What is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is a custom-made invisible aligner that is interchanged roughly every two weeks for a period of six to eighteen months, (or longer depending on the extend of realignment required). It is similar to a mouth guard or dental retainer which is designed to keep teeth from shifting out of place.
The Invisalign aligner is used for orthodontic treatment as a technique to move and properly align teeth for a beautiful smile. This clear aligner is usually computer generated from a mould or impression of the patient’s teeth—taken by your orthodontist using our state of the art Itero scanner.
Over 4 million patients have chosen Invisalign. This is a solution that is in demand and utilised by patients all over the world.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can easily take them in and out to continue enjoying the food you love without any restrictions. For those who participate in contact sports, Invisalign clear aligners can be removed before you play if you wish.
The benefits are tremendous- less pain, virtually invisible, less appointments, a quicker treatment time, you can take the aligner out to eat whenever you want so no more restrictions on diet and less likelihood of stain on the teeth. As an adult or young professional it may be more pleasing to cosmetically as they are hardly noticeable! For teenagers, there are definitely advantages for sports as it protects your teeth from injury. Brushing and flossing continues as normal so you can maintain your usual routine!