Q. How does Invisalign work?
A. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign translates Dr Van Vuuren’s instruction into a series of nearly undetectable aligners. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving your teeth gradually week by week, millimetre by millimetre until you’ve achieved the desired result.
Q. Is Invisalign effective?
Thousands of doctors are treating patients with Invisalign. It works for a wide range of people whose teeth are too crowded or have spaces between them, as well as for those whose teeth may have shifted after having braces in their youth.
Q. How often will I have to wear my aligners?
Invisalign only works while you’re wearing the aligners. It’s recommended that you wear your aligners full time, day and night, except to eat, brush and floss your teeth, or as directed by Dr Van Vuuren.
Q. How long does Invisalign take?
The duration of treatment depends of the severity of your case, which determines the number of aligners you need. However, the average is about 12-18 months, but only Dr Van Vuuren can determine the length of your treatment.
Q. How much does Invisalign cost?
As with traditional braces, the cost will be based on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment. Invisalign usually costs more than braces, so third party finance may also be available to spread the cost over several years. If your dental insurance plan covers traditional braces, it will typically cover Invisalign to the same extent.
Q. How do I get started?
A. Call Dr Van Vuuren and make an appointment for your Invisalign consultation.