What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign System is an orthodontic treatment that corrects malocclusion with a series of custom-made, nearly invisible aligners that are comfortable to wear, and removable for meals and normal brushing and flossing.
How does Invisalign work?
After your initial consultation with Dr. Ng, he will take orthodontic records of your teeth and send all the material to Invisalign. At Invisalign, a computer model of your teeth and your treatment is created using 3-D imaging technology - almost like an animated movie of the way your teeth will move from the current position to the final desired position.
Invisalign produces a series of clear, plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement in the 3-D movie. Each set of aligners is designed to move the teeth a small amount. You will wear each stage of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the the next set in the series. Week by week, your teeth are straightened until they reach the desired position.
How long does treatment take with Invisalign?
Like traditional braces, the length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case. Treatment time typically is about the same as conventional braces.
How often must I wear the aligners?
Invisalign aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing and flossing. We recommend that the aligners be worn 20-22 hours a day.
What does Invisalign Cost?
As with other orthodontic options, the cost is based on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment. During your exam, Dr. Ng will determine the complexity of your case, the estimated length of treatment, and the cost for that treatment. We want to make sure that the finances are comfortable for you, and offer payment options to suit your individual needs. This is all discussed during your initial consultation.