What is it?
Invisalign® teeth straightening for teens and adults offers an alternative to traditional wire braces, using transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth instead.
Invisalign ® patients receive customized aligners which go up in increments as they adjust to wearing the device. Each set of aligners is worn for a period of about two weeks, with patients removing them only to brush, floss, eat, and drink anything other than water. As patients advance their aligners to the next in the series, their teeth will move – little by little, day by day, week by week – until they have straightened to their designated final positions.
Made with 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign® clear aligners have been proven effective in treating tooth alignment issues.
Why might you need it?
Invisalign ® orthodontic devices are virtually invisible, making them exceptionally popular with teenagers, young adults, and adults who would like to straighten out their teeth but may feel embarrassed at the thought of orthodontic wiring at this later stage in life.
More than being virtually invisible, Invisalign ® aligners are removable, which means wearers can eat and drink whatever they want while in treatment. Brushing and flossing are also no problem.
Finally, given that Invisalign® aligners are free from intrusive metals and wires, they are far more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. The lack of wires also means less time spent in the dental office for adjustments.
With all this in mind, Invisalign® may be right for you if you are a teen or adult requiring tooth straightening with the minimum of fuss, effort, and aesthetic impact.
What can The Esthene Dental Centre do for you?
It is important to note that not all patients are suitable for Invisalign® treatment. Only trained and licensed Invisalign ® providers, such as The Esthene Dental Centre, can determine if you will be a suitable candidate.
After assessing your suitability as an Invisalign® candidate, we will begin the process of fitting you with your customized series of aligners. Once the initial fitting and follow ups are completed, we will see you about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time for Invisalign® averages about nine to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30. This does vary from person to person though, which is why it is crucial to keep up to date on check-ups with your Esthene Dental Centre Invisalign ® expert. Please ask us during your orthodontic consultation for more detailed explanations.