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Considering treatment with Invisalign braces? Your top 5 FAQs answered by Weybridge Orthodontics

If you are an adult who has crooked teeth, the world can sometimes seem like an unfair place. As a society, we are seemingly constantly bombarded with images of celebrities, models and other famous people who have the glamourous ‘Hollywood Smile,’ which does little to boost self-esteem.

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In years gone by, there were only two solutions to three solutions to these issues; learn to live with your teeth, have them removed and replaced with dentures, or wear the large, orthodontic braces which, if anything, would be more likely to add to you feeling self-conscious.

Luckily, today, as dentistry has become more sophisticated, there is a discrete option available, which is taking the dental world by storm.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are proud to be able to offer this option to all of our suitable patients. Invisalign in Weybridge can provide you with a discreet alternative to traditional braces while packing the power of a metal-based aligner. Easy to wear and removable, this brace will allow you to carry on with your day to day life with confidence, without drawing unwanted stares from strangers. 

Want to know more about Invisalign in Weybridge? Below are the answers to the top 5 FAQs about this powerful orthodontic procedure.

Am I suitable for invisible braces?

When deciding whether or not to have Invisalign in Weybridge, your first port of call so to speak should be with a member of our dental team.

Our team has extensive experience of working with this brace and can quickly assess whether or not you are suitable for treatment with it. Provided your oral health is generally good and you have minor to moderate misalignment issues, you should be suitable for treatment with invisible braces.

How do invisible braces work?

Unlike traditional orthodontic braces, invisible aligners work by gently pushing your teeth into their new position, with the use of gently opposing metal coils.

There is no force associated with this treatment and so, discomfort is minimal.

Aren’t invisible braces painful?

In a word, no. Well, they shouldn’t be!

As previously mentioned, they do not apply force to relocating your teeth in the same way that orthodontic braces do, and therefore, any discomfort experienced while wearing them should be minimal.

How long will I need to wear them for?

The only person who can answer that question is a member of our dental team.

However, it is worth noting that the average period of time many of our patients wear invisible aligners is between 6-9 months in total. Be aware that you may even be able to wear them for less time than this, depending on your clinical situation.

Aren’t invisible braces really expensive?

Money doesn’t grow on trees and the initial cost of invisible braces can seem daunting.

However, due to their accelerated treatment time, they are often more cost-effective than orthodontic options. Many surgeries (including Weybridge Orthodontics) can offer you a payment plan or finance, to help you break down the cost into affordable monthly payments. Perfect!

Isn’t Invisalign uncomfortable? 5 myths about this invisible brace answered by Weybridge Orthodontics

In recent years, dentistry has advanced exponentially, to make orthodontic treatment faster, cheaper and more accessible for everyone.

While there is an ongoing myth that adults cannot undertake orthodontic procedures, more and more adults are approaching their dentists about getting a straighter smile. Of course, many adults are put off of the idea of having traditional, orthodontic braces fitted, prompting a revolution in adult orthodontic aligners.

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At Weybridge Orthodontics, our dentists are proud to be able to offer our patients a wide array of orthodontic treatments. One of the most popular aligners among our adult patients is Invisalign; in Weybridge, we are able to treat suitable patients with this world-famous aligner, making their orthodontic journey a smoother and easier one.

But, like many advanced technologies, this invisible aligner has attracted its fair share of myths and falsehoods, which prevents many patients from seeking it out.

Do you want to know the truth behind the myths? Are you curious if Invisalign in Weybridge can help you get a straighter smile? Read on to find out more!

Invisible braces can only correct minor alignment issues

This is one of the most common misconceptions about Invisalign in Weybridge.

Although a member of our dental team will need to assess your suitability for treatment with this aligner, invisible braces can correct moderate to severe misalignment issues. Typically, invisible braces are helped to correct issues with gaps or spacing in the teeth but, but can also be used to reverse overcrowding and even protrusions.

Invisible braces are available online for cheaper

While this is not exactly a myth, it is far from the truth.

If you type invisible braces into any search engine, you will be bombarded with offers about aligners that can straighten your teeth without needing a dental check-up. This is obviously false.

