WHAT IS SMILELIGN?
Smilelign is a clear orthodontic system that uses innovative technology to create the smile you have always dreamed of. Traditionally, metal brackets and ugly wires were the only option for straightening teeth. By contrast, Smilelign clear braces are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!
Read on to understand how Smilelign works, how, by being removable, you are not limited when it comes to food choices and how to find your nearest provider!
HOW DOES SMILELIGN WORK?
Smilelign consists of a series of virtually invisible braces, removable aligners - that are changed every two to three weeks. Treatment can take as little as 12 weeks, depending on the alterations required. Each aligner is carefully designed specifically for your teeth and moves them in small stages, little by little, week by week, until they have reached the final position prescribed by your dentist.
HOW DO MY TEETH MOVE?
Each aligner, marginally different to its predecessor and successor, moves your teeth a fraction of a millimetre at a time. Our technicians scan your models and, using our specialised software, meticulously plan your tooth movements. Working from your dentist's prescription, we craft you your bespoke treatment plan - and your future smile!
Sent to your dentist, your treatment plan includes: before & after images of your teeth, a short animation showing the movements required, and a set of pre-aligners - designed to see if clear braces are a suitable treatment for you.
WILL SMILELIGN INVISIBLE BRACES AFFECT MY LIFESTYLE?
Smilelign invisible braces are clear, slimline and comfortable. Designed to work with you, you don't need to change what you eat, or when you eat - just remove the aligners, enjoy, and remember to put them back in afterwards. You can also remove the aligners to clean your teeth, meaning that you maintain good oral health without the need for additional hygiene appointments.
HOW CAN I STRAIGHTEN MY TEETH?
Many of us wonder how to get your teeth straight. With Smilelign, treatment is quick, simple and affordable. There are 4 simple steps to getting your perfect smile with Smilelign:
You can find a local Smilelign clinic by using our Find a Provider tool. In addition, your own dentist may also be able to offer Smilelign treatment - we would be delighted to discuss this with them.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth using a putty-type material, or they may take 3D images with an intra-oral scanner. These methods are painless and take a couple of minutes. These help us determine if Smilelign is the right treatment for you.
Your braces are custom-made at our laboratory. A pre-aligner (an example brace), along with before and afters of your teeth, will be sent to your dentist. When you're happy, your dentist will order your aligners for your treatment.
Your dentist will monitor your treatment as you progress through the aligners. At the end of treatment, you should use a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position. Your dentist can advise further on this - recommending fixed or removeable.