Invisalign - FAQ

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What is the Invisalign System?

Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. The Invisalign System uses a combination of proprietary virtual modelling software, rapid manufacturing, mass customisation and virtually clear, removable ‘aligners’ to straighten teeth without metal or wires. The Invisalign system is prescribed to patients through trained Invisalign Dentists, and only they can determine a patient’s suitability and exact treatment plan.

Does Invisalign work as well as normal braces?

Invisalign has proven to be as effective at straightening teeth as traditional braces. The level of Invisalign experience will determine how a dentist decides how to treat a patient, be it with Invisalign or traditional braces. Patients with severe crowding or bite problems may require interdisciplinary treatments in which Invisalign is used in combination with other teeth straightening techniques.

How much does Invisalign cost?

In most cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to the cost of adult ceramic braces. However as with other medical treatments, the cost of treatment is determined by the prescribing dentist and is based upon the complexity of treatment required and the schedule of fees charged.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:

  1. Invisalign is nearly invisible – you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  2. Invisalign is removable – you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  3. Invisalign is comfortable – there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation: no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
  4. Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start – so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How long will treatment take?

The length of treatment is dependent on the severity of each individual patient’s orthodontic issues. Treatment may vary from anywhere between six months to two years with an average treatment taking around 12 to 14 months.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Just make an appointment with Dr Gin WONG for an initial consultation by calling 521-2076.