Invisible Braces (Invisalign)
If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing alternative to fixed braces, then perhaps Invisalign® invisible braces are for you. The Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that shift your teeth into a straighter position. The patient will wear an Invisalign® aligner for around two weeks before progressing to the next set. Each aligner is designed to gradually move teeth into place, with patients collecting new aligner sets every six to eight weeks at their Invisalign® check-up at Dental Avenue. You will need around 12 months to complete your treatment, but your dentist will advise you on the treatment duration during the consultation.
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made “aligners” are produced. Each aligner, worn for about two weeks, moves teeth incrementally and is then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
This revolutionary procedure has given many adults the opportunity to correct both aesthetic and orthodontic concerns in a more subtle and speedier manner than traditional braces offer. Within twelve months most patients have completed their treatment.
Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth in both clinical research and in orthodontic and dental practices around the world. Over a million patients have either been treated or are in treatment and over 44,000 orthodontists and dentists have been trained on how to use Invisalign.
In severe cases, the patient may require other teeth straightening techniques along with Invisalign.