ORTHODONTICS

Invisalign

 

You may have heard about the new ‘invisible brace’ and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing conventional braces, invisalign® may give you a new reason to smile!

Because it is nearly invisible almost no one can tell you are wearing invisalign®, so you can smile more during as well as after your treatment. You can remove invisalign® so you can eat and drink what you like, and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment. With no metal or sharp edges, invisalign® is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies.

The convenience and ease of use have made it the choice of over half a million people, giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles.

How does Invisalign work?

Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, invisalign® uses your dentist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.

How long will Invisalign® take?

Invisalign® only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours).

Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result.

Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average invisalign® treatment is nine to eighteen months.

During treatment you should visit us periodically at STM, until it is determined that your treatment is complete.

Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.

 

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth.It is really fast, very safe and great value compared to other systems. With the patented Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-16 weeks and because it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.

How does it work?

The Inman Aligner uses a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need straightening and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These devices work together to squeeze the teeth together by pushing and pulling them into position. Why is it used?

Fixed and clear braces work well but can be costly and slow. The Inman Aligner works quickly and effectively and you can have your front teeth straightened in as little as 6-16 weeks. Simple cases can be finished in just over a month and more severe cases can be as little as four months. Normally the front lower teeth tend to move a little faster the then front upper teeth.

Advantages of using Inman Aligner

  • Is a cheaper alternative to invisible braces

  • Can be removed and inserted as easy as a retainer

  • Can give you a great smile in a shorter period of time

How long does it take?

Cases vary depending on the degree of crowding and level of compliance but most cases are completed in 6-18 weeks

 

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