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Invisalign will give you a beautiful, straight smile without anyone even noticing that you are wearing braces. Unlike traditional treatments Invisalign employs a sequence of discreet aligners to gently manoeuvre the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is a discreet & invisible braces system, which uses a cycle of clear aligners to align the teeth. Each aligner is shaped differently to encourage the gradual movement of teeth, the aligners being worn for 14 days at a time and swapped for the next in the cycle.

We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked questions here but you can also call us for more information or to book in for your FREE straight teeth consultation where we can discuss all the options with you and give you all information you need before you make a decision on whether braces are the right treatment option for you.

Who would benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign is perfect for anyone who has:

  • Spaced teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

What is the procedure?

Once your dentist has ascertained that you are an appropriate candidate for Invisalign, they will draw up a personalised treatment plan. The treatment process is fairly simple and during an initial consultation, the dentist will discuss treatment expectations and start planning your treatment. Impressions will be made of your teeth and sent to the Invisalign laboratories. You will be able to see computerised 3D images and potential results using computer software.

Your custom-made aligners will be delivered to your dentist and then given to you. You are recommended to wear each aligner for around 2 weeks and then swap it with the subsequent aligner after this time. Most people have a total of between 18 and 36 aligners and so treatment typically takes between 9 and 18 months, and they need to be worn for at least 21 hours a day for optimum results.

Does Invisalign treatment hurt?

The treatment may cause minor issues of pain when teeth are moving and can take a little bit of getting used to. There may be a slight saliva increase but the Invisalign brace treatment is relatively pain-free.

How long does treatment take to complete?

Treatment is based on each individual case but can be anything from three months to a year. Your dentist can tell you individual treatment times during a consultation.

Advantages of Invisalign

The aligners are removable so you can enjoy food and drink as before, maintain oral hygiene and replace them accordingly. Oral hygiene is easier to maintain than with other brace systems, as they can be removed to brush and floss the teeth. The aligners are invisible unless you are extremely close up, and so offer a discreet look whilst working to correct tooth alignment. They are more comfortable than metal braces which can cause pain and discomfort.

Disadvantages of Invisalign

In more severe cases, Invisalign will not be suitable for orthodontic treatment as they are best used to treat under and overbites, crooked teeth and teeth gaps. Other forms of treatment may be needed instead. It is uncommon, but as they are removable, the braces can sometimes be lost or people may not wear them for long enough each day. This will impact how quickly treatment is achieved.

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