Invisalign aligners are a modern, aesthetically pleasing alternative to fixed braces. Whilst suitable for people of all ages, they are an especially good solution for adults who are conscious of their appearance and do not want fixed braces.
Invisalign is a procedure that utilises ‘orthodontic aligners’. These clear, custom-made plastic aligners and are changed every two weeks until teeth are realigned.
Invisalign teeth straightening process
During your initial appointment we will discuss your suitability for Invisalign and assess your goals.
If Invisalign is a suitable teeth straightening option for you we will then take a number of preliminary images of your mouth, including impressions, x-rays and photographs, and send these to be digitally scanned.
Invisalign then uses the latest technologies to analyse your teeth. A ‘Clincheck’ computer simulation of the finished result is created, allowing you to make a decision on whether or not you would like to go ahead. If you’re happy with the result the orthodontic aligners are created, fitted, and your progress is monitored through regular appointments until your teeth are straight.
Benefits of Invisalign
- An easy, non-invasive way to ensure a more aesthetically pleasing smile
- A confidence booster for those who are self-conscious about their teeth
- Straightened teeth are easier to clean, thus improving overall oral health
- Virtually invisible
- Aligners are removable and easy to clean
- Are Invisalign aligners suitable for me?
Invisalign aligners are particularly good for cosmetic purposes. An initial assessment will determine if they are a suitable option for you.
- Does Invisalign hurt?
The initial aligner may cause a small amount of discomfort as the teeth begin to move. Invisalign aligners are changed every two weeks.
- How long will it take for my teeth to be fully straightened?
Numerous factors determine the duration of treatment. Treatments usually take between 6 – 18 months. Once you are happy with the finished position of your teeth, the aligners will be removed and you will be fitted with a retainer to maintain tooth position.
Find out more about Invisalign
Visit the Invisalign website