How do the aligners work?
Unlike conventional brace systems which use a series of brackets and wiring to apply force, Invisalign aligners are worn over the teeth. Each one is designed to guide the teeth into a new position before the subsequent aligner can be worn. Gradually over the course of your treatment, your smile becomes straighter.
Will Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
It may take a few days to get used to wearing them, but your speech should be affected.
How often do I need to wear my aligners?
To achieve optimum results, Invisalign aligners need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, and only removed for eating/drinking and brushing. The great thing about Invisalign is if you have a meeting or event you would prefer not to wear them at all for you can occasionally leave them out and it will not have an impact.
What type of problems can Invisalign fix?
Invisalign can correct a multitude of problems including over/under-bites, flared, gapped, or twisted teeth. If you are unsure if Invisalign in the right treatment option for you, we offer free consultations to assess your suitability and discuss all orthodontic options available.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
At the beginning of treatment, some people may experience mild discomfort for one or two days when they insert a new aligner. It’s described as a feeling of pressure on the teeth and is a normal sign that the aligners working.