Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces. They use a gradual force to control tooth movement, but without metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made of a strong medical grade plastic material and are manufactured to fit specifically to your teeth. You are given a series of aligners ranging anywhere from as little as 7 all the way through to 80+.
depending on what’s needed for you, these are changed on a weekly to fortnightly basis. Each aligner moves the teeth in increments until the desired movement is achieved.
Aligners are worn for at least 22 hours a day. Like traditional braces they are worn all the time but unlike braces you have the ability to remove them when you are eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. This means you are able to eat whatever you like and maintain a high level of oral health as you can brush and floss with ease.
The catch with aligners is that you have to remember to wear and change them otherwise they won’t work and will delay your treatment.
Clear aligners fit your lifestyle
Luckily for you, Invisalign® clear aligners are removable! Because you can take your aligners out for up to 2 hours a day, there are no restrictions on what you can eat or drink. It also means you can brush and floss as normal, and your treatment won’t get in the way of important events, sports or music practice.
Our other clear aligner options
Invisalign® clear aligners aren’t the only aligners on the market. In fact, they’re just one of four options we offer our patients at nq ortho. We also carry Spark aligners, Angelalign aligners, and Clarity aligners, so that every patient can find the discreet treatment that suits them best.