Invisalign is a system we use to straighten teeth and is a worldwide success. Over 3 million people have used Invisalign to correct and beautify their smiles. It is so popular due to its simplicity to wear, and its thorough engineering. We have been using it for over 8 years now, and have seen its evolution into the powerful and effective solution it has become.
Essentially, Invisalign consists of a series of laser-cut patented plastic trays, designed based on your existing teeth from a 3D computerised model. It uses sophisticated engineering to rotate, tip, tilt and move teeth through bone to achieve a goal.
After consultation, we can ascertain whether Invisalign will work in your situation, or whether you are best treated with an alternate system or by a completely different field of dentistry!
Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, so if your treatment prescribes 26 trays, it will take a year to finish. The trays are worn as much as possible during the day and night, at least 22hrs per day.
No, although the Invisalign engineering is fantastic, we can not expect it to work in every case. Sometimes as hard as it is to hear for a patient, extractions and or surgery may be required.
Yes, all standard methods of retention are required following Invisalign treatment, which may entitle lingual wire or clear plastic ‘overlay’ retainers.