Frequently Asked Questions
Which patients are suitable for Invisalign?
The vast majority of patients can be treated using. Dr Coley-Smith is a leading Invisalign provider and has treated over 200 patients with the appliance system.
Will if hurt?
It is unusual for patients to experience discomfort from treatment with aligners.
Can I play wind instruments or contact sports?
The aligners can be removed to play wind instruments and for contact sports.
Will I need to wear another brace once my treatment has finished?
Once the active phase of your treatment has finished you will need to wear a retaining brace (retainer) to hold your teeth in their corrected position. The retainers may be removable or they may be permanently fixed behind your front teeth. The length of time these have to be worn can vary.
How often will I need an appointment?
You will need to attend for an appointment every 8 weeks. It is possible to have longer intervals between appointments and we have patients who travel abroad for extended periods of time. It is important that this is discussed in detail before treatment commences.
Will if affect my speech?
The effect on speech is usually minimal and only for a very short period of time.
Do I still need to see my regular dentist?
Yes. It will be important for you to have check-ups with your regular dentist throughout your course of orthodontic treatment so that your teeth can be checked for any signs of decay.