What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear orthodontic appliance manufactured by Align Technology, a company based in San Jose California USA. The USFDA approved Invisalign in 1998. The aligner is customizable, removable and almost invisible. It is an ideal appliance to correct the alignment of the teeth of adult and adolescent patients.
What is Invisalign made of?
Invisalign aligners are made of medical grade plastic.
Is fitting Invisalign painful?
Fitting Invisalign is not painful Patients will experience pain caused by the pressure exerted by the aligner in the process of straightening their teeth.
When can I travel by air after fitting Invisalign?
Patients can travel by air as soon as Invisalign is fitted.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
Invisalign takes about 12 to 14 months to straighten adult teeth.
How do I care for my teeth after fitting Invisalign?
Patients should only drink water while wearing Invisalign. They should remove Invisalign during meals and whenever they eat or drink. They should take care to ensure that Invisalign does not fall and break and keep them in their case when they are not wearing them. They should soak the aligner in a clear anti-bacterial soap or denture cleaner when they take them off to keep them clean. They should brush and floss their teeth before wearing Invisalign. They should wear the aligner for at least 22 hours in a day for the best effect.
What are the alternatives to fitting Invisalign?
There are other companies that manufacture clear braces. There are also manufacturers who make fast acting aligners that straighten teeth faster than Invisalign for adults.
Why visit Manila?
Why is Manila a popular tourist destination?
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, has a vast array of activities for tourists. The Rizal Park, named after Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, is studded with historical monuments. Manila also has some well-known and historically significant churches and the world’s oldest Chinatown. Manila is a shopper's and bargain hunter's paradise with large malls that feel like mini-cities. Manila offers a wide range of accommodation options for tourists, from super luxury hotels to budget accommodation or self-catering apartments.
Why is Manila a popular international medical tourism destination?
Hospitals and clinics in Manila have world class facilities and offer high quality medical and dental treatments at affordable rates. The staff in the hospitals usually speak English. The hospitals and clinics that offer medical tourism are accredited by the Philippines Department of Health and internationally accredited by the JCI and ISO. They offer low cost healthcare packages combining treatment with a holiday for overseas patients.
How does a medical tourist get to Manila from the airport?
Manila is served by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. There are taxis and airport buses that take tourists to the city. Tourists who want to travel in the traditional Filipino vehicle called Jeepney can find them waiting for customers outside the airport.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a Visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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