Questions & Answers
Below you can read the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign® and our answers. If you want to find out more, check out the other subpages in the Invisalign® Orthodontics section or contact our clinic. We will be happy to provide you with detailed information and to clarify any doubts you may have. You are welcome to visit us!
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign are clear orthodontic braces that treat malocclusion and realign teeth. Made of special material without any metal elements, they provide comfort and are practically invisible. Unlike traditional braces, they can be easily removed before a meal or an oral care routine.
What is Invisalign® treatment?
3D imaging technologies are used to prepare a teeth alignment plan and visualization – from the initial position of the teeth to the final effect that will be achieved upon completion of the treatment.
Next, based on images and molds, a set of customized aligner trays is prepared. The aligners are worn for several weeks and then replaced with a pair of new ones. Day by day, inch by inch, Invisalign® straightens your teeth and moves them to their correct position.
What are the aligners made of?
Invisalign braces consist of trays called aligners. Made of special thermoplastic silicone, developed especially for Invisalign, they provide comfort and convenience during treatment. The aligners can be easily removed during meal time and before teeth-brushing, and also briefly for special occasions.
Are aligners removable?
Yes, you can always take out Invisalign aligners before your meal and oral care routine. In exceptional situations, such as an important appointment or appearance, you can take the braces out for a short period of time.
How long does the treatment last? How long will I need to wear the braces?
The duration of treatment is an individual issue and depends on several factors, including the type and severity of the malocclusion.
It is assumed that the duration of Invisalign treatment is comparable to treatment involving conventional braces. Approximate treatment time ranges from 9 to 18 months. You will find detailed information at a consultation with our orthodontist.
During treatment, you should wear the aligners every day for a minimum of 20 – 22 hours and take them out before meals and oral care routine.
Is the treatment painful?
No. Some patients experience slight discomfort at the very beginning of the treatment, but in most cases it subsides after several days.
At what age can I wear Invisalign®?
Like any other orthodontic treatment, the Invisalign method can be applied in most teenagers and adults. The final decision is made by an orthodontist.
How many people wear this type of braces? Is it a proven and effective method?
There are already over 3 million people all over the world who owe their beautiful smiles to Invisalign® and this number is growing each day.
From the first moment, the customized aligners made on the basis of molds, photos and 3D modeling, initiate the gradual shifting of the teeth in the upper and lower dental arches by applying controlled pressure.
Invisalign braces have been made for and successfully worn by patients all around the world for more than 20 years.
How should I clean the aligners?
It is best to clean Invisalign aligner trays with a brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. Your orthodontist will advise you on a special preparation that you can use to clean your braces.
Do aligners cause problems while eating, do they make it difficult to speak or work out?
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is a much more convenient solution. The aligners can be taken out at meal time and do not limit your freedom when you work, practice sports or meet with your friends.
Since they are practically invisible, most people will never notice that you are wearing Invisalign aligners. Comfort, discretion and a wonderful smile.
Should I stick to a special diet during treatment?
No, because you take the braces out before each meal. This way you can eat and drink anything you want.
How can I find out if my bite defect can be treated with Invisalign?
Invisalign can treat most bite defects, such as gaps between teeth, overbite, crossbite, and deep bite.
Find out more here or contact our doctor who will answer all your questions in detail.