In the same way, you would (hopefully!) not order prescription glasses online without an eye test, you should never order complex orthodontic treatments online. These aligners are often harmful and can create more issues with your teeth than they correct.

If you want a straighter smile, trust our dental team to help you get it!

Invisible braces are more expensive than traditional braces

It may feel unfair that invisible braces often come with such a hefty price tag, but in comparison to traditional orthodontics, they are often a better financial option.

As invisible braces offer accelerated treatment times, they also often offer patients a substantially lower price tag.

Invisible braces cause speech issues

Invisible braces are removable and so, it may seem logical that they cause speech issues.

However, they are custom-fitted to slot over your teeth, like a glove so to speak, and should therefore not become loose.

Invisible braces are uncomfortable

One of the key benefits of invisible aligners is their comfort. As they fit perfectly over your teeth and are made of malleable but durable plastic, there should be no discomfort at all while wearing them. They are even comfortable enough to wear to bed without hassle.

What is Invisalign and why may I choose to have Invisalign in Weybridge?

Invisalign is essentially a form of clear aligners. Invisalign is the name of just one worldwide provider of clear aligners, although there is a common misconception that Invisalign is the dental name for clear aligners.This treatment has risen dramatically in popularity within recent years.

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Why is Invisalign so popular?

Invisalign has risen recently within popularity due to its rapid results, as well as convenience. For individuals who have a hectic lifestyle or are within a professional career they may feel as if clear aligners or other discrete forms of orthodontics may be better suited for them personally, and their lifestyle. Invisalign are essentially a form of retainer that aim to straighten the teeth slowly by moving them in a positive direction. Certain individuals who may suffer from low self-esteem and low self-confidence may feel as if invisible forms of orthodontics is better for them. Invisalign can also be perfect for individuals who have already previously undergone a form of orthodontics in the past. Undergoing clear aligners at an older age can cause extremely rapid and long lasting results.

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners are invisible retainer like mechanisms that aim to straighten the teeth within the mouth. These clear aligners are replaced every several weeks, meaning the teeth are slowly encouraged to move in a positive direction.

How do I get Invisalign in Weybridge?

If you are looking towards potentially getting orthodontic treatment with us then you may be wondering how you start the process. If you are not sure about the treatment you are about to have, then you may wish to get in touch to have an initial consultation.

What is an initial consultation?

An initial consultation is essentially an appointment that an individual may have with a dental healthcare professional to decipher all orthodontic options. During an initial consultation a patient may ask their dental health care professional any questions, queries, or concerns that they may have before undergoing their orthodontic or dental treatment.

Do you offer monthly finance options?

Yes! At our clinic within weybridge we offer our patients an interest free payment plan, in order to allow our patients to avoid a hefty initial dental fee. If you are not undergoing dental treatment with the National Health Service then you will have to pay dental fees. Some individuals may avoid their regular dental appointments for several reasons (anxiety for example) the other reason may be to avoid financial costs. We fully that the thought of a hefty cost can be daunting for the majority of patients, which is why we believe finance plans (especially those of which that are interest free) can be extremely comforting for so many individuals.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge and why would I choose to undergo this particular form of orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics as a branch of dentistry aims to improve the alignment of teeth within the mouth. As a general rule, orthodontics can address a variety of issues as well as aiming to straighten teeth, they can correct an overbite, or underbite, and can deal with poor jaw alignment. All of which can affect a patient’s dental and overall health. Invisalign is essentially one form of orthodontics using clear aligners, they are simply one make, but are the largest producer worldwide. Invisalign is used when correcting mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth.

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Why choose Invisalign in Weybridge over any other form of orthodontics?

We find many individuals may choose to undergo this particular form of orthodontics due to their aesthetically pleasing appearance, in that they are almost invisible to the casual observer. Invisalign is unique in the way that there is a lack of metal brackets being used and they are simply a plastic customised aligner which fits snugly over the teeth. Invisalign may be preferred by individuals who have previously undergone orthodontics, they can be used as a ‘top up’ or a ‘refresher’ treatment. Individuals of all ages can choose to undergo Invisalign treatment. Some people who are older and want to exude a more professional persona and those younger individuals who may suffer from a lower level of self-esteem and confidence find these aligners very convenient. Having clear aligners for young adolescents and teens can help to eliminate some of the insecurities traditional metal braces may hold.

