Invisalign is a virtually invisible way of straightening your teeth and can be used an as alternative to traditional orthodontics which utilises metal bands and wires. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart, or have shifted since wearing conventional braces, Invisalign may give you a new reason to smile.
Invisalign is a cost effective, comfortable, and almost undetectable way of transforming your smile allowing you to smile with confidence during treatment as well as after treatment. The Invisalign aligners are removable so you can eat and drink what you like and making it easy to maintain good oral hygiene.
If you would like more information about Invisalign, please call the practice for a free consultation.
How does it work?
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, invisalign® uses your dentist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.
How long will invisalign take?
Invisalign® only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours).
Each aligner is worn for approximately 2 weeks before moving onto the next series of aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach the final result.
Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average invisalign® treatment is nine to eighteen months.
During treatment you will have appointments approximately every 6 weeks to check your progress and provide you with new aligners until your treatment is complete.
Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.
Please take a look at our gallery pictures to see examples of the fantastic results that can be achieved.