Questions/Answers

How old could patient start using Invisalign?
Your orthodontist could apply Invisalign for almost every adults and teenagers. If you are in adolescent, please consult your orthodontist to assure if Invisalign Teen is appropriate to you.
I am currently wearing braces. Could I change to Invisalign?
A significant number of patients are under combination treatment using both Invisalign and braces. Consulting your dentist to determine which is the best treatment for you.
Is Invisalign effective for overbite?
Professional orthodontists could apply Invisalign to treat overbite for almost every adults and adolescents.
Could I do Invisalign while wearing bridge?
Bridge connects 2 or more teeth together to against teeth movement. Orthodontist will decide ability to applyInvisalign while wearing bridge to each circumstance.
Could I do Invisalign while wearing crown?
Crown mostly not a problem in Invisalign treatment. However, sometimes sticking attachment – a small composite button – on the crown is more difficult than on real surface of your tooth. In this circumstance, the position of the crown should be carefully checked. Certified Invisalign orthodontist could give you appropriate consultation.
Could Invisaligneffective for spacing teeth?
Yes. Space between teeth is easy to pull tighter under Invisalign treatment.
After complete an Invisalign treatment, is retained tray necessary?
Retainer after orthodontics is very important. It keeps your teeth being stable in new positions. If you want to have ideal teeth during next time of your life, you should wear retainer under your orthodontist’s direction.
After taking off braces, my teeth have been moved. Could Invisalign help fixing them?
SomeInvisalign patients have undergone a previous time with braces, normally during adolescence. Invisalign can adjust this recurrent shift. When using Invisalign you will not have inconveniences as wearing braces.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are practically transparent. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces”, making Invisalign a seamless fit with most peoples’s lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.
Invisalign aligners are removable. Unlike fixed metal braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and to maintain good oral hygiene.
Invisalign aligners are comfortable. Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. This also means that in most cases less time is spent in your dental practitioner’s practice for adjustments.
And finally, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you even begin treatment so you can see how your straight teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
Dentists or orthodontists have, in the past, successfully used removable appliances for years. But with the application of Align Technology’s 3D computer technology and mass-customisation, the Invisalign system can be used to treat almost anyone who wants straighter teeth. The unique Invisalign software allows patients to see their treatment from beginning to end even before the start of treatment.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
Just make an appointment with an Invisalign-certified dentist or orthodontist for an initial consultation. Find an experienced Invisalign-certified dental practitioner in your area, today.
Can I go to any dental practitioner for treatment with Invisalign?
While Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment philosophy, special training is needed. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with Invisalign must attend training to become qualified in the various requirements for treating patients before cases will be accepted from their office. More than 56,000 dentists and orthodontists worldwide are already certified to treat patients using Invisalign. Find an experienced Invisalign-certified dentist or orthodontist near you.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners move teeth with an appropriate placement of controlled movement on the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement per aligner, but also the timing of the movement. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, as determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system that moves teeth into the desired prescribed position.
What are aligners made of and what do they look like?
The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign system. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.
How old is the company?
Align Technology. Inc, the company that manufactures Invisalign, was founded in 1997.
How old is the technology?
In 1945, Dr. H.D. Kiesling envisioned that one day modern technology would enable the use of a series of tooth positioners to produce the kinds of movements required for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Align Technology has made this vision a reality. Using advanced computer technology, Align Technology produces Invisalign, a series of customised clear aligners. Each aligner is worn sequentially by the patient to produce extensive tooth movements in both upper and lower arches.
How many patients are being treated with Invisalign?
More than 1.9 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles is constantly growing.
Does Invisalign have ISO certification?
ISO is an international organisation which promotes standardisation and grants Quality Certifications. Align is certified to the ISO 13485:2003 standard. This standard is granted to companies which comply with the regulatory requirements for medical equipment and devices.
Has the FDA cleared Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are cleared by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Align Technology, Inc. has held the necessary 510K clearance from the FDA since 1998 to be able to sell and market the Invisalign system.
Do Invisalign aligners contain Bisphenol-A (BPA)?
No. Invisalign aligners do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticisers. Invisalign aligners are made of USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins. Tests have been conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials, and show that they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth. Of course, as with any medical device, you should consult with your dental practitioner about your aligner treatment and any applicable risks of use.
Where is Invisalign available?
At this time, Invisalign is marketed in many countries worldwide including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Vietnam, Indonesia to name but a few.