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If having a straighter smile is what you’re searching for, you might be wondering how to get the look you want without wearing garish braces. Well, Invisalign is how.
Invisalign is the world’s most popular clear aligner system that gently straightens your teeth with a series of custom-made aligners.
The aligners are gentle on your teeth and gums, and their bespoke design makes them even more comfortable to wear.
When you wear your Invisalign aligners, there are no brackets or wires involved, and the aligner itself is made from medical grade clear plastic that’s barely noticeable. That’s why this treatment is sometimes also referred to as invisible orthodontics.
Invisalign’s unique treatment process means you can view your future smile before treatment has even begun. Our high-tech iTero scanner allows us to use high-res images of your smile to digitally design and mock-up a 3D version of your new perfectly straight smile. It also means we can predict every step of your treatment, so there are no unexpected delays.
Invisalign aligners are also completely removable, so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in between nasty wires or brackets when you eat. With Invisalign, you can simply remove your aligner to brush, eat, drink or even pose for a picture.
The comfort of Invisalign is second to none. That’s because Invisalign’s lab-based technicians use cutting edge technology to make sure your aligner fits snugly so you can wear them for 22 hours a day and forget it’s even there.
What Happens When You Choose Invisalign?
First, we’ll check every aspect of your smile to ensure that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. We’ll analyse and take images and scans of your smile and build a unique treatment plan.
We’ll use our first-class iTero scanner to help visualise the strategy to bring you your perfect smile. Our iTero scanner is cutting edge and can produce a 3D version of your future smile, showing us exactly how your teeth will gradually move into their final position.
From there, the Invisalign technicians can create your aligners, each one slightly different from the last, to make your straightening experience subtly effective.
Finally, we’ll send you home with your first aligner to begin treatment. We’ll see you regularly to change your aligners and check up on your progress. You’ll wear each aligner for 22 hours a day, and after around 12 – 18 months, your smile will be beautifully straight.
Your treatment can take longer than anticipated if you don’t wear your aligners for the full recommended time of 22 hours a day. The results might also vary depending on how much you deter from the course of treatment, and your aligners might fit less comfortably if your teeth haven’t moved as much as they should have as a result of not wearing your previous aligner for long enough.
Yes, as with most orthodontic treatments, you’ll need to wear a retainer after treatment with Invisalign. This is so you can keep the shape and straightness of your new mile and lessens the chance of relapse.
How long treatment with Invisalign takes will depend on factors such as the positioning of your teeth currently and how severe misalignment is. It also depends on whether you stick to your treatment plan and wear your aligner for 22 hours every day and take good care of your teeth throughout treatment. Treatment usually takes between 12-18 months.
The number of aligners you’ll receive will vary depending on the length of treatment and severity of your misalignment. The average number of aligners this treatment needs is around 25, but in some cases, patients have received upwards of 40.
You should take your aligner out when you plan to eat and drink. This avoids damaging or staining them. You should also brush your teeth after a meal as things like pasta sauce, curry, red wine or coffee can linger on your teeth and transfer onto the aligner and stain it. SMoking is also a definite way to stain your aligner, so you should never smoke while wearing your aligner.
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If you want a perfectly aligned smile that you can show off in as little as 12 months, contact our clinic now to start your journey to straightened perfection with Invisalign.