19 October 2020
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign has become one of our most popular forms of treatment thanks to their discreet nature. Quite often we chat to patients who may have been put off seeking braces as a cosmetic option, purely because of the prospect of wearing metal braces. However, thanks to Invisalign, those days are long gone! So, how does it all work?
When you opt for Invisalign, you will receive of custom-molded clear aligners. These aligners are changed every 4-6 weeks (depending on the amount of movement required) as part of your treatment. Along with being almost unnoticeable due to their clear design, Invisalign braces are also completely removable. This means you can eat, drink and even brush your teeth as normal throughout the entirety of your treatment. It also works great for people who have previously worn braces as children and had some orthodontic relapse where the teeth drift back. With these clear aligners you can move the teeth back without anyone knowing.
Invisalign is suitable for both teenagers and adults alike. We use gentle pressure method to move your teeth it is completely normal to have a sensation that they are slightly loose. This is because the ligaments that hold your teeth in are being stretched a bit. Don’t worry when the braces come off this goes away entirely. Other than that, treatment will feel the same whether you get treatment when you are in your teens, or whether you get treatment when you are an adult.
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you’ll be proud of.
Invisible aligners are not suitable for every case and clear braces or 6 month braces are our most popular choice.