Helps to properly align teeth (crooked, gaps, crowded or overlapping) which helps to correct improper bites, any chewing difficulties or jaw issues. For some patients, it may even help with their speech and ease doing oral hygiene care.
The advantages of Invisalign treatment
Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier to brush and floss to maintain your oral health during treatment.
Attend functions and events in confidence with Invisalign aligners. Virtually invisible, very few people would notice you’re having your teeth straightened.
Get straighter teeth more comfortably thanks to innovative SmartForce and SmartTrack technologies in Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign aligners are suitable even for an active lifestyle since there are no metal brackets cutting your mouth.
With doctor visits only approximately every 3-5 weeks, Invisalign aligners are ideal even for a busy lifestyle, allowing you to spend more time doing the things that you love.
Craving a snack? Since Invisalign aligners are easily removable, you have the freedom to eat, chew and drink whatever you like.
How does the Invisalign system work?
Unfortunately, Invisalign is not suitable for all orthodontic cases hence, we offer a consultation with our experienced dentists to do the assessment and discuss the treatment options available for you.
Invisalign clear aligners are clinically proven to treat cases from minor teeth straightening to moderate and severe malocclusions.
This occurs when there is considerable space between at least two of your teeth, and can cause gum problems.
This can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned, and can cause wear and tear leading to bone loss.
This occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth, and can lead to painful jaw irritation.
This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth, preventing normal function of your front teeth or molars.
This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all your teeth to fit normally, leading to plaque accumulation.
This is when your upper and lower teeth are unable to make physical contact when the jaws are closed, making chewing and even talking difficult.
In Niddrie Dental Clinic, we use the latest technology, the iTero scanner to create a digital scan of your teeth so you can peek at what your smile could look like with straighter teeth on the spot!
The dentist will discuss your treatment plan and give you a review of how it will progress. When you’re happy with the treatment plan, all we have to do is wait for the aligners to arrive and start the Invisalign.
Generally, the treatment would go for a few weeks to a few months depending upon how much crowding you have or how much your teeth need to move as well as on various factors. The dentist will inform you while discussing your treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
This treatment involves moving your teeth gradually by applying gentle and constant pressure. Some people do feel discomfort for the first few days of wearing the aligners. They usually describe it as ‘pressure’ more than pain. However, if you do feel extreme discomfort or have had pain for many days, please call the clinic.
You need to wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours a day to get optimal results. It is very unlikely that your aligners would fall out, so you can have it on while sleeping, talking, and even laughing.
Yes, it can stain the aligners hence, we recommend no smoking or minimal if possible.
Nope! As the aligners are removable, it is convenient to eat what you want.
However, do note that you are advised to avoid having hot and sugary drinks. You are advised to avoid biting anything hard on the front teeth.
Yes, you are advised to remove them when eating, drinking, or doing your oral hygiene. Even for special occasions like interviews, wedding functions, or graduations.
Do note if you took it off for a certain period for such functions, you will be advised to wear them for those hours afterward.
Yes, as Invisalign helps with straightening teeth, you can do Invisalign even if you’ve done braces before. Many people prefer Invisalign as it is more discreet.
Depends. We would highly recommend a consultation with our dentist to assess and evaluate the situation.
Brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. Always remember to brush your teeth after each meal before popping back the aligners.
Call the clinic and inform the dentist about the situation. He or she will ensure you stay on track with your treatment plan which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners or the next one or even ordering replacement ones.
Our dentist recommends wearing the retainer to prevent the teeth from shifting back or moving in a different direction which changes the smile. Every case is different, so you will need to ask the dentist.