What are invisalign aligners and how invisalign work?

Teeth straightening aligners are clear alternatives to traditional fixed metal/ train track braces. It uses novel computer generated technology with the latest artificial intelligence to assist planning in realignment of teeth when they are oddly placed such as in crowding or spacing cases.

There are several types of clear aligners on the market however, Invisalign having invested into it’s research and development is a well trusted brand for invisible braces and thus is by far the most used system at Martock Dental Practice.

What is involved in treatment with Invisalign ?
Initial consultation- Upon initial inquiry, we would book you in to see our highly trained staff to do a 3D scan of your mouth and clinical photographs. We would then see you for a consultation at which stage you could fire away with any questions you may have.


Clincheck- Once we are sure you qualify for treatment, we send away all your information to Invisalign to develop a ‘Clincheck’ which is like a video that outlines details such treatment times, where tooth coloured attachments would be placed, etc
Aligner delivery- once the Clincheck is approved, we order for the clear aligners to be manufactured. On arrival of these, you be invited to come in for attachment placement (these are tooth coloured buttons that are placed onto your teeth and help anchor aligners to move your teeth into their new positions) and delivery of the first sets of aligners- these are usually changed once a week unless otherwise stated and we usually see you once every 4-5 weeks to keep track of progress and to give you your next set.
Finishing- Once teeth have moved into their desired position, the attachments are removed and where required we would place fixed wire retainers. We then rescan your teeth for removable retainers to be manufactured. Removable retainers are as important as the main treatment itself if not more as the last thing we want is teeth moving back to their original malposition !

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