November 18, 2020

Invisalign clear aligners are invisible braces that straighten your smile over time, without the visible impact you get from having metal braces on your teeth. They’re also part of our Orthodontics treatments at Ten Dental + Facial, where we aim to bring you beautifully straight teeth without any bands, brackets or wires to stop you. That’s only one of the many reasons why Invisalign braces are so popular.

Rather than using metal clips and wires, Invisalign braces are transparent aligners that you can wear almost constantly – just take them out before food and drink, and brush your teeth before putting them back in. They’re comfortable and can be worn all day for up to 20-22 hours.


Out of sight, out of mind

Invisalign clear aligners fit snugly over your teeth and apply gentle pressure to slowly straighten them over time. Plus, because they’re transparent, they are very hard to spot once they’re in place, so you and the people around you can forget they are even there.

Most people find Invisalign braces comfortable, with just a little sensation of pressure when you first start using a new set, and a gradual adjustment of the fit of your aligners every 2-3 weeks throughout treatment.

Invisalign braces don’t use brackets or wires like metal braces do, so there’s less to go wrong – which means fewer emergency dentist visits and nothing to worry about during use.


Good for all ages

Younger people can use Invisalign, with an optional blue dot on the aligner that shows if it is being worn for long enough. Again, the fact that Invisalign braces are practically invisible can help to give young users more confidence at an important time in their life for socialising.

Caring for Invisalign braces is easy for all ages too. Just rinse your aligners each night and give them a gentle clean with your ordinary toothbrush, and they should stay in good clean hygienic condition throughout their life. If you need any further guidance on cleaning Invisalign braces, contact Ten Dental + Facial and we’ll be happy to help.


There when you need them

Each set of Invisalign aligners lasts 1-2 weeks and you’ll typically get 6-8 weeks of Invisalign braces in each batch, so your teeth are continually being guided closer and closer into place. You can enjoy all your usual sports and activities while wearing Invisalign braces, or just pop them out temporarily if you’d prefer while exercising.

Invisalign aligners are tailored to fit your teeth. So, if your smile is already quite straight, your total treatment time can be reduced, whereas if your teeth need a little longer to get into proper alignment, your Invisalign braces can take care of that over time too.

A professional Invisalign Orthodontist at Ten Dental + Facial can prescribe an appropriate course of treatment supported by regular check-ups. The exact number of aligners you will need varies, but in most cases, patients use a total of between 18 and 30 braces over six months to a year of treatment time.


Which braces are right for me?

If you need braces, explore all your options with Ten Dental + Facial where we not only offer Invisalign, but a whole range of other types of braces including, Inman Aligner, Lingual, White Fixed, Cfast, and Metal. Book a consultation with us today to see which braces are right for you.