How it works
Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made removable aligners with unique SmartForce technology that gradually moves your teeth to the ideal position. These aligners are barely noticeable when they are worn, making it the perfect, discreet option for adults. They are appropriate for overcrowded or widely spaced teeth, as well as to treat cross-, over- and underbites.
The aligners are constructed for each individual patient using highly specialised software, called Clincheck. Dr Berera uses the software program to write your personal ‘prescription’, which you will be able to see on the Clincheck simulation.
The number of aligners you need will depend on the initial position of your teeth. Treatment may last from as little as four months to up to 24 months, depending on how crooked your teeth are. As with any prescription, it is important that you wear each of your aligners for the required duration as advised to achieve full movement.
The aligners will place a light constant pressure on your teeth, to slowly move them to the correct position. The aligners will be replaced every two weeks to continue this gentle realignment, until you have reached your final mould and perfect new smile.
As the aligners are removable, you can maintain your oral hygiene and gum health with ease, keeping your teeth clean and stain-free over this period. All you have to worry about is which new selfie to upload.