General and Cosmetic Dentistry

How does Invisalign work?

Woman with Invisalign | Kew OrthodontistWith today’s modern orthodontics, a mouth full of metal is not needed to straighten your teeth. This is good news for many adults who decide that they no longer want to live with misaligned or crooked teeth.

How Does Invisalgn Work?

Invisalign clear braces work by quickly but gently moving your teeth into the desired position with clear plastic aligners. In general, Invisalign invisible braces are a cosmetic treatment for straightening teeth that do not need a major position shift with a bite. Most people achieve the results they desire in just about 12 to 18 months, so this is a quicker option for obtaining straighter teeth than traditional orthodontics from our Kew East dental clinic. Patients must commit to wearing the plastic aligners for at least 22 hours each day if they want to reach their smile goals.

Invisalign uses gentle force to move the teeth into alignment. There is little risk of root damage or other issues because treatment is gentle, with extractions seldom being necessary.

As with most orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a retainer afterward to ensure the continued success of your new smile.

Talk to your Kew East dental surgery about orthodontics, including Invisalign invisible braces, to find out which option might be best for your situation.