The Invisalign system is one of the main innovations of modern orthodontics, providing effective tooth straightening invisibly.
In the past patients from Central London and throughout the UK had to suffer the stigma and discomfort of fixed brackets and wires, which instantly drew attention to their mouth and teeth. Thankfully, today we have clear aligners, such as those used during the Invisalign treatment. These are used to straighten teeth, creating beautiful, straight smiles without the embarrassment of metal attachments.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign system involves the use of several clear aligners (generally between 18-30), which are replaced every two weeks with a new and differently aligned clear aligner. This graduation from one aligner shape to the next gradually moves the teeth into their new position, without the need for wires or brackets.
How are Invisalign aligners made?
First, impressions and images will be taken of your teeth and these will be sent to the Invisalign laboratories. There, they not only make your set of personalised aligners, but also show you how your teeth will look after your treatment is complete, which your dentist will show you using the Clin-Check system.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten my teeth?
Invisalign can be used to treat a range of orthodontic conditions, including crooked teeth, gapped teeth, twisted teeth and overbites and generally the time it takes to straighten your teeth will vary between 9-24 months, depending on the severity of your orthodontic condition.
The length of your treatment will be discussed during your consultation.
What are the main benefits of Invisalign?
- Treatment is completely invisible and no one will see that you are having your teeth straightened.
- The aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat and clean your teeth, ensuring that your oral health is kept at its very best.
- As there are no wires or attachment and due to the lower forces used with Invisalign you will not experience the soreness, ulcers and discomfort most fixed brace wearing encounter.