Invisalign is an almost invisible way of straightening teeth almost no one will be able to tell you are wearing them.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks. There are no metal wires or brackets. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move little by little, week by week until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your orthodontist.
Invisalign can transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.
How does it work?
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign® uses your orthodontist's instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.
How long will Invisalign® take?
Invisalign® only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours).
Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result.
Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average Invisalign® treatment is nine to eighteen months.
During treatment you should visit us periodically at Brentwood Orthodontic& Implant Centre, until it is determined that your treatment is complete.
Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.
How many appointments will i need?
You will need an initial consultation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment. During this consultation our Orthodontist can give you an indication of an achievable final result, the length, and cost of your treatment.
Following this, impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your teeth will be taken and sent to Invisalign®, to construct the 3-D image of how your teeth will look at each stage, from the beginning, to the end of treatment.
Once you and our Specialist Orthodontist are happy with, and have agreed on the achievable result, you will receive you aligners within a few weeks. Our Specialist Orthodontist will then see you accordingly.