frequently asked questions
Along with their aesthetic appeal, Invisalign is an incredibly popular and effective orthodontic treatment method. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, much more comfortable, and removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning. Invisalign allows you to enjoy the results of beautiful, straight teeth without compromising your daily activities.
Invisalign aligners are made from a patented thermoplastic material, custom made to fit over your teeth perfectly. Your Invisalign-certified doctor will take a digital map of your teeth using 3D computer imaging technology to develop a series of clear aligners that will gradually shift your teeth.
Invisalign works well to correct most problems with spacing, crowding, and crooked teeth. This treatment plan is effective for both adults and teens. Other problems, including overbites, underbites and severe misalignment, require other orthodontic treatments.
Because the Invisalign aligners are removable for eating and drinking, you’re free to enjoy all your favourite foods! The aligners are also easy to clean.
You start to get a new smile right away. Treatment time averages from 9-15 months.
Because your Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, they are unlikely to affect your speech. The clear aligners sit comfortably in the mouth. Like any orthodontic appliance, there may be a period of adjustment of a few days to get used to the feeling of having aligners over your teeth, but this will quickly subside. After a little while of wearing your aligners, you will hardly notice their presence.
Unlike braces, Invisalign offers stunning results with little to no discomfort. In the first few days of wearing your custom-made aligners, you may experience slight discomfort as your teeth adjust and gradually begin to shift. This discomfort usually subsides in a couple of days, allowing you to go about your daily activities without even noticing that your aligners are in!
For best results, it is recommended that you wear your aligners for 22 hours per day, and remove them only for cleaning and eating/ drinking. The more time they are on your teeth, the faster you will see results! Always use your aligners in consultation with your 7Dental provider.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask your 7Dental provider for more information. We are delighted to address any questions or concerns you might have, and we’re thrilled to help our patients get started on this life-changing treatment! Your dream smile awaits.