Patients in need of repair for misaligned or poorly-shaped teeth have the option of using Invisalign - an invisible way to straighten the teeth without the unpleasant use of braces. The aligners used in this treatment are customised to the impressions of the existing teeth using computer imaging; hence, each set of aligners is unique. Clear and removable sets of Invisalign are ideal for those who have minor orthodontic problems.
Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, and there are 18 to 30 such sets, on average. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush or floss until gradually your teeth move and get in the desired alignment. Please note that while Invisalign is cosmetically more appealing, it cannot always replace traditional braces.
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