Achieve a straighter smile in a discreet way without metal or brackets.
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of fixed metal braces. Using a series of clear custom aligner trays, Invisalign gradually and gently moves your teeth to the desired position.
For most of our patients, particularly our adult patients, the idea of undergoing orthodontic treatment is usually quite daunting because of the obvious appearance of braces.
Invisalign can be successfully used to treat irregular, crowded or spaced teeth as well as alignment problems such as overbites, underbites and crossbites. Instead of traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth to the desired positions.
This transparent and virtually undetectable treatment provides benefits such as:
- Removable; you can eat, brush and floss like normal during treatment
- Comfortable; there are no metal brackets or wires, which means reduced mouth irritation and pain
- Time-saving; without the need to adjust brackets and wires, you will spend less time at the dentist
Unlike braces, the Invisalign aligners can be removed allowing users to eat and maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine as usual. It also means there are no dietary restrictions; you are free to eat what you please. Furthermore, you can take them out to enjoy special occasions, events or to feel confident when public speaking. The transparent trays are barely noticeable when worn, making them highly convenient for those who work in professional fields where traditional orthodontics would be impractical.
The Invisalign treatment process
The process of straightening your smile with Invisalign is relatively simple and should be easy to schedule into your day-to-day life.
Once we have taken a digital mould of your teeth, a series of aligners will be created specifically for you. The aligners are made of a clear plastic material that blends seamlessly into your smile. These should be worn as extensively as possible; around 22 hours each day. This allows time for you to eat and brush your teeth in between. As your teeth slowly shift positions, you need to progress through your set of aligners to accommodate for the slight re-positioning. You will move on to a new pair of aligners roughly approximately every two weeks as your teeth move towards the desired position.
Over a period of 9 – 24 months, depending on the original positioning of your teeth and the desired result, your teeth will be gently moved into place by the aligners.
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To find out whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, we need to perform a thorough examination of your oral health and situation. Not until then, can we discuss if this is the right treatment for you.