Glendowie Dental Centre

Invisalign

Invisalign is a virtually invisible treatment that uses an innovative approach to gently yet effectively straighten your teeth.

What is the Invisalign System?

Invisalign is a clear aligner system.  The system has transparent, removable and plastic aligners.  The Invisalign system is a virtually invisible treatment that uses an innovative approach to gently yet effectively straighten your teeth. Through a series of custom-made, removable aligners made with unique SmartForce ® technology, the system gradually and predictably moves your teeth to an ideal position.

How does the Invisalign System work?

Dr Gin Wong is a qualify Invisalign provider. You will start with an initial orthodontic consultation appointment to make sure you are the right candidate for the treatment. Photos, x-rays and very accurate impression are made to record an imprint of your upper and lower teeth. The records are then couriered to Invisalign headquarter in America. Invisalign dental technician will diagnose and convert all the information into a digital platform. Using Align Technology’s proprietary software, Dr Gin Wong will create a customised 3D treatment plan. This plan will show you the final position your teeth are predicted to reach. This plan will also inform you of the likely length of the treatment. The customised aligners will be manufactured and shipped to your dentist’s clinic. Your series of custom-made aligners will be given to you (typically 3-4 sets at a time) for you to wear every day and change approximately every 1-2 weeks. You will visit your Invisalign trained dentist approximately every 6-8 weeks to monitor your progress and receive the next series of aligners.

Advantanges of Invisalign System

  • The aligners are removable, making it easier to brush and floss to maintain your oral health during treatment.
  • You will be able to attend functions and events in confidence with Invisalign aligners.
  • It is virtually invisible, very few people would notice you are having your teeth straightened.
  • You will get straighter teeth more comfortably and predictably thanks to innovative SmartForce ® and SmartTrack ® technologies in Invisalign aligners.
  • Aligners are suitable even for an active lifestyle since there are no metal brackets cutting your mouth.
  • You will only need to visit the dentist approximately every 6-8 weeks.
  • Aligners are ideal even for a busy lifestyle allowing you to spend more time doing the things that you love.
  • Craving a snack? Since the aligners are easily removable you have the freedom to eat, chew and drink whenever and whatever you like.

What happen after Invisalign Treatment and
what is Vivera Retainers?

The Vivera retainer is part of Invisalign system.  Vivera retainer is used to maintain teeth that have been aligned. Regardless of how your teeth were aligned, Vivera retainer is built to keep your smile straight for a long time.

The Vivera retainer is a clear removable retainer that is thicker and tougher than the typical Invisalign aligner. This is very similar to a retainer worn after regular braces. Instructions on when and for how long to wear it will be given to you. Usually the retainer will be worn only at night for certain period of time as instruct by the dentist.

Vivera retainers are made using the same 3D imaging, thermoplastic material, and Invisalign’s proprietary technology.  The Vivera retainer is twice as durable and thirty percent stronger than any other clear retainers. This is the only retainer on the market that does not require you to put your teeth into a pile of nasty glop.