Following your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will often recommend the ongoing use of retainers or clear aligners in order to prevent the teeth from any further movement.
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that serves as a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. The treatment comprises a series of clear aligners that are almost completely invisible, and which can be removed when eating, playing sport, or brushing and flossing.
Invisalign comprises a series of clear aligners which work by gradually straightening your teeth over time. Similar to mouth guards, the aligners are custom-made to suit each unique patient. You will be given three or four sets of aligners at a time. You will need to wear each set for two weeks before changing them. With each new aligner, the adjustment is taken further, gradually moving your teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign is an effective option for patients with misaligned teeth. Because the aligners are virtually invisible, they are very discreet, and won’t change your appearance during treatment. They can be removed during meals, which means that there are no dietary restrictions. They can also be removed when brushing and flossing, so you can stick to your dental hygiene routine as normal.
Thanks to innovative technologies, Invisalign straightens teeth more predictably and comfortably than ever before.
This depends on how complex your dental issues are. Typically, Invisalign treatment will take between 12 – 18 months.
For more severe cases, it may take longer. For simpler cases, it may take less than 12 months.
Traditional braces are faster. This is because Invisalign is a removable appliance, so the teeth have some time to rest. While braces are bonded to the teeth and working on shifting the teeth 24/7.
You will need to wear a retainer after any type of teeth alignment treatment.