Invisalign: a subtle way to straighten your teeth

Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular teeth-straightening options at Surrey Braces in Weybridge. They are a modern and effective way by which a dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth, invisible to the untrained eye and removable for short periods so you can eat what you like and can easily maintain good dental hygiene.

invisalign-teethWhat is Invisalign for?

Unlike some cosmetic brace systems, Invisalign can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. When you come into our Weybridgedental centre for a consultation, your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination, and will assess whether this is the best treatment option for your needs.

Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a custom-made series of clear aligners that are made to fit comfortably over your teeth, gently guiding them into a new position. Your treatment progresses in two-week increments, which means that you will need to change your aligner every fortnight as your teeth begin to move into their new position.

At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer to make sure your teeth don’t try to shift back to their original position. We offer a number of discreet retainer options at our Weybridgedental clinic.

Your Invisalign consultation

Your orthodontist will first assess your suitability for Invisalign treatment, and will then take impressions of your teeth. Using the latest computer software, they will be able to show you the results you can expect at the end of treatment.

Your aligners will be custom-made at the Invisalign laboratory in the USA and you will be called back to our Weybridgedental centre when they are ready. Whilst the aligners are easily removable, you should wear them for approximately 22 hours a day. You will require periodic check-ups at our Weybridge clinic during treatment.