What is The Invisalign System?
The Invisalign System is a virtually invisible treatment that uses an innovative approach to gently yet effectively straighten your teeth.
Through a series of custom-made removable aligners made with unique SmartForce technology, the Invisalign system gradually and predictably moves your teeth to your desired position.
How long does the Invisalign treatment take?
The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. During your consultation, your Invisalign Provider can give you more detailed information.
What are aligners made of and what do they look like?
The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign® System. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
Here at the Family Dental Practice we offer Invisalign. Make an appointment with Dr Fiona Beaty for an initial consultation.
Invisalign aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth can move, following the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign treatment process is straightforward:
Initial photos will be taken on the Invisalign app to see if you are eligible for treatment.
If eligible, x rays and impressions of your teeth will be taken.
Before treatment starts these records will be used to create a ClinCheck 3D treatment plan just for you. This process means you can see in advance how straight and beautiful your teeth will look once you’ve completed orthodontic treatment.
Once approved, you will receive a series of custom made aligners to wear everyday and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks.
You’ll visit your provider every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and receive new aligners.
After treatment retention is an essential part of orthodontic treatment. This can be a very thin wire behind the upper and lower teeth or with a removable aligner worn at night similar to an aligner.
The removable aligner will include the option to be able to whiten the teeth free of charge.
The Advantages of Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign aligners are removable, so it is easier to clean your teeth and maintain your oral health during treatment.
Invisalign treatment may give you visible results from as early as the first month of treatment. Even better, most people won’t know you’re going through treatment when you’re wearing Invisalign clear aligners because they are virtually invisible!
Increased comfort during treatment as there are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your mouth.