Invisalign is one of the world's leading clear brace systems. It is a very effective treatment system, which straightens the teeth without anyone even noticing that you are having treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is unlike many other orthodontic treatment systems. Rather than using brackets and wires to generate forces to move the teeth, Invisalign uses a succession of custom-designed aligners, which are made from clear plastic, to move the teeth gradually over a period of time. The aligners are all different and they are manufactured according to a personalised treatment plan, which is drawn up using cutting-edge computer software.
Each aligner is worn for a two week period and then exchanged for the next aligner in the series. After two weeks of wearing the final aligner, treatment should be completed and patients are free to show off their new, beautiful smile.
In order to assure optimum results, the aligners must be worn for at least 21 hours per day; they should be taken out to eat, drink and clean the teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The most important benefit for most patients is that the aligners are clear, which makes them virtually invisible to other people. Invisible aligners mean that you can have treatment and get the smile you want without worrying about your image.
Many people also prefer to have removable braces so that they have more freedom during treatment. You can take your Invisalign aligners out to eat, drink, clean your teeth or, if you are going to a special event, you want to look and feel your best; just make sure that you keep them on for at least 21 hours per day.
Invisalign aligners are comfortable, the aligners contain no metal and there is no need to for any painful adjustments during the treatment process.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that treatment is planned in advance; this means that patients can see the anticipated outcome of treatment before their braces are fitted.
Who can benefit from Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment is suitable for many clients with minor or moderate orthodontic needs. It can be used to address common problems, including crowding, problems with the bite, spaces between the teeth and crooked teeth. We will be able to tell you whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment during your consultation. If for some reason, you are not a suitable candidate for this treatment, we can discuss other options with you.