Straightening your teeth can not only improve your confidence and appearance, but also improve the function of misaligned and crowded teeth.
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ option when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Our specialist orthodontists can assess your needs and recommend the best straightening options for you.
Invisalign® is a discreet way to straighten teeth using custom-made, almost completely transparent aligners.
It is an ideal treatment if you’re looking for a straighter smile, especially if your teeth have become misaligned.
At your first appointment the orthodontist will take bite impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign®.
Invisalign® use 3D imaging technology to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as a few as 12, depending on your requirements.
During your next visit to your specialist orthodontist you will receive your first set of aligners and will probably give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.
You’ll wear each set of the aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. You’ll need to visit your orthodontist every six weeks to check that your treatment is progressing as planned. The total treatment time averages from nine to 15 months.
Your treatment ends when you have worn each set of aligners. To help keep your bright new smile, you will wear retainers at night for six months, and then usually a few times a week as instructed by your orthodontist.