Invisalign Aligners are an innovative new ‘invisible brace’ system which incorporates a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. Made from thin, clear, medical grade plastic the aligners fit snugly onto your teeth and are virtually invisible so no-one will even notice that you are wearing them.
Individually designed, each aligner is slightly different. It works by applying a controlled amount of force to your teeth and causing them to move gradually. With each Aligner worn in turn over two weekly increments the system slowly straightens your teeth effectively and comfortably.
Initially, impressions of your teeth will be taken to determine whether the Invisalign system is suitable for straightening your teeth. A detailed treatment plan will be developed using the virtual 3D treatment plan Clincheck ® which will show you the series of movements your teeth are predicted to make, how they will finally look and how long this is likely to take.
If confirmed that you are suitable for treatment, you will receive a set of custom made aligners which you will need to wear in turn for 2 weekly increments. You will need to visit your Dentist for regular check-ups so that they can ensure treatment is progressing as expected and that you are comfortable.
Length of treatment differs with each case but can range anywhere between 6 months and 2 years. Average treatment time with Invisalign is around 12-18 months. It is also advised that you wear a retainer for as long as possible following treatment.
Your Dentist can tell you more following a consultation.