The Invisalign brace has become synonymous with ‘invisible’ orthodontics in recent years. Sported by celebrities and models alike, Invisalign offers patients an inconspicuous alternative to the more traditional fixed metal braces.
Invisalign consists of a series of virtually invisible, removable, plastic aligners, which are created to fit your teeth exactly. Every two weeks you change your aligners for the next ones in the sequence, gradually moving your teeth towards a more confident smile.
Our patients love the fact that they can remove their aligners for eating, drinking and the occasional special event. And we like that you can remove your braces for brushing and flossing, so it will be easier to keep your teeth in tip top condition throughout your treatment.
Although many of our patients have heard of the Invisalign brand, they’re not always aware that there is a whole host of Invisalign braces to choose from – Invisalign Full, Invisalign Teen, Invisalign i7, and Invisalign Lite.
Invisalign Full is the original and most well-known Invisalign brace. The majority of our Invisalign patients are treated using Invisalign Full because it can correct such a wide range of complaints. On average, treatment with Invisalign Full takes between 12 and 18 months. In most cases it may be necessary to fit small attachments onto your teeth to help achieve certain movements. These are very discreet and your orthodontist will be able to show you some examples before you start your treatment.
Invisalign Teen has been developed specifically with teenagers in mind, and whilst being very similar to the well-known Invisalign Full, it has a number of special features that have been designed to meet the needs of our younger patients. These include wear-indicators, which fade from blue to clear and help to ensure you are wearing your Invisalign aligners regularly, as well as a clever design that allows for the eruption of new adult teeth.
Invisalign i7 consists of just seven sets of aligners, and it has been developed to treat milder cases in as little as three months.
If your case is too complex for Invisalign i7 you may be suitable for Invisalign Lite, which aims to treat simple to moderate cases in approximately 7 months, bridging the gap between Invisalign i7 and Invisalign Full.
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The best way to find out which Invisalign braces is right for you is to book a free no-obligation consultation with one of our specialist orthodontists.