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Invisalign Chewies

Thinking of using Invisalign? Here's what you need to know

Because the innovation in braces has come a long, long way...

Invisalign braces are fast replacing traditional metal train tracks as the subtler way to straighten and improve the appearance of your teeth . But how much do Invisalign cost, how long do they take to work and how effective are they? We asked award-winning dentist Dr Rhona Eskander to tell us everything we need to know.

What are Invisalign and how do they work?

‘Invisalign uses nearly invisible braces to straighten your teeth. The aligners are made from thermoplastic material uniquely developed from your treatment plan, created on an individual basis. You are given a series of bespoke, custom made aligners to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor. Each aligner in this series works individually, making slight adjustments to tooth position. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.’