The Invisalign orthodontic system corrects misaligned teeth by moving them into place over time using a set of clear, removable aligners. These aligners are nearly invisible when worn. Proven to be successful, Invisalign aligners are created using 3-D imaging technology.
Invisalign is clear and almost invisible whilst being removable. This allows patients to consume whatever they want throughout treatment as the aligners can be removed for eating. It is also easier to clean teeth because patients don’t have to deal with braces being in the way. Invisalign aligners are generally very comfortable. Since these aligners don’t use brackets and wires, the aggravation to the cheeks and gums doesn’t occur.
Following assessment, photos and impressions, a series of clear aligners are custom made for the patient. Patients wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks and then change them for a new set. Patient’s teeth will shift into place a little at a time as the aligners are changed for the next in the series until teeth have been moved to their final, correct position. Roughly once every 1-2 months, patients visit the dentist to ensure that the treatment is going as planned. The length of time and number of aligners required will vary dependent on the degree of misalignment.
Before any treatment is undertaken we will assess all the teeth and take x-rays as required, and discuss suitability of invisalign and other possible treatment options.