Around 5 million people have used the Invisalign clear treatment to transform their smiles. In the treatment, you are made to wear a clear aligner for 20-22 hours a day for 12-18 months or till your teeth align. Invisalign in Bolton by Dr Norsen will guide you through the process of the Invisalign treatment.

How is it different from other teeth straightening options?

With more than two decades of innovation, the Invisalign treatment is the most advances clear aligner system for teeth in the world. The clear aligners used in the treatment are practically invisible and are also removable, which is in stark contrast to the braces. Unlike braces, there are no wires and brackets, so it does not hamper your life much. You can continue to brush and floss in the same way and enjoying your favourite foods.

SmartTrack material is used to make the clear aligner. It is a groundbreaking innovative technology that helps to move your teeth in a predictable manger and help you get the smile you want, 50% faster.

Do the clear aligners contain BPA?

Medical grade high molecular weight, thermoplastic polymers are used to make the Invisalign aligner and retainer. This material has been selected for use in aligners and retainers based on its properties and safety classification. It has a long history of FDA approval for long term use inside the human body. FDA approval tests are conducted to determine their biocompatibility to show whether they are biocompatible and pass all the other applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth.

With regard to our current knowledge and tests run on raw materials and processes used in the manufacturing of aligners and retainers, to our best of our knowledge, we are not aware of ant use of latex, parabens, phthalates, glutaraldehyde, epoxy or BisphenolA (BPA) in any of the present aligners of retainers. You can also consult your health professional regarding the aligner or retainer treatment and ask them about any risks of use.

Has the treatment been approved by the FDA?

Invisalign treatment has been approved by the FDA. It has been classified as a Class II medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration. They received the clearance to sell in 1998.