Invisalign (Invisible Braces)
Invisalign invisible braces are a great alternative to traditional braces that are unsightly and unremovable. Invisalign are instead a series of custom made clear plastic orthodontic aligners that are designed to either straighten teeth or close gaps. There are several advantages over traditional braces, the main one being, of course, that they are virtually invisible and don’t impact on your lifestyle. They are easily removable so you can remove them to eat, therefore not restricting the foods that you consume, and if you have a special event, you can choose to not wear them for a short while. They are suitable for teens and adults alike. Adults, especially, love them for these characteristics!
An initial consultation is required and impressions/scans will be taken of your teeth. 3D imaging will then be able to give you a good indicator of what your final result will be. Instead of visiting your orthodontist every 3-4 weeks with traditional braces, you will be visiting your dentist every 6-8 weeks for the next sets of custom made aligners to be issued to you and, generally, you will wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks. The number of aligners issued differs varying on the complexity of each individual case.