What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system is a practical, comfortable and convenient method of straightening teeth
It is a more discreet treatment that conventional braces – when you’re wearing Invisalign most people won’t even be able to see them.
Aligners are suitable for most people. They are practically invisible which makes them a popular choice among with adults who might have felt self-conscious wearing conventional braces. They sit neatly over the teeth and can be removed in seconds, which means they won’t get in the way when you need to brush your teeth, eat, drink or play sport.
During your first consultation your teeth are assessed, and we take a digital scan of your teeth, from which a series of aligners are custom made. Once a programme of treatment has been agreed your orthodontist will be able to show you a 3D animation of your finished smile.
Invisalign aligners are a series of transparent aligners that fit over your teeth. The aligners apply pressure to gently move the teeth into the desired position. Each aligner is worn for between one and two weeks, and each one is slightly straighter than the previous aligner. Once the pressure subsides it’s time to move to the next in the series.
We advise wearing aligners for 22 hours each day. Treatment varies depending on the extent of repositioning required, but usually includes 18-36 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth and takes between 9-18 months.
We are the only practice in Taunton to offer Dental Monitoring as standard for our Invisalign patients. Dental Monitoring is a specialist orthodontic app that allows you to scan photos of your teeth and send this through to us so that we can keep an eye on the progress of your treatment remotely. This means that we know exactly when you need to visit us in the practice. You can read more about Dental Monitoring here.