The Invisalign system is an almost invisible orthodontic treatment that has taken the world by storm since entering the market back in 1999. Now, over 5.5 million patients owe their perfect, natural smiles to Invisalign. The original Invisalign system has been continuously redeveloped and revised over the years, and is now available in a range of innovative aligner systems to suit different orthodontic cases and age groups – from children to adults.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign utilises a series of customised removable aligners made of clear plastic which you wear over a designated treatment period. Typically, you change over to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks. With each new set, your teeth gradually shift until they reach their ideal, final positions.
Types of Invisalign clear aligners
- Invisalign Express (i7)/Lite
Invisalign Express (i7) and Invisalign Lite are designed for adults with minor orthodontic problems involving the front teeth. These faster treatment options are suitable for minor cosmetic corrections. Invisalign Express can achieve results within 3 months while Invisalign Lite takes a little longer at 6 to 7 months.
- Invisalign Full
Invisalign Full are designed for adults with more complex mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and are the “clear” alternative to braces. Treatment time can range from 12 to 18 months.
- Invisalign Teen
Invisalign Teen has been specially designed for teenagers whose teeth and jaw bones are still developing. For example, Invisalign Teen has tooth eruption tabs which factor in emerging teeth. Specialised aligners permit lower jaw advancement, foregoing the need for treatment with elastics. Invisalign Teen aligners can be removed and swapped over for mouthguards when teens engage in sports activities.
- Invisalign First
Invisalign First aligners are ideal for children aged 7 to 11 years old. At this life stage, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to help train and prepare the child’s developing dentition and jaws, so that orthodontic treatment in their teenage years is more effective and kept to a minimum.
Healthy Smile Dental specialise in Invisalign treatment for young and old. Take that first step to achieve your best smile and a better version of yourself!
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