To start treatment we create tiny amounts of space between teeth so that they can begin to move. Small tooth coloured tags of composite are bonded to the teeth to allow the aligners to give predictable movements. You are then given a series of ‘clear aligners’ that you wear every day. At 10-14 day intervals these aligners are swapped for the next in the series. During an average treatment plan, you will be asked to visit the surgery approximately every 6 weeks to review progress, and be given more aligners, until treatment is completed.
We insist that all treatments are then retained with a bonded wire behind the teeth, or a retainer to be worn at night.