How does Invisalign in Weybridge work?

Invisalign works to produce the pleasing outcome provided by other forms of orthodontics. All forms of orthodontics are similar in the way that they all aim for the same result; straight teeth. These clear aligners are replaced every few weeks with a new set, each one designed to take the patient nearer their desired straightened teeth. At our dental clinic in Weybridge we take the impressions and moulds of your teeth, these are then sent off to Invisalign, we then receive their finalised and individualised clear aligners.

How much do Invisalign cost, and how do I undergo an initial consultation?

At our clinic in Weybridge we are proud to say we offer free initial consultations, meaning you can decide which orthodontic treatment is suitable for you with our help of course! If you are considering undergoing clear aligner treatment with us you can enter in your key details on our website along will some notes with any queries or concerns you may have!

What steps are involved within the Invisalign process?

The first initial step involved is where we take a three dimensional impression of your teeth. A prediction is made to you of what you can expect from your dental results, this can be a huge advantage to patients in order to visualise the end results of the treatment. All the data and information is then sent away to have your sets of aligners made to your specifications.  Upon receiving your custom made clear aligners you have to make sure you wear them as specified by us, in order for you to have the desired outcome from you treatment.

How much does Invisalign cost?

This will depend on the number of aligners which will need to be made for you and the time it will take for your treatment and will all be discussed with our dental professional on your initial consultation.

Searching for Invisalign in Weybridge?

Where to find us

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, also known as Surrey Braces, our team of highly professional, qualified practitioners have a combined 100 years of first-hand dental experience and expertise. Our team has helped bring smiles to the faces of over 21,000 happy Surrey residents, and we are showing no signs of slowing down. By getting to know our patients on a personal level, rather than simply opting for the ‘one size fits all’ approach to orthodontics, which is all too common, we’ve found that a more formative and mutually advantageous patient/practitioner relationship can flourish. Our in-house team are on hand to provide patients with a range of different treatments, including the installation of discrete orthodontics, such as Invisalign in Weybridge.

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Hidden wonders

This retainer system is one which has revolutionised the world of conventional orthodontics. Historically, those seeking dental realignment, were often faced with the decision to sacrifice their outward appearance for around twelve months for the sake of a straighter smile, by wearing large, visible, traditional metal braces. Today however, thanks to the ingenuity of Stanford University graduate, Zia Chishti, this has become a thing of the past. Chishti took the world of orthodontics by storm when he first introduced his new system, which utilises a removable, plastic retainer as an alternative to conventional fused metal brackets. This retainer is constructed from a specialist, patented plastic known as SmartTrack, which is utilised for it’s uniquely durable, yet malleable nature. When worn throughout the course of treatment — which varies from case to case, but typically lasts around twelve months — the patient’s teeth are gradually drawn into their correct specifications, using specifically placed pressure points within the retainer.

Under the surface

One of the major reasons as to why Invisalign in Weybridge has grown vastly in its popularity over recent years, over conventional methods of orthodontics, is its discrete nature.  Each retainer is unique and made to fit the patient’s teeth by utilising cutting-edge 3D rendering software, which allows for a perfectly accurate and virtually perfect mould of each patient’s teeth to be created, from which the retainer is made. As the retainer is custom fitted to the specific contours of a patient’s teeth, when worn, it fits so snugly over their teeth that it becomes practically invisible. This may explain why Invisalign in Weybridge is now the number one method of discrete orthodontics for teenagers and young adults, who may be deterred from conventional methods due to the scrutiny they may receive from their peers or colleagues. Another reason for Invisalign’s success within this demographic is that, unlike conventional methods of dental realignment, the retainer is removable. This affords its users to decide a convenient time to carry out treatment, and fit around their schedules — such as when at home or asleep. Our friendly and approachable team of specialists will be on-hand to help our patients through each stage of the process of undertaking Invisalign in Weybridge, and we will always provide patients with the support and guidance they require.

