Achieve great results, with virtually invisible orthodontics
Is it your desire to have straighter teeth, but you don’t want to deal with obvious metal braces?
Well the good news is that you may be a suitable patient for Invisalign. Invisalign can give you that beautiful smile you are searching for.
Invisalign is suitable for fixing minor to mild issues of crowding, spacing, crossbites, open bites, underbites, and overbites. For more serious cases, braces will more than likely be required, as clear aligners do have limitations.
What you need to know about Invisalign
For some people, Invisalign rhymes with clear aligners. This is due to Invisalign pioneering the business of clear aligners.
Invisalign aligner treatment involves a series of clear plastic trays which are used in sequence as your teeth shift. Each of these trays are slightly straighter than the previous tray to accommodate for the changes to your smile throughout the process.
Every two weeks you receive new trays to replace your current ones and continue your journey towards straightening your teeth into the ideal positions.
The best parts about Invisalign aligners is that they are invisible and there are absolutely NO bulky brackets, pesky wires or annoying rubber bands to deal with. This is why patients choose these aligners.
How does Invisalign process work?
The process begins with an initial consultation at Straight Orthodontics, an experienced Invisalign provider to determine whether Invisalign or another treatment will work for your smile.
During this appointment, our orthodontist will be able to answer any questions and queries regarding the treatment.
After the consultation we will perform a digital scan of your mouth to create a customised treatment journey, unique to your mouth! These 3D digital images help us make a map of your journey by fine tuning every tooth shift individually. This is seen as your own personalised roadmap towards straighter teeth!
And the best part is, we can show you exactly how your treatment will work and what exactly your finishing results may look like!
Once these scans are complete, the next step is creating your own custom aligners. Our orthodontist has an accurate 3D image of your teeth, which will be used to create perfectly fitting aligners over your teeth and along your gumline.
Your aligners will be made from Invisalign’s very own material called SmartTrack; a flexible plastic.
Invisalign aligners are examined to ensure they meet the high-quality standards, before being passed on to you, the patient.
At Straight Orthodontics, we will make sure your aligners fit well and that all your questions regarding your treatment process are answered, so that you can feel safe and comfortable.
There are also fewer orthodontal visits required than metal braces require.
The process is simple, easy and will have you on your way to achieving your dream smile!
How long does Invisalign take?
Your treatment time will ultimately depend on the severity of your issue. However generally Invisalign takes 12 to 24 months to straighten your smile.
For the first signs of change, some patients notice improvements as early as two weeks into treatment.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign is virtually invisible, as they are made from the clear plastic. This means it will be harder for people to see you are undergoing the treatment, especially perfect if you are self-conscious of clunky braces.
Can it get any better than clear? Well yes, Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning you have to take them out while eating and cleaning. This helps you keep good oral hygiene and makes the aligners easier to clean too.
This also means you can remove Invisalign aligners while attending important events if necessary or while taking photographs if you like.
Invisalign clear aligners are as comfortable as it gets. It’s not even a question whether or not clear aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces, as clear aligners have no metal brackets or wires.
Pain and discomfort is normal at the beginning of the treatment, however, it should pass after two days. Begin your Invisalign journey with Straight Orthodontics. If you have any questions or would like to book in for a consultation, please click here.