Invisible Braces: Invisalign®

Snö Dental offers Invisalign® for all age groups, with platinum standard experience by our certified Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Roelien Stapelberg.

All Invisalign® patients can view a 3D digital image using Align Technology, which shows their smile “before” and “after” treatment so that they know what to expect from Invisalign® treatment.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an alternative to braces that reduces overall treatment time while increasing comfort during the treatment. Currently, more than seven million patients in the world have chosen Invisalign® over other alternative orthodontic treatments. Unlike braces, you can still eat hard food with Invisalign®, you can remove them for important meetings and then place them back and still maintain your treatment. Invisalign® can help you treat any orthodontic condition such as crowding, gaps, cross bite, under bite, overbite and buckteeth.

How does Invisalign® work?

With a 3D scanner, your measurements are collected and transferred to a fully digital environment. In that environment, in collaboration with the certified Invisalign® orthodontists, we model your treatment and design the aligners.

Invisalign® consists of a series of virtually invisible, removable plastic aligners, which are created to fit your teeth exactly. The number of aligners will be dependent upon your treatment plan and the severity of your condition.

Every one to two weeks you change your aligners for the next ones in the sequence, gradually moving your teeth towards a more confident smile. Each aligner is worn for 22 hours a day and they should only be removed for eating and tooth brushing or a special occasion.

What are the benefits of Invisalign® vs Fixed Appliances:

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Transparent mouthpieces, removable for eating and washing.

  • Virtually invisible teeth aligners.
  • No wires or brackets and the smooth aligners do not irritate lips or cheeks.
  • Aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
  • No dietary restrictions.
  • Easy oral hygiene and aligner cleaning.
  • Reduced need for return visits and adjustments. Control visits every 4-10 weeks.
  • Reduced number of emergency appointments.

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Traditional braces permanently mounted on the teeth based on metal or porcelain brackets.

  • Presence of metal parts.
  • Wires or brackets and possibility of irritation of mucosa and cheeks.
  • Braces remain permanently attached to the teeth and worn 24/7.
  • Diet restrictions.
  • Hygiene of the oral cavity and apparatus requires more effort.
  • Increased need for return visits and adjustments. Control visits every 4-6 weeks.
  • Emergency appointments are more frequent due to discomfort.

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How to get started?

Would you like a quick look at your possible Invisalign treatment before and after results? Take a selfie and within seconds you can view your Smile View simulated Invisalign results.

Alternatively, you could book a consultation with our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Roelien Stapelberg, who is a certified Invisalign® Platinum level provider. From diagnosis through active Invisalign treatment and retention, your progress is closely monitored by our orthodontics team. Most cases do not follow a computer plan exactly, and our team can spot early tracking problems and intercept them before losing time with aligners that are not a perfect fit assuring a much better finish. Your consultation price will be deducted from your final treatment price, once you start your journey towards your perfect smile.

The course of treatment
FIRST VISIT

Welcome at the reception and completion of a health questionnaire form.
Clinical examination by the orthodontist: assessment of the bite, examination of oral cavity, oral hygiene and smile appearance.
Preparation of the necessary photographic documentation: photos of teeth and face. Dental and bite scanning. X-rays or CBCT images, as needed.

Customised treatment plan

Creation of 3D render of oral cavity and smile. Initial virtual 3D diagnostic bite correction.
Planning and discussing the course of treatment with the patient. Consideration of various alternative treatments and establishing a treatment strategy approved by Patient. Patient receives the final treatment plan.

Teeth preparation and attachment of aligners

Delivery of BPA-free plastic aligners for the first stage of treatment. Usually new sets of aligners, for the next 1-2 weeks will be given in advance, according to the individual treatment plan

Check-Ups

Every 4 – 10 weeks, depending on individual plan, an evaluation of the treatment and alterations (if any) by orthodontist. On some visits, planned modifications to the aligners (additional attachments, width correction, polishing of selected teeth, etc.) will be done.
Issue another set of aligners sufficient for the next follow-up visit.

Completion of treatment

3D Scans, X-rays and photos of the face and bite. Review of the aesthetics and correctness of the bite. A dental cleaning, polishing and check-up of the teeth is encouraged.

Retention devices

Customised retainers to maintain your new smile and achieved results of treatment.

Click on our patients below to view their individual treatments.