We offer a range of Invisalign treatments, carried out by Joyti, our experienced orthodontist, or Amelia, who can advise you on the best option for your teeth.
Invisalign Full – often the most common choice, this can give the best results for more complex cases, with an unlimited number of clear aligners given during the course of the treatment.
Invisalign Lite – better suited to more moderate cases, as fewer aligners are needed and a shorter treatment time is required.
Invisalign Go – a very popular treatment, offering a simplified and fast way to straighten teeth, taking approximately 6-9 months.
Why have Invisalign treatment?
Many people are put off having orthodontic treatment because of noticeable braces. Invisalign uses a clear plastic that fits snugly to your teeth, so the aligners are barely visible when you smile.
Invisalign is completely removable, so you don’t have to make any changes to your diet. You can take the aligners out before meals and also go without them for special occasions. However, in order to get the best possible results we do recommend they be worn for at least 20 hours per day.
As Invisalign uses custom-made aligners made from scans of your teeth, they fit perfectly to your teeth. They are designed and developed with comfort in mind, making sure there is no rubbing against the gums and no unwanted movement.
What does the treatment involve?
- If you are a suitable candidate for this adult-friendly treatment, we take impressions and photos, and collect other information about your teeth. We then use special 3D technology to create a personalised plan, which shows how your teeth will move and also how they will look after treatment.
- When the aligners are ready, you will wear a different one every two weeks until the carefully controlled force shifts your teeth to a better position. You may feel minor discomfort when a new aligner is fitted but this is usually just a feeling of pressure and a good indicator that the treatment is working.
- Treatment times will vary depending on your individual issue, but most cases are completed in 6-12 months. As the aligners only work while you are actually wearing them, we recommend they are kept in place for 22–24 hours per day.
Retaining your straight smile
Following treatment, as with all orthodontic methods, you will need to wear a retainer to stop your teeth moving back to their former position.
As our orthodontic coordinator, Gemma supports our all of our dentists especially our orthodontist, helping to deliver healthy and straight smiles.Read Gemma’s full profile