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Most of SmileWorks orthodontic clients in Brighton have heard about ‘invisible or clear braces options’ and ask about their suitability for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®.

Invisalign® is most suitable for correcting mildly crooked teeth or those that may have relapsed after previous orthodontic treatment. However, with a high level of client commitment Invisalign® is also capable of correcting a wide range of more complex orthodontic problems. This may involve the addition of tooth coloured attachments to the teeth to enable the clear plastic aligners to grip the teeth more effectively.

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign® follows our special instructions to create an individually designed series of clear thin plastic removable aligners. These apply a gentle controlled amount of force to the teeth, causing them to gradually move into the predetermined position. Before the start of your treatment, using special 3D technology, we’ll be able to show you how we predict your teeth will move during the treatment and your anticipated new smile at the end of your series of aligners.
Like all types of orthodontic appliance, aligners are foreign objects in the mouth and can sometimes take a little time to adapt to. However, as they are nearly invisible almost no one can tell you are wearing aligners, so you can feel relaxed and confident and not at all self-conscious during as well as after your Invisalign® treatment.

Invisalign® only works when you’re wearing the aligners, so to achieve excellent results we advise they’re worn full time, day and night, except for tooth cleaning. This makes it easier to adapt to their presence but does require a fair amount of patient commitment as they are of course removable. A new aligner is required every two weeks and will feel tight when initially inserted, but this soon passes.

How long will Invisalign® take?

Treatment length depends upon the unique prescription of your case. The average Invisalign® treatment is nine to eighteen months, but may be longer if further aligners have to be made, for instance after non-compliance in full-time aligner wear, or on the rare occasions when the aligners do not reposition the teeth precisely as predicted.

We’ll need you to visit Smileworks in Brighton on average every 6-8 weeks when we’ll supply sufficient aligners to progress your new smile until your next appointment until we agree that your Invisalign® treatment is complete. At that that stage there may be some fine tuning required to create your perfect smile and we’ll make you invisible retainers to ensure that it stays that way.
To check out the straight teeth options best suited to you, your first consultation at SmileWorks will be free of charge so why not call us today on 01273 964999?

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