Invisalign

made to move you forward

Invisalign – the world’s most advanced clear aligner system. Made to move you forward.

Millions of people are seeing the possibilities that Invisalign innovations open up. 

Moves like no other
Only Invisalign clear aligners use SmartTrack® material to shape your smile with such precision, comfort and predictability. 

Made for your mouth
Each set of aligners is custom-made using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, moving your teeth gently and efficiently. The complete experience ClinCheck® technology digitally maps your entire Invisalign journey, so you can see what your new smile is predicted to look like before treatment even begins. 

HOW IT WORKS

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The Invisalign treatment process is as straight-forward as it is technically advanced.

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Once we have confirmed that you are eligible for treatment, we will take photos, X-rays and digital scans, or a dental impression, of your teeth. These records will be used to create a treatment plan, just for you.

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After being custom-made and shipped to us, you’ll receive a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks.

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You’ll visit us around every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and receive new aligners. After finishing your treatment plan, retainers will be required to maintain your new smile.

FRequently asked questions

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 our 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 based on your specific needs.

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 with others.

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 oral hygiene.

Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires. This means that in most cases less time is spent at our 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.

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.

The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign System.

The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.

W can use Invisalign to treat malocclusion for a majority of adults and adolescents who want a better smile. For teenagers, talk to us to see if Invisalign Teen may be the right treatment option for your child.

Appointment intervals are generally the same as with traditional braces but can be much quicker with less time spent in the dentists’ chair during appointments as no adjustments need to be made to wires/brackets. Patients typically visit us every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of Invisalign aligners.

The total duration of treatment depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces.  Typically treatment can last between 3 and 18 months. During your consultation, we can provide you with more detailed information.

Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days, at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they insert a new aligner. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth gradually, helping you to achieve the final results.

This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.

As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign is dependent on the complexity of your issue and your course of treatment.  The cost is comparable to traditional fixed braces. We can fully determine your cost after your assessment.

Contact us

029 2081 0523

Glenhaven
129 Cardiff Road
Taff's Well
CF15 7PP

enquiries@glenhavendentalcare.com

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