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You may have heard about the clear/invisible braces and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing conventional braces, clear braces may give you a new reason to smile.

Because it is nearly invisible almost no one can tell you are wearing them so you can smile more during, as well as, after your treatment.  You can remove them so you can eat and drink, while studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment.  With no metal or sharp edges, they are very comfortable to wear.

How does it work ?

Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, and your dentist’s instructions a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners) are created.  These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move.  Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.

How long will it take ?

They only work while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full-time day and night (min 22 hours).  Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result.

Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average is nine to eighteen months.  During treatment you will visit us periodically until it is determined that your treatment is complete.  Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.