Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with the science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by Dr Rachna Dattani. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
Invisalign Treatment Process
Dr Rachna Dattani will take photographs and impressions of your teeth to provide a detailed treatment plan using ClinCheck®, a virtual 3D treatment plan. ClinCheck shows the series of movements your teeth are projected to go through over the course of the treatment – so you can see how your teeth are expected to look at the end of your Invisalign treatment before it even begins.
When fitted, each set of custom-made aligners are worn for about two weeks and are only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before! Regular check-ups will be provided to monitor your progress and ensure you are comfortable with the treatment.
Invisalign offers a range of treatment options for teenagers. The great benefit of Invisalign is that it provides an aesthetic, more flexible way to give teenagers the confidence of a great smile. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, removable and nearly invisible, which means teenagers can carry on enjoying life without the restrictions, irritation and self-consciousness often associated with metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are also removable, so teenagers can continue brushing and flossing normally.
What options are available to teenagers?
Invisalign has several treatment options available for teenagers, depending on the stage of teeth development.
Some teenagers will be suitable for the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients. Younger teenagers, or those whose adult teeth have not yet erupted can be treated with Invisalign Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers. Dr Rachna Dattani will determine which treatment best suits your individual needs and the condition of your teeth.
Why Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen has been developed with teenagers, parents and leading orthodontists who understand the active lifestyles and unique treatment needs of teenage patients.
The Invisalign Teen aligners are made with the same Invisalign technology used for Invisalign aligners, moving teeth gradually without the need for metal or wires.
But because teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, there are a few special features:
- Blue wear-indicators fade from blue to clear to help your Invisalign Provider, you, and your teenager to gauge wear time.
- Special features designed to compensate for the eruption of canines, second premolars and second molars.
- Six free individual replacement aligners are included in case any are lost or misplaced.
Look forward to your new smile today!
To find out more about Invisalign, please talk to Precision smiles who’ll be able to suggest the best treatment option for you.