Want to know more about Invisalign braces? Our team at Spa Dental answers the top 5 FAQs


While you may not have been concerned about having slightly crooked teeth as a child, as an adult a straighter smile certainly makes a difference.

Not only do people with smiles report higher levels of confidence, but research has found that they are also more likely to be listened to by their boss, colleagues and are deemed more trustworthy too. While these findings may seem unfair, they are a great reason to undertake treatment with adult orthodontics.

Of course, the idea of wearing a traditional metal brace may not seem like an obvious way to boost your confidence but luckily, you may not have to. Adult orthodontics typically involves treatment with either an invisible or clear brace, meaning you can keep a professional appearance while your teeth are straightened. Perfect!

At Spa Dental, our dentist in Sydney can help you get a straighter smile by using the world-famous Invisalign aligner. Discrete and fast, this aligner has taken the adult orthodontic world by storm and has helped thousands of adult patients get the straighter smile they deserve. What have you got to lose?

Worried that it sounds too good to be true? Not to worry! Our dentist in Sydney has answered some of the most frequently asked queries about Invisalign braces. Enjoy!

Does Invisalign hurt?

In a word, no.

When our dentist in Sydney fits you with your first aligner, you may notice an initial feeling of tightness against your teeth; this is completely normal and is part of the process.

As Invisalign does not use force in the same way that traditional braces do, you should not experience any significant level of discomfort. If you do, contact our team as soon as you can.

Am I suitable for treatment with Invisalign?

The majority of teenagers and adults who have misaligned teeth are suitable for treatment with Invisalign and, provided you have overall good oral health, our team will be happy to let you undertake this treatment.

Be aware, however, that if you have a more complex set of alignment issues, you may not be suited for Invisalign.

How often should I change my aligners?

It depends on the issues that are being corrected, our team will be able to tell you as and when you will need to change your aligners.

However, on average, an Invisalign user is required to change aligners once every fortnight but this will depend on your treatment plan.

Will I need to wear them every day?

Yes, you will.

In order for you to get the full benefits of this brace, you will need to wear them for at least 22 hours per day.

How long does the full treatment take on average?

On average, the treatment with Invisalign lasts between 6- 9 months.

Once again, your individual treatment time will depend on the issues being corrected, your compliance with the wearing of the aligner, and potential problems involving your teeth relapsing once the aligner is off. If you comply, the treatment time will fly!


All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.