Invisalign clear aligners
Aligners are thin clear flexible plastic 'mouthguards' which fit closely over the teeth. A series of these aligners are used to make incremental changes to correct the teeth according to a treatment plan developed by the orthodontist. Aligners are commonly known by their trade names, at Weston Orthodontics we use Invisalign aligners.
Because they are unobtrusive, aligner appliances are ideally suited to adult patients whose life-style or work commitments make it difficult for them to wear conventional appliances.
A proper orthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan is essential to successful aligner treatment, as with any other form of orthodontics.
An accurate impression of the mouth is used to create the tailor-made aligners. Each appliance moves the teeth a small distance towards the intended position and is then replaced with its successor until the final result is achieved. Invisalign aligners need to be worn full-time, day and night except for meal times. Aligner treatments tend to take slightly longer than conventional braces to achieve the same effect.
Book an initial consultation at our practice in Weston Super Mare, near Bristol, North Somerset to find out more.
This page was last updated on the 9th of May 2016