Everything you need to know about Invisalign teeth straightening

For people seeking a more uniformed and appealing smile, teeth straightening treatment has become a popular orthodontic option. However, for patients who feel self-conscious about wearing traditional metal ‘train-track’ braces, this can be a barrier to achieving the desired results.

Invisalign offers a range of treatments developed to offer excellent teeth straightening results through a discreet and efficient method that appeals to those who are self-aware when it comes to wearing a more noticeable corrective dental brace.    

Here we offer some important information about Invisalign teeth straightening products that all potential patients will find useful.

Advantages

Invisalign teeth straightening is achieved by wearing bespoke, wafer-thin aligners that are modelled to the exact requirements of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are clear and almost unnoticeable to the naked eye, making them one of the most discreet teeth straightening options available.

Very much like a gumshield, Invisalign aligners can be removed whenever required, making eating and drinking far easier than with traditional braces. These key advantages make Invisalign one of the most comfortable, convenient and subtle solutions for gapped or crooked teeth.

Treatment

Invisalign treatment begins with state-of-art 3D digital scanning of the mouth and teeth, allowing your dentist to use CAD technology to analyse the teeth straightening treatment required. This data will be used to create a treatment plan lasting between six to eight weeks.  

During this time the patient will wear their clear aligners between 20-22 hours a day and attend regular check-ups with the dentist where new sets of aligners will be applied every few weeks. This allows aligners to manipulate the movement of teeth into the preferred positions until the desired results are achieved.

Results

For those who experience moderate issues with gapped or crooked teeth, Invisalign achieves incredible long-term results despite a comparatively short treatment time. Though patients are advised to use a retainer at night (this helps to maintain the results of successful treatment) Invisalign offers permanent and lasting results.

Contact us

The team at Southview Dental Care are dedicated to delivering an excellent standard of dental care for our patients. We offer a range of services here at our practice in Edenbridge, Kent - including Invisalign teeth straightening treatment. 

If you would like to learn more about how Invisalign can help to make your smile straighter, happier and healthier, please call our friendly team today on 01732 865021.

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This page was last updated on the 25th of April 2019