Invisalign is the world leader in clear aligner technology, which is a way of straightening your teeth by wearing a series of removable devices that are a bit like gumshields but thinner and much less obvious.
These devices, known as aligners, are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic. They’re specially designed for your mouth and they gently shift your teeth into place, with each successive aligner moving your teeth incrementally further. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, you just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
One of the big advantages of clear aligners is the minimal impact they have on your everyday life. The aligners are removable, so you can continue to eat all the foods you love without worrying about food getting stuck in your braces. You can also brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and cleaning your aligners is easy, simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water.
We use clear aligners to correct cases of crooked or protruding teeth as well as to rectify widely gapped or overly crowded mouths, but they don’t suit all orthodontic cases. Having said that, Invisalign is always innovating and now offers solutions for increasingly complex cases with SmartTrack, a new aligner material which offers improved control of tooth movements and greater comfort.