Why Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners, such as Invisalign or 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners, are a modern approach to invisible braces.
Your orthodontist will assess your bite and smile for irregularities and abnormalities.
We will take digital x-rays, photographs and 3D scans of your teeth in order to formulate an individually-tailored treatment plan.
Thankfully, dental impressions are no longer required!
These records are compiled and using advanced technology we can map out your treatment for you in front of your eyes. This includes a visual representation of how your teeth will move during treatment and how long treatment will likely take.
Based on your tailor-made treatment plan, a series of aligners are then created specifically for you.
Each new aligner is inserted approximately fortnightly. This is to ensure stable and gradual tooth movement whilst minimising discomfort.
You should aim to wear your aligners for 22 out of every 24 hours.
This way you can take them out to eat and you don’t need to worry about any dietary restrictions or limitations.
You can also keep your oral hygiene standards high by brushing and flossing daily without brackets getting in the way.
We recommend your returning every six weeks so your orthodontist can track your treatment, making sure everything is happening as it should.
How long does treatment take?
This depends on the severity of the problem and the treatment objectives. Treatment with functional appliances are usually for 6-9 months, tooth aligners (like Invisalign) can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, while traditional braces are anywhere between 12-24 months.
Who can get aligners?
Aligners can be suitable for adults, teens and children. They use gradual force to control teeth movement and give you the smile of your dreams. We have some of our most successful and rewarding treatment outcomes with adult patients.
How much does it cost?
The cost of aligners is dependent on different factors including treatment severity and type of aligner used. Your orthodontist will provide detailed quotations at your discussion visit.