do I get the best results from the Invisalign Brace?
Patient commitment is probably the number one factor behind getting best results. The aligners are removable so it can be tempting to leave them out. Its recommended to wear them for between 20 – 22 hours every day. It is very important to clean your teeth very well when wearing any orthodontic appliance and if possible cleaning your teeth after every meal prior to putting the aligners back in.
How do I go about getting Invisalign?
The first step is to have a consult with our specialist orthodontist Lee Ng. Lee will discuss the treatment thoroughly with you. She will then take a scan of your mouth and generate 3D models of your teeth. We can then generate the ideal smile setup on the screen and if you like what you see – we simply enter some details online and wait to get your aligners sent out which generally takes a couple of weeks.
Are there any limitations to Invisalign?
Yes there are. Sometimes we may have to move more teeth further and occasionally its best to do these with conventical brackets. Having a specialist Orthodontist in the practice is a huge bonus as she can do both treatments and will always advise on the best way forward for you.