How Does Invisalign Work?
During the initial consultation a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind. Impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to the Invisalign laboratories for processing. These impressions will be digitized in order for your Orthodontist to work with a computerized 3D image of your teeth. Then, your Orthodontist plans your tooth movements throughout your entire treatment. Bespoke aligners are then custom-made for you and have to be worn for approximately two weeks before you switch to the next aligner in the series. While the number of aligners varies for each individual, a full treatment typically includes 18-36 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth which will take approximately 9-18 months depending on your individual case. Aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth. You’ll go in for regular check-ups to monitor your progress and to receive your next series of aligners. During the entire treatment process you’ll notice the changes as your teeth gradually move into an even and healthy smile.
Thank you very much for the recent Orthodontic treatment you carried out for me. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. The ‘Invisalign’ system is truly excellent. The trays were easy and comfortable to wear and were not inhibiting or limiting in anyway. The whole process was remarkably simple, fast and effective. Thank you also to all your team for their help and efficiency throughout.”
Thinking about braces? Think again… Invisalign Teen takes a modern approach to straightening teeth that is comfortable, affordable and effective, and without brackets and wires, you’ll have the confidence of a great smile even during treatment. Unlike traditional metal braces, they do not require any dietary restrictions or any special tools to keep your teeth clean. You simply remove them to eat what you want and brush your teeth like you normally do and then put your aligners back on. The discomfort is minimal compared to traditional braces. If you play contact sports, they also can protect your teeth from being injured during practice or a game. Just look at singer Cheryl Cole, and actors Tom Cruise and Katherine Heigl. All opted for Invisalign treatment to give them a confident smile without encroaching on their very public careers. The good news is that you do not have to be famous to have Invisalign, as it is now more affordable than ever and will leave you with your own star-studded smile and the confidence to shine.
Your Questions Answered
How comfortable are they? Invisalign means that there is nothing glued to your teeth, no wires, no brackets that can come lose.
What about tooth movement? Everything is done on the computer using Invisalign’s software programme. From the digital image, the teeth are moved in a prescribed manner set up by your Orthodontist. You will find that tooth movement in some cases with Invisalign is better because it is 100% prescribed – only the teeth you want to move will actually move.
Oral hygiene? When wearing a fixed braces food can stick around brackets and wires. You can take your aligners out to eat, brush and floss in the normal way, then just put them back in. It also means there are no restrictions to what you can eat.
Treatment time? Treatment time is really dependent a lot on the patient’s cooperation. Patients that don’t wear their aligners and patients that keep breaking their braces will have longer treatment times. What about cost? Fortunately, Invisalign has developed technology today that means the cost has come down significantly and is comparable to metal braces and is now fully supported by our 0% Interest Loan option, click here for more information.