Do you want to smile with straight teeth but feel too embarrassed to wear braces to get them?
At Auckland Orthodontics, we have the solution. We can straighten your teeth using Invisalign’s virtually invisible aligners, so no one will know you’re having treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method which our team uses to straighten your teeth. The difference with Invisalign though is instead of using braces to straighten your teeth, this treatment uses a series of clear, plastic aligners. These aligners are custom-made to your teeth and are changed – by you – every two weeks. As you wear each new set of aligners, your teeth become straighter and straighter, until you’ve achieved the straight teeth and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
How does Invisalign work?
Your Invisalign aligners are created based on 3D impressions taken of your teeth. These impressions identify the position of your teeth now. The software then tracks the movement your teeth need to make to become straight.
Over the course of your treatment, you need to change your aligners every two weeks. You’ll be given an aligner to wear on your top and bottom teeth. Every set of aligners is moulded slightly differently to encourage your teeth to straighten.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are so many benefits to Invisalign which goes a long way to explaining why they are so popular with our patients. To start with, they are virtually invisible. The clear plastic material they are made from blends in with the colour of your teeth, and because they sit over the top of your teeth, no one can tell you are wearing them.
They’re also removable. That’s right – you can take them out for eating, brushing and flossing. Orthodontic treatment has never been so easy! You don’t have to worry about having metal brackets stuck to your teeth that you have to clean around. All you need to do is remember to put your aligners back in after eating and cleaning your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear. Not only are they custom-made to your teeth, they don’t have any parts that will scratch or irritate the inside of your mouth.
Invisalign for you
At Auckland Orthodontics, we can treat almost every orthodontic problem with Invisalign:
For our adult patients To correct your bite and straighten your teeth, Invisalign aligners work faster than traditional metal braces and can achieve the smile you’re after in 12 to 18 months. If you only need minor treatment and realignment of your front six teeth, also known as your smile teeth, then we can use Invisalign Express, which can achieve results in as little as three months.
For our teen patients Invisalign isn’t just for adults; the aligners are also suitable for teens. For optimal results, the aligners must be worn for 22 hours per day, but this still gives you time to take them out for eating, brushing and flossing, as well as for sports practices or music lessons. And, as an added bonus, because the aligners are virtually invisible, not even your friends will know you’re wearing them – unless you tell them of course.
For our younger patientsInvisalign First is a treatment option designed specifically for young children (aged approximately 7 to 10 years old). Set your child up for the best outcome by intervening at this early age to guide the jaw and arch development.