The no wires, no brackets solution
Invisalign has changed the way that our dentists at Excellence in Dentistry in Wickham Terrace can straighten teeth and help our patients achieve beautiful smiles.
Enjoy an aesthetically beneficial, removable, comfortable and lifestyle friendly alternative to traditional braces with Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic appliance that uses a series of clear aligners to gently and comfortably move crooked or misaligned teeth into place. In order to custom make your aligners to fit seamlessly into your smile our dental professionals will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will then be sent to the Invisalign headquarters where a treatment plan will be formulated and your aligners will be created.
At our Wickham Terrace dental practice we then use 3-D computer imaging to show you what your smile will look like after Invisalign. Using this technology we can also show you how your progress will look throughout the duration of your treatment.
What can Invisalign correct?
Invisalign can be a suitable orthodontic treatment to correct:
- Uneven spacing between teeth
- Large gaps
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked or misplaced teeth
- Minor bite abnormalities
How long will I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign can provide effective results quite quickly, providing that the patient wearing the aligners is compliant. The aligners will need to be changed every two weeks on average, encouraging the teeth to move closer and closer into the correct position. In order to accelerate your treatment time our dental professionals can provide you with a number of aligner sets during each appointment, which means you can enjoy fewer visits.
The Invisalign treatment can take anywhere between 12 – 24 months to achieve the desired outcome.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign can be beneficial for a number of different reasons, including that it’s:
Unlike braces or other fixed orthodontic devices, you can remove your Invisalign aligners in order to eat and drink, as well as conduct your usual oral hygiene routine. This can also be beneficial for those who wish to enjoy the occasional formal event without wearing their orthodontic device.
As the aligners are invisible they are discreet and virtually unnoticeable, meaning that they are a suitable treatment for adults who are self-conscious about receiving orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is custom made to fit your teeth seamlessly so they should be comfortable to wear and should not disturb your teeth or gums.