Invisalign is an almost-invisible treatment for straightening teeth which replaces the need for metal braces for most people. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners which fit over your teeth and gradually move them into place.
Invisalign is popular because it allows you to eat whatever you normally do, provided you remove the aligners while you consume the food (or drink anything other than plain water). Then you just clean your teeth and pop your clean aligners back in. They’re also popular with adults who didn’t have their teeth straightened when they were teenagers or didn’t wear their retainers.
Busy people also find Invisalign effective because the custom-made aligners come in graduated sets. You only need to see your dentist every six to eight weeks, rather than fortnightly for braces.
Will Invisalign work for me?
Invisalign is suitable for many people but your National Dental Care dentist can assess whether it will be the right treatment for you. If you have particularly crooked teeth or other dental issues, these will need to be treated first.
Really crooked teeth may require initial straightening with a different type of treatment. At a certain stage of correction, it may be possible to switch to Invisalign. Your National Dental Care dentist will advise you about your treatment options.
How long will Invisalign take to work?
Depending on your teeth, Invisalign can take from six months to over a year to correct your teeth. When you have your first Invisalign appointment, your National Dental Care practitioner will scan your teeth. This scan will then be used to create images of how your teeth will look at each stage of progress and what the finished result will be.
Your dentist will also explain how long it will take for you. Most people find that being able to see how it will progress along the way is encouraging when you’re just starting the treatment.
Will my teeth stay straight after Invisalign?
When you have achieved the optimal straightening for your teeth, you will be given a customised retainer to wear at night to ensure your teeth stay straight. Your National Dental Care dentist will explain how to wear and care for it.
If you’re wondering if Invisalign is right for your teeth, book a complimentary consultation with your National Dental Care dentist online now. They will also be able to explain the treatment cost and you may be eligible for an interest-free loan with their payment plans.