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Why choose us?

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics – also known as Surrey Braces – our specialist team of in-house orthodontists are committed to providing residents of Weybridge, and beyond, with a dental service that is second to none. With a combined overall first-hand dental experience amounting to over one hundred years, potential patients can rest assured they are in safe hands. Whether patients are seeking to improve the straightness of their smiles, or just want to boost their knowledge of how to maintain a healthy level of oral hygiene, you need look no further than our friendly and approachable staff here at Weybridge orthodontics. Additionally, we are one of the number one provides of discrete dental aligners such as Invisalign in Weybridge, which are massively popular with teenagers and young adults over conventional methods of orthodontics.

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How does this system work?

One of the most popular treatments we provide is the installation of Invisalign in Weybridge. This is a revolutionary alternative to conventional, fused metal braces, which are often largely uncomfortable and can have a largely negative impact on the outward appearance of those undertaking it. Invisalign in Weybridge, however, replaces fused brackets and metal wires with a removable, comfortable plastic retainer. This ingenious method was initially created by Stanford University graduate, Zia Chishti. By creating a unique fitted retainer, constructed from a patented ‘SmartTrack’ plastic, which is utilised for it’s uniquely durable, yet malleable nature, Chishti negated the need for obvious, uncomfortable metal brackets. When worn over the course of treatment – which varies depending on the severity of each patient’s needs – but typically lasts around twelve months, the retainer uses specifically placed pressure points to gradually push the patient’s teeth back into their correct specifications. 

Your treatment journey

Anyone seeking Invisalign in Weybridge would initially begin their journey by undertaking an informative, non-committal, no obligation consultation with one of our specialists. This is done to establish the extent of treatment needed, as well as to cover the basic costs of treatment, and to let our patients know what they can expect the results to be. Thereafter, a unique 3D rendering of the insides of the patient’s mouth would be created, to allow for a perfectly accurate retainer to be constructed, that fits the contours of their mouths perfectly. From then on, the patient can take the retainer home, and wear it at a time which is convenient to them – such as when sleeping at home.

Invisible ingenuity

One of the main benefits of Invisalign in Weybridge, is that when worn, the retainer is practically invisible. This may explain the procedure’s popularity over conventional methods of orthodontics with young adults and teenagers. This is due to the fact that this solution affords them the ability to undertake essential dental realignment, without attracting any unwanted attention from their peers or colleagues. Those who seek Invisalign in Weybridge can find their self confidence and esteem greatly increases after completing their course of treatment, as they can enjoy a straighter and more healthy looking smile – without the pain of wearing traditional fused metal braces.

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of repairing one’s teeth, and administering treatments in order to provide a better look to the teeth. This can be anything from braces to teeth whitening. Often, cosmetic dentistry can tie over into general dentistry and vice versa. This is because teeth that are performing their best look their best, and a healthy smile will look the most natural and appealing above all else. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a smile, and consider all our patients to be our number one priority. Dentistry is about improving the quality of life, which means improving your smile and your general comfort with your own teeth.

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Fixed braces

Fixed braces are a common option for teenagers and are one of the most effective forms of treatment for your teeth to be realigned. Fixed braces work by bonding a join to each tooth, and passing through a metal wire, which is then periodically tightened, in order to pull the teeth into position. Fixed braces are also an option for adults whose teeth are severely crooked, and need drastic attention.

Invisalign

Many adults are not fond of the idea of fixed braces. Fixed braces can be uncomfortable, and are also associated with being a teenager, which for some professional adults may not be an option. Therefore, Invisalign offers a fantastic solution. If you are looking for Invisalign in Weybridge, then this is a treatment that we happily offer to many patients. It is a discreet option for those who might be concerned about their looks during dental treatment and will mean that they can undergo treatment without anyone knowing about it.

