They are tailor-made to each person’s prescription so that they fit perfectly and correct the alignment of the teeth over a period of months. They are changed in two weekly increments to an aligner of a slightly different shape and size, moving the teeth little by little towards their final desired position. The Invisalign® aligners are worn for an optimal period of 22 hours a day but, because they are removable, wearers can take them out for short periods, including when they want to eat or drink.
And, by utilising our in-house iTero scanner, we not only provide a high quality visualisation opportunity for patients with an image of what their teeth will look like before and after orthodontic treatment, it also means quicker turnaround times and perfectly fitting aligners.
It is also good to know that thanks to advances in the Invisalign® system, we can sometimes offer one-week aligner wear instead of the recommended two-week changes, which means shorter treatment time by up to 50% faster.
We will be able to advise if this is possible at your initial consultation with the Specialist Orthodontist.