Clear Removable Aligners/ Invisalign
Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular teeth-straightening system due to its inconspicuous nature, as it is virtually invisible to any onlookers.
There are many brands on the market but the most popular is Invisalign.
These aligners are made of clear colourless plastic and they fit over teeth like a gum shield. There are no wires involved.
Your new smile will have been pre-designed and pre-planned to determine where each tooth should be positioned. You are then given a sequence of aligners to wear at pre-prescribed intervals.
Each aligner has been specifically designed to move the teeth in a methodical and step-wise manner to ultimately achieve the desired result.
Learn more about the patient journey here.
You will need to wear the Invisalign most of the time and only take it out to brush your teeth or eat.
This is one option for teeth straightening but if more complex movements or bite corrections are needed then you may be advised alternative options.
Further information about Invisalign
Clear aligners such as Invisalign look like small lightweight gum-shields that are made of a colourless thin plastic material.
Previously, they were made from impressions of the teeth; but here at Elite Orthodontics, we use the latest scanning technology to record the teeth.
The scans are transmitted to Invisalign’s North American labs, and they use the scans to create a virtual treatment plan for correct movement of teeth into an ideal arrangement.
Once the treatment plan is checked and approved by our orthodontists, a series of aligners are manufactured and sent over to us.
These aligners are worn almost full time over the treatment period, each one bringing about a minor change to the bite until gradually the treatment goal is achieved.
There are no wires involved and the aligners are completely removable.
The great thing about this type of brace is that it is almost invisible; meaning it is the perfect option for working professionals who might want to be more subtle about their brace.
There are other benefits too: you can remove Invisalign for eating and for flossing or brushing your teeth, and of course for important social occasions!
Many of our patients who use Invisalign have commented that their friends and colleagues have not noticed that they are wearing orthodontic appliances, so you could complete a whole course of orthodontic treatment without people noticing.
Invisalign is ideal for more mature patients who desire to go through orthodontic treatment discretely; and especially beneficial for people who have previously had orthodontic treatment e.g. fixed braces, but their teeth have moved again.
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