Invisalign is a revolutionary dental leap forward. It cannot be better described then what its name says: A virtually invisible dental system that straightens your teeth using removable clear aligner trays.
Your dental treatment when choosing Invisalign first starts with a consultation. Your dentist examines your teeth and then explains what Invisalign can do for you.
Your dental expert will then formulate a personalised treatment plan starting with a precise and fast digital scan. This helps your practitioner to map out your customised treatment plan. You will even be able to see what your new smile will look like with a digitalised preview.
Your unique and precise measurements taken by the computerised digital scan are then used to custom-make your aligners. This is the most advanced and largest mass customisation process in the world.
The computerisation technique ensures that your first aligners are soon ready. Your dentist will instruct you in how to care for your new aligners and will be there every step of the way until the treatment is completed.
The beauty of the Invisalign treatment is that its impact on your life is minimal. You can keep on eating your favourite food and playing sport. Brushing, flossing, eating and drinking is still possible as the Invisalign trays are removed while doing it and there are no brackets or wires in the way.
Visits to your dentist are scheduled for every 6 to 8 weeks for progress check-ups and to pick up your next batch of aligners. Each aligner is prescribed for 1 to 2 weeks use.
Aligner upkeep is simple. They are rinsed each night and brushed gently with a toothbrush. Invisalign cleaning system soaking for a few hours a day is advised as it keep your aligners clear and fresh.
Because the Invisalign clear aligners are barely noticeable, it is easy to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 every day. In the beginning, a slight pressure or discomfort can be experienced for the first few days – this is normal and wears off quickly.