Most people have heard of Invisalign as it is the most well known Clear Orthodontic Aligner. Dr James and Dr Brid offer Invisalign at our clinic as well as some other cutting-edge Aligner brands such as Reveal and Clear wonder. At your free Consultation your options will be discussed and the aligner system to best meet your needs will be chosen. Prices vary slightly depending on the system. You will be involved in all the decision making.
Clear Aligners are a system that uses a very thin clear plastic gumshield-like brace worn over the teeth. These aligners are manufactured to fit your teeth exactly and to move your teeth into their new position. This new position is pre-planned with you and the expected result can be visualize on a computer prior to you embarking on treatment.
A 3D scan, photographs and X-Rays are taken in the planning stage.
Once you are happy with the proposed treatment a series of aligners will be made in the chosen lab. Each one will move your teeth a little bit towards the end position. You will change over these aligners yourself at home and visit the practice intermittently to have adjustments and monitor the progress.
Your aligners are taken out to eat and for cleaning. We advise they are worn for 22 hours per day. You wear them day and night. The aligners are clear and slim and so they are virtually invisible.