Invisalign ® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every 7 days, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.
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Invisalign gradually straightens your teeth using a series of custom clear aligners. Aligners are changed every 7 days and progress is monitored every 6-8 weeks by your dentist.
When teeth are not aligned correctly they are more difficult to clean, leading to increased risk of gum disease. Teeth that bite together incorrectly are also at risk of tooth wear, chipping and sensitivity.
Using moulds of your teeth, Invisalign create a digital model which is used to plan movement. A sequence of clear aligners are 3D printed which gradually move your teeth into a straight arch. Treatment time ranges from 4 months in simple cases to 18 months in complex ones.
For optimal results, wear your aligners 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and drink, and to clean your teeth. Clean your Invisalign aligners with water, a soft brush and a little toothpaste.