The Invisalign clear aligners are made of a specially developed thermoplastic material of polyurethane resin with a high molecular weight whose bio-compatibility has been tested in extensive trials. The Invisalign clear aligners do not contain bisphenol A or plasticizers made from PVC.
Align Technology is certified according to ISO 13485:2003 by the ISO (International Standards Organisation), which also issues quality certificates. This certificate is granted to companies that comply with regulations for medical devices and appliances. The specialised Amsterdam orthodontic practices on this website are ISO-NEN 9001 certified. Clients rate the practices with a high mark: 8.7.
Although wearing lockable or removable braces with children is a trend rather than a burden, Invisalign Teens can be a solution in certain cases. Consider, for example, playing a music instrument or certain sports. With Invisalign Teens, possible malocclusions (deviations) of teeth and jaw, such as an open bite, crossbite or overbite, can be prevented in young clients between six and ten years.
The transparent Invisalign Teens aligners are ideal as an alternative treatment for young clients who choose invisible braces and want to be comfortable. Invisalign Teens is usually more expensive than regular braces. Get a quote for both options.
The question of the duration of treatment is very individual and based on your personal situation. As malocclusions or bite marks can vary from minimal to severe, it is not possible to give a general indication of the duration of treatment.
On average, Invisalign treatment takes about six months for small malocclusions, about twelve months for medium malocclusions (applies to most clients). In case of pronounced malocclusions, the treatment duration is about eighteen months or more.
In most cases, treatment with fixed braces does not save time. Depending on the malocclusion and the intended result, Invisalign treatment can take longer than planned for technical reasons.
You start with an initial consultation. Your teeth are digitally scanned. We will take x-rays inside and outside your mouth and overview x-rays (a panoramic jaw shot and a lateral -side profile shot). As with fixed braces, regular check-ups take place afterwards.
After the first consultation, a personal treatment plan is drawn up. Our orthodontist will then discuss this treatment plan with you. A few weeks later, your teeth are prepared for the use of the clear aligners (placing the invisible plastic covers). You will also receive information on their use and care.
We will be happy to arrange your check-up appointments to suit your personal schedule. As a rule, we check the progress of the treatment every four to eight weeks, depending on the degree of misalignment. At the end of the treatment, during the last check-up appointment, we will together consider the best retention option for you to maintain the result achieved.
In order to maintain the achieved result, the orthodontist will place a wire behind the front teeth, called a splint or retention wire. The orthodontist may also suggest a so-called Vivera retainer (a removable night brace). This is only possible for a limited period of time (approximately one year) and for use at night.
Your teeth are unique. Therefore, the misalignment of the jaw and teeth varies from client to client. An answer to what it will cost is therefore not easy to give.
Your cooperation counts
Orthodontic treatment can take from a few months to a year or more, depending on the degree of misalignment and your cooperation. If you don't follow the prescribed hours for wearing the aligners, the treatment period may be longer or the desired result may not be achieved.
The number of aligners that each client needs also varies from person to person. With minimal misalignment of the teeth, the number of aligners is often less than ten. In a comprehensive treatment, the number of aligners can increase from ten to twenty or more.