Most people are not aware that there is a huge difference between how an expert practitioner of orthodontics (Invisalign) approaches straightening teeth as opposed to what most dentists do which is… “pulling teeth.”

The 10 commonly asked questions about Invisalign

1. What Is Invisalign?

It’s a remarkable way to straighten crooked teeth… without the wire. With invisible clear plastic trays that are customized for each patient, there is no need for uncomfortable metal wires. Instead, each tray is equipped with tiny ceramic balls. As the patient wears the aligners for 20 minutes per day, the ceramic balls slowly move and realign the teeth, gently yet powerfully straightening them into perfect alignment. This process is repeated until the final set of aligners is worn by the patient… when… the final step occurs… and… the patient is done! That’s it! No more braces! Invisalign has been clinically proven to be as effective as conventional braces… and… patients experience far less discomfort. And since there is no metal wire to irritate the tissues around the teeth, patients enjoy a speedy recovery and can return to a normal diet immediately.

2. How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art invisible treatment that straightens crooked teeth without metal brackets and wires or any other visible signs of traditional braces. The patient wears transparent, custom-made, removable appliances called “aligners” that are designed to be worn over the teeth for approximately two weeks (20 hours per day) while the patient sleeps.

3. What Type of Braces Do You Need?

The type of braces you need depends on how severe your bite is and what kind of damage it has already done. Your dentist will take a look at your bite and determine whether or not you need orthodontics. Orthodontics may be recommended if you have a serious misalignment of teeth, crowded teeth, or if your bite is causing you problems such as pain, headaches, or other issues.

4. What is the Invisalign Process?

The Invisalign process is simple and, in most cases, it only takes one office visit. This means you will only have to come to our Sunshine Coast dental practice. After that, we will take care of everything from then on!

5. What is the first step to the invisalign process?

To get started, you need to meet with your dentist, who will take x-rays to find out which teeth need to be aligned. Then he or she takes the bite-wisdom into account and sets up your first appointment for an initial exam. The dentist checks your teeth to ensure that they don’t overlap. You will also be given a series of bite-maps to track your progress.

6. How Long Does Invisalign Take?

A: The length of time it takes for your Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient. But, on average, it takes about 22 months (that’s 9-1/2 years) from the first day of aligners being put on your teeth until you have your final set of finished product. This means that you will be wearing your aligners for approximately 2 to 3 hours per day for approximately 17 to 27 months.

7. Is There Any Invasiveness with the Invisalign process?

In fact, the entire process takes place almost entirely in your mouth. What this means is you will not have to undergo any painful injections or uncomfortable impressions. Instead, we take precise measurements of your teeth and use these measurements to create a series of clear plastic aligners.

8. Is the Invisalign Brace Invisible?

Invisalign is an amazing new way to straighten your teeth. The braces come in a variety of colors, and they are nearly invisible. But some people have questions about how the brace looks when it’s on their teeth. This post will address those questions. Will I Know If I Have Invisalign Braces? Yes. You can see them when you open your mouth.

9. How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

The Invisalign cost can vary from patient to patient, depending on how much time is involved. To get an accurate idea of cost for the Invisalign process you are best to arrange a consultation with your local dental specialist on the Sunshine Coast at Bright Smiles Dentistry

10. Does Invisalign Have Side Effects?

When you are choosing between Invisalign and traditional braces, one of the main reasons to choose Invisalign is that it does not require drilling or wires in your mouth.

In conclusion, this system has been proven to have a very high success rate for straightening teeth. And, because it is so effective, it is also a fast, painless, and safe option for people who want to correct their teeth. It may be an excellent treatment choice for people who want to straighten their teeth and don’t want braces, however we recommend contacting us at Bright Smiles Dentistry for a consultation to find the best solution for you.