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Treatments - Invisalign

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks .  There are no metal wires or brackets. Each aligner is individually  manufactured   for your teeth.  As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move little by little, week by week until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your orthodontist.

A Virtual 3D treatment plan, (Clincheck) shows the series of movements your teeth will go through during treatment.

Invisalign can transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. You can remove your aligners for a special occasion like a wedding.


How does it work ?

Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, invisalign® uses your orthodontist's instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.

How long will invisalign® take ?

InvisalignInvisalign® only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours).

Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result.

Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average invisalign® treatment is nine to eighteen months.

During treatment you should visit us periodically at Simply Orthodontics, until it is determined that your treatment is complete.

Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.


How many appointments will I need?

You will need an initial consultation with one of our Invisalign® Orthodontists, to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment.

During this consultation our Orthodontists can give you an indication of an achievable final result, the length, and cost of your treatment.

Impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your teeth will be taken and sent to invisalign®, to construct the 3-D image of how your teeth will look at each stage, from the beginning, to the end of treatment.

The treatment software allows you to see a model of the proposed treatment plan, and discuss what is most important to you before you start.

With invisalign® you decide your treatment!

Once you and our Orthodontists are happy with, and have agreed on the achievable result, you will receive you aligners within a few weeks. Our Orthodontists will then see you accordingly or at least every 6 weeks to monitor progress.


Advantages of Invisalign®

—In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, invisalign® offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:

  • Predictable treatment, as invisalign® is planned in advance your orthodontist can more accurately predict when your treatment will be finished
  • Improved periodontal health through better dental hygiene during treatment
  • No metal allergies due to brackets or wires
  • Greater treatment visibility and easier planning with treatment software
  • Custom manufacture means a tailored match to your teeth, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches
  • Invisible, so you can smile as much during treatment as you can after
  • Removable so you can eat, drink, brush and floss