Invisalign works by using a series of plastic braces to gradually align the teeth into arrangement. Instead of fixed braces which work by tightening the wires, Invisalign works by simply replacing the brace with a new one every two weeks. This means that the brace is extremely simple and will be virtually invisible the entire time you are wearing it. If you are interested in getting Invisalign in Weybridge, then do not hesitate to contact us, and let us know of your situation.

Incognito

Incognito braces are another excellent option to choose. Incognito braces work a similar way to fixed braces, however, they are on the inside of the teeth. This means that you will be able to reap all the benefits of fixed braces, and yet remain discreet about your dental treatment. There are also no real strictures about eating or drinking, so you are free to live your life without any restrictions or concerns.

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If you are considering fixed braces, Incognito, or Invisalign in Weybridge, then do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We understand that cosmetic options can seem overwhelming and sometimes unclear, so we are here to guide you through every step of the way. By listening to your concerns, and aspirations for your teeth, we will be able to use our skills making your dream smile into a reality.

Braces

Braces are necessary when the teeth have become crooked or displaced. Crooked teeth can be more serious than just a cosmetic issue and can cause serious complications for your jaw alignment and function. Tooth erosion can also occur in areas that have a higher level of contact with other teeth and can therefore become susceptible to cavities and tooth decay.

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Fixed braces are an excellent option for restoring crooked teeth to their natural state, however, they do carry some disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages of fixed braces is the association they have with being a teenager. Many teenagers undergo fixed brace treatment, as this is when their teeth are more malleable, and their adult teeth have all erupted, so they can be correctly aligned as soon as possible. Therefore, many adults can be averse to fixed brace treatment for this reason and avoid braces entirely. The intensity of braces can also be a deterrent, as many adults can think that their teeth are not crooked enough to justify fixed braces. A solution to these problems is Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics has a wide range of treatments that are committed to giving you the treatment that will give you the smile you deserve.

Invisalign

Invisalign is the answer to many of the problems and assumptions that fixed braces can bring up. Invisalign is only available to adults, as it is only effective on fully developed adult teeth, so any growth will render the treatment ineffective. Invisalign can also make extremely acute adjustments, so no matter how crooked your teeth are, you can use Invisalign. One of the key benefits of Invisalign, is that due to the transparent nature of the braces, it will be extremely difficult to tell that you are wearing Invisalign. Weybridge Orthodontics is committed to delivering the best possible service to you and making sure that you are informed at every step of the way. It is also important to us that you are as comfortable as possible, which means building up a rapport between dentist and patient, so that the treatments are as friendly and as comfortable as possible.

Beginning Invisalign Treatment

To begin Invisalign treatment you will first need a consultation about Invisalign in Weybridge, to assess your teeth and have a scan, as well as clear up any queries you might have about Invisalign treatment. Once scans have been taken, they will then be sent off, and a series of plastic braces will be specifically made for you. As opposed to regular braces being tightened and adjusted, Invisalign braces will simply be replaced. This will happen approximately every two weeks, and your dentist will be able to assess your progress and steps with the treatment.

Invisalign is also beneficial in that they can be easily removed, which means you are free to drink and eat whatever you want to. If you are looking for Invisalign in Weybridge, then we have all the facilities available for the treatment. Book a consultation with us if you would like to find out more.

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign in Weybridge

It is never too late to have your teeth straightened if you missed your chance of having braces when you were younger.

Invisalign in WeybridgeThe question is, how do you choose the one that is right for you when there are now so many straightening devices available?

Invisalign in Weybridge might be the solution you have been looking for if you want straight teeth without having to go through the somewhat uncomfortable ordeal of wearing metal braces.

There are infinite possibilities with Invisalign. Enjoy the freedoms of this brace-free alternative, unconstrained by the inconveniences of metals, wires and elastic bands.

Come and have a chat with our expert team at Weybridge Orthodontics and start the process of re-aligning your teeth with us today.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge?

Invisalign are pieces of BPA-free plastic that are moulded to fit over your teeth and gums perfectly.

Every couple of weeks, we require you to replace your retainer with a new set. While the sets are, by and large, similar shapes, they are slightly different versions of each other; the purpose of which is to adjust your teeth until they reach their desired position, which is determined at the start of your treatment.

