Invisible Braces

Invisalign Aligners Advanced Technology

Published on 27/09/2023

Invisalign is a dental technology that has quickly become one of the most popular choices for straightening teeth. This is because it is a discreet option that does not require the use of metal braces.

Invisalign is a dental technology that has quickly become one of the most popular choices for straightening teeth. This is because it is a discreet option that does not require the use of metal braces. 

Instead, Invisalign uses clear aligners to move teeth into the desired position gradually and gently. Because they are clear, they are barely noticeable, and people will not know you are wearing them unless you tell them. In addition, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want and brush and floss your teeth as usual.

This advanced dental technology is more than just a clear solution for straightening teeth. The technology that goes into preparing your aligners and planning the treatment journey is also revolutionary. To learn more about Invisalign Aligners’ advanced technology, read on…

What are Invisalign aligners, and what do they do

What are Invisalign aligners, and what do they do?

Invisalign aligners are clear, removable trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth. They are used to straighten your teeth over time. The aligners are made of a sturdy material called SmartTrack, which is designed to move your teeth gently and gradually into the desired position.

The aligners are similar to a retainer and can be removed to eat, drink and brush your teeth. You receive a case of aligners and work your way through the series, changing the aligner every 10 – 14 days or as instructed. Each aligner will bring you closer to your perfect smile.

The treatment plan is different because it is based on digital scans of your mouth. Each tooth is isolated, and then the optimal path of movement for each tooth is planned. This ensures a more efficient treatment.

The average treatment time is around 12 months, but it can be shorter or longer, depending on your case. You will have regular check-ups with your dentist or orthodontist to track your progress and ensure that the treatment is going as planned.

How are they different from traditional braces

How are they different from traditional braces?

There are several key ways in which Invisalign aligners differ from traditional braces. Firstly, they are clear and removable, so they are much less noticeable than metal braces.

Secondly, the treatment is planned using digital technology, which means that each tooth is moved in the most efficient way possible. This results in shorter treatment times on average.

Finally, since the patient changes the aligners at home, the treatment plan requires far fewer trips to the dentist as you won’t need to go for adjustments.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign is suitable for a wide range of patients. However, it is not suitable for everyone. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to book a consultation with your dentist or orthodontist.

They will be able to assess your individual case and advise you on the best course of treatment. It is typically suitable for those with misaligned teeth, including those with gaps, crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites.

What are the benefits of Invisalign

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

There are many benefits of Invisalign, including:

  • The aligners are discreet and barely noticeable.

  • You can remove your aligners to eat, drink and brush your teeth

  • You can still participate in sports, including contact sports (provided you wear a specialist mouthguard).

  • You could enjoy shorter treatment times, particularly if you choose a treatment plan that only focuses on the top front teeth.

  • You’ll have fewer trips to the dentist as you won’t need to go for adjustments.

What are the downsides of Invisalign

What are the downsides of Invisalign?

While it is a great treatment option, it isn’t right for everyone. There are a few reasons that the Invisalign treatment plan might not work for you, including:

  • Since the aligners are removable, you need to remember to wear them. You’ll need to wear them for at least 22 hours per day for the treatment to be successful.

  • You’re more likely to lose an aligner, which could extend your treatment time.

  • They can be expensive, particularly if you need a complex treatment plan.

You might experience discomfort when you first start wearing the aligners. This is normal and will subside as your teeth adjust to the aligners.

Next steps

If you’re ready to take the first step on your Invisalign treatment journey, the best thing to do is book a consultation with our team. We can explain the treatment plan in detail and how Invisalign could help you to achieve your dream smile.