What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and
achieve the smile you've always dreamed of. Using advanced 3D
computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete
treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider's prescription,
from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.
Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth -
and your teeth only - to move them little by little. Each aligner is
worn for 1-2 weeks before being replaced by the next in the series,
gradually moving towards the projected final position. Your Invisalign
treatment time will be determined by your Invisalign Provider, based
on your specific needs.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. No one may even notice
that you're wearing these virtually invisible aligners, making Invisalign
a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions
Invisalign aligners are removable giving you the flexibility to eat
and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing
the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and
floss as you normally would for fresh breath and to maintain good
Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires.
This means that in most cases less time is spent in your Invisalign
Provider's practice for adjustments.
And finally, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and
treatment plan before you even begin treatment so you can see how
your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
Dentists or orthodontists have, in the past, successfully used
removable appliances for years. But with the application of Align
Technology's 3D computer technology and mass-customisation,
the Invisalign System can be used to treat a wide range of patients
who wants straighter teeth. The unique ClinCheck® software allows
patients to see their treatment plan from beginning to end even
before the start of treatment.
How old is the company?
Align Technology, Inc., the company that manufactures Invisalign,
was founded in 1997.
How old is the technology?
In 1945, Dr. H.D. Kiesling envisioned that one day modern technology
would enable the use of a series of tooth positioners to produce
the kinds of movements required for comprehensive orthodontic
treatment. Align Technology has made this vision a reality. Using
advanced computer technology, Align Technology produces
Invisalign, a series of customised clear aligners. Each aligner is worn
sequentially by the patient to produce gradual tooth movements in
both upper and lower arches.
How many patients are being treated with Invisalign?
More than 5 million patients worldwide have been treated with
Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily.
How much does Invisalign cost?
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign
is dependent on the complexity of your issue and your course of
treatment. As a general rule the cost is comparable to traditional
fixed braces. Please get in touch to find out more
How do I get started with Invisalign?
Make an appointment with our practice for an initial