Invisible removable aligner-
Process, Effect, Invisalign


Why do we need invisible removable aligner treatment?

It is not easy to have a charming smile. Let’s imagine if we have overcrowded teeth or spacing teeth, they will affect our appearance when we laugh or smile. They may even affect our health if the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned that may cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss. Besides, when deep bites and underbite occur, the upper teeth overlap significantly with the lower teeth, or the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth, that may lead to gum problems or irritation, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems. This issue can also prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

For mal-aligned teeth, patient can use conventional orthodontic with metal brackets or wires, or Invisalign aligner to solve the problem of the teeth. Dentist will provide suitable treatment according to the condition of the patient. Tailor made Invisalign aligner is produced with the help of computer technology. Invisalign aligners are invisible, so the teeth problem is solved gradually and no one notice that the patient is wearing these virtually invisible 'braces', so they can avoid causing embarrassment. Invisalign aligner was proved by the clinical trial in Northern America that it can solve the problem of mal-aligned teeth.

What is the process of invisible removable aligner treatment?

During the initial consultation, your dental provider will discuss the issues you have with your teeth to see if Invisalign is suitable for you. If Invisalign is suitable for you, your dental provider will take impressions of your teeth and will send these to the Invisalign laboratories in USA for processing. The impressions of your teeth will be digitised in order for your dental provider to review a computerised 3D image of your teeth. Under general condition, you need to replace the aligners every 2 weeks. Aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth. For the duration of the treatment, it depends on the condition of your teeth. The dental provider will arrange a schedule suitable for your condition. The treatment usually requires 12 to 24 months on average. During the entire treatment process, you'll notice small movements, and your teeth will gradually move into an even and healthy smile.


What is the difference between conventional orthodontic and invisible removable aligner?

Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires in invisible removable aligner, invisible removable aligner is made of medical grade thermoplastic material. It does not cause irritation to your mouth like traditional fixed braces do. Besides, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. No one may even notice that you're wearing these virtually invisible 'braces', so it will not affect your appearance. However, not everyone is suitable for invisible removable aligner. Therefore, the dentist will provide a suitable treatment according to your condition.

The advantages of invisible removable aligner

  • It is removable so it will not affect the daily life, e.g. eating, brushing or flossing teeth, etc.

  • Invisalign aligners are practically invisible which is not noticeable, so it can avoid causing embarrassment.

  • The duration of conventional orthodontic and invisible removable aligner treatment is almost the same. Yet, the users of invisible removable aligner can replace the aligner every 2 weeks by themselves. It is time saving and more efficient.

  • It does not cause irritation to your mouth like conventional orthodontic do.

The disadvantages of invisible removable aligner

  • Under normal condition, the duration of the invisible removable aligner is 2 years. During this period of time, the user cannot undergo other dental treatment. Therefore, experienced dentist will help the patient solve other dental problems first before they start the invisible removable aligner treatment.

  • The user of invisible removable aligner need to be patient in order to complete the whole treatment. If the user only wears invisible removable aligner for a few months, this cannot achieve the expected result.

  • This treatment may have some rare risks, experienced dentist will discuss them in detail with patients.