Get straight teeth without the hassle and pain of metal braces. To get you that beautiful smile, Invisalign uses clear and removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into place. You wear your aligners, or trays, for approximately two weeks before moving onto the next. The average treatment time is about one year. You will only remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Because Invisalign is clear, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. Enjoy the same lifestyle as before whether you’re rocking it on the soccer field or presenting a pitch at a meeting. After your course of treatment, you will a have a stunning smile. Call us to learn more about if Invisalign is right for you!
What are aligners made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical-grade plastic, invisible when worn.
Will the treatment be painful?
You may experience temporary discomfort for a few days every time you switch aligners. This is normal and often described as a feeling of pressure, a sign your Invisalign is working!
Will Invisalign affect my speech?
Like most orthodontic appliances, aligners may temporarily affect your speech with a slight lisp. As your tongue gets used to the aligners, the lisp should disappear shortly.
Will smoking stain the aligners?
We discourage smoking while wearing your aligners as it may cause discolouration.
Can I chew gum?
No, as gum will stick to aligners. Aligners must be removed while eating and drinking.
How do I clean my aligners?
Brush your aligners with your toothbrush in lukewarm water.
How often do I wear my aligners?
Aligners should be worn at all times, except while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
How often will I see the dentist?
Every 4-6 weeks. This allows us to ensure the treatment is going as planned.
How do I prevent my teeth from moving again after treatment?
This varies depending on the outcome. Some patients may require a positioner, or conventional retainer. Others may require a clear plastic retainer similar to Invisalign. Discuss these possibilities with your dentist.