The Invisalign system is a practical, discreet and convenient alternative to fixed braces. Invisalign aligners are custom made to fit neatly over the upper or lower teeth. They work by using pressure to gradually and gently move the teeth into position.
Once in place they are practically invisible. This makes them popular with adults who might have felt self-conscious at the idea of a visible brace. Another reason for Invisalign’s popularity is its flexibility to fit into your lifestyle. When you need to clean your teeth, eat, or play sport the aligners can be removed in seconds.
For best results the aligners should be worn for around 22 hours each day. Treatment time varies depending on the extent of repositioning required but for most people the process takes between 12 and 18 months.