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 Metro Manila?
Why is Metro Manila a popular tourist destination?
Metro Manila is the national capital area of the Philippines. It consists of the capital city Manila, 10 satellite cities and 5 towns. Most of the major historical sites, museums, leisure facilities and shopping centres in the Philippines are located here. The region also has a vibrant nightlife and eateries selling the best Filipino and western cuisine. Tourists have a wide choice of accommodation types with hotels and motels to fit every budget and houses, condominiums and apartments for rent.
Why is Metro Manila a popular international medical tourism destination?
Metro Manila has excellent, well-equipped hospitals and healthcare centres that are accredited by the Philippines Department of Health and internationally accredited by the JCI and the ISO. They are equipped on a par with hospitals in the west and offer high quality, yet low cost medical and dental services for overseas patients. Most healthcare facilities in Metro Manila have medical staff who speak English and who have trained in the west. They also offer attractive medical tourism packages for patients, combining treatment and a holiday.
How does a medical tourist get to Metro Manila from the airport?
There are two major international airports in Metro Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Clark International Airport. Taxis, buses and the Filipino public transportation vehicles called Jeepneys are available at the airports to take visitors to their destinations in Metro Manila. Some hospitals and clinics arrange airport pickup and drop off services for patients.
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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