Invisalign® aligners are designed to straighten your teeth discreetly with a series of custom moulded aligners that fit over your teeth. The movement is governed by changing aligners regularly.
Invisalign® Aligners are the “Near invisible” way to straighten your teeth without wearing conventional metal braces. Invisalign® Aligners uses a series of clear, removable custom-made aligners to move your teeth, because you remove your aligners before you eat and drink, there are no food restrictions or problems with flossing or brushing. This technology is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions that can be caused by the metal and wires of conventional braces.
Small tooth coloured attachments are often placed on the teeth to aid movement and help with fitting. The teeth may need to be slenderised in a process call Interproximal Reduction (IPR). This allows safe tooth movement without extractions.
At the end of the treatment is important you retain the position of the teeth with fixed or removable retainers or a combination of both.
A simple accurate impression/scan and a bite registration of your teeth can allow us to accurately assess your teeth and plan your case. Invisalign® Aligners uses 3-D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan, from the initial teeth positioning to the desired final positioning. The 3D algorithm is accurate to within the closest 0.1mm so even minor tooth movement is possible.
During the process of Invisalign® aligners your aligners are changed between every 1 to 2 weeks and your teeth will move little by little every week until your teeth have moved into their final position.
The process for Invisalign® aligners takes between 4 and 12 months, this is all depending on how many aligners you will need for you to reach your desired smile.
Note: We can continue to monitor your progress digitally from home or within the clinic.
|Clear aligners are discreet||Some traditional braces not discreet|
|Fewer trips to the dentist||More trips to the dentist|
|More comfortable||Occasional mild discomfort when tightened|
|Easy to remove on special occasions||Can not be removed|
|Easy to clean||Extra attention to oral hygiene is required|