What is Invisalign?
Megan Hatfield is a certified Invisalign and Invisalign Teen provider. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic braces which are worn like gum shield to gradually put gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position. You may have heard of alternative aligner systems, we use Invisalign as it is the longest-standing system of its type and has been developed in America over many years. Following planning using computerised technology each aligner is worn for two weeks before the next in the series is placed. You will visit the practice for progress checks every 6-10 weeks.
A course of Invisalign treatment at Wetherby Orthodontics includes the impressions and computerised ClinCheck planning, all the aligners including refinements, attachments and enamel reshaping if needed, appointments for adjustments every 3 or 4 aligners, fixed and removable retainers and one year of monitoring of your retainers. All treatment is carried out by specialist Megan Hatfield. Read our blog post about the differences in Invisalign fees.
Mr B said about his Invisalign treatment "Just brilliant! Very pleased with my straight teeth!" and Jojo talks on camera about why she loved her Invisalign.
Can Invisalign Aligners be removed?
Invisalign is almost unnoticeable and can be removed for eating. For the best results, the alingers need to be worn for a minimum of 20 hours a day, but 22 hours a day is much better. We certainly see the best results in people who wear their aligners well.
What problems can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign produces a gradual change in the teeth. It is ideal for milder problems like irregular or spaced teeth, but the range of problems that can be treated is increasing, please book an assessment to find out if Invisalign is suitable for you, or email us a picture of your teeth for a free preliminary assessment.
The latest addition to the Invisalign range is Invisalign Teen, which is suitable for teenagers including those who may not yet have all their adult teeth. It includes compliance indicators, small blue dots which fade to show the aligners have been worn, and free replacement aligners in case of mishap! Ask us about Invisalign Teen for your son or daughter.
You could be in the company of Radio 2's Chris Evans who wore Invisalign to straighten his teeth! Visit the Invisalign website for further information on Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.