Orthodontics

Invisalign

What is the Invisalign System?

The Invisalign System is a virtually invisible treatment that uses an innovative approach to gently yet effectively straighten your teeth.

Through a series of custom-made removable aligners made with unique SmartForce technology, the Invisalign system gradually and predictably moves your teeth to your desired position.

How does the Invisalign System work?
  1. Initially, your Invisalign-trained doctor will take photos, X-rays, and digital scans or a dental impression to help create your treatment plan.
  2. The maker of Invisalign clear aligners will then use these records, along with the treatment prescribed by your doctor to create a customised 3D treatment plan just for you. With the treatment plan, you’ll be able to see the final position your teeth are predicted to reach after treatment. This treatment plan is used to develop your customised aligners and also estimate the likely length of your treatment.
  3. The customised aligners will be manufactured and shipped to your doctor’s office.
  4. Your series of custom-made aligners will be given to you (typically 3-4 sets at a time) for you to wear every day and change them at home approximately every 2 weeks.
  5. You’ll be visiting your Invisalign-trained doctor approximately every 6-8 weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment and receive the next series of aligners.
  6. After you’ve finished your Invisalign aligner treatment, you may need to use retainers to help make sure the new position of your teeth is maintained.
Fixed Braces

An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite is orthodontics. Orthodontics is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets, applying gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot faster and more comfortable than it was in the past.

Here is an overview of orthodontics:
  1. Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other are good candidates for orthodontic treatment.
  2. Impressions, photos and x-rays are taken at the start of treatment to determine the course of action.
  3. Brackets are bonded to individual teeth and wires clip onto them that gently guide the teeth into position over time.
  4. Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments.
Life Benefits
  • Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, as there are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.
  • Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.
  • Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.
  • Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won’t move after treatment is completed.
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