Invisalign has become accepted as a means of orthodontic treatment, used either as stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other applications.
The primary appeal of Invisalign is that it is removable and almost invisible. This means that it is attractive for those adult patients who haven't been willing to undergo the traditional orthodontic treatment, with braces.
Currently, 1.3 million patients worldwide are undergoing Invisilign treatment, by an estimated 55,000 orthodontists and dentists, trained in its use. In Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, there are over 600 orthodontists and dentists trained to treat patients with Invisilign.
Invisalign involves the construction of a series of clear hard retainers, which when worn over a period of time, progressively move the teeth into alignment. As simple as this may seem, there are limitations, with Invisalign not being suitable for everyone.
Patient compliance and responsibility is crucial to gain the best possible results, as the retainer needs to be worn for the correct time period.