Living with Invisalign clear aligners
The Invisalign System has many advantages over traditional braces. Invisalign clear aligners fit your lifestyle – they don’t interrupt it. And at every stage, you’ll be able to see your progress and enjoy your smile as it transforms.
Don’t stop living your life
– Keep eating all your favourite foods.
– Stay active in all the sports and activities you love.
– You’ll experience fewer emergency visits, without the hassle of brackets and wires breaking.
– Your Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, so people may not even notice you’re wearing them.
Wearing your aligners
– Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for best results.
– Parents, your teen’s aligners will have blue compliance indicators to assure you they’re wearing them enough.
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How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made,virtually invisible aligners that you need to change every two weeks until your teeth have moved into the correct position.Each set of aligners builds on the previous set’s work, so set by set they are straightening your teeth over the course of your treatment.
The aligners are made from a clear, medical grade, plastic so are virtually invisible. They look like a thin sports mouthguard and are tailored to fit the individual shape of your teeth and jaw. It is recommended you wear them for 20-22 hours per day to get the best results, but this means you can take them out for meals and when cleaning your teeth. They also give you the flexibility to take them out for family occasions or important client meetings at work.
What Invisalign treatments are available?
Invisalign has designed four different types of aligners to suit all patient needs. At Aria Dental, we offer:
Invisalign Comprehensive: This is the most effective option if you need major orthodontic work. The aligners should start to deliver the results you want to see in around 12 to 18 months.
Invisalign Lite: For minor correction to the six front teeth, Invisalign Lite can straighten your teeth in as little as six months.
Invisalign Express: Problems with the six front teeth can also be corrected with Invisalign Express. You can expect to see results in just three months.
Invisalign also have a specific version just for children.
Invisalign First: Designed for children, Invisalign First aligners help to prepare the teeth and jaw if our specialist orthodontist has identified potential orthodontic problems in your child. These aligners help to take a proactive approach to treatment and could help to reduce the extent of orthodontic work your child may require in their teenage years.
Invisalign aligners are also suitable for teens and we can include a blue dot wear indicator on each set of aligners as a reminder to wear them for the recommended 22 hours a day.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are popular for many reasons.
They’re hygienic: Patients can keep on top of their oral hygiene, because you can remove the aligners when eating, brushing and flossing.
They’re virtually invisible: The fact Invisalign aligners are clear means most people don’t even notice you’re wearing them.
They fit in with your lifestyle: The removable aligners make it possible to carry on playing sport and musical instruments – just remove the aligners and carry on as normal!
They straighten teeth quickly: In many cases, Invisalign treatment can be much faster than traditional braces. Your orthodontist will be able to tell you more about how long your treatment is expected to last.
Book your Invisalign consultation with Dr Alex Foo at Aria Dental and start your journey at a beautiful smile.