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Invisalign Clear Aligners

What are Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Invisalign Clear Aligners

What are Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Do you aspire to have a beautiful, perfectly aligned smile? Does the thought of regular metal braces turn you off? Now you can straighten and align your teeth into perfect order with clear aligners in Dubai. These invisible clear aligners do not have the aches and pains of regular braces. Invisalign® at Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, Dubai provides an alternative to fix your teeth imperfections. With clear timelines and the promise of better oral health, no one will ever know that you are wearing braces. The path-breaking Invisalign® offers a superior level of comfort and convenience with its advanced new technology in teeth alignment and corrections. No matter what your age, this approach is fuss-free and with minimal interference to your lifestyle.

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At our Invisalign® dental clinic in Dubai, we use a custom-made set of aligners made of smooth, easy-to-wear plastic and they are almost undetectable when worn over your teeth. The aligners will slowly but gently nudge your teeth into the right place based on how the orthodontist plans the process. You just need to change the aligners every two weeks until you are done with your Invisalign treatment. What’s more, one does not need to wear any metal brackets nor are there any wires to tighten. You can simply wear your aligners and you are on your way to getting that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of.

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Steps involved in getting Invisalign® in Dubai

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Steps involved in getting Invisalign® in Dubai

Invisalign® Braces come with removable plastic aligners that can be taken out to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss. This offers more comfort and convenience as the aligners are virtually invisible. You can go on with your regular routine with confidence.

The steps for the Invisalign process are as follows:

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Assessing Your Condition: The first step is to talk to the Invisalign® certified orthodontist. The best Invisalign® certified orthodontists at Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, UAE, will assess your condition and recommend the right route for your Invisalign® treatment process and discuss the costs. There are some severe cases where this treatment will not be applicable. The best Invisalign® treatment plan is made just for you according to your individual needs.

Detailed Examination: Our orthodontist at Dr. Paul’s will conduct a detailed examination and scan your mouth in under 60 seconds with the iTero 5-D element scanner. This is a digital scanner that will create instant images of your mouth, your teeth, tissues, bite, etc. and serves as the blueprint that creates the digital 3D image that will help us in defining the right route for your treatment.

Treatment Plan: Once the scan is completed, the 3D image is sent to the ClinCheck software wherein the doctors will be able to navigate each and every movement of the teeth and plan the entire treatment from start to finish. The patient will be able to see a simulation of the various stages of the treatment, including before, during and after the treatment is completed.

Customised Aligners: Once the treatment plan is determined with the ClinCheck software, the Invisalign® trays are fabricated at the Invisalign® laboratory. Made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic, these aligners won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces. The aligners are made from a special medical-grade thermoplastic known as SmartTrack® that is FDA-approved.

Monitoring Your Progress: You will get a new set of aligners every two weeks and your orthodontist will monitor your progress. Patients will be required to see their orthodontist every month during this time. At the end of the treatment, you will be rewarded with a brand new smile. Some patients usually need retainers after the treatment in order to keep their teeth from shifting back to their pre-treatment positions.

Invisalign® can help correct:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps between the teeth

It should be noted that not all patients with the above conditions can be treated using Invisalign® since it is totally dependent on the severity and complexity of their individual cases.

Why choose Dr. Paul’s?

We are at the forefront of dental care, with a highly qualified and vastly experienced team of Invisalign®-certified orthodontists, offering the most advanced technologies and methods. Our team has played an instrumental role in transforming many smiles with this path-breaking technology, creating customised treatment plans according to each patient’s individual needs and closely monitoring their progress through the entire journey. Connect with us today for a consultation as to whether Invisalign® is the right choice for you

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FAQs

  • Can I smoke when I am on Invisalign® treatment?

    You should refrain from smoking whilst using Invisalign® as it will cause discoloration to the aligners.

  • Can I switch from traditional metal braces to Invisalign®?

    Switching from traditional braces to Invisalign® is possible but a consultation with your Invisalign®-certified orthodontist is paramount as some more severe dental cases cannot be rectified using Invisalign.

  • Can I drink tea and coffee while wearing Invisalign® aligners?

    You can drink beverages such as tea and coffee whilst wearing Invisalign® as long as they are not too hot. Having said this, since Invisalign® aligners are removable, it is wiser to remove them and then drink your beverage. Make sure that you wash your mouth and clean your teeth well before replacing your aligners.

  • What can I drink while wearing Invisalign® aligners?

    We recommended that you drink water and other cold liquids when wearing Invisalign®.

  • How long does it take for the Invisalign® treatment?

    On average it takes around 12 to 18 months to complete the alignment process with the Invisalign® treatment. During the treatment, it is advisable to see your orthodontist for a check-up every month.

