FAQs about invisible aligners answered

You have probably heard about the ongoing trend in adult orthodontic care towards minimalism and discrete aligners. And if you have always wanted to correct a minor misalignment at the front of your smile, it may be time to consider asking your dentist about doing just that with a visually minimal tool.

This is where Invisalign Sydney comes in. This aligner is one of the most popular options for adults who are looking to straighten their smiles with minimal fuss. But before you rush off to book an appointment, you may want to learn more about this aligner, and this article aims to answer common queries that are searched online about it.

Why are they so popular?


There are a range of reasons why invisible aligners are so popular. As the name suggests, they are the closest thing you can get to an invisible orthodontic tool. They work quickly, they are easy to care for, and nobody will know that you are wearing them. This has made them ideal for the world of adult orthodontic care, and they can even be used in teenage patients as well with little hassle.

How long do they take to work?

dentist having a client teeth checked-up

On average, invisible aligners take between 3 and 6 months to work, but this will vary depending on the severity of the misalignment being corrected.

And you will need to keep up to date with contacting your dentist about any potential issues that you may have with the aligners and ensure that you wear them for the allotted time per day. Otherwise, the treatment may take longer.

Are they expensive?

All adult orthodontic treatment is going to be a bit expensive, but many people are surprised to learn about the price of invisible aligners, especially when compared to traditional braces. As they do not require adjusting and do not need to be checked as regularly as fitted braces, the cost is lower. And as they work faster than traditional braces, fewer checks with your dentist will be needed, thus lowering the cost. However, you should always aim to get a quote on how much the treatment will cost and inquire about payment plans

Can I leave them out all day?

Technically, yes, you can, as they are removable, but it is not advised. Your dental team will be able to provide you with a breakdown of how often each day you should be wearing your aligners, and this will usually vary from 22 to 23 hours per day. If you leave them out for prolonged periods, the realignment process itself may cease, and you may notice that your teeth begin to revert back to their previous positions.

Do lost ones need to be replaced?

In order to ensure that your realignment treatment goes off without a hitch, misplaced or lost aligners will need to be replaced. This is because the aligners are worn in a set order, and if one of the aligners becomes lost, for the realignment procedure to continue as planned, it will need to be replaced quickly! Therefore, it is usually advised that you hold onto all of your old aligners, so you can put them back in while the replacement is being created.


Disclaimer: All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

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