Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I prepare for treatment?
We would carry out an extensive oral health assessment. We would need to make sure all teeth are disease free and the gums healthy.
This will provide optimum conditions for the best result.
2. How can I work out if I’m suitable for treatment?
The best and cheapest way is to book in for a free smile assessment. At this appointment we can see if Invisalign is suitable for you
and what kind of final result you would expect.
3. How long will the process take?
Each individual case varies. This can range from 6 months to up to a year. When we show you the final result as a 3D image we will also
be able to tell you the number of aligners required. Since each aligner is worn for 2 weeks we have a treatment time prepared for you.
4. What are the downsides/side effects of treatment?
There are very few downsides to the Invisalign system. You will be required to remove the aligner when you are eating to prevent food
getting stuck under it. Otherwise there are very little downsides to the treatment.
5. Will it hurt?
No. The way Invisalign works is to introduce constant but steady pressure on your teeth. This results in you only feeling light pressure
on your teeth. You would not experience any pain, discomfort or sensitivity from the procedure.
6. Do they need needles?
Absolutely not. No drilling or injections are required for this procedure. This is one of the most conservative pain free procedures
you could ever undertake at the dentist.
7. How can you have a say in what they look like?
We will be guided by you on what you want the final result to look like. After all it’s your smile.
8. Will I see each stage of new smile develop?
At the initial assessment stage we will provide instructions to the laboratory in America on what movements we want. This will give you
a chance to express your views on what you want to achieve. Before the aligners are constructed a 3D image showing you the final result
is presented to you. At this stage you can modify the treatment so you are in total control of the final result.