  • How many hours a day should I wear the Invisalign® aligners?

    It is recommended to wear Invisalign® for a minimum time frame of at least 22 hours a day. Invisalign® aligners are removable which is great to do whilst eating to avoid staining, unlike conventional braces which cannot be removed.

  • How to know if Invisalign® treatment is appropriate for you?

    There are a few things that can disqualify you from getting Invisalign.

    • If you have either cavities or gum disease, you will need the necessary treatment prior to moving forward with Invisalign.
    • If your existing conditions require surgery or extreme dental procedures, it might be challenging to correct your teeth with Invisalign® will have a difficult time correcting your teeth. For instance, if you have a large overbite, you might need orthodontic procedures to shift the jaw.
    •  If you have bridges, TMJ issues or dental implants, these might make Invisalign® more difficult, but not impossible.
    • Some people with eroded, misshapen or tiny teeth might often need further dental work to correct such issues, but on the whole, Invisalign®-certified orthodontists can work with these issues in the mouth alongside Invisalign® treatments unless they are too severe to treat.

  • Can you get Invisalign® for top or lower teeth only?

    Invisalign® on one arch is usually best for people who have a few crooked front teeth and want cosmetic teeth straightening to improve the way their smile looks. More complex issues such as crossbites or open bites require treatment on both arches. Our Specialist Orthodontist will help you determine which one is most appropriate for your individual smile.

  • Does Invisalign® help your bite?

    Invisalign® straightens your teeth with comparative comfort and discretion, and they help to create more even smiles. They’re clear, so they remain almost undetectable during your treatment, but this isn’t their only plus-side. Invisalign® may look discrete, but they also function exceptionally well to straighten your bite as well as fixing cosmetic needs.

  • What are the disadvantages of Invisalign®?

    Patient motivation is of utmost importance. It is not recommended for children. The aligners cannot be worn while eating. Lost trays, missed appointments and poor patient compliance can lengthen the treatment duration and affect the final results. The costs are higher when compared to conventional braces therapy.

  • What are the advantages of Invisalign®?

    The clear trays are significantly more aesthetic and comfortable when compared to metal braces. Tooth extraction is not advocated and lacerations and injuries are not there either. Maintaining oral hygiene is much easier owing to its removable nature. It is ideal for retreatment cases and for teenagers and adults who are unwilling to wear metal braces. The other factors include the ability to visualise the treatment outcome during the planning stage, with the help of software. Invisalign® requires shorter and less frequent appointments with the orthodontist, as patients can replace their aligners on their own. If worn systematically, you can get more precise treatment.

  • How are Invisalign® aligners better than normal dental braces?

    Invisalign® Regular Braces
    • Transparent & Invisible Aligners
    • Convenient & Comfortable
    • Easily take off your aligners for cleaning
    • No food restrictions
    • Uncomfortable brackets & wires
    • Can be irritating
    • Keeping it clean can be cumbersome
    • Cannot eat a lot of things

  • How should you care for your Invisalign® aligners?

    1. Wear your tray for the majority of the day for it to work, at least 22 hours. Remove it while having your meals.
    2. Abide by the instructions of your orthodontist when it comes to switching to your next tray.
    3. Don’t be too concerned about the slight lisp that occurs when you first put on your brand new tray. It will disappear as you get used to it.
    4. As your aligners are snugly fitting against your teeth for 22 hours a day, your saliva will not be able to naturally wash out any food debris. It is imperative to maintain good oral hygiene by thoroughly brushing and flossing to prevent plaque and cavities.
    5. Every time you remove your aligner make sure you clean it thoroughly. Dry saliva and plaque could accelerate bacterial growth.
    6. Be committed to the treatment.
    7. Ensure that you follow post-care instructions as precisely as possible.

  • What can you expect from your orthodontist?

    Your Invisalign® certified orthodontist will first do an initial assessment and diagnosis. Pre-treatment records like radiographs, photographs, and models of your teeth and jaws will then be made. An intraoral scanner - iTero 5-D, is used to make measurements of your teeth and provide you with a 3-D image of your mouth, after which, the doctor can map out your treatment plan with the help of the ClinCheck software. Hereafter, your scans will be sent to the Invisalign® office. Once the trays are ready, the doctor will give you the usage instructions. Detailed explanations about when you should consider switching between the trays will also be given. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled.

  • Why is Invisalign® gaining popularity?

    Invisalign® is an aesthetic new-age orthodontic treatment modality. In simple words, these are a series of personalised removable transparent plastic trays that facilitate teeth movement when worn systematically. They are made with the help of cutting-edge CAD-CAM technology. Invisalign® clear braces quickly gained popularity over traditional metal braces as many teenagers and adults became more concerned about their appearances during the treatment window.

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