If you have crooked or spaced teeth but are put off wearing braces, there is an alternative: a form of invisible braces sometimes known as clear aligners. Clear aligners correct the position of teeth using a series of removable aligners made from clear plastic and worn over the teeth like a gum shield.
What is involved?
After a thorough assessment to ensure that Aligners are suitable for your needs, we take impressions of the teeth and a series of aligners are 3D printed for a custom fit that works with your changing smile.
Each set of clear braces is worn for 1-2 weeks, removing them only when you’re eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. You’ll visit Currie & Gribben every six to eight weeks to check in and ensure the straightening process is progressing as it should. Over the weeks and months, as your invisible aligners are changed, your teeth will gradually move and straighten. The total treatment time typically ranges between 3 and 15 months, after which you’ll be able to reveal your perfectly straight smile to the world!
Who are aligners for?
Aligners are for anybody whose smile requirements can be met with this advanced alignment method. The main advantage is it’s very discreet and suitable for those patients who are keen to keep their treatment private. It is also invaluable to those whose self-confidence has already taken a battering because of their not-so-perfect smile. This is where clear aligners comes to the rescue – a straightforward, discreet, comfortable solution with visible results. With Invisalign, people have no idea you’re having your teeth straightened.
As a clear aligners patient, you’ll be in famous company: David Gandy, Tom Cruise, Khloe Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey are just a few celebrities who have used Clear aligner systems to perfect their smiles. It’s even rumoured that Kate Middleton used Invisalign aligners before her wedding!
Benefits of aligning teeth:
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- Improves appearance, great smile and improved self esteem
- Straight teeth are easier to clean reducing the risk of decay and gum disease
- Reduced risk of accidental injury to protruding teeth
- Re-arranging teeth to improve the bite
- Elimination of stress on jaw points and abnormal tooth wear
- Improved placement of teeth for future restorative care