What is invisalign?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile within 6 months to a year. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none of them offer the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign®. And no matter what stage you’re at in life, you’ll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.
What is the procedure involved?
Once we have determined that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, we will be taking photographs, and impressions of your teeth. These will be sent to the Invisalign centre in the United States with specific instructions about how the teeth should be moved.
Invisalign scans the impressions of your teeth to make a 3D computer model. The model will be used to create your Invisalign plan from start to finish. This process usually takes a few weeks.
When your treatment plan is ready, Invisalign will send a video that walks you through the process and shows you how your teeth will look at the end of the treatment. Once you approve it, the trays will be fabricated.
We will contact you when the trays are ready, usually in 1 to 4 weeks. At that time, you can pick up the first set of aligners. After that, you’ll only need to come in for an appointment every 6 to 8 weeks to monitor your progress. Approximately every two weeks; you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
We at Maskati Dental Center are one of the few clinics in Mumbai to be Invisalign Certified!