Curious to learn about Invisalign? Your top 5 FAQs answered by our team at Northern Beaches Dental

When you were a child and your orthodontist suggested braces, you probably said no and that was the end of it. As an adult, you may look back and wish you had undertaken that orthodontic treatment, as now your smile has a much more important role in your life.


But, luckily, as dentistry has evolved, so have the types of braces and orthodontic treatments that are available. As an adult today, you will probably not have to wear a metal brace to correct a misalignment, with the answer to your orthodontic woes being as simple as an invisible or clear brace.

Of course, many people have reservations about invisible braces such as Invisalign; do they even work? Aren’t they really expensive?

Luckily, our team at Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay can help you to choose the perfect orthodontic solution for yourself, which can have a dramatic impact on your life. Our dentist in Mackay is experienced in all kinds of adult based orthodontic aligners and can help you to get that straighter smile you covet in as quick as 6 months!

Do you have some questions before booking that consultation? Of course, you do! Below are the top 5 FAQs that our dentist in Mackay is asked about Invisalign braces.

How long will I wear them for?

As stated before, the average time that the majority of our patients wear Invisalign braces is around 6 months.

However, depending on your individual presentation, our dentist in Mackay may advise you to wear them for longer; as this brace can treat everything from spacing to crowded teeth, it is important that you follow our team’s advice and wear this brace for as long as it is required.

Are they painful?

In a word, no.

Invisalign braces are not painful, but many of our patients who have worn them have stated that they have felt something akin to pressure against their teeth for the first few days; this is completely normal.

If, however, you are worried about the discomfort the braces are causing you, please call us for a follow-up appointment.

Will I need to wear them all day?

For Invisalign to work, the general rule is that you have to wear them for up to 22 hours per day.

However, if it would be easier for you to keep them in for 24 hours each day, then feel free to! Just remember to take them out whenever you brush your teeth.

Aren’t they really expensive?

If you look at the overall price of Invisalign you must balance it against the undeniable advantages these braces will give you..

However, at Northern Beaches Dental, we are able to offer you a financing plan, to help you spread the cost into manageable, monthly instalments.

Can my teeth relapse after I stop using them?

When you finish your treatment with Invisalign, our team will provide you with a retainer, to prevent your teeth from moving back into their original positions.

If you choose not to wear the retainer, then your teeth will relapse fairly quickly. Make sure you always wear your retainer for the time prescribed.


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