What is Invisalign®?
Gone are the days when metal braces were the only choice to straighten teeth. Clear aligners have gained popularity, thanks to innovations like Invisalign.
How do aligners work?
Aligners, like traditional braces, gradually shift teeth until they are in the ideal position. Our experienced dentists, using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, map out the entire alignment process and create a sequence of slightly different trays corresponding to the slight adjustments your teeth will make. These trays are computer-generated based on images and models of your own teeth so you can be assured that these will have a perfect fit for you and only you. Each aligner then needs to be worn for a specific period of time before moving on to the next set.
Why choose aligners?
- Aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option.
- Unlike traditional braces, aligners have no rough edges or wires, making them more comfortable to wear.
- You can remove them to eat or clean your teeth, which makes it easier to maintain good oral health.
- Appointments are faster and more comfortable.
Are they suitable for me?
Aligners may be the ideal solution for correcting mild to moderately crowded or incorrectly spaced teeth. For serious underbites or overbites, traditional braces may be required.
Due to their tight fit, aligners are usually recommended for teenagers and adults and not children.
Our trustworthy team are always on hand to give you clear explanations about your options so that you can make informed decisions that are right for you and your oral health.
For more information on Invisalign and ClearCorrect, contact your local Totally Smiles practice, or book an appointment online now.