Frequently Asked Questions
We decided to answer some frequently asked questions related to the procedure: Aligners Invisalign asked by our patients.
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth and achieve the desired smile you have always dreamed of. By using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign maps your overall treatment plan based on your dentist's prescription, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. A series of transparent aligners are made to tailor order for your teeth with the aim of moving your teeth little by little. Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving toward the predicted final position. The treatment period will be determined by your Invisalign certified dentist according to your specific needs.
Invisalign aligners are almost invisible. No one can even notice that you are wearing these almost transparent aligners. Life can go on as normal as the Invisalign system does its work discreetly. Invisalign aligners are removable, giving you the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing them. And you can also remove the aligners to brush your teeth even with floss as usual for fresh breath and for maintaining good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal arches. This means, in most cases, you spend less time with your Invisalign Certified Orthodontist for corrections. Invisalign allows you to see your virtual results and treatment plan before you even start your treatment, so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is completed.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement of an aligner, but also the timing of movement. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, according to the Invisalign treatment plan.
Align Technology, Inc., the company that manufactures Invisalign, was founded in 1997.
The total duration depends on the complexity of the treatment and is comparable to that of traditional braces. Treatment can usually last between 3 and 18 months. During your consultation, your Invisalign orthodontist can provide you with more detailed information.