Invisalign is one of the most loved and most successful invisible braces system with over 10 million people having used them. The concept is simply a series plastic aligners which are custom manufactured to fit your smile and apply pressure to move your teeth in the exact same way as clear fixed braces. The beauty of plastic aligners is they are virtually invisible!
Why Choose Invisalign
- Invisalign is the most well know and advanced aligner system
- There are no metal brackets or wires
- These clear aligners are made from plastic like material and custom manufactured for each individual
- Invisalign is best for simple cases but can also handle complex cases
- Over a series of months your teeth will be moved into position as per your treatment plan which you get to see in your first appointment
Who is invisalign for?
The beauty of Invisalign is that they are very discrete, they can treat a range of orthodontic concerns including crowded teeth, teeth with spaces and teeth that dont bite together correctly. This means they are a fantastic solution for teenagers all the way up to adults regardless of whether you have minor or major crowding and spacing issues.
There iss even an option to treat children with Invisalign with a removable plastic aligner that has attachments to help move the position of the jaw
Your Invisalign Journey
Your Invisalign treatment will start with a consultation with Dr Caroline O Dwyer. A digital scan of your teeth will be taken as well as digital photographs. In a few minutes Caroline will have a comprehensive overview of you teeth positioning and bite.
Next, Caroline can show you a preview of your future smile which is a great way to visualise how treatment would progress and also help you decide if treatment is the right option.
During your consultation, you will get the opportunity to ask any questions and Caroline will show you some examples of similar cases we have treated.
Your treatment starts with further 3D scans of your teeth using an iTero Scanner. This 3D plan is used to create a treatment plan for you. Invisalign will then handle the manufacture of the aligners. The next phase begins when our aligners arrive. Caroline will check the fit and show you how the system works. You will be given a number of aligners to move your teeth over a period of time. Generally you will need to change for a new set every 1-2 weeks.
Each aligner will apply a small amount of pressure to your teeth which will begin the movement of your teeth to your projected smile. Its important to note aligners must be worn for at least 20 hours every day. You can take them out for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign Treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment.
Like other types of orthodontic treatment, the price of the Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your dental correction and your course of treatment.
Invisalign Treatment typically costs about the same as braces.