Invisalign is a treatment method which uses a series of clear aligners to straighten misaligned teeth in an extremely discreet manner. These aligners are completely bespoke to each patient. Every two weeks the patient will change their aligners to the next in the series, allowing constant pressure to be applied to the patient’s teeth throughout the treatment process. Although pressure is constant, the entire process is extremely gentle, so patients can simply get on with their lives.
There are many advantages of Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment and although they are not suitable for every individual, if you have misaligned teeth Invisalign could be a great option.
As with any treatment at K Dental Studios, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your oral health and listen to your requirements before offering any treatment plan. We will only ever recommend the treatment method we know will provide the best long-term results. It is possible that after talking with you and checking your oral health that another solution would be better suited to your requirements.
What does it involve?
- Taking an impression (mould) of your teeth to send to our laboratory. The laboratory will then be able to create customised clear trays.
- The Orthodontist will fit the individual trays and ensure that they are comfortable. A small amount of pressure will be applied to your teeth to gently move them so they are realigned.
- Regular 2 to 6 weekly appointments follow to replace the clear trays
- We recommend that you continue seeing your regular dentist every 3 months for hygiene and every 6 months for your check-ups.
Is there any long term maintenance necessary?
Each individual is different and teeth straightening can take from 6 to 18 months or sometimes longer. Our orthodontist will be able to advise you during your consultation.
How long will the treatment take?
As with all teeth straightening, once the treatment has been completed and the appliances have been removed, the teeth will have the tendency to move back to their original position.
Our Orthodontist recommends the use of clear retainers and/or a fixed retainer which will provide you with long term retention to prevent teeth moving back to their original positions.
Clear retainers will require compliance from you to wear them as per your Orthodontist’s instructions. Fixed retention uses a very thin wire which is stuck on to the backs of the front teeth to prevent tooth movement. It is advisable to see your dentist regularly to check that this wire has not become unstuck. Sometimes the Orthodontist may recommend the use of both forms of retention.
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