Is Invisalign really invisible?
Virtually. The aligners are made of transparent plastic and will not be noticed from a couple of metres away.
Will it interfere with speaking?
Invisalign aligners don’t interfere with normal speaking. You may lisp a little for the first day, but that’s about it.
Can I smoke while wearing the aligners?
Smoking is discouraged while wearing aligners because it is possible for the aligners to become stained and discoloured.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
Chewing gum while wearing aligners is not advised because gum can stick to aligners. It is recommended that aligners be removed for all meals and snacks.
What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water or using the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals. It’s important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to re-inserting your aligners to maintain proper hygiene.
How often must I see my dental practitioner once I have started treatment?
Appointment intervals are generally the same as with traditional braces but can be much quicker with less time spent in the orthodontist's chair during appointments as no adjustments need to be made to wires/brackets. Patients typically visit us every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign aligners are a registered medical device, you should always read and follow the label as well as the instructions of your treating orthodontist.