Private Dentist in Redbridge

Invisalign - Clear braces (Orthodontics)

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the virtually invisible and hygienic alternative to braces that lets patients keep smiling during treatment.
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth towards the desired position.
Invisalign is prescribed to patients through trained Invisalign dentists and only they can determine a patient’s suitability and exact treatment plan.

In both clinical research and in orthodontic and dental practices around the world, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth.
Over 4.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign.
Invisalign was developed with dentists and is used in more than 50 countries around the world.

The Invisalign system straightens your teeth with custom-made aligners made of a clear, thin, medical-grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn.
Since they are removable, you can eat, brush and floss normally.

Why would I need it?

Each aligner moves your teeth little by little until you get to the end of treatment and a new beautiful smile.
Since Invisalign employs very gradual movement without brackets and wires, Invisalign is a more comfortable and less painful way to move teeth than traditional orthodontics.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:

  1. Invisalign is nearly invisible — you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  2. Invisalign is removable — you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  3. Invisalign is comfortable — there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation: no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
  4. Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start — so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How long will the treatment take?

The length of treatment is dependent on the severity of each individual patient’s orthodontic issues.
Treatment may vary from anywhere between two months to two years with an average treatment taking around 4 to 12 months.

What is the minimum age that Invisalign can treat?

Almost all teenagers over the age of 14 are eligible for treatment with Invisalign as long as their second (twelve year old) molars are fully erupted.

Can Invisalign close gaps?

Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with Invisalign. However, the size and location of the spaces will need to be evaluated.

Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?

No. Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can usually eat whatever you desire while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink.
Thus, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favorite foods and snacks, unless instructed otherwise by your dentist.
Also, it is important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to reinserting your aligners to maintain proper hygiene.

Will smoking stain the aligners?

We discourage smoking while wearing aligners because it is possible for the aligners to become discoloured.

How often must I wear my aligners?

Aligners should be worn all day and night, except when eating, brushing and flossing.

Do you offer payment plans for Invisalign treatment?

Yes we do offer payment plans for Invisalign treatment.