Invisalign clear aligners
Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing series of clear, removable plastic aligners that gradually straighten the teeth without visible fixed braces or wires.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign treatment system utilizes sophisticated 3-D computer imaging technology to design and sequence the complete treatment process from the initial position of the teeth to the final desired treatment result. Once the virtual treatment protocol is assessed, modified and subsequently approved, the custom made aligners are produced by Invisalign and delivered for fitting.
Each aligner is worn on a full time basis for 1 - 2 weeks and is replaced by the next in the series until the final tooth positioning is achieved. You will only need to visit us every couple of months to check on treatment progress.
What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?
- Discreet: Invisalign treatment provides a virtually invisible solution for straighter teeth compared with traditional braces. No-one else needs to know about your orthodontic treatment!
- Simple: All your clear aligners are fabricated at the beginning of treatment from a 3D scan of your teeth. Simply switch to a new set every 1-2 weeks as laid out in your customised treatment plan and we will monitor your progress along the way.
- Gentle: Invisalign smooth plastic aligners are free from metal wires and brackets. They are designed to gradually move your teeth into optimum position without causing discomfort to your cheeks and gums.
- Convenient: Got an important day coming up? You can simply remove your aligners as needed for weddings, big meetings, or tasty meals - then pop them back in when finished! The removability of your aligners means you won’t even need to change your diet during your orthodontic treatment. Book your free consultation with our Specialist Orthodontist to learn how this treatment can flexibly fit into your schedule.
Who is suitable?
Invisalign treatment is suitable for adults and older teenagers and works best for those who have only mild-moderate problems with the alignment of their teeth. More complex orthodontic problems will usually require adjunctive fixed braces to achieve the best outcome. At your initial visit we will be able to advise if Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for you or your teenage son or daughter.
Invisalign for Teens
Self-conscious teens will be happy to know they have a virtually invisible option for straightening their smile. Invisalign clear aligners conveniently fit into your teen’s lifestyle, making eating, brushing, and flossing easy for them. Your child can still enjoy the things they like best, from musical instruments to sports, without their treatment getting in the way. Invisalign Teen can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems including crowding, crooked teeth, gappy teeth and overbites. Giving your teenage daughter or son the gift of beautiful healthy smile without the hassle of braces could be the confidence booster they need!
Invisalign First a new treatment option for some children aged 7-10. The optimal age for first seeing an orthodontist is the age of 7-8yrs as at that age we can catch potential
orthodontic problems early and correct them before they become major issues later in your child’s life. Invisalign First is a neat way to introduce your child to the world of orthodontics. Designed to work with your child’s growing mouth and jaw, and custom-created with their unique smile in mind, Invisalign First clear aligners can make room for their current and incoming teeth while shaping their smile. Because the aligners are designed with our incredibly accurate 3-D digital scanner, there will be no need for your child to sit through uncomfortable dental moulds. Invisalign First treatment can help reduce orthodontic treatment time later in your child’s life, and maybe do away with the need for teenage braces altogether.
Invisalign aligners are a registered medical device, you should always read and follow the label as well as the instructions of your treating orthodontist.