This innovative orthodontic treatment will allow you to straighten your teeth without wearing fixed metal braces. The lightweight and nearly invisible plastic aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the correct alignment. If you are self-conscious about the thought of wearing braces, Invisalign could be an ideal choice for you.
Invisalign is the perfect treatment choice for adults because it fits around your lifestyle. You can remove the aligners to eat, drink and brush your teeth, which means no foods are off limits and you don’t have to spend ages caring for your teeth. Simply wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day to achieve an incredible smile transformation.
At the start of the treatment, we will take impressions of your teeth to create your case of aligners. Each aligner is designed to be worn for around 22 hours per day for 10-14 days. Each aligner will apply gentle pressure to your teeth at strategic points to gently move your teeth into the correct alignment.
Invisalign is unlike traditional orthodontic treatment as you will manage your adjustments at home. This means fewer trips to the dentist and a simplified treatment plan. At the end of the treatment plan, you will switch to wearing a retainer at night time to keep your teeth in the perfect alignment.
You will need to remove your aligners to eat, drink and brush your teeth. You can leave your aligners in to drink water, but nothing else. You brush your teeth as you normally would, and then clean your aligners at the same time. It’s also important to rinse your aligners every time you replace them throughout the day to help prevent bacteria buildup causing bad smells.
If you follow the instructions from your dentist and wear your aligners frequently enough each day, you could see results in just 6-9 months. However, treatment can take longer if you don’t follow the treatment plan or if it is a more complex case. If you think you might struggle to remember to wear your aligners, a fixed orthodontic solution might be a better choice for you.
There is a common misconception that Invisalign is only suitable for mild orthodontic cases, but this isn't true. It can be used to treat a wide range of alignment issues, including crooked teeth, rotations, gaps, overcrowding and problems with your bite alignment.