Invisalign is an orthodontic device used for repositioning teeth that has cosmetic appeal due to the transparent aligners it uses to adjust teeth as an alternative to wire braces. The aligners, which resemble translucent and discreet gum shields, are manufactured by Align Technology in California using a computerised model of the patient’s teeth which is taken from a scanned mold supplied by the orthodontist at Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic.
Using the orthodontist’s treatment plan, the computer model creates stages between the current and desired teeth positions these are used to manufacture molds for a series of individual aligners that slide over the teeth and pressure them incrementally over time into their desired position.
More than three million people have received Invisalign treatment since 2000 and their ease of removal for cleaning is widely recognised as a key benefit.
Invisalign whilst viewed by many as a product is still very much a technique. 10 different dentists will achieve 10 different results. Our experience with Invisalign sets us apart from other practices. The experience of the Invisalign provider often leads to a reduced treatment time, fewer appointments and most importantly a more predicable outcome.’ Our orthodontist, Dr Graham Tinkler, is the countries most experienced Invisalign provider. www.clearbrace.dentist
Dr Tinkler at Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic will advise you of your suitability for Invisalign treatment after an examination of your mouth and jaw using a panoramic x-ray with an exploratory discussion of your preferences in terms of cosmetic considerations and long term function of the teeth.