What is Invisalign aligners

The Invisalign system allows you to transform your smile discreetly and comfortably with virtually invisible removable braces.
Invisalign aligners are transparent and custom-made to gradually straighten your teeth without using any metal wires or brackets.
The aligners look like clear, flexible retainers and are removable, so you can take them out when eating or brushing your teeth.

How Invisalign works

Here’s a step-by-step guide to Invisalign treatment:

Step 1: Visit Smile Well Dental Clinic

At your first appointment we’ll help you decide your course of treatment. The dentist will take bite impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign.

Step 2: Making your aligners

3D imaging technology is used to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your requirements.

Step 3: Receive your aligners
During your next visit to your Smile Well Dental Clinic, you will receive your first set of
aligners. Your dentist will probably give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.

Step 3: Wear your aligners

You’ll wear each set of the aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. You’ll need to visit your dentist every six weeks to check that your treatment is progressing as planned. The total treatment time averages from 12 to 18 months

Step 5: Finish your treatment

Your treatment ends when you have worn each set of aligners. To help keep your bright new smile, you will wear retainers at night for six months, and then usually a few times a week as instructed by your dentist.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Virtually invisible

Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign system doesn’t use wires or brackets. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, so it’s barely noticeable that you’re having your teeth straightened.

Comfortable
The transparent aligners are flexible and custom-made for a comfortable fit. They’re removable too, so you’ll find it easy to brush your teeth and eat normally during treatment.

Range of solutions

The latest evolution of Invisalign aligners can even treat complex cases.

The four main versions are:

  • Invisalign Full – The most commonly recommended treatment.
  • Invisalign Teen – For mouths that are still growing and changing.
  • Invisalign Lite – For less complex cases.
  • Invisalign i7 – Delivers rapid results for issues involving just a few teeth.

See your finished smile
Before your treatment starts, your orthodontist will be able to show you a digital representation of how your teeth should look once you finish your treatment.

For more information, speak to one of our dentists at Smile Well Dental Clinic

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