Invisalign aligners are thin clear flexible plastic ‘mouthguards’ which fit closely over the teeth. Because they are unobtrusive, aligner appliances are ideally suited to adult patients whose life-style or work commitments make it difficult for them to wear conventional metal braces.
A proper orthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan is essential to successful aligner treatment, as with any other form of orthodontics.
An accurate impression of the mouth is used to create the tailor-made aligners. These series of appliances are used to obtain incremental changes to correct the teeth according to a treatment plan developed by the orthodontist. Each appliance moves the teeth a small distance towards the intended position and is then replaced with its successor until the final result is achieved.
Invisalign aligners need to be worn full-time, day and night except for meal times when you can remove them.