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.
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