What is Invisalign?
Invisible Orthodontic treatment for the smile of your dreams
Now you can have the smile of your dreams without anyone knowing that you are being treated. Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed off.
Invisalign are the leading brand of removable brace used to straighten teeth through a series of transparent positioner or aligner. Each positioner is designed to fit over the teeth and gently guide them into the desired position. They are a great discreet alternative to fixed braces to correct malaligned or crowded teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is type of removable brace that straightens your teeth using a series a custom-made transparent aligners. Each aligner is worn for 7-14 days and they gently guide them into the desired position moving your teeth little by little each week. They are comfortable to wear and discreet and a a great discreet alternative to fixed braces to correct malaligned or crowded teeth.
Over 3 million people worldwide have had their smile transformed with Invisalign.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Clear, transparent aligners
No Brackets or wires
Removable for eating and drinking
No dietary restrictions
Minimal impact on daily routine
Who is suitable for Invisalign clear aligners?
Invisalign clear aligners are suitable for most cases where you have crooked teeth but are conscious about having any brackets or wires on display as with fixed braces. They can be used to treat a wide range of cases, including crooked teeth and closing gaps.
How are clear aligners made?
Dental impressions are made which are sent to our high skilled dental technicians who will digitally scan your impressions using state of the art scanners digitally plan the ideal tooth position.
We will discuss your treatment plan with you, how many aligners are needed, how long it will take and whether you will need any attachements or polishing. Invisalign attachments are discreet tooth coloured dental composite bonded to the surface of your teeth, which helps the positioners to grip securely and help with tooth movements such as rotations. Polishing or slenderising involves gently polishing in between the contacts of your teeth in order to make some space for the the teeth to move.
We will show you a digital simulation of the expected result and once you are happy with the plan, the dental technicians will digitally print a series of dental models on which the positioners are fabricated. We will check the fit of the clear aligners and then carry out the polishing and place attachments if necessary. You will then wear the positioner and only remove for eating and cleaning the teeth, and change to the next positioner when instructed. The Dentist will review you to ensure everything is progressing well.
At the end of your treatment, we will usually fit a fixed retainer and provide you with a removable retainer as well.
Does Invisalign hurt?
You may initially experience some discomfort when the aligner is first fitted, this will usually be a feeling of tightness or tenderness. The symptoms usually subside very quickly and you will soon not notice wearing the aligners and they will feel very comfortable.
Call us on 0161 327 2878 to book your initial consultation