Invisalign - Dental Clinic London

Orthodontics – Invisible Braces for amazing straight teeth

Invisalign provides clear braces to help improve the aesthetic of your smile. If you are interested in using Invisalign as a safe and reliable method for straightening your teeth, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a free consultation. As part of the invisalign treatment process we show digital results (utilizing 3D computer imaging) of your teeth before, during, and after treatment. This way, we can make sure that you are satisfied with your Invisalign clear braces before proceeding with treatment, and before any services have been charged.

At the beginning of the Invisalign process your dentist will take photographs and make impressions of your teeth which will then be sent to Invisalign. About two weeks later, digital models of your mouth are returned to our practice for review and we then discuss with you how you wish to proceed. After that, our practice will order the aligners and you will be ready to begin enhancing the appearance of your smile. For optimal results, you should be sure to wear each individual aligner for two weeks until the treatment is completed.

One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile.  Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging.  Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.

What advantages does Invisalign® offer over traditional braces?

Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth. There are many different considerations to make when considering which treatment will be best, and each of these options works better in certain situations. Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable.  This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.

What does Invisalign® treatment involve?

First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays.  Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw.  These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come.  In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign® trays will change the facial aesthetics. Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made.  The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.

What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign® trays?

Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay. Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye.  There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics.  Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective. If you have questions about Invisalign®, please ask your dentist.