Transforming your smile is simpler than you think.
The days of traditional braces are dwindling, and with it the inconvenience and discomfort of brackets and wires. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to guide your teeth into their ideal position.
Is Invisalign for you?
The short answer is most definitely yes!
Invisalign® treats a range of straightening issues, ranging from minor tooth movements to more complex cases.
- Overcrowded teeth arise when there is a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally.
- Extra space within your jaw causes teeth to be more widely spaced.
- When the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned, it causes crossbites. It usually causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth.
- Deep bites occur when the upper teeth overlap significantly with the lower teeth.
- Under bites occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth, usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both.
Invisalign is customized for you – Using advanced scanning and tracking technologies, your Enamel Clinic Invisalign provider is able to plan out your new smile and track your progress at every appointment. The entire Invisalign journey is digitally mapped out, so patients can see what their new smile is predicted to look like before treatment even begins.
The technology is made up of a system of elements, each serving a highly intricate function in your Invisalign smile journey.
SmartTrack® Clear Aligners
Only Invisalign clear aligners use SmartTrack® material to shape your smile with such precision, comfort and predictability.
Aside from being comfortable, they are removable and nearly invisible, so there are no major disruptions to your routine. Unlike braces, Invisalign allows the patient the freedom of removing the aligners for eating and brushing, and eliminates the need for painful brackets and wires. Aligners are made from SmartTrack® Material, so they are more comfortable and easier to put on and take off, and fit snugly around the teeth. They are custom-made using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, engineered to treat a wide range of teeth straightening issues. The aligners apply gentle, constant force for each tooth movement – calculated with the help of an algorithm – and are clinically proven to improve control of tooth movement.
SmartForce attachments are small tooth-coloured shapes that are attached to your teeth before or during your Invisalign treatment. They’re like handles, giving aligners something to gently push on. Invisalign clear aligners fit smoothly and tightly around them, so they’re barely noticeable, and make complex tooth movements possible without braces, by helping your aligners apply the right amount of force in the right direction
Not everyone who uses Invisalign clear aligners will need SmartForce attachments.
The Treatment Process
While the technology may be advanced, the Invisalign treatment process is quite straightforward.
Provided your mouth is in good health (no decay, gum disease etc.) your first consultation can have your Enamel Invisalign practitioner confirm that you are eligible for treatment. They will then take photos, X-rays and digital scans of your teeth. These records will be used to create a customized 3D treatment plan.
After being custom-made and shipped to Enamel Clinic, you’ll receive a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1 to 2 weeks.
You can comfortably wear your aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day, as the Invisalign system discreetly transforms your smile. And because the aligners are removable, it’s easy to maintain your regular oral hygiene and enjoy your usual diet. As you progress, replacing your aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, you may notice a gradual change in the alignment of your teeth.
You’ll visit the clinic around every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and receive new aligners. The treatment period will depend on the complexity and severity of the case. After finishing your treatment plan, retainers will be required to maintain your new smile.
Reach out to us for more information, or to book the first consultation of your new smile journey.
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