Invisalign® clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break.
Unlike other brands, Invisalign® clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack™ material, which is more comfortable and provides a better fit.1 Invisalign® aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance. As the most advanced clear aligner system in the world,2 we have successfully improved over 17 million smiles, including 4.5 million teen smiles.3
Invisalign® Treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Our innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life. And, thanks to a discreet blue dot on the outside of teen aligners, parents can be sure their child is wearing their clear aligners enough.
Invisalign® Treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign®-trained Doctor. Your Invisalign® Doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customised digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your Invisalign® Doctor. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, towards your beautiful new smile.
Many Invisalign® Doctors offer free initial consultations. For the best experience, take the time to find the right Invisalign® Doctor for you — someone who makes you feel comfortable and has the experience you’re looking for.
Many orthodontists and dentists are Invisalign®-trained Doctors, but not all are. Orthodontists and dentists who want to offer Invisalign® treatment must complete specialised training.
During your consultation, your Invisalign® Doctor will discuss your teeth-straightening goals with you and examine your smile in order to determine your specific needs. Your Invisalign® Doctor may also talk to you about how quickly you could reach your new smile, as well as your individual treatment cost.
Your Invisalign® Doctor will most likely recommend scheduling a dental check-up and cleaning before you begin Invisalign® treatment, to make sure your teeth and gums are in top health and to avoid unnecessary risks.
Your Invisalign® treatment may require SmartForce™ attachments, small tooth-coloured shapes that are attached to your teeth.
These shapes serve as handles, giving the aligners something to gently push on in order to move your teeth with the right amount of force, and are what make complex tooth movements possible without braces. Invisalign® clear aligners fit smoothly and tightly around them, so they’re barely noticeable.
While not everyone who uses Invisalign® clear aligners will need SmartForce™ attachments, if you need them, your Invisalign® Doctor will attach them to your teeth at the start of or during your treatment and remove them when they are no longer needed.
Like other types of orthodontic treatment, the price of the Invisalign® treatment depends on the complexity of your dental correction and your course of treatment.
Invisalign® Treatment is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world,2 backed by more than two decades of innovation.
Unlike braces, Invisalign® clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favourite foods.
Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to move each tooth individually. Because bridgework connects two or more teeth, clear aligners may not be effective.
Invisalign® Treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign® clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.
Please see your Invisalign® Doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.
The answer depends on how long you’ve gone without wearing your Invisalign® aligners. If it’s only been a short time, your aligners should still fit, but they might feel uncomfortable. If it’s been a longer time, talk to your Invisalign® doctor about your unique situation.
While there are many different types of retainers, we recommend Vivera™ retainers. Vivera™ retainers were specifically designed for use after Invisalign® treatment, and are made from a proprietary material 30% stronger than other leading clear retainer materials,3 which helps you to keep your new smile.
Your Vivera™ retainers will be virtually invisible, and custom-made from an impression or scan of your teeth, using the same start-of-the-art technology used for Invisalign® clear aligners.
Contact your Invisalign® Doctor for more information on Vivera™ retainers, as pricing can be based on your individual needs. All Vivera™ retainer orders will include an extra set, in case you lose one.