What is Invisalign?
If you have been looking to improve the alignment of your teeth, you have probably heard of Invisalign and wondered what exactly it is. Invisalign is a novel orthodontic treatment that is used to improve teeth alignment and achieve a beautiful smile. This orthodontic method has recently become quite popular since it uses invisible aligners to gradually improve the alignment of teeth. Thanks to the invisible aligners, it can work without affecting your appearance during the treatment period. If you have shied away from getting orthodontic treatment because of the look of metal braces and wires, Invisalign can offer you the solution you have been searching for.
What is the procedure?
The Invisalign procedure starts with a consultation appointment.
1. At this stage, you will be discussing the details of the Invisalign treatment, whether you are a suitable candidate, and the predicted length of your treatment.
2. If you choose to move forward with Invisalign treatment a series of 3D digital impressions are taken by the dental team to prepare your Invisalign aligners.
3. The treatment procedure involves the use of a number of different aligners to progressively achieve an improved smile. You will need to wear each set of aligners and then move onto the next set of aligners. To get the new set, you will need to pay a visit to or orthodontist. This process continues until the desired result is achieved.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten your teeth?
You are probably eager to have beautifully aligned teeth as soon as possible. The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of misalignment, gaps between your teeth, and your age. Also, not following the requirements of the treatment such as neglecting to consistently wear your aligners may prolong the treatment process. You need to see our dentists after 10-12 months for a check-up and, under the right conditions, Invisalign treatment may take as short as 6 months. However, depending on your specific conditions, it might take up to 18 months. Generally, you can see noticeable results in the first 3 months of the treatment.
How do I take care of my Invisalign aligners?
As with any other dental treatment, taking good care of your Invisalign aligners and following the instructions of your orthodontist is crucial for the success of your treatment. Many people may not get the desired results from their treatment because of negligence and lack of proper care of the Invisalign aligners.
Here is what you can do
The most important thing when taking care of your Invisalign is keeping them as clean as possible. To do so, you should clean your aligners every morning and night with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. Be careful not to use harsh materials such as soap or mouthwash as these chemicals can be abrasive on the aligners. You can also rinse the aligners every time you remove them to keep them clear and free of saliva.
Don’t forget to use an Invisalign cleaning product daily to keep your aligners odour-free, hygienic, and clear. To keep your Invisalign as clean as possible, make sure to remove them before eating. Also, you should brush and floss your teeth before you put your aligners back in. Finally, it is advisable to keep your Invisalign in their case to protect them when you are not using.
Invisalign treatment vs Traditional braces?
Both of these treatments serve the same purpose but have great differences between them. Here is what you should take into consideration when deciding whether to get braces or Invisalign treatment.
When choosing between Invisalign and braces, the most important factor is effectiveness. Braces can be the only option for more severe or complex cases such as rotated or overlapping teeth. As braces cannot be removed by the patient, they will be on 24/7 giving noticeable results even in the most challenging cases. Because Invisalign aligners are removable people often neglect to wear the aligners for the recommended roughly 22 hours a day which reduces the effectiveness of the treatment.
If you tend to be forgetful or misplace your stuff, you might want to consider getting braces to get the fastest and most effective results. However, as long as you use your Invisalign aligners you will surely be getting as effective results as the braces.
Day-to-day life and comfort
Both Invisalign and braces will affect your daily life in different ways. The metal look of braces is more noticeable than Invisalign aligners which may create a negative effect on the daily life of a person and create consciousness around their style and look. Furthermore, because of the metal pieces, braces may cause irritation in your mouth and cause mild pain affecting your daily life.
Invisalign is a great option if you are concerned about how you will look during your treatment. Completely invisible aligners are mostly undetectable and hardly disturbs your appearance. Even though Invisalign aligners can cause a little bit of a lisp at the beginning, this should not be a problem as you get used to your aligners over time.
Both braces and Invisalign treatment requires careful maintenance and regular cleaning every day.
One of the most significant differences between braces and Invisalign is their price. The Invisalign treatment in Turkey is generally more expensive than braces. Furthermore, the price of Invisalign can go up depending on how many sets of aligners are required for the treatment. If you are on a budget, you might want to think about opting for braces instead of Invisalign.
What is the cost of Invisalign in Turkey?
Thanks to the government policies supporting medical tourism and high exchange rates, you can get Invisalign treatments for a fraction of the cost in other European countries. The Invisalign cost in Turkey varies between $2,500-3,200.