We at Therapeuo are proud to be associated with the MiSmile Network, one of the largest global providers of Invisalign technology.MiSmile has treated over thousands of cases with Invisalign.
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Since the treatment involves clear/invisible aligners, you will not have to worry about the embarrassment that is often associated with traditional metal braces
Using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next, until the final position of your teeth is achieved.
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.
For kids and teenagers : There is a discreet blue dot on the outside of the teen aligners. The more your child wears the aligner the more the dot fades away. This way you can be sure your child is wearing their clear aligners enough.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
For the best results, wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out just for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign treatment options are available for just top or bottom teeth, but consult your doctor for your individual needs.
You can brush them gently with a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your aligners — it could permanently warp the plastic.
Yes.That is why it is important to brush after every meal, before placing your Invisalign aligners back in your mouth.
Yes. It is very important to always ensure your aligners are clean and hygienic before placing them in your mouth. Please do not use hot water at any time on your aligners — it could permanently warp the plastic.
If you lose or break an Invisalign aligner, immediately let us know. We will work with you to ensure you stay on-track with your treatment plan, which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or ordering replacements aligners.
Yes, it is important to wear a retainer post treatment as it keeps the teeth in a stable new position. The dentist will direct on the use of the retainer, in most cases it is the last aligner tray which works like a temporary retainer. The Invisalign provider will guide you for long term retention options.
The Invisalign aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the System. The aligners are customised according to the patient and fit snugly over your teeth.
A few individuals may encounter temporary, minor distress for some days, towards the start of each new phase of treatment when they use the next aligner. This is generally a feeling of pressure and is considered quite normal. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth steadily, helping you to accomplish the desired results. This uneasiness commonly goes away in two or three days.
Appointment intervals are generally the same as with traditional braces but can be much quicker with less time spent in the dentists’ or orthodontists’ chair during appointments as no adjustments need to be made to wires/brackets. Patients typically visit the dentist every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of Invisalign aligners. The dentist will decide on the basis of treatment.
Dental braces have come a long way since they were invented in the 1800’s. Today, we are privy to a large number of tooth-straightening options, each of which offers different benefits. Currently, the most popular types of braces used are:
These are traditional braces most often seen in children and teenagers. Metal braces use a system of brackets and wires to move the teeth over time.
These braces work like traditional metal braces, except that the brackets bonded to the teeth are made of ceramic. This helps prevent staining, and they can also be colour-matched to blend with the teeth.
Only you and your dentist can determine whether braces are right for you. However, chances are you could benefit from treatment if your teeth are crooked, overlapping or protruding. Schedule an appointment with us for more information.
You will have certain dietary restrictions with most types of braces except Invisalign. Some foods such as hard, sticky and chewy foods, can have an adverse effect on braces and damage the brackets and wires. You will also need to make frequent clinic? visits to have wires tightened. If you have Invisalign, there are no dietary restrictions, as the orthodontic trays are fully removable when eating. You’ll also be able to switch to a new Invisalign tray every few weeks without visiting your dentist.
When you have completed your treatment, you will have your braces removed and be given a retainer. The retainer must be worn at all times initially to help preserve the new placement of your teeth. As time progresses, you may be able to begin wearing your retainer only at night.
You do not have to have crooked teeth to benefit from braces.Even patients with a little bit of crowding can benefit from orthodontic treatment. When the teeth are properly aligned, patients can better clean between the teeth, preventing decay and gum disease. Furthermore, teeth that are optimally aligned can help remedy complications arising from an odd bite, such as headaches.