Invisalign – clearly effective
This adult-friendly orthodontic method uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth.
These aligners are created just for you using advanced technology, which also lets you see how the treatment will progress and what your teeth will look like when the straightening process is complete. They fit snugly, are barely noticeable, and can be taken out for short periods, so you can eat whatever you choose and clean your teeth normally.
- Virtually invisible
The treatment process
- Initially, we will ascertain if this kind of treatment will work for you by taking an impression of your teeth.
- If it is a suitable method, special technology creates a 3D personalised plan, which details how your teeth will move and how they will look after treatment.
- When ready, you will wear a different aligner every two weeks until the precisely controlled force moves your teeth to an improved position.
- Treatment times will differ, but the majority of cases are completed in 6-12 months. For maximum effectiveness, you will have to make sure they are kept in place for 22–24 hours per day.
More about Invisalign
You may feel slight discomfort when a fresh aligner is put in place but this is a positive sign your teeth are moving as they should.
As there are no brackets or wires, you will experience less irritation, and you won’t need frequent adjustments.
Once your teeth have been realigned, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent them from returning to their old position.