Clear aligners

You may have heard about the new ‘invisible brace’ and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing conventional braces, then clear aligners may give you a new reason to smile!

Because it is nearly invisible almost no one can tell you are wearing the positioners so you can smile more during as well as after your treatment. You can remove the positioners so you can eat and drink what you like, and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment. With no metal or sharp edges, it is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, the laboratory uses the  instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth positioners These  apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each one in the sequence is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.

HOW LONG WILL it TAKE?

The system only works while you wear the positioners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours).

Each one is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result.

Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average treatment time is nine to eighteen months.