The thought of metal braces may turn you off treatment to straighten your teeth. Recent technological advances mean there is a near invisible alternative called Invisalign. Invisalign use uses a series of clear aligners that are worn for one to two weeks at a time. The custom-made aligners gently move teeth into the desired position.
With our new digital scanner, obtrusive moulds of your teeth are no longer required. A camera is used to scan your teeth, which is sent digitally to the laboratory, ready to 3D print your aligners. This increases the speed and accuracy, as well as the comfort of your treatment. The digital scanner can also be used to give us a predictive preview of the end-result before treatment is even started.
What are the advantages of Invisalign over other braces treatment?
They’re very discreet – the clear aligners are almost invisible so you don’t have to be self-conscious when smiling or laughing
They’re comfortable – the aligners fit like a glove, with no wires or brackets the rub and irritate the gums and cheeks
They’re convenient – as the aligners are removable you are free to continue your regular lifestyle, eating and drinking your favourite food and drink, and clean your teeth without hindrance.
The Damon system is not only a revolutionary brace system, it is a novel new way of treating patients. Traditional orthodontic treatment often requires the removal of teeth and/or expansion appliances to create space. This approach can be uncomfortable, time-consuming, leave a narrower smile and flatten the facial profile. Damon braces are designed to use light forces to slowly expand the jaw-arch, creating a wider smile and a fuller facial profile.
Damon braces are designed to be discreet and easy to clean. The Damon system is available with clear brackets for those image conscious patients.
C-fast is a simple, discreet cosmetic brace that straightens the front teeth in 3-6 months. C-fast uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires. The wire puts gentle pressure on the teeth to push them in the desired position with minimal discomfort. The advantages of the C-fast system are :
Fast – You will have straight front teeth in about six months.
Discreet – the wires and brackets are almost invisible.
Affordable – the short treatment time dramatically cuts the cost.
Incognito (lingual braces)
Incognito braces are hidden behind the teeth on the lingual (tongue) surface. They are the most discreet system to straighten teeth
- The Incognito™ Appliance System features fully customized brackets, archwires to deliver predictable, efficient and effective treatment outcomes.
- The brace is hidden behind the teeth, so patients can smile with confidence, during and after treatment
- Customized to the unique prescription of each patient, making it easy to treat a wide range of patients and orthodontic case types
For suitable cases, treatment with the Inman Aligner is usually much faster and also cheaper than alternative orthodontic techniques. The treatment only takes 6-16 weeks and because it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.