Invisalign straightens your teeth by progressing though a series of clear braces, known as ‘aligners’ which you wear for 22 hours per day.
The main advantages of Invisalign over traditional metal ‘train track’ brackets and wires are:
- They are practically invisible so hardly anyone will notice you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
- The braces can be removed for special occasions and to allow you to eat and clean your teeth as normal.
- Advanced Invisalign technology means that treatment time is often shorter. You can get a straighter smile in as little as three months with weekly aligners. By changing your Invisalign aligner every week rather than every two weeks, your teeth can be straight up to 50% faster than before.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is normal to expect a bit of discomfort when commencing treatment and upon changing on to a new aligner for a day or so. This gets less noticeable as you progress through your aligners.