Invisalign®: The Clear Alternative to Braces
Invisalign® aligners won't get in the way of your lifestyle!
The Invisalign system gives you the freedom of a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth so you can keep living your life! The ‘barely there’ aligners don't affect your lifestyle and allow you to eat all your favourite foods and stay active whilst straightening your smile.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear plastic removable orthodontic aligners to gently move your teeth in small increments. For the best results, Invisalign clear aligners are to be worn 20 to 22 hours a day. Each aligner is slightly different, you’ll wear a set of aligners for one to two weeks or as prescribed by our orthodontist, before moving onto the next set.
Advantages of Invisalign® are:
Better oral health
Your orthodontist will use advanced 3D imaging equipment and software to develop custom made aligners designed to move your teeth into the desired position. The Invisalign software allows patients to see a virtual model of what their final result will look like before the aligners have even been ordered.
Each Invisalign patient will receive a series of aligners; each aligner will be worn for 1-2 weeks. By exerting mild forces, Invisalign moves the teeth into the prescribed position.
What to Expect
You will need regular appointments
At the consultation, your dentist or orthodontic specialist will examine your teeth and advise whether this treatment is suitable for you
You will then have regular progress appointments, usually once every 8 to 10 weeks, to make sure your treatment is on track
How long it takes?
The consultation will usually take around 30 to 60 minutes
Progress appointments will usually take less than 30 minutes
You may be asked about
Your dental and medical history
Before your consultation
No special preparation is needed
Once you get your aligners
Your dentist or orthodontist will provide care instructions for you to follow
You will need to remove your clear aligners for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing and flossing
Remember to rinse and clean your aligners each night to keep them fresh.