Invisalign® - sequential plastic aligners

This technique involves series of clear removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.

As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move, little by little, week by week, until they have straightened to the final position we has prescribed.

Individually designed for your needs 

During the initial consultation, we will discuss the issues you have with your teeth and explore what kind of results you’re hoping to achieve. If Invisalign is suitable for you, a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind. 

We will then take impressions of your teeth and will send these to the Invisalign laboratories for processing.

The impressions of your teeth will be digitized in order for us to work with a computerized 3D image of your teeth.

Then we will plan your tooth movements throughout your entire treatment timeline. You'll be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after completion of the Invisalign process so you can see what your smile should look like when you're done with treatment.

Once we have agreed to the treatment plan the aligners are then custom-made for you. 

Each aligner will have to be worn for approximately two weeks then you switch to the next aligner in the series. While the number of aligners varies for each individual, a full treatment typically includes 18-36 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth which will take approximately 9-18 months depending on your individual case.

Aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth in order to complete your treatment in the timeline determined by you and your dental practitioner. We will need to see you every 4-6 weeks to monitor your progress and to receive your next series of aligners. During the entire treatment process, you'll notice gradual movement and your teeth will, gradually move into an even and healthy smile.

Sequential plastic aligners can align teeth but, as yet, they cannot correct significant bite discrepancies.  For this conventional braces will be needed.

Sequential plastic aligners are more expensive than conventional fixed appliances (braces) which remain the most effective and controlled way of moving teeth.

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