FAQ
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is the clinically proven, nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth. You wear a series of clear, plastic, removable aligners which, over the period of your treatment plan, move your teeth into the desired position. The aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
Why Invisalign® teeth straighteninG?
An attractive smile can change everything. You can see for yourself just how much Invisalign® braces can transform your smile by visiting our Gallery section for some before and after photos. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to improve your smile, you will be interested to hear about our Invisalign Lite® treatment program, as well as our current Invisalign offers.
Who can benefit?
Invisalign treatment is an alternative to traditionally-fitted braces. It lacks the obverse cumbersome aesthetic of traditional braces, making them ideal for adults or teens who want minor touch-ups to their teeth. There really is no ideal patient for Invisalign, as each aligners is custom-made to fit each patient, and the treatment comes in various ranges to suite each individual.
How long does Invisalign® treatment take?
The length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case; we will be able to give you an accurate estimate when you visit us for your consultation. On average, Invisalign treatment takes between 3 and 12 months for adults.
How does it work?
Based on the diagnosis a series of aligners are individually made in a laboratory using advanced computer imaging technology. You wear each numbered aligner for one to two weeks before it is replaced with the next one, until your teeth are straight. You will come into the clinic for a review every few months or by using dental monitoring, not have to come back into the Your Smile store again until your treatment has finished and you have your desired smile.
What types of Invisalign are available?
Invisalign treatments come in a variety of ranges, which we can discussed when you visit the Your Smile store. Each treatment is dependant on how much movement is needed in the teeth, with is also reflected in the cost of treatment. Invisalign i7 gives quicker fixes for those who may only have minor changes that need to be made. Similarly, Invisalign Lite provides the patients with few aligners for smaller corrections, while full Invisalign treatment with provided an unlimited amount of aligners until the corrections have been made. Invisalign leaves nobody behind and even offers Invisalign Teen for teenagers.
What is the process like?
Many people commend the treatment for being convenient, whilst still being maintaining effectiveness. You can achieve a smile in a few simples steps. An initial consultation will be required so that the Your Smile team can, first and foremost, assess your current dental health, while also giving your treatment options. This will give you the chance to bring up any queries or concerned that you may have.
You will have a 3D digital impression taken of your teeth as well as  high-quality photographs to create accurate aligners specifically for you.
You will then be presented with a full-motion 3D animation of what your teeth look like upon starting the treatment and what the teeth could look like after the treatment is completed. This 3D animation will take you through each aligners step-by-step. The last steps will consist of having the aligners fitted and then sit back and watch your smile grow and grow.
Are the aligners really invisible?
They are made from clear plastic, so they are virtually invisible. Even when very close, most people will not notice you are straightening your teeth – unless you choose to tell them?
What conditions can Invisalign treat?
This is a great choice for treating a wide range of teeth problems that tend to affect people, including:
Underbite
Cross-bite
Overbite
Spaced teeth
Crowded teeth
Will the aligners affect speech?     
The vast majority of clients report no effect on speech. However, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth.