We offer the latest orthodontic treatments including Invisalign, a completely clear invisible brace. One of the many benefits of Invisalign is that people won’t even know you are having treatment! Invisalign can be used to treat a vast number of problems in adults and children. Book an appointment with our Invisalign specialists today.
The practise of orthodontics has been around for a very long time. The Greek philosophers Hippocrates and Aristotle were thinking about ways to straighten teeth back in 400BC. Mummies have even been discovered with catgut and metal bands on their teeth: all in all, the human race has been trying to straighten its teeth for centuries!
Fortunately the advances in orthodontics that have taken place in recent years means that people can now wear a variety of different braces. These range from invisible to tooth coloured or even behind the teeth, also known as
The most popular recent advance in orthodontics has come in the form of a completely clear invisible brace called Invisalign. This is a removable brace system that uses a series of custom-moulded aligners to move your teeth. The great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are transparent and invisible (no metal bands or wires), therefore nobody is going to realise that you’re undergoing treatment – unless you tell them!
Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and children. Using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to project tooth movement, Invisalign allows you to visualise your treatment from start to finish through animated visuals, which can be viewed online.
Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign can certainly help. It's successful in treating crowded or widely spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, overjets, underbites and even crossbites. In fact, your orthodontist can use Invisalign clear aligners in all or part of most treatment plans.
Every two to three weeks you will have to replace the old aligner for a new one which will continue to guide your teeth in the necessary direction. Each new aligner may give an initial feeling of minor discomfort for a couple of days - this sensation is typically described as a feeling of pressure and is a sign that Invisalign is working.
The aligners gradually reposition your teeth over the period of treatment – the length of which is determined by the complexity of the case and what you and your orthodontist have agreed to achieve. You will need to go in periodically for a few orthodontic appointments in order to check your treatment progress and make sure your teeth are responding to the aligners.
Invisalign aligners must be worn all day, except when brushing, flossing or eating. Fortunately, because you can remove your aligners to eat and drink you can eat all your favourite foods. After each meal, however you must make sure that you brush your teeth, prior to re-inserting your aligners to maintain good hygiene.
Irrespective of the simplicity of your case, your treatment is best handled by an orthodontic specialist, who is trained to diagnose and solve any problems which may arise during your treatment.
Invisalign Teen aligners fit into a teenager’s life beautifully. Now teens don’t have to be self-conscious when they are out socially, take school photos, post pictures online, or participate in any of the other activities they love.
Invisalign Lite braces work in much the same way as traditional Invisalign braces, however the treatment is designed for less complex cases and treatment time is usually much shorter. Patients are usually given a maximum of ten aligners, with treatment often being completed within six months.
Invisalign i7 includes the ClinCheck treatment plan and SmartForce features as the rest of the Invisalign range, but is specifically designed to achieve minor tooth movements. It is the aesthetic and convenient treatment for patients with minor crowding, spacing or orthodontic relapse.