Invisalign is a treatment method which uses a series of bespoke clear aligners to straighten misaligned teeth in an extremely discreet manner. 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. 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.
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 from 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.
Please be advised that we recommend all patients seeking orthodontic treatment should have had a dental check-up by their own dentist or by one of our dentists at K Dental Studios. This is to ensure you are dentally fit before commencing any complex Orthodontic treatment, we will only ever recommend the treatment method we know will provide the best long-term results.
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