The Process of Getting Invisalign as an Adult in 2022

/ Dentistry

There’s no right age to fix your smile. A lot of us with crooked teeth, bite problems, and other issues who haven’t had the chance (or the money) at a young age to get braces, want a flawless smile now. But here’s the thing – we don’t want straps of metal glued to our teeth as we move about in everyday life. Invisalign are clear aligners that help fix your teeth without being that prominent. They seem like the perfect solution, but not everyone can get Invisalign: the cost is different than that of ceramic braces, the process of getting them, and the treatment length varies. At HeliumDoc, we had users send us questions that were answered by dental experts. This article is a compilation of all the answers regarding getting Invisalign as an adult. Without much ado, let’s dive in!

What is Invisalign treatment and how is it different than the regular braces?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear braces that cover your teeth and gently pull them into the proper position over time. Because they are clear and can be taken on and off, they are less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Most people want to improve their smile but think that traditional, metal braces are the only option. With Invisalign clear braces there are no metal brackets or wire to detract from your smile while undergoing treatment.

How are Invisalign better than traditional braces?

·        These are clear braces. Most people won’t notice you’re wearing them.

·        The movement of your teeth is more precise with Invisalign than traditional braces.

·        It’s easier to maintain good oral health with Invisalign. You will remove the aligners when you eat, brush your teeth, and floss.

·        These aligners are much more comfortable than metal braces. They don’t irritate your teeth or gums.

·        Invisalign saves you time. Unlike braces that require more frequent office visits to change the arch wire and make adjustments, you will have fewer checkups with Invisalign. Treatment time is often shorter, too.

Are there any disadvantages of getting Invisalign?

Invisalign is not as good as braces for severely crooked teeth. You must take the aligners out when eating, and it’s possible to lose the aligners. Compared with other transparent aligner companies, Invisalign aligners are expensive.

Can any age group wear Invisalign?

Both teenagers and adults can wear Invisalign. These clear braces are used to close gaps between teeth, as well as to treat overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, and overcrowded teeth. After an examination and x-rays of your teeth, a consultation can conclude if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you.

How can I book a consultation appointment for Invisalign?

If you’re located in the UAE, click here to view the nation’s best doctors for getting Invisalign. If you’re located in Qatar then click here to view the nation’s top dental experts for getting treated. You can filter the doctors based on your location, language, insurance, language, ratings and reviews! You can book an appointment by clicking the ‘book now’ button next to the doctor’s name. After filling in your details, you will get a confirmation by the clinic and then your appointment will be confirmed.

What can I expect after I decide to get Invisalign?

If Invisalign is right for your case, the specialist will use the examination, along with x-rays, and a 3D model of your teeth to establish a personalized treatment plan for you. The treatment plan determines how your teeth need to shift and how long it will take to align them correctly. The x-rays, 3D model, and pictures of your teeth are sent to the lab where your customized aligners are crafted. The 3D model of your teeth will also allow you see how Invisalign will progressively correct your orthodontic issues.

How do I wear the aligners and how often will I be changing them?

When the clinic receives your first set of aligners, you come for a fit and any necessary adjustments are made by the dentist. You will wear your aligners all day, every day, except when you eat, floss, and brush your teeth.  Because Invisalign braces are removable, you will be able to briefly remove them any time you need to throughout the day.

Wearing Invisalign is easy and fits smoothly into your normal day. When you receive your aligners, you will place the clear braces over your teeth. You will wear each set of aligners for two weeks and will then switch to the next set of aligners. At first, your aligners will fit tightly because they are designed to gently and precisely move your teeth. After a few days, your teeth will gradually move to a new position. You will notice that your aligners will feel a little loose after some time has passed.  Even if they start to feel loose, don’t switch them early. Wear them for the entire two weeks. This gives your teeth and gums time to adjust to the new position. Switching aligners too early will interfere with your treatment plan.

Every six weeks, you will have an appointment to check your aligners and the progress of your treatment. These checkups also help determine if any adjustments need to be made to the aligners or to your treatment plan.

Is the process painful?

One of the best reasons to invest in Invisalign is how comfortable these aligners are to wear. Remember that your teeth are shifting into a new position, so you can expect to feel some mild discomfort as they move, especially with the first set of aligners. The pressure you will feel on your teeth when you first put on a new set of aligners will gradually fade over the course of a few days. If you feel any significant discomfort or pain, consult your dentist again. The HeliumDoc doctor will schedule an appointment with you to take a look at your teeth, gums, and aligners to ensure a proper fit.

How long will my treatment take?

The average Invisalign treatment time is one year but treatment time will vary based on the age and specific needs of each person. Each case is different, so after your teeth are examined and digital images are captured, you’ll receive an estimated treatment time.

Invisalign is a great option to get a great smile. This year, invest in a better and brighter smile!


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