You may have heard about the new ‘invisible brace’ and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, gappy or have moved since wearing conventional braces, invisalign® may give you a new reason to smile!
Because it is nearly invisible almost no one can tell you are wearing invisalign®, so you can smile more during as well as after your treatment. You can remove invisalign® for eating and drinking, and it is easier to maintain your dental hygiene during treatment. With no metal or sharp edges, invisalign® is comfortable to wear and can be used in patients with Nickel allergy.
More than 2.5 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of amazing new Invisalign smiles grows daily.
How does it work?
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, invisalign® uses your dentist’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?
Invisalign® 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 Invisalign® treatment you should visit Dr Panesar at Birmingham Orthodontics in Sutton Coldfield periodically, 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.
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