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Invisalign Treatment in Howick

woman holding invisible alignersA beautifully aligned smile is one of the best accessories anyone can possess. If you’re seeking to straighten your teeth without having to wear unsightly and cumbersome conventional braces, Invisalign is a great solution!

This modern alternative to traditional braces offers a discreet way to straighten teeth. Using clear aligners, Invisalign can correct various dental issues such as crowding, bite problems, and misalignment. This treatment is ideal for individuals who prefer not to have visible metal braces and want a more comfortable, convenient option.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign consists of a series of clear, custom-made aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for both adults and teens. They work by gradually shifting your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series, allowing for controlled and predictable tooth movement.

What Does the Process Involve?

The Invisalign process begins with a comprehensive dental checkup to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for treatment. Here’s a step-by-step overview:

  1. Initial Consultation and Checkup: Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination, including photos, X-rays, and either a digital scan or physical impressions of your teeth. This helps in creating a precise treatment plan.
  2. Treatment Plan Development: Using advanced 3D imaging technology, your dentist will create a customised treatment plan. This plan includes a virtual simulation of how your teeth will move and what the final results will look like.
  3. Receiving Your Aligners: Once your aligners are ready, you’ll receive a series of custom-made trays. Your dentist will provide detailed instructions on how to wear and care for them.
  4. Wearing and Maintaining Aligners: You need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except water), brushing, and flossing. Cleaning them is simple—rinse with water and brush gently with a soft toothbrush.
  5. Regular Checkups: You’ll have periodic checkups, typically every 6-8 weeks, to monitor your progress and receive the next sets of aligners.

What Are the Benefits?

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces:

Aesthetic Appeal

The clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option for teeth straightening.


Made from smooth plastic, Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than metal braces, with no brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation.


The aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, and maintain oral hygiene without any hassle.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?

Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible, unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires. They are also removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene and enjoy your favourite foods without restrictions.

How long does treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case. On average, it takes about 12 to 18 months, but some patients start seeing results in a matter of weeks.

How do I clean my aligners?

Cleaning your aligners is easy. Remove them and rinse with lukewarm water. Gently brush them with a soft toothbrush to remove any food particles or plaque. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic.

Ready to Get a Straight & Stunning Smile?

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign and whether it’s the right option for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Our team is here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with the convenience and comfort of this world-class aligner system. Contact us today to book your appointment!


Invisalign Treatment Howick, Botany, Auckland | (09) 5347916