• By 1300SMILES Densits
  • February 1, 2021

When it comes to clear Orthodontics and getting the perfectly straight smile there is no method more popular than Invisalign.

If you have ever considered getting Invisalign but often found yourself asking questions like how does Invisalign work, how long does Invisalign take, then the blog below is just for you.

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is a clear orthodontic system that is used to slowly guide your teeth into place over the space of 12 to 18 months. It is fitted by a professionally accredited Dentist and will leave you with a perfectly straight and corrected smile upon completion.

How does Invisalign work? 

Invisalign works with an aligner system, where you will change out your aligners when advised by your Dentist. With each new aligner worn, your teeth will gradually straighten over time up until the moment you have perfectly straight teeth.

How long does Invisalign take? 

Depending on the configuration of your mouth Invisalign can take up to 18 months or less depending. Invisalign has to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day for results. If you aren’t wearing the aligners for the suggested amount of time results will take longer to achieve.

How will it impact my day to day life? 

Invisalign is barely visible to the naked eye and won’t leave you feeling uncomfortable or out of place like regular wire braces. Invisalign may impact your speech for the first few weeks however you will adapt quickly, and it won’t be an issue. It is important when eating or drinking that you remove your aligners and put them back in after.

What happens at your first Invisalign consult? 

At your first Invisalign consult your Dentist will take lots and lots of photos of your face and teeth. Your Dentist will also take X-rays of your mouth to fully identify your teeth and facial structure. This will give your Dentist a full picture of your mouth and allow them to create your Invisalign treatment plan.

Your Dentist will be able to talk to you one on one about your treatment plan, and provide you with the answer for things like, how long it is estimated to take, what frequency do I have to change aligners and how much will it cost.


Hopefully the above has answered your questions about Invisalign if you are curious to learn more check out more details here or call us on 1300 764 537.