You may have heard about the new ‘invisible brace’ and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or that may have shifted since wearing conventional braces, invisalign® may give you a new reason to smile! Whether you are looking to straighten up a few teeth or deal with a more complex issue but are put off by noticeable metal train track braces then Invisalign could be the answer.
Using a clear, strong plastic aligner which sits over the surface of your teeth the Invisalign® system is virtually invisible so no-one can tell you are wearing it. They are free from metals wires and brackets so are much more comfortable to wear and do not cause allergies. Braces can be removed as required enabling you to clean your teeth properly and also eat and drink more easily. In fact, studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment The convenience and ease of use have made it the choice of over half a million people, giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles. So, feel free to smile during as well as after your treatment!
How does it work?
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, invisalign® uses your dentist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). Impressions of your teeth are used to make models from which a series of aligners will be created each of which will be worn in turn. These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.