Invisalign – innovative braces which are virtually invisible
Invisalign is a revolutionary new way of straightening teeth without using wires or brackets. At Bishops Stortford Orthodontics, we are Diamond Invisalign providers.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic, removable aligners which are custom-made for your teeth using 3D computer imaging. The aligners, which look like thin sports mouthguards, fit snugly over your teeth but can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Every two weeks, you’ll need to change your set of aligners. This is because each set is slightly different and builds on the work of the previous set to gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Types of Invisalign
Invisalign is fast becoming a treatment of choice for both orthodontists and patients. Not only is it an effective method of treatment, but the different Invisalign systems available mean it can be used to treat a range of common orthodontic problems.
Invisalign Teen: As discreet orthodontic treatment options go, Invisalign is right up there, which is what makes it a really popular choice for self-conscious, teenage patients. What’s more, Invisalign has a set of aligners designed with the teenager in mind. Invisalign Teen is specially formulated to accommodate young adult teeth and the aligners include a blue dot wear indicator. This helps to remind you to wear the aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day. Invisalign Teen aligners can also be taken out for eating, brushing and flossing as well as when playing sports or musical instruments.
Invisalign i7: Orthodontic treatment is not only used to fix major tooth problems; it’s just as effective in treating minor ones. A number of our patients, particularly adults, simply want a crooked tooth straightened; others have had braces in the past but have found their teeth are slipping back to their original position, so want them realigned. Invisalign’s i7 solution is ideal in each of these cases. Used for minor treatment of the front six teeth, Invisalign i7 aligners can get results in as little as three months.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Virtually invisible
- Comfortable and easy to wear
- Can be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth
- Oral health is not compromised
- Suitable for a range of cases
At Bishops Stortford Orthodontics, Invisalign is only available to private patients. It’s also not suitable for everyone as more complicated cases may need fixed braces. Please ask us whether Invisalign is a treatment option for you at your free consultation.