Invisalign braces

Invisalign are almost-invisible aligners that orthodontists and dentists use to optimize the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth. We have a special scanner for these aligners.

The aligners are made of thin plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. You put in a new set every other week, so that your teeth are gradually moved into position.

Invisalign have been used by dentists and orthodontists since 1998 and more than three million treatments have now been performed successfully.

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Benefits of the Invisalign aligners

  • Comfortable braces
  • Take them out and re-insert them yourself
  • Almost invisible
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How does Invisalign work?

Dental scanning

All teeth are different, which is why we first make a 3D scan of your teeth. The scan is painless. You need only bite down on a mouthpiece and the scan is made within one minute.

Your entire jaw is now available as a digital 3D model. This very detailed model clearly shows the state of each individual tooth.

The 3D model is analyzed and a reconstruction video is made of the orthodontic correction.

A new aligner every week.

Custom-made 3D prints are made from the 3D scan and the treatment plan. There is a different aligner for every week.

These aligners are transparent and removable. In fact, you can change them yourself during the treatment period.

If the aligner does not feel comfortable, we can adjust it manually, but this is usually not necessary. A regular check on progress is all that’s needed.

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The creation of Invisalign braces

These transparent aligners date back to 1997 when Zia Chishti discovered that when he had not inserted his night braces for a few nights, his teeth moved a little and went their own way. However, as soon as he used his braces again, his teeth returned to the correct position. He then understood that you can cause this movement with a plastic sleeve. Because of this, he got together with Kelsey Wirth, a fellow student at Harvard, to write a computer program in his garage in Palo Alto, California, in order to create an innovative orthodontic treatment using software and plastic mouthguards.

This was the start of Invisible Aligners Technology, or Invisalign. In 1998, they were granted approval by the Food and Drug Administration and in 1999 they started to deliver their aligners and software to orthodontists in the United States. Because Zia Chishti himself had been using the traditional slots, he knew their many disadvantages, and conducted research among many patients who had also used them. This led him to the conclusion that he had to do something about these disadvantages, examples of which include: Pain after your monthly visit to the practice, allergy to metals, inconvenience in daily life, a lot of time wasted on monthly check-ups, and not being able to clean your teeth well.

He devised solutions for these problems with his new technology. Some of the distinctive advantages of Invisalign are: They are invisible; because you change the aligners for a new set every other week, you distribute the force on your teeth causing slight pressure but no real pain after your monthly visit to the orthodontist; the aligners are made of plastic so there is no risk of metal allergy; no more monthly checks but just a few during your treatment; you can continue to clean your teeth as normal as the aligners are removable; and you can remove them temporarily if you have an important appointment.
Another feature of Invisalign is that your orthodontist can use a 3D video to show you how your teeth will be moved over the entire period of treatment, so that you know what to expect. Our experience shows that many people find this method very pleasant, and its range of benefits a distinct advantage!

There are four Invisalign treatment plans: Full, Express, Lite and Teen. To keep the curve of your teeth just as beautiful after the end of the treatment, you will use night braces. The specialist will discuss the various treatment plans in more detail at the first meeting.

Can I also get straight teeth with Invisalign?

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