Invisalign braces are designed to resolve problems with your teeth by closing any gaps you may have, adjusting an overbite, or straightening out crooked or crowded teeth. By using a series of clear and invisible removable aligners that are custom-made, Invisalign does not require any metal wires or brackets, which makes it a lot less obtrusive than metal braces. It may require some tooth coloured attachments to facilitate tooth movement.
The treatment is quick and easy; your beautiful new smile could make an appearance within weeks of visiting Viva Dental. You must wear a clear, plastic tray over your teeth. The tray is custom-designed for your mouth using our both expertise and 3D computer imaging technology. These aligners are removable, but for best results patients are advised to keep them in for at least 20 hours a day. In other words, they should only be removed when you are eating, drinking or brushing.
Little by little, your teeth will gradually move and your aligners should be replaced every two weeks until you are satisfied with the results. Treatment time varies anywhere from 9 months to 18 months, depending on the individual case. You will visit us every six weeks to ensure everything is going as planned.
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is that it’s invisible; no-one will be able to tell that you are straightening your teeth, so you can continue smiling throughout your treatment as well as after. In addition to their poor appearance, metal braces can also be quite uncomfortable at times, because they can cause abrasions. This is not the case for Invisalign, which are perfectly comfortable.
With many types of braces, there are certain types of foods you cannot eat for fear of causing damage. Since Invisalign is removable, you can continue to eat and drink whatever you like before putting them back in.