Invisalign / Clear Aligners

Aligners / Invisalign

Aligner therapy is an orthodontic technique that utlises a series of clear aligners that gently move your teeth into a straighter position.

Aligners can be used to treat most orthodontic problems including irregular, crowded or spaced teeth as well as overbites, underbites and crossbites.

Dr. Carolyn is certified in the use of Invisalign as well as Spark and other clear aligner technologies.

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What is Invisalign / Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign® is a simple yet powerful system that utilises clear plastic aligners custom-built for your mouth.

  • Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign® use a clear plastic aligners that fits over your teeth which can be removed for day-to-day activities
  • It can work well for mild to severe cases of misaligned teeth
  • Each aligner slowly moves teeth to a more ideal position

What are Spark Clear Aligners?

These custom aligners are the most transparent aligners on the market! They are a premium-quality product that is quite affordable for patients of all budgets.

  • Created with machine precision, and hand-shaped for optimal comfort and accuracy, Spark Aligners are a discreet way to shape your smile without metal brackets
  • Each set of custom aligners is shaped slightly differently to bring you one step closer to your ideal smile.
  • The aligners are manufactured by robots, and trimmed by hand for an extremely comfortable fit and efficient results.

Dr Carolyn's Pro-Tip: Lingual Braces

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Aligner therapy can work very well in most scenarios.

It is good to ensure that aligner therapy is the best treatment modality as treatment times can be longer than conventional braces.

Just like braces, aligners are most effective when used 24 hours per day; however, aligners must be removed when eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth.

Why should I see a professional for my aligners?

Seeing an orthodontist for your aligner therapy ensures:

  • That all your concerns are addressed
  • That your teeth and gum health is assessed and issues are managed appropriately
  • That your treatment focuses not only on aesthetics, but also function

The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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