What are the steps to getting Invisalign

On your first consultation or soon afterwards, we take dental impressions of your teeth using a state-of-the-art digital scanner.

Using these results, we devise a treatment plan that shows how your teeth will move, incrementally, over time. This is advantageous because our patients are given an idea of how their teeth might look post-treatment, which helps them adjust their expectations.

We then send the blueprint to our technicians who then custom-design aligner trays.

What are the benefits of having Invisalign in Weybridge?

The most desirable factor of Invisalign is that the retainers that are used are nearly invisible. The clear and colourless plastic gives the retainer a discreet appearance, meaning you can use them without anyone knowing that you are wearing them, which is music to the ears of self-conscious teenagers and adults.

You can remove the aligners when you eat, drink and brush your teeth, which means you do not have to adapt your lifestyle in any way over the course of your treatment.

Regarding your cleaning routine, stick to your current regimen, which should include brushing your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes, followed by flossing and rinsing out your mouth with mouthwash.

Are there disadvantages?

Having aligners requires self-discipline that some people do not possess. Having the freedom to remove trays at a moment’s notice does not mean you should. For the treatment to be effective, you need to keep the plates in for 22 out of 24 hours.

For this reason, younger children, who also have a greater tendency to lose things, should consider an alternative brace system.

Another reason why Invisalign might not be the best choice for you is that it is a straightening device with limitations. To be considered a suitable candidate, the nature of your issue must be mild to moderate, anything more complicated requires more conventional straightening methods.

We are Invisalign providers. Let us introduce you to a brace-free alternative and pave the way toward perfect teeth.

Straighten your teeth the Invisalign way

Have you had your teeth straightened before, only to be disappointed with the results? With Invisalign and its exceptional technology, you will know precisely what you are getting at the start of treatment.

Invisalign in WeybridgeNot only does Invisalign deliver on its promises, but the treatment itself is far less of an arduous and uncomfortable ordeal than with conventional straightening methods.

We at Weybridge Orthodontics are expert orthodontists and Invisalign providers. See us today, so that we can talk Invisalign in Weybridge.

Is Invisalign right for me?

We are living in the age of the ‘selfie’ where it has become a daily ritual to post images of yourself online happily relaxing on holiday and showing off your enviable life to online friends and followers.

There is, now more than ever, extreme pressure to look good, especially among teenagers and young adults. By this reasoning, sporting a metallic smile is less than ideal for the average youngster.

Want to fit in with your peers all the time while straightening your teeth? Invisalign in Weybridge will straighten your teeth, close that unsightly gap between them and correct the ‘bugs bunny’ overbite that you are self-conscious about.

What is the Invisalign in Weybridge straightening method?

At the start of treatment, you will receive aligner trays that are moulded to fit your teeth and gums.

No two aligners trays are the same, and every treatment plan is unique to the patient. Your trays are designed for you alone using 3D scanners that outline the series of movements your teeth will make until they reach their final, desired position.

You will not wear one set of aligner trays for the duration of the treatment. Instead, you are required to replace the set with another on a bi-monthly basis, which is a slightly different version from the last. Unlike traditional braces that place pressure on all your teeth at once, every two weeks, the prescribed aligner will adjust the position of just a couple of teeth.

What do Invisalign aligners look like?

The aligners are clear, colourless and removable pieces of plastic. They are virtually undetectable to the unknowing eye, making it easy to go about your day without people noticing your straightening aid.

If you are introverted or a highly self-conscious person, the practically invisible look of Invisalign will appeal to your need of not wanting to draw attention to yourself.

What benefits do they provide?

People love being able to remove their aligners whenever they need to, while drinking, eating and playing contact sports.

You do not have to avoid certain foods that could damage metal, or become paranoid at the thought of food getting stuck in your wires. At the same time, you can enjoy the physical activities you love brace-free, which will obviously eliminate your concerns about breaking your straightening aid.

You do not have to incorporate extra steps into your cleaning routine – brush as you usually would.

With Invisalign, you will have your expectations surpassed. Pose for your Instagram fans with straight teeth and a beautiful smile that melts hearts.