Dr Joy Antony is awarded as the Platinum Invisalign® Provider in Dubai
Invisalign®, the revolutionary system from Align Technology USA is transforming the way we practice Orthodontics. Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It is virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
The Invisalign® orthodontic system combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
Why is it important you choose an experienced Invisalign® provider?
Dr. Joy Antony, Specialist Orthodontist, is recognized as No. 1 Invisalign® Provider in the UAE. He is a “Platinum Invisalign® Provider”. The award signifies Dr. Joy’s extensive knowledge and experience in treating patients with Invisalign®.
It stands to reason you would want to select a dental practice with a higher accreditation, indicating an Invisalign® provider’s experience and overall patient satisfaction.
Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is suitable for you.
Your dental records together with the treatment plan is sent to ALIGN TECHNOLOGY (USA). Using advanced computer software, Align Technology will create a virtual 3D video which will show your teeth, before, during and after the treatment.
After reviewing the video with our orthodontist and agreeing to the treatment plan, Align Technology will proceed with manufacturing of the aligners.
Wear the aligners and follow the said instructions.
Advantages of Invisalign®
- See your treatment result before and know the precise treatment time: Align Technology will send a video showing your teeth movements and the end result. This allows you to discuss with your orthodontist about any changes that you would want on your smile. This video also accurately predicts when you will complete your treatment. So you know precisely the time needed to achieve your perfect smile.
- Improved oral hygiene: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is removable so it does not effect your oral health maintenance and you can brush and floss normally.
- Clear: Nearly invisible treatment with visible results. Now you enjoy a great smile during treatment, Not only after.
- Freedom: With Invisalign® you are free to lead your normal lifestyle, eating whatever you desire, without the restrictions of brackets and wires.
- Comfortable: Aligners are tailor made to your teeth, hence they are comfortable with reduced irritation and minimal scratches
How to Use
Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
Teenagers are averse to wearing braces. Therefore Invisalign Teen® can help perfect your smile using clear aligners so your teenage memories can be captured with confidence. Invisalign Teen® aligners are similar to the Invisalign® adults aligners except they have a Blue Dot Wear Indicator to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen® is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today’s teens’ busy lifestyles!
To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology, USA can diagnose and treat using Invisalign®. Invisalign® is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign® can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
A. Aligners are to be worn for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.
Q. Are there any restrictions to what I can eat?
A. No. Unlike braces, you may eat and drink whatever you desire, provided you remove your aligners. Before placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth after you eat.
Q. Will wearing the Invisalign® aligners affect my speech?
A. There will be a slight change of speech for a day or two, however as your tongue adapts to the aligners, any minor speech impairment will disappear.
Q. Is there any discomfort with Invisalign® treatment?
A. There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.
Q. Can I chew gum with my aligners?
A. No. the gum will stick to the aligners. It is advisable to remove the aligners for all meals and snacks.
Q. Can I smoke with the aligners in?
A. Smoking can discolor the aligners, so it is not recommended
Q. How often do I see the orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?
A. We normally see our Invisalign patients once in every five or six weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned.
Q. What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?
A. Like regular braces, retainers are required for all patients on completion of the Invisalign® treatment.
Q. How long does Invisalign® treatment take?
A. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.
Q. Who can be treated with Invisalign®?
A. Adults and Teenagers can be treated with Invisalign®. However not every malocclusion can be treated.