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Common questions about Invisalign

These are some of the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign aligners from our patients, so we have put them together for you to read.

Common questions about Invisalign

How can I clean my Invisalign aligners?

The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning system, available for order at Invisalign Store. As a secondary method, however, your aligners can also be cleaned by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water.

How long does the Invisalign treatment usually take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your dentist; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary and can be determined by your dentist.

What are the benefits of using Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you're wearing them, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle. Invisalign aligners are removable. For the best results and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. However, unlike with braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional braces. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don't involve metal or wire adjustments, you'll likely spend less time in the doctor's chair. Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imagining how much better it can be, you'll be able to see it for yourself.

If you have been wanting to straighten your teeth or fix other tooth problems, please book a consultation with our dentist, Dr Thiru and she can guide you through the process and make recommendations for you.

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