Aligners are removable devices for straightening teeth.
They are made to fit your mouth precisely and designed to be worn for a specific length of time each day, for 6-18 months.
We use Invisalign clear aligners that are comfortable and almost invisible to wear, as well as easy for patients to insert and remove.
Invisalign aligners look like a thin, almost invisible gumshield that fits snuggly over your teeth. Made from clear plastic, they are a discreet and effective alternative to fixed braces.
All teeth straightening procedures are undertaken by Dr Hunt and Dr Wong, under the umbrella of our specialist sister practice StraightVue Orthodontics.
To find out if you are a candidate for this type of teeth straightening, please ask for an appointment.
This type of aligner tends to be most effective for patients whose teeth need less intensive realignment.
To determine if they will work for you, we do a full oral assessment to check the shape and health of your teeth, gums and bone structure.
If you need more extensive realignment than can be achieved with invisalign aligners we may recommend fixed braces instead.
The success of this treatment relies on your commitment to wearing your Invisalign aligners for the required amount of time each day. (You take them out to eat and clean your teeth.)
Teeth straightening procedures are undertaken here by our specialist sister practice StraightVue Orthodontics.
Initially, we assess your teeth straightening needs and your oral health and bone structure to see if Invisalign clear aligners would be suitable for you.
If they are, we explain the process, duration or treatment and cost and answer any questions you many have. You then decide if you wish to go ahead or not. If you do proceed, we take impressions of your bite from which the bespoke aligner is custom made for you.
On average, you will need to wear your aligners for 12 months (but this can vary from around 6-18 months depending on the degree of straightening required).
We typically replace your aligner with a new one every 1-2 weeks as your teeth gradually and gently reposition to create your new smile.
Ideally you would need to wear the aligner 24-7 removing it only to eat or clean your teeth. For optimum oral hygiene you should clean your retainer with water and a toothbrush each time it is removed.
After your treatment is complete, you may need to wear an aligner at night, to maintain your new smile.
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