Invisalign® aligners are a virtually invisible method of straightening teeth without the need for noticeable fixed braces. This innovative system features a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gradually move teeth to a new improved position. It is an attractive option for adults and teenagers who may feel self-conscious about sporting more obvious metal braces with their unsightly brackets and wires.
Several sets of specially moulded, slightly different aligners are made for each patient. Each set is worn for two weeks before being replaced with the next one.
If your teeth are suitable for this type of treatment, advanced technology will be used to create 3D pictures and a personalised plan. A series of aligners are then produced in a laboratory and you will wear these for 22-23 hours per day. They should be removed for eating, drinking, cleaning and flossing.
Treatment times will vary, but most cases are sorted in just 6-12 months. Following the treatment you will have to wear a retainer to make sure your teeth stay neatly in line.
For more information see www.invisalign.co.uk