Using clear, custom-made aligners, Invisalign gradually move your teeth to your desired position. It’s a discreet and comfortable path to a beautiful straight smile.
Invisalign is suitable for adults and teenagers who want to improve their smile if any crooked teeth or gaps are spoiling their smile. Invisalign uses a series of clear custom-made aligners where each set uses gentle forces to gradually move your teeth. As they are removable, there’s no need to change your diet as you can just take your aligners out (just make sure to brush your teeth between meals).
As they are clear and near invisible, Invisalign is popular with adults or teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing very obvious braces.
Why choose Invisalign?
- Almost invisible
What does the treatment involve?
Before we start, we will check your oral health. It’s important to have healthy teeth and gums before starting orthodontic treatment. We will take any x-rays and scans we need to fully assess your teeth, gums and jaw to check if you are suitable for Invisalign treatment.
If you are a suitable candidate for this adult-friendly treatment, we take impressions and photos, and collect other information about your teeth. We then use special 3D technology to create a personalised plan, which shows how your teeth will move and also how they will look after treatment.
When the aligners are ready, you will wear a different one every two weeks until the carefully controlled force shifts your teeth to a better position. You may feel minor discomfort when a new aligner is fitted but this is usually just a feeling of pressure and a good indicator that the treatment is working.
Treatment times vary depending on your individual issue, but most cases are completed in 9-14 months. As the aligners only work while you are actually wearing them, we recommend they are kept in place for 22 hours per day.
Following treatment, as with all orthodontic methods, you will need to wear a retainer to stop your teeth moving back to their former position.