THE CLEAR SOLUTION TO YOUR BEST SMILE
Active Aligners provide a quick and effective alternative to traditional braces. You can have the confident smile you have always wanted!
Invisalign are an alternative to traditional braces and are known in the dental industry as clear aligner therapy. In clear aligner therapy, clear customised “aligners” are worn in sequence to move your teeth in stages until their optimal alignment position has been reached.
Active Aligners are for anyone looking for a discrete alternative to traditional orthodontic braces that produce similar outcomes, affordability and with shorter treatment times.
Active Aligners are available to adults and teenagers provided they have been determined as suitable candidates. The minimum age is 16 (as it is required that all permanent teeth have erupted). There is no maximum age for Active Aligners and many adults find the nature of the treatment suitable to their lifestyles.
The average Active Aligner case takes anywhere between 6-8 months. Depending on the complexity of the case, your treatment may differ. Once you have undergone your candidacy assessment with us and it has been determined that you are a candidate, the details of your treatment (including the expected length of treatment) will be made available to you.
Traditional orthodontics uses metal wires and brackets which are bonded to teeth to move them into their desired positions. Instead of the metal wires or brackets, Active Aligners are clear removable plastic trays that apply slight, yet highly precise forces to specific teeth over the course of your treatment.
In certain circumstances, where patients present with highly complex bites, traditional orthodontics may still be recommended.
Our friendly, trusted team at Caterham Smiles will put you in touch with a trained Invisalign specialist.