IntroductionWhat is Invisalign?
How Invisalign works
Will Invisalign work for me?
Is Invisalign safe?
Invisalign ProcessFinding an Invisalign Dentist
Visiting your Practitioner
Reviewing your Treatment Plan
Receiving your Aligners
Wearing your Aligners
Other InformationHistory of Invisalign
Technology behind Invisalign
Braces & Invisalign Differences
What is ClinCheck?
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a break-through technology that lets you have the smile you've always wanted, without the hassle of metal wire braces. The technology was created by an American company known as Align Technology. Invisalign provides a series of clear removable teeth aligners which the patient wears every day to gradually straighten teeth. The biggest difference between conventional metal braces and Invisalign is that Invisalign is almost completely transparent and thus are far more difficult to detect. Find out more on Difference Between Conventional Braces & Invisalign.
The technology and treatment of Invisalign is completely safe and has been tested on thousands of patients across the globe. Patients may feel a slight tightness and small pain on their teeth when new aligners are worn however this feeling does clear awawy after a few days. Find out more on Is Invisalign safe?.
Invisalign will solve many different types of conditions including spaced teeth, crowded teeth, crossbite, underbite, and overbite. Find out more on Will Invisalign work for me?.
The costs of Invisalign does vary depending on the condition of the teeth and the length of treatment. The price however is very similar to traditional metal braces. The average price for invisalign is between £2,500 and £4,000. Find out more on Invisalign Costs.
The Invisalign Process
The process of Invisalign is simple. First you will need to find an Invisalign Dentist. Finding the right dentist may be difficult as not all dentists will fulfill your requirements such asopening times and costs. Find out more on Finding an Invisalign Dentist.
Once you have found an Invisalign Dentist that suits your needs, you will need to make a visit and have your teeth examined by the specialist. Should your teeth be suitable for the Invisalign treatment, your dentist will then take scans and impressions of your teeth. Find out more on Visiting your Invisalign Dentist.
When you begin your treatment, a ClinCheck will be created for you. ClinCheck is a 3D video that demonstrates the series of movements that your teeth will go through as the treatment progresses. The video will show your current teeth position to the final desired position. The patient will see how the final expected results of the teeth will look like at the end of the treatment. Learn more about What is ClinCheck.
Once you're happy with the changes shown on the ClinCheck, custom fit aligners will be created for you. This can take several weeks to complete. You're then required to wear the aligners approximately 20–22 hours a day, except whilst eating, brushing teeth, flossing teeth or for specific occasions. Learn more about Receiving Your Invisalign Aligners.
Traditional braces generally take 9 - 24 months to complete treatment. Invisalign completes treatment in less time; an average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a year. You will need to see your dentist every 6 to 8 weeks for adjustments and to check progress. Every two weeks, you will be asked to wear a new set of custom clear aligners to continue the straightening process. The total number of clear aligners is specific to you, determined by your dentist for your treatment. Learn more about Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners.
After wearing your aligners for the fixed terms, you will see a beautiful and glowing smile. However, keeping that smile isn't as easy as it seems. You will be required to wear a plastic clear retainer similar to your aligners every night to maintain your teeth position. Learn more on After Treatment.