How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign straightens teeth in a similar way to braces, but using a series of removable aligners rather than fixed brackets and wires. These aligners are made from a soft, transparent plastic that fits comfortably over the teeth.
Your dentist will take digital images of your teeth and design your custom aligners using Invisalign software. Each set of aligners should be worn for several weeks before being replaced with the next set, gradually moving your teeth over the course of your treatment.
Your dentist will arrange check-ups every 6 to 8 weeks to check your progress and provide your next few sets of aligners. To ensure a successful outcome from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, it's important to wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day, ideally only taking them out when you eat, brush and floss.