Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten teeth.
Using multiple sets of custom-made clear plastic aligners, teeth can be manoeuvered to create your unique perfect smile. These clear plastic aligners are changed fortnightly in order to move teeth step-by-step into the correct place. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are almost invisible when worn. They can be taken off for eating, drinking and brushing of teeth or left out for an evening (Preferably not more than 4 hours) if you have a special occasion.
If your teeth are only slightly or severely crooked Invisalign may be the non-intrusive, invisible option you have been searching for.
Invisalign Full treatment starting from 5350 €
Invisalign Lite treatment starting from 3800 €
How it works
Invisalign moves teeth into their correct position through the use of several clear, plastic aligners that are changed fortnightly. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move little by little allowing you to see the results as you go. You will visit your dentist a few times throughout the treatment in order to check everything is progressing correctly and to collect your next set of aligners. Through the use of specially developed software you will be able to view your proposed treatment including the length of time required and expected end result before treatment even begins.
The Invisalign process progresses through the following steps
Come in for a consultation with our dentist, Dr Thomas Thottungal, to discuss the goals that you have for your smile. The dentist and the staff of Providental will advise you on what course of action is best recommended to your unique situation. The Invisalign process and any queries can be discussed in detail. If you choose to begin the treatment at this time impressions of your teeth are to be sent away. Alternatively, these impressions can be taken at later appointment if you would prefer. The impressions are sent to the Invisalign lab where a treatment plan of your unique smile is created.
Approximately two weeks later your treatment plan will arrive at Providental where we will book you in for a consultation to view your proposed treatment. This treatment plan outlines the length of the procedure and includes a digital 3-D video of your expected teeth movement from crooked to straight. At this point you can either agree or disagree to the proposed treatment. If you are happy with the proposed outcome then your details will be returned to the Invisalign lab in order to create your unique sets of aligners.
Within ten working days your Invisalign aligners will arrive at the Providental office. An appointment will be made for you to pick up your first few sets of aligners and make sure you are comfortable with wearing and removing them. Every two weeks your aligners will need to be changed by you at home. We ask that you come into the Providental office every couple of months in order to pick up your next sets of aligners and to check that everything is progressing well.
Your treatment is complete and you have your new perfect unique smile! In order for everything to stay in place for the rest of your life you can choose to have either a permanent wire fitted out of sight on the back of your front teeth or a retainer to wear at night; leaving you with permanent, perfectly straight teeth unique to your smile.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
- Invisalign is clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
- Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Invisalign is comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
- Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
What are aligners made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.
What do aligners look like?
Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as ”contact lenses for teeth.”
Do doctors need special training in order to use Invisalign?
While Invisalign can be used with virtually any treatment philosophy, specific training is needed. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with Invisalign must attend training before cases will be accepted from their office.
Will the treatment be painful?
Most people experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that Invisalign is working sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away a couple of days after you insert the new aligner in the series.
Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
No. Unlike traditional wires and brackets, you can eat whatever you desire while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. Thus, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favorite foods and snacks, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor. Also, it is important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to re-inserting your aligners to maintain proper hygiene.
Will smoking stain the aligners?
We discourage smoking while wearing aligners because it is possible for the aligners to become discolored.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
No, gum will stick to the aligners. We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks.
What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
How often must I wear my aligners?
Aligners should be worn all day, except when eating, brushing and flossing. 22h a day.
How often must I see the Invisalign Accredited Orthodontist or Dentist?
Your orthodontist/dentist will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every 4-6 weeks. This is the only way your doctor can be sure that the treatment is progressing as planned.