Evenly aligned teeth look beautiful at any age, but not everyone had the chance to wear braces as a child. If you would love to straighten your teeth but don’t want conventional braces, Invisible braces or Invisalign clear aligners could be a great solution,
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that helps straighten teeth using clear aligners made from BPA-free plastic. These will precisely move your teeth into positions predetermined by our dentist. The aligners are removable and will form a tightly fitting plastic ‘skin’ over your teeth that are virtually invisible. You simply need to wear each set of aligners for two weeks, ideally only removing them for meals and for brushing and flossing.
It is possible to leave the aligners out for special occasions, but we don’t recommend doing this frequently as it could delay your treatment. Every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners that will continue to move your teeth until they are straightened.
Who Can Have Invisalign?
Invisalign is designed to treat a wide range of problems that include overcrowding and crooked teeth, as well as underbites, overbites, open bites, and crossbites. But, it isn’t designed to treat complex orthodontic problems. If your teeth are significantly misaligned our dentist may recommend more conventional fixed braces.
Invisible braces are also suitable for people who may have received orthodontic treatment as a child.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Our Dentist will first fully analyze if invisible braces are right for you or not then only we go for x-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth. Specialized software is used to custom-design your treatment plan.
This software creates virtual 3-D models of your teeth allowing our dentist to plan how each tooth will move during treatment. You will have the opportunity to see these images showing how your teeth will look once treatment is completed.
This can be extremely useful when deciding if treatment is right for you.
How Long Will the Treatment Take?
Treatment times vary according to the complexity of the problems requiring correction. Generally, most will take a year to 18 months to complete treatment, but problems only affecting your front teeth take less time. Our dentist can provide you with a customized treatment plan that will include the time required to provide you with a straight and healthy smile.
Fortunately, we provide a completely free Invisalign® clear aligners consultation.
During your consultation, we’ll take a look at your teeth and discuss how Invisalign can work for your specific needs. There is no obligation to proceed with the treatment.