Invisalign Croydon

Invisalign

Invisalign is a leading brand of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Millions worldwide use Invisalign aligners to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a leading brand of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Millions worldwide use Invisalign aligners to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Like all innovative orthodontic products, the idea for Invisalign came about to overcome the shortcomings of traditional metal braces. Fixed brackets and wires on teeth are obvious and make it difficult to eat your favourite foods. Traditional metal braces stay on your teeth for the entire duration of treatment until they are ready to come off. It can take anywhere from five months to a couple of years before your teeth achieve the desired alignment. Your braces stay in place until then. That’s a bit inconvenient, you’ll agree.

Invisalign aligners are sets of removable plastic trays. Clear and transparent, they’re less obvious to the naked eye. They are also removable to allow you to eat chewy and hard foods. The average treatment time with Invisalign is one year. You can stop wearing the aligners completely in a shorter span of time than traditional braces.

What Does Invisalign Treat?

Invisalign addresses several cosmetic and functional orthodontic problems, providing all the fixes that traditional braces provide, including:

  • Overbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Crooked teeth

How Does Invisalign Work?

An exam and x-rays of your teeth will help us understand if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. If Invisalign is determined to be a good option, we take an impression of your teeth and develop a personalised treatment plan. Invisalign is a 3D technology that digitally maps out a custom treatment for you.

Your first set of Invisalign aligners are ready in a few weeks and custom fitted to your teeth. The pressure of the trays gently and gradually shifts your teeth.

You’ll receive a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks until the end of your treatment. You will also receive instructions on how long to wear your aligners and how to clean your aligners properly. For best results, the clear aligners need to be worn 20-22 hours a day. You can take then out for eating, drinking, flossing or brushing.

Come in every 6-8 weeks for a progress check and get your next set of trays.

Book a consultation at Smile Crew to understand if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign aligners. Our orthodontist will give you clear, transparent advice (no pun intended!) on whether Invisalign is ideal for your requirements or traditional braces are preferable. If you have any questions or face issues adjusting your Invisalign aligners, we’re here to guide you!

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