Social media channels are flooded with images of that perfectly straight and gleaming smile, but what if it doesn’t come naturally?
Many adults long for straighter teeth but are put off by the metal work associated with traditional braces. Thankfully, there is another solution. You can now straighten your teeth with clear braces which appear practically invisible to everyone else. Almost half a million patients worldwide have trusted Invisalign® to get the smile they desire, and you can too.
Invisalign® braces are made up of a series of clear removable aligners which sit over the top of your teeth and gently move them into a better position to create a straighter and healthier smile. Each set of aligners are made from comfortable SmartTrack material and are expertly trimmed to fit your gum line so that they appear almost invisible to the untrained eye.
As Invisalign® aligners are easy to remove, you simply take them out for contact sports, eating and brushing your teeth so that they do not adversely affect your lifestyle.
The images from the i-Tero scanner help with the preparation of your custom-made aligners which usually take about two weeks to construct.
At your next appointment, your dentist will fit the first set of Invisalign aligners. Depending on the severity of your case and the type of treatment required, you will have several attachments fitted to your teeth which gives the Invisalign aligners something to grip on to. Attachments are small pieces of tooth coloured composite material that are gently applied to your teeth. They are practically invisible and do not hurt at all.
Your dentist will then provide you with several clear aligners which you will need to remember to change on a weekly basis.
So that your teeth are straightened effectively, you need to wear your Invisalign clear braces for a minimum of 22 hours a day. We therefore recommend that you only remove your aligners to eat, drink and to brush your teeth.