Invisalign is known as the 'invisible brace' and was one of the first treatments to offer patients truly discreet teeth straightening. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners, the number of which is based on your tooth prescription, which gradually move the teeth into the desired alignment. The aligners are custom-made for the individual and each one is slightly different to encourage the gradual movement of teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign
The major benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are made from clear plastic and practically invisible. Also, the aligners are removable and you do not have to change your diet or make any drastic changes to how you clean your teeth. The aligners are very comfortable and perfect for someone who has an active work and social life.
Many people are put off having orthodontic treatment by the prospect of wearing unsightly braces for a long period of time – but this need not be the case with the discreet option of Invisalign 'invisible' braces. You can get a perfect, straight smile without anyone even noticing you are undergoing braces treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of specially designed aligners to move the teeth. Each aligner should be worn for 2 weeks and then replaced with the next in the series, until treatment is complete. You should wear the aligners for at least 21 hours per day to ensure optimum results.