Invisalign is a cutting-edge treatment we offer at Bridgford Dental as a great alternative to traditional fixed braces. They are discreet and results can often be achieved in a reduced time. Invisalign braces are clear, removable aligners, which help shift your teeth into a straighter and better position through gentle movement.
How Invisalign works
With Invisalign, the teeth are straightened when the patient wears a clear plastic aligner over their teeth which give the patient more confidence in wearing them and not making it obvious that they’re having their teeth straightened. These custom-made aligners gradually move the teeth to the desired position, eventually straightening them. The aligners are worn all day and can be cleaned properly because they can be removed. The teeth can also be cleaned properly because there is no obstruction. Patients also have the added advantage of removing the aligner when they eat, so they can eat what they want and not worry about anything getting stuck in the apparatus or breaking it. The patient is given a series of aligners, which they change every two weeks, and another set of aligners is given after about eight weeks. Each of the aligners is designed with a slightly different alignment so that it puts gentle pressure on the teeth and moves the teeth.
Invisalign clear aligners are almost invisible, making them ideal if you’re concerned about how your smile may look during treatment. Because they’re removable they make eating and keeping your teeth and brace clean very easy – they just need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day. Every patient who uses Invisalign has their aligners custom-made, and there are no wires involved, making them one of the most comfortable orthodontic treatments available. This can also help reduce the number of adjustment or ‘comfort’ appointments you might need to book, saving you time and travel. At Bridgford Dental we use Invisalign clear aligners as as a high-quality, effective alternative to fixed braces.