Invisalign is a clear alternative to conventional metal braces and consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for a new set.
Each aligner is individually custom made for your teeth. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move a little bit at a time until they have straightened to the final position.
To date, Invisalign has been used to treat over 3 million cases worldwide and is the market leader of clear aligner systems. Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of issues, including overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, cross-bites and overbites.
Not all orthodontic cases are suitable for treatment with Invisalign; we will run through all the options at your initial consultation.
Clear Aligners - Invisalign
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-fitted and are robotically made to fit you perfectly. The virtually invisible aligners gently reposition your teeth into a smile you’ll be proud of.
Invisalign is comfortable, can be removed to eat and is easy to clean. It can be used on all cases; however, for more complex bites, braces may need to be used in conjunction with Invisalign to get the ideal outcome.
The aligners are completely transparent which makes them especially popular among adults who would like a discreet treatment option.
In our practice, we use state of the art 3D digital scanning technology for the Invisalign appliance. There are no more messy impressions required for the aligners to be made. This scan is then sent to the USA where we treatment plan the case over several weeks before the aligners are custom-made and shipped back to us to be placed into your mouth. The specialist orthodontist overlooks all aspects of treatment with Invisalign.
Choosing a Specialist Orthodontist will have a huge impact on the result you will achieve with Invisalign.
Call us now to discuss getting your new smile with Invisalign.
Invisalign - The Process
Initial Consultation to discuss your concerns and what you want to achieve with Invisalign.
Records : We take 3D digital scans of your teeth, photographs & X-rays
These records provide essential information for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Clincheck – A digital simulation of your teeth showing them moving to their new positions.
Fitting Appointment – We add tiny button attachments to some teeth to assist in controlling tooth movements and insert your first aligners.
Reviews & Monitoring – We see you every 4 – 8 weeks to closely monitor and tract your tooth movements.
Retainers – Very important part of any orthodontic treatment is to prevent the teeth moving after treatment is completed.
How Does Invisalign work ?
How is Invisalign® treatment different than other clear aligners? How is Invisalign different than braces? Check out this video for the answers to these questions.