There is no doubt that Invisalign has revolutionised the world of orthodontics. From traditional metal braces, we now have a discreet and effective way to straighten your teeth. The best thing… no one will even notice!
However, it’s natural to have questions before starting any form of treatment. When it comes to your transformative journey with Invisalign, we want to help you make an informed decision. We have put together some of the top questions we get asked, and from this, we hope we can answer the questions you’ve been wondering.
1. How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works to straighten your teeth by applying controlled force through the use of custom-made aligners. You’ll receive a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks. Each set of aligners will be slightly adjusted to move your teeth closer to the desired alignment. The process continues until your teeth reach their final position.
2. Are Invisalign Aligners Invisible?
The aligners are as invisible as they could be. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Made from a clear, smooth plastic material, they are virtually invisible when worn. While they may be noticeable up close, they are far less conspicuous than traditional metal braces.
3. Is Invisalign Painful?
We often hear from patients who have heard stories about painful treatment. The truth is that most patients experience some discomfort or pressure when they switch to a new set of aligners. It’s simply a sign that the treatment is working as it should. However, any discomfort typically subsides within a few days.
4. How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
The duration of treatment varies from person to person and depends on the complexity of their case. On average, treatment can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months. However, some cases with very minor misalignment and no other dental issues may have a treatment plan of 6 months. You will be assessed by Dr. Ayad, who will create a treatment plan detailing the expected length of the process to give you the best outcome and results possible.
5. Can I Eat Whatever I Want with Invisalign?
Gone are the days of having to stay clear of certain foods. With Invisalign, you can enjoy your favourite foods without restrictions. Since you can remove the aligners while eating, you can tuck into your favourite dishes carefree. Just be sure to clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in to prevent staining.
6. Will My Speech Be Affected?
Some patients may experience a slight temporary change in speech during the initial days of wearing aligners. Don’t worry, this is usually temporary while your mouth gets used to the new aligners. With practice, most individuals adapt quickly, and any speech impediment should disappear.
7. Are Retainers Required After Invisalign Treatment?
After your treatment is complete retainers are recommended to ensure that you maintain your new smile. These retainers are often recommended to be worn for around 3-6 months depending on your individual case. Dr. Ayad will discuss the best retainer options for your specific needs so you can protect your smile for the years to come.
Ready To Take The Next Step Towards Your New Smile?
The only regret we heard from patients after Invisalign treatment, is that they wished they had done it sooner! Don’t be one of them and book your free Invisalign Consultation with Dr Ayad now.
If you have any other questions that we haven’t covered, please do get in touch and let us know. You can comment on this post or add it to your consultation enquiry. Let get you the information you need to be ready to start on your journey to your new smile.