How does Invisalign work?
Your dentist /orthodontic will take either regular impression or optical impression using an intraoral camera, then it is uploaded to a software where the dentist will choose a series of virtual models from malaligned to straight teeth and print them using a 3D printer to form clear plastic trays.
The trays will apply small constant pressure on your teeth, so by the time, the teeth will change their positions.
You should visit your dentist every few weeks so that you can get a new clear tray to continue moving the teeth till you have the perfect smile you have dreamed of.
How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?
It depends on your situation but generally, the orthodontic treatment either in Invisalign or traditional braces takes from 16 – 24 months to straighten your teeth.
Can Invisalign fix gaps?
Yes, with the incredible advances of Invisalign technology, it is possible to fix gaps as long -as they are not too wide- between your front teeth with a clear tray without irritating your soft tissues with regular braces.
How long does it take to see results from Invisalign?
Most people notice some teeth movements after two months. However, it takes form 16-24 to straighten your teeth. But for achieving a permanent success you should wear a retainer after the treatment for about 12-16 months to hold your teeth in their new position and prevent them from shifting back.
Does Invisalign fix an overbite?
Yes, Invisalign can fix overbite and other malocclusion problems as long as they are not severe.
Is it hard to sleep with Invisalign?
Invisalign are thin and comfortable, most of the patients don’t consider sleeping with it as a problem. Generally, it is recommended not to remove Invisalign for the first two days and wear it at least for 22 hours/day.