FAQ

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Invisalign Go treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces​.

Invisalign Go clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign and Invisalign Go treatment.​ Invisalign Go clear aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible.​

Your Invisalign Go trained doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign Go clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.​

Invisalign Go transforms your smile with the brand trusted by over 8 million patients worldwide1

Works fast - The results you want, in as little as 6 months2

Affordable – Shorter treatment time that focuses on your front teeth means a more affordable option. As low as $23,800 (HKD) (other markets may not mention the price). This price information is based on market information and only provided to you as a reference. Please check with your doctor for the price that you need to pay as this varies with the length of treatment period and complexity of each case.

Face-to-face doctor care - Our Invisalign Go trained doctors will closely monitor your progress, throughout your Invisalign Go treatment.

Better results - You get a customized treatment based on years of research and intelligence from millions of patients worldwide​.

1. Data on file at Align Technology, as of March 31st, 2021.

2. Data on file at Align Technology. Treatment times vary with Invisalign Express, Invisalign Go, and Invisalign Lite treatments depending on case complexity and must be determined by your doctor.

Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign Go treatment starts with a consultation. During your consultation, your doctor will help you determine what Invisalign Go treatment can do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome, but encourage you to share your treatment goals with your doctor at your consultation.​

Ask your doctor today about whether Invisalign Go treatment is right for you. Alternatively, complete our Free Smile Assessment.

Before starting your Invisalign Go treatment your doctor will discuss your desired outcome. Your teeth will then be scanned using an intra-oral scanner or PVS impressions. Your doctor will map out a custom treatment plan just for you.​

Right from your first fitting​ this is a key step in your success. your doctor will ensure your aligners fit well, answer your questions, and let you know what to expect.

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You can get started by doing our Free Smile Assessment

Only doctors listed in the doctor locator for Invisalign Go are trained and able to treat you with Invisalign Go.​

Bring any questions you might have and any information you might have about your dental history.​

During your consultation, your doctor will discuss your teeth-straightening goals with you and examine your smile in order to determine your specific needs. Your doctor may also talk to you about how quickly you can reach your new smile, as well as treatment cost.

Your doctor may recommend scheduling a dental check-up and cleaning before you begin Invisalign treatment to make sure your teeth and gums are in top health and to avoid unnecessary risks.​

Your doctor will make the most appropriate recommendations based on your needs, and sometimes your specific case may require a combination of Invisalign Go with other dental procedures to achieve the smile you desire.​

Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months.1

1. Data on file at Align Technology. Treatment times vary with Invisalign Express, Invisalign Go, and Invisalign Lite treatments depending on case complexity and must be determined by your doctor.

Over 8 million people have used Invisalign and Invisalign Go clear aligners to transform their smiles worldwide.​

Invisalign Go clear aligners are one of the most advanced clear aligner systems in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation.​

Unlike braces, Invisalign Go clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favourite foods.​

Learn more about our treatment comparsion chart.​

All Invisalign and Invisalign Go aligner and retainer materials are made of medical-grade, high molecular weight, thermoplastic polymers. These materials were selected for use in aligners and retainers based on their properties and safety classification, and have a long history of FDA approvals for long term use inside the human body. Tests conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials show they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth.​

Based on our current knowledge and testing of the raw materials and processes used in the manufacture of aligners and retainers, we are not aware of any latex, parabens, phthalates, glutaraldehyde, epoxy or Bisphenol A (BPA) present in our aligners or retainers. Of course, as with any medical device, you should consult with your health professional about your aligner or retainer treatment and any applicable risks of use.​

Align Technology, Inc., the company that makes Invisalign Go clear aligners, was founded in 1997.​

Yes, Invisalign Go aligners are classified as Class II medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Align Technology, Inc. received the necessary 510(k) clearance from the FDA to sell and market Invisalign Go treatment in 1998.​

Talk to your doctor today about what is possible with Invisalign Go treatment, take this Free Smile Assessment.

It depends. Talk with your doctor about the dental work you’ve had done, including veneers and crowns, and he or she will evaluate your individual needs.​ Invisalign Go clear aligners are designed to move each tooth individually. Because bridgework connects two or more teeth, clear aligners may not be effective.​

Invisalign Go aligners are virtually invisible. Others may not even notice you’re wearing them, making Invisalign Go treatment a seamless fit with your lifestyle.​

Yes, you can remove your Invisalign Go aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding, job interview, or for playing your favourite sport or instrument. Just remember to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.​

None! Invisalign Go clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all (hello popcorn!). With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy because they can damage or get stuck in your braces.​

Invisalign Go treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force. As your Invisalign Go aligners gradually move your teeth into the desired position, the hard and soft tissues around the teeth are also adapting to the new position. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign Go clear aligners are working and transforming your smile. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns.

Please see your doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.​

Yes. As your Invisalign Go aligners gradually shift your teeth into their proper position, your gums are re-forming around each tooth as it moves. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns.​

You need to wear your Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to get the results you want.​

It may take a couple of days for your tongue to get used to having your Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and you may have a slight lisp. But this should disappear quickly.​

We discourage smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners because it can stain them.​

No, gum will stick to your Invisalign aligners. We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks, including gum.​

It is very unlikely that your aligners would ever fall out, no matter what you are doing: sleeping, talking, laughing, etc. Invisalign clear aligners are designed to fit snugly around your teeth, so this should not be a cause for concern.​

The answer depends on how long you’ve gone without wearing your Invisalign aligners. If it’s only been a short time, your aligners should still fit, but they might feel uncomfortable. If it’s been a longer time, talk to your doctor about your unique situation.​

The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning System, available online or from your doctor. You can also brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your aligners — it could permanently warp the plastic.​

Yes. That’s why it’s important to brush after every meal, before placing your Invisalign aligners back in your mouth.​

Yes. It is very important to always ensure your aligners are clean and hygienic before placing them in your mouth. Invisalign Cleaning Crystals keep your aligners clean, hygienic, and clear — they even remove plaque in as little as 15 minutes. Please do not use hot water at any time on your aligners — it could permanently warp the plastic.​

If you lose or break an Invisalign aligner, immediately let your doctor know. Your doctor will work with you to ensure you stay on-track with your treatment plan, which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or ordering replacements aligners.​

All aligners and retainers must be ordered through your Invisalign Go trained doctor, as they are considered a prescription item. Please contact your doctor directly if you need to order a replacement.​

Most doctors recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Every case is different, so ask your doctor if you need retainers.​

While there are many different types of retainers, we recommend Vivera retainers. Vivera retainers are virtually invisible and made from a proprietary material 30% stronger than other leading clear retainer materials, which helps you keep your new smile.​

Your Vivera retainers will be custom-made from an impression or scan of your teeth using the same state-of-the-art technology used for Invisalign clear aligners.​

Contact your doctor for more information on Vivera retainers, as pricing can be based on your individual needs. All Vivera retainer orders will include an extra set, in case you lose one.​

You can order Vivera retainers through your doctor.​

Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how often you need to wear your retainers. Typically, you wear your first set full time, then based on your doctor’s recommendation you may gradually reduce how much you wear them until you only wear them at night.​

If you lose or break your last set of Vivera retainers, or simply run out, just get in touch with your doctor. Your doctor can work with you on purchasing a new set of Vivera retainers, so you can keep showing off that smile!​