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What is Invisalign?
A smile can change everything
Your confidence. Your outlook. Your life. And with Invisalign, achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all.
Straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
Comfortable, clear and removable
Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 2.5 million people worldwide have already discovered.
Invisalign removable clear aligners have changed the face of orthodontics, giving you the option of a flexible brace that keeps your smile looking great the whole time.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system was invented in 2002 and has treated millions of patients worldwide. Invisalign uses a series of transparent plastic aligners which are changed by you the patient at home. They’re almost invisible to others, making them a more discreet choice.
How does it work?
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign uses your dentist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position. Eventually, the incremental progress will slowly accumulate, and you’ll discover that your smile is better than ever.
Invisalign: The Benefits:
• Thanks to Invisalign’s ClinCheck software, you can now see the end result of treatment before you even begin.
• A flexible treatment option that gives patients a 2-hour window each day, during which they can remove the aligners to brush, floss and eat as normal.
• The removable nature of the aligners makes Invisalign a great choice of brace for anyone following specific diets such as keto, vegetarian or vegan, for example.
• Invisalign has a global reputation and has been credited with offering adult’s a less invasive means of undergoing orthodontic treatment.
• Mild treatment with Invisalign can take as little as 3-4 months, whilst the average time for most cases is around 6 – 12 months.
What to expect from treatment?
The brace-wearing period will depend on the kind of issue you are having treated, which could be misalignment, spacing, crowding or bite issues.
1. Your first visit is to really understand what you want to achieve through treatment. We then
take photos and impressions of your teeth which are sent to the Invisalign laboratory.
2. The Invisalign laboratory create a 3D video simulation (ClinCheck) of how your teeth will look
at each stage along with your custom invisible aligners.
3. This 3D video provides the Invisalign lab with the information they need to create the aligners,
which you will wear for 22 hours each day and change every 1-2 weeks removing only for meals
4. Invisalign then sends us your brand-new aligners and you can begin treatment straight away.
We will ask you to come in for follow-up appointments to keep an eye on your progress.
Great question! Invisalign is generally suitable for patients with: mild crowding issues, crooked teeth, overbite, open bite, under bite and gaps between the teeth. In order for us to best assess whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign you should book a consultation
Invisalign only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours).
Invisalign treatment time works on a case by case basis and depends on the complexity of your treatment. Once your initial consultation has been completed we will be able to give you a guide on how long treatment may take. Typical treatments are usually from 9 to 18 months though you
can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
There are no more risks of root damage or other issues than those associated with traditional orthodontics. As only gentle forces are used with Invisalign.
The best way to make sure your Invisalign aligners are as clean as possible is to soak them in either a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals.
You can also brush them with a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your aligners — it could permanently damage the plastic.
This is possible depending on which arch needs treatment. There are a number of factors which determine this and can be explained at your initial consultation.
Yes, as with any teeth-straightening treatment a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. If you don’t want to wear a removable retainer, you can have a bonded retainer placed. There are a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.
YES, most certainly! Teeth whitening and composite bonding can have the most dramatic effects and improvements with your teeth, creating that beautiful, natural looking smile.
The cost of Invisalign treatment will depend on the complexity of your case, how many aligners you’ll need to achieve the desired results and how well you stick to wearing your
aligners. After your initial consultation, we will be able to give you an exact price.