How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners apply consistent, controlled force to individual teeth, gently moving them into their new desired position. Invisalign differs from traditional braces in that it actually controls the amount of force applied to each tooth and this reduces the length of the treatment in comparison with traditional orthodontics.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will explore your goals and needs to determine if Invisalign is the appropriate treatment for you. If this is the case, they will then take detailed impressions of your teeth and create a digital 3D image of your smile. This will help them to determine the precise movements needed to create the best results.
Your custom-made invisible aligners will then be created according to your individual treatment plan. The number of aligners you will need depends on your needs and goals but a full Invisalign treatment typically involves the use of 18 to 36 aligners.