There are many patients who are interested in straightening his or her teeth but are not interested in traditional braces. While some assume, they must live with crooked teeth, others have come to learn about Invisalign, a discreet alternative to traditional orthodontic braces. Invisalign is a discreet, almost invisible method for straightening teeth that allows individuals to completely avoid brackets and wires. If you are interested in learning more about this solution, the team at Sensational Smiles can help, call us at 020 8629 1433 to request an appointment.
How Invisalign Works
At Sensational Smiles, we have years of experience helping patients achieve a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile with Invisalign. The clear aligners have given hundreds of our patients a smile they are proud to share. The system consists of a series of clear plastic trays that are formed uniquely for each patient’s mouth. Using impressions and digital imaging, the Invisalign software can map out the movement of the teeth for the creation of custom trays.
Patents will schedule a consultation to determine if he or she is a candidate for Invisalign. While Invisalign can fix a large majority of orthodontic problems, there are still individuals that may benefit from traditional braces. Overall, most patients are happy to find out that Invisalign will work for them.
Once the decision is made to move forward with Invisalign, patients will have a series of digital impression taken. A highly specialized device sends these images to a computer so we can create a 3D rendering of the smile for the creation of the final trays. This software is also able to show patients how their smile will look once it is corrected.
The digital images are sent to the Invisalign laboratory where the trays are fabricated. The final number of trays necessary depends on the individual and the severity of the alignment.
Once the trays arrive back at the office, the patient will return to learn about the trays and how often they should be swapped out. Over the course of treatment, patients will need to come into the office for follow-up appointments to monitor the progress of the teeth.
After all the trays have been completed, patients will need to wear a night retainer to keep the teeth from shifting back toward their prior position.
The effectiveness of Invisalign
Invisalign is an extremely effective orthodontic treatment as long as patients comply with the instructions given for wearing the trays. Compliance is the key to the success of Invisalign. In order for patients to see the true benefits of Invisalign, the trays should be worn an average of 20-22 hours each day. While the convenience of removing the trays is one of the biggest advantages of Invisalign, we caution patients to only remove the trays to eat and clean the teeth. The less the trays are worn, the longer the treatment will take.
Candidates for Invisalign
Nearly any adult or teenager who wants to have a straighter smile without traditional orthodontic braces is a candidate for Invisalign treatment. Patients who are interested in finding out if Invisalign should call Sensational Smiles to set up a consultation.
Advantages of Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatment
Invisalign treatment can produce the same results as traditional braces, except without the metal brackets and wires. Some other advantages of Invisalign include:
- Invisalign trays are transparent, making the treatment unnoticeable to others
- Invisalign trays are smooth and do not cause irritation to the insides of the mouth
- Invisalign trays are removable which allows patients to maintain better oral hygiene during treatment
- Invisalign is comparable in price to traditional braces
- Invisalign produces results in less time than traditional braces, with an average treatment time of 12 – 18 months
- Invisalign is suitable for both teenagers and adults.
Call Sensational Smiles at 020 8629 1433 today to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign and how you can have a straighter smile without wearing brackets and wires. Our team of professionals is ready to answer your questions and help you achieve your dream smile and get started with Invisalign treatment.