What Are The Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Braces? [FAQS]

Most Asked Questions About Invisalign Braces? [FAQS]

Orthodontists have been using Invisalign braces for some time now, and they are extremely popular.

They are invisible braces that help people get their teeth straighter. Your treatment plan is created by your specialised orthodontist using 3D computer imaging technology. Transparent braces will be custom made to improve your smile and dental health once a treatment plan has been developed.

HIPP Orthodontics is one of the best Invisalign braces providers in South Africa, with a professional team of orthodontists who are specially trained to use this new technology. That's why we've put together frequently asked questions about Invisalign braces to clear up the confusion and provide more details about Invisalign braces and how the treatment works.

Invisalign Braces

What Is Invisalign Treatment?

If your orthodontist determines that you are suitable for Invisalign treatment, they will straighten your teeth using removable and transparent aligners.

There are no wires on these hidden braces. As a result, the restrictions for the person wearing them are reduced, and the treatment time is usually limited to 6 months.

Invisalign is FDA-approved and does not contain gluten, latex, or BPA. Because they are thin and transparent, they are almost invisible and fit perfectly over the patient's teeth. They are easily removable and comfortable to wear.

What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign Treatment?

  • Invisalign is clear and can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing.
  • Invisalign is removable, and unlike braces, you can eat and drink more of what you want during treatment.
  • You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene. 
  • Invisalign is comfortable as there are no metal brackets or wires.
  • Invisalign also allows you to preview your virtual treatment plan so that you can see how your straight teeth will look.

How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?

The cost of any orthodontic treatment is determined by the complexity of your orthodontic problem. The prices are comparable to those of traditional braces. You should, however, visit an Invisalign provider like HIPP Orthodontics and discuss your needs.

Can I Eat Anything While Wearing Invisalign braces?

Unlike braces, which are wires and brackets, you are able to eat anything you want during treatment as you take out your Invisalign when you eat or drink and won't be able to break off any of the brackets. However, brushing your teeth before re-inserting is essential to prevent bacteria and plaque build-up.

You might also lose some weight during the treatment as you will be thinking twice about having a snack or meal because you have to brush your teeth before re-inserting your Invisalign.

Can I Smoke and Chew Gum While Wearing My Invisalign Braces?

Smoking may discolour your retainer, which is why we discourage smoking while wearing your aligners. As for gum, we recommend that you remove your Invisalign when eating, the gum will most likely get stuck in the aligners, and you will have to remove it. Don't forget to brush and floss afterwards to avoid bacteria build-up.

Does Invisalign work for all orthodontic conditions?

Unfortunately, Invisalign does not work for all orthodontic treatments, even though Invisalign is an excellent way for many people to straighten their teeth. It can only treat crooked teeth, minor overbites and underbites and gapped teeth.

Today, there are many more orthodontic treatments and different types of braces available than ever before. We will help you determine the right choice for you based on your specific conditions, needs, and overall lifestyle. Dr Jacqueline Cupido and the staff at HIPP Orthodontics believe that establishing a relationship with each patient and family is an integral part of orthodontic treatment. If you want to find out more about Invisalign or if you’d like us to help answer any questions before making a decision, book an appointment for a consultation. We’re here to make sure you get the smile you’ve always wanted!