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Orthodontic treatment involves moving teeth to a better position to improve the appearance, function and general health of your mouth. Various appliances are used to apply gentle forces and treat a range of issues including protruding, crooked, crowded, twisted or overly spaced teeth, as well as malocclusions (upper and lower teeth not biting together properly).
Fixed braces – Discreet fixed braces are available which have ceramic brackets and tooth coloured wires to blend in with your teeth.
Invisible braces – these include removable, clear aligners that are changed every two weeks and gradually move teeth to their desired position. There are also braces that are fixed to the inside (lingual) surface of the teeth and work in a similar way to traditional braces but far more discreetly.
Short term solutions – faster acting fixed braces use advanced technology to quickly straighten just those front teeth that show when you smile and results can be seen in as little as six months. Another short term solution is a custom-made aligner with a spring and thin bar that uses a combination of pushing and pulling to move the front teeth into an improved position in just 8-16 weeks.
If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted 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® so you can eat and drink what you like, and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment. With no metal or sharp edges, Invisalign® is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies.
The convenience and ease of use have made it the choice of over half a million people, giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles.
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.
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 treatment you should visit us 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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