What Is Invisalign® and What’s the Process?

by | Jan 7, 2020 | Teeth Straightening

Dental patient

Invisalign is renowned globally as the leader when it comes to clear, removable braces. Made from translucent materials, the aligners shift your teeth without the need for fixed brackets or wires. With Invisalign, Dr Meng Quah-Shepherd (Dentist) can help you achieve that straight, beautiful smile discreetly.

A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

Invisalign’s translucent trays fit over your teeth like a whitening kit or retainer. The aligners gently move your teeth into the desired position. You’ll swap the trays out every two weeks to advance the movement of your teeth.

Worldwide, Invisalign is popular with adults of all ages. From mid-teens to active seniors, adults can enjoy the Invisalign difference. These clear aligners are the proven and discreet way to straighten your teeth at any stage of life.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

There are many advantages to selecting Invisalign over traditional metal braces.

  • Discreet—Unlike unattractive metal braces, the BPA-free aligners are nearly invisible when worn. Most people won’t know that you’re wearing the aligners unless you show them very closely or tell them.
  • Customised—Digitally mapped treatment planning is used. It’s possible to fabricate custom-tailored aligners that fit snugly. The aligners carefully shift each tooth precisely.
  • Removable—As there are no brackets or wires used, you can eat whatever you wish. You also can brush and floss as usual. No extra tools are required to keep your teeth clean.
  • Comfortable—With metal braces, wires can accidentally rub the inside of your mouth. Irritation can result.

Enjoy Faster Results With Invisalign Lite

If you don’t have time for traditional full smile treatment, we offer Invisalign Lite. This area-specific teeth straightening treatment offers improved aesthetics in a shorter time frame. In just 4-6 months, you can straighten your front teeth, as opposed to a comprehensive full-mouth treatment.

How Does Invisalign Work?

After taking a series of digital scans of your teeth, we send these virtual impressions to Invisalign labs. There, your aligners are created. Each set of trays is worn for a minimum of 20 hours per day, for 14 days. When you change the set out every two weeks, your teeth are nudged closer to the desired position.

Flexible Payment Options

With our 0% financing plans on all services, you can start your Invisalign treatment today!

Book a Consultation

Are you wondering if Invisalign is right for you? Contact us today to schedule an appointment!