Invisalign® aligners are a virtually invisible method of straightening teeth without the need for noticeable fixed braces. This innovative system features a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gradually move teeth to a new improved position. It is an attractive option for adults and teenagers who may feel self-conscious about sporting more obvious metal braces with their unsightly brackets and wires.
As well as being comfortable, these aligners can also be taken out for short periods of time so you can eat whatever you choose, keep your teeth and gums clean, and leave them at home for special occasions.
How does Invisalign straighten teeth?
- If you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign®, we will use 3D technology to take pictures of your teeth and create a personalised plan. This will let you see exactly how your teeth will look during and after treatment.
- When ready, your first aligner will be put in place over your teeth and you will wear this for a couple of weeks, after which time you will move to the next tailor-made aligner. By wearing a slightly different one every two weeks, a controlled force will precisely move your teeth to the desired position.
- The length of time it will take will vary depending on your unique requirements, but the majority of cases are completed in 6-12 months. Though the aligners can be taken out, it’s a good idea to wear them for a minimum of 22-24 hours a day to ensure a shorter treatment period. As with all orthodontic treatments, you will have to wear a retainer after the realignment process to keep your straighter smile firmly in place.
Will Invisalign work for me?
Invisalign® can successfully treat a whole range of issues, including crooked, crowded or spaced teeth. It can even be used for more complex problems such as overbites, underbites and crossbites. Take a look at www.invisalign.co.uk for further information.
Give us a call on 01624 812157 to find out how this subtle straightening system can help you.