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Invisalign braces are removable braces that are manufactured using 3D computer imaging technology. The process involves using a series of invisible and comfortable aligners to move your teeth to the desired final position in small steps.

Not all people are keen to wear visible braces. Sometimes patients also run a tight schedule and will struggle to fit in many visits to their orthodontist. In this case, we might suggest Invisalign to you, because they are virtually invisible. We would also recommend them because you will be issued with a few numbered trays that you will swap every 2-6 weeks, so visits to your doctor will be much more limited than with many other kinds of braces.

Although Invisalign is a little more expensive than traditional braces, they have benefits that a lot of patients find worthwhile paying the extra bit for. They are removable, for example, so you can eat and drink whatever you want and just put them back in afterward. They are also more comfortable than some other braces, because they do not carry the possibility of irritation to the mouth that is sometimes caused by metal wires or brackets. (You just need to wear them for 20-22 hours/day for around 9-24 months depending on your individual teeth straightening needs.)

The process to obtain Invisalign is really very simple and your doctor will talk you through it while performing all the necessary tasks. He or she will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of your teeth’s current position. We will then create a treatment plan designed specifically for your teeth and how we want them to move, so that the result will be a confident you with a beautiful smile. This plan will include the amount of sets of aligners you will need, when they will be replaced and how long your treatment will last. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat and drink, or to brush and floss your teeth. As you replace each aligner with the next one in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. During the straightening period, you will normally visit your doctor every few weeks so that he or she can ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned and that your teeth are healthy and looked after.

When you graduate from your Invisalign treatment and honor us with your gorgeous new smile, there will be joy all round!

FAQ’s about invisalign
      • Can anyone use Invisalign?- Unfortunately not. Invisalign is meant for people who do not have serious orthodontic issues and need minor to mild teeth straightening. It will not correct more serious problems like overbite, wide gaps or overcrowded teeth problems.
      • What are Invisalign braces made of?- They are made of medical grade thermoplastic which is safe, and BPA free.
      • How is Invisalign made?- Your Invisalign braces will be made in a very high-tech medical manufacturing facility that uses specialized robots to mold and cut each custom-designed set of your aligners with laser precision!
      • What are Invisalign ‘attachments’?- They are tooth colored composite resin bumps that are put on your teeth to help along some tooth movements that will not take place by just the aligner’s force on the teeth. The ‘attachments’ are placed on the teeth in strategic positions and to move a specific tooth or teeth in the direction planned by your doctor. When you graduate from your treatment, they are very easily removed by your doctor with a polishing tool!
      • Will the Invisalign ‘attachments’ damage my teeth?- No – absolutely no damage will be done to your teeth by Invisalign attachments.
      • Does Invisalign hurt? – As the braces are designed to move your teeth with a little force, you might be aware of temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new set of aligners.
How do I clean my Invisalign braces?
  • You can either use the Invisalign cleaning system, or you can just brush and rinse them
  • ClearAligners
    One of the differences between ClearAligners and other removable braces is the remarkable speed in which it reaches the patient’s desired teeth straightening goal. While Invisalign e.g. works on a steady step-by-step system, ClearAligners achieves the same goal within an average of less than 6 months. They move so fast that you will have to pay us a visit around every 2nd week!
    ClearAligners were also designed by Dr. Cronauer with budget constraints of some patients in mind. They are therefore also more affordable than other removable teeth aligners. In short: Dr.Cronauer had the synergy of speed, cost effectiveness and aesthetics in mind when he designed and patented ClearAligners.
    The versatility of this product makes that it can also be used before other more complicated orthodontic treatment, to speed up the later work. It corrects less serious lower frontal and minor upper frontal crowding and rotations, and also simple frontal and back crossbites – but, more than that, it also corrects molars by distalizing (pushing) them, too, into the correct positions. This can speed up the process when other orthodontic work needs to be performed afterwards.
    You will also not have to wear these braces 24 hours a day, and will be able to take them out for work and special occasions.
    The last great benefit of your ClearAligners is an obvious but really beneficial one: your braces will be superiorly patient compliant as they will be made by the inventor doctor himself (or one of his colleagues) as it is a practice product!