Invisalign uses clear aligners which are hardly noticeable when worn. Made using accurate digital scans of your teeth and mouth, they fit snugly and are specially designed to be as comfortable as possible. You can remove them when you eat so there is no need to watch out for troublesome foods that are a nightmare for conventional braces.
Why have Invisalign?
Fast and effective
Invisalign is ideal for moving crooked teeth into a straighter position, adjusting overcrowded teeth and filling in gaps in your smile. As they are designed for small movements, rather than more complex orthodontic cases, they only take a matter of months to achieve a straight smile.
Clear and comfortable
Invisalign uses a pliable, clear plastic that fits perfectly to your teeth so there is no movement so no rubbing. As the plastic is clear, the aligners are very discreet, so much so that your peers and family may not know you have them in unless you tell them.
Innovation in dental technology
At Bright & White Dental Spa, we have digital scanning equipment that allows us to capture live images of your teeth. We can use these scans to manipulate virtual images of your teeth to predict how your smile will look following from the treatment. It gives you a way to try before you buy and preview what an impact straightening can make, bringing out the best in your smile.
What does the treatment involve?
Invisalign treatment tends to take around 6-12 months depending on how many sets of aligners there are and how much movement is needed. We’ll be able to give you a good idea of how long the treatment will take when we see you for your initial consultation.
The first appointment of the treatment involves taking digital impressions of your teeth. This is one of our favourite uses of the intra-oral camera as we can show you using special imaging software how invisalign will work and what your smile will look like after the treatment.
We send digital scans to the lab where your aligners are made. Multiple sets are custom-made. Each set is worn for two weeks until moving onto the next. They each move your teeth a small amount towards the desired position.
Once you are at the end of wearing the last set, we see you again to take more scans. These are used to create your retainer which looks similar to an aligner but is designed to keep your teeth from moving out of position.
Looking after your dental health and aligners
Healthy teeth make the treatment much more effective. As the aligners are removable, cleaning your teeth and keeping your mouth bacteria-free is simple. We will show you how to clear your aligners properly in the morning and evening.
We advise that you wear your aligners as much as possible, 20-24 hours a day. You can remove them when eating or for any special occasions. You need to be wearing them for them to work.
If you damage or lose an aligner, get in touch. We will have your scans on file and can have a replacement made for you. It’s always worth keeping the previously set of aligners so if you do have a problem with the current set, you can wear the previous one to stop your teeth from losing all their progress.