Invisalign Invisible Clear Braces
Invisalign braces are the ideal solution for patients looking for effective tooth movement. It offers an essential alternative to visible fixed braces.
Invisalign treatment is comprised of a set of clear plastic aligners, which gradually move your teeth into the desired position, but without anyone noticing that you are undergoing teeth straightening treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners are custom-made from moulds and images of your teeth. These are then sent to the Invisalign lab to create your personal set of clear aligners. Every two weeks you change to a new aligner, each one being slightly different in shape, to gently and gradually move your smile into place.
How long does Invisalign take?
Treatment time can vary depending on your orthodontic condition, but results can be expected between 9-24 months.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
- Discreet treatment: Being completely clear means Invisalign aligners attract no attention when worn. People have to look incredibly close to notice you are undergoing treatment. This allows patients who work in industries that require public speaking, and patients who are uncomfortable with visible wires and brackets, to have the effective treatment they require.
- Comfort: Wires and brackets often place excessive levels of pressure on teeth. Also, as they often come with different fixtures and additional pieces, the mouth and gums can become scratched and damaged. Invisalign aligners include none of this hassle, with gradual pressure applied and smooth plastic used to remove feelings of discomfort.
- Higher levels of oral hygiene: Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and cleaning, which means they are free of food debris and easily cleaned. Oral health problems often occur with fixed braces, as pieces of food and layers of plaque collect in difficult to reach places. This then settles on the teeth and eats away at the dental tissue. This problem is gone for people who wear clear aligners, as they are able to remove all bacteria and plaque through ease of cleaning.
- No dental cement residue: Fixed braces require dental cement to fix brackets to the front of the teeth. However, when they need to come off some of this cement can remain on the surface of the tooth. This can then tarnish your straight smile and require polishing to remove. This problem doesn't occur with Invisalign aligners, as they are completely removable.
Over 10,000 dentists use Invisalign for the straightening of smiles – with incredible results every time.