The Invisalign system is ideal for anyone with a lifestyle that wouldn’t suit traditional metal braces. They’re definitely the treatment to choose if you have a busy social life, a professional role that puts you in the spotlight, or are simply image conscious because they’re invisible, removable for eating or cleaning your teeth – and you can even go brace-free for special events.
Designed for the front ‘smiling’ teeth, Invisalign may not be appropriate if you have more extensive orthodontic requirements. If, for example, there are deeper problems concerning bite and function, your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment.
If your dentist agrees that you’re suitable for Invisalign, you’ll begin with a consultation during which you’ll be able to see a 3D time-lapse image of your teeth before, during and after treatment. We’ll take dental impressions, which will be sent to a lab so that your bespoke Invisalign retainers can be crafted. Then you’ll wear the retainers for the prescribed amount of time, returning to change them every few weeks until your treatment is complete.
This of course depends on your individual case, but typical treatment times are around nine months. We’ll likely fit a permanent retainer behind your teeth after treatment to maintain the results.