This system is an alternative to wearing metal braces. Known as invisible orthodontics, this type of treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear removable appliance while straightening and aligning your teeth. We have also been able to align top and bottom jaws with this appliance. The treatment involves a series of clear aligners; each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and gently moves your teeth into the desired position.
This is often a favourable option for adults who have professional careers and don’t feel comfortable wearing unsightly ‘train track’ braces for months on end. The technology behind invisible orthodontics is highly advanced and often gives patients a much shorter treatment time, depending on their individual cases. Most patients are treated in 12 months.
With removable devices you can also take them out to eat or for special occasions, so they fit around your lifestyle.
It is important to remember that straighter teeth are healthier teeth. When your bite is properly aligned and your teeth are straightened, there are less gaps and areas for food to get trapped and plaque to build up on the teeth, causing decay. In that sense, invisible orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.