The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor.
Invisible aligners are virtually invisible. You may not even notice that you're wearing them, making invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle, and they are also removable.
How to get the best possible results with invisalign
For best results and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. However, unlike with braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional braces. Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how straight your teeth will be when your treatment is complete.
How will invisalign effectively move my teeth?
Through the use of our patented thermoplastic design, Invisalign aligners move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force. The main difference is that Invisalign not only controls the force, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by your doctor as he or she maps out your unique Invisalign treatment plan.
How long will treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary and can be determined by your doctor.
Will invisalign affect my speech?
Similar to other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
How much does it cost?
The price varies dependend on severity of case. Your practitioner will inform you about the costs and payment options on your free consultation appointment.
How many patients have been treated with Invisalign?
More than 1.3 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily.