If you’ve ever wished for straighter teeth but don’t like the idea of spending years wearing fixed steel braces, we think you’ll love Invisalign.
The revolutionary orthodontic aligner does away with the conspicuous aesthetics of conventional fixed braces in favour of a discreet aligner that’s virtually impossible for others to notice.
Sleek good looks are just one of many clever features that have helped catapult Invisalign to the number-one spot on the list of world-favourite teeth alignment systems.
Why not join millions of patients worldwide to create a beautifully straight smile with the crème de la crème of invisible orthodontics.
While Invisalign isn’t quite genuinely invisible, it isn’t far off. It’s tough to spot while in place, so most people won’t notice you are wearing an aligner.
The secret to Invisalign’s great looks is in the clear medical-grade plastic used to create the aligner. It’s not only transparent but also flexible – making Invisalign one of the most comfortable aligners around.
And no matter how discreet your orthodontic aligner looks, there is bound to come a time when you’d prefer to take it out altogether. Patients love being able to remove their aligner to eat, drink and pose – just as long as you wear it for the recommended 22 hours per day.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Our orthodontic team will begin by taking detailed digital scans of your smile to start planning your treatment. At this stage, we can also show you an accurate smile preview of how you’ll look after treatment with Invisalign.
We’ll send the images to Invisalign’s laboratory in the US, where trained dental technicians will begin producing your custom aligners. When we receive these back from the laboratory, you’ll be invited back to the clinic for your fitting.
You can leave the clinic wearing the first of your Invisalign aligners and you’ll notice a gentle straightening pressure getting to work straight away. Then, pop back into our Glasgow clinic in a few weeks so that we can check on your progress and provide you with a replacement aligner.
Each new aligner you wear will bring your teeth a little closer to the ideal position. Treatment generally takes 12-18 months.
If you don’t wear your aligner for 22 hours a day, you risk prolonging treatment and even jeopardising the results. The great news is that Invisalign is so comfortable and discreet that you won’t need to remove the aligners often.
Yes, like any teeth-straightening treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer to be able to maintain your fantastic new smile.
Some patients have claimed that Invisalign treatment feels a little strange at first. But, like most orthodontic treatments, your teeth need to adjust to the initial sensation of being moved. So, after the first few days, any discomfort or strangeness will subside.
Treatment length varies between patients but on average, takes between 12-18 months. At this time, you could receive anywhere from 10-50 aligners, depending on the severity of your misalignment. We can give you a rough estimate of how long the treatment should take in your initial consultation and give you an exact treatment time after consulting using our iTero scanner to plan the treatment in more depth.
Get a Straight Up Stunning Smile
If you want a stunningly straight smile courtesy of Invisalign, look no further than your Glasgow Invisalign provider, West Dental. Call our team today.GET IN TOUCH