"I want a mouthful of wires," said no one, ever. Nowadays, teeth alignment doesn’t have to mean metal wires and brackets. We’ve come a long way from painful metal braces and gone are the days of getting called ‘braceface’, ‘metal mouth’ and ‘magnet mouth’. Good thing Franksmile aligners are truly transparent and easy to pop out—finally, a shameless and effective way to straighten your teeth.
But you still may be wondering: How do transparent aligners actually work—don’t worry, we’re here to answer your questions.
What are invisible aligners?
Franksmile invisible aligners are a system of transparent and removable oral trays made from a high-quality, medical-grade plastic that are custom-made to each unique mouth. The non-toxic aligners gently guide teeth into an optimal position through a series of slightly different aligner treatments.
How do they align your teeth?
Just like traditional braces, the aligners work by controlling the movement of specific teeth by gently applying precision force over time. Invisible aligner treatments, however, work in a series of trays that slightly differ from one another that you replace every two weeks. Once one aligner has done its job, the next aligner in the treatment plan will take over.
How often do they need to be worn and for how long?
Franksmile invisible aligners need to be worn at least 20 hours per day and each tray in the treatment should be worn for 2 weeks before switching to the next aligner. The overall length of the treatment plan usually lasts about 6 months, but times will vary on a case-by-case basis depending on what our certified orthodontists determine.
What are some of the other benefits of invisible aligners?
Our customers choose invisible aligners over traditional braces because they are:
Comfortable and easy-to-wear and are less likely to irritate gums and cheeks.
Removable and easy-to-clean, which allows normal dental hygiene routines to be kept.
Truly transparent and a great option for adults and young adults who want to live a life without the brackets and wires.
How long until results are seen?
Treatment times will vary but most of our customers will start to see visible results after about one month of treatment. On average, teeth will move approximately 0.25mm per treatment tray. Once the treatment is completed, it’s important to wear a retainer in order to keep the newly-aligned smile in place. Don’t worry, we got you covered with a complimentary aligner when you finish treatment.
How visible are the results?
Results vary on a case-by-case basis but most of our customers are enjoying a noticeably straighter smile in six months, on average. The above before and after photo shows how one customer's treatment transformed her smile by realigning several crowded out teeth and corrected her overbite. After returning the at-home Impression Kit or getting a free dental scan at one of our locations, customers receive a treatment plan designed by one of our orthodontists that shows how each tooth will move during the treatment.
Ready to get started with invisible aligners?
If you want to join our other customers who are enjoying the benefits of a more confident smile, then get started with our Impression Kit for just £49 to see if you qualify. No need to make an appointment, just take your impressions at home and one of your certified orthodontists will create your bespoke treatment plan. Zero hassle, no doctor visits—and a smile of your dreams in as little as 6 months.