Invisalign is a new orthodontic method that straightens teeth using clear, plastic aligners instead of traditional metal braces. The benefits of Invisalign include the following:
Invisible. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. The clear aligners fit snugly next to your teeth and are not as noticeable as metal brackets and wires.
Comfortable. Patients report little discomfort with Invisalign. They describe feeling slight pressure during the first few days after inserting a new aligner. And, there are no wires to irritate the mouth.
Successful. Treatment time tends to be shorter with Invisalign than with traditional braces. The average adult treatment with Invisalign lasts twelve to fourteen months. Over 1.5 million people worldwide have been treated with Invisalign, and 94% of patients report being satisfied with the results of their treatment.
Here’s how Invisalign works
Invisalign uses a series of clear, customised, removable appliances called aligners. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of your treatment plan. They are virtually invisible, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist.
Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. If it is, then we design a treatment plan specifically for you. Using advanced computer imaging and manufacturing, the Invisalign company uses this plan to create a sequence of customised aligners. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, taking them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss (and for special occasions). After two weeks, you remove the current aligner and replace it with the next one in the series. Because of the pressure put on specific teeth by each aligner, your teeth move gradually into the desired final position.
To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for very young children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you improve your smile, call us at 61 1300 794 797 to make an appointment
3D software examples
Using state-of-the-art computer software, your orthodontist is able to see how your teeth will move before treatment starts.