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 benefits of Invisalign?
If you are concerned about the visual impact of having orthodontic treatment with conventional metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign is a great alternative as it is very discrete. The aligners are also very comfortable and are removed to eat and brush so there are no dietary restrictions or difficulties with tooth brushing/flossing.
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.