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Invisalign vs. Conventional Braces

Many may remember braces from their childhood, but these are rarely fond memories. The first day was always the worst, going to school wondering what reception your new mouth full of metal would receive. While traditional braces are still widely used, braces technology has come a long way and there are now a number of aligners and braces that are both highly discreet and effective. One of the most notable of these new devices is Invisalign.

Invisalign is a revolutionary new device, which quickly and efficiently readjusts your teeth into a more pleasing shape, while remaining unnoticeable. The aligner is also removable, making it more flexible to allow for meetings, interviews and other important social events.

Every fortnight, a new set of aligners will be given to you and adjusted very slightly to match the changes that the previous aligner made. The constant change means that the teeth don’t have time to settle into one shape until your smile is completely straight and you are happy with the results.

Invisalign can be used to treat a number of dental issues such as overcrowding, crossbites, overbites and underbites. Noticeable results can be seen within as little as 1 to 1 and a half years.

When compared to traditional braces, which in some cases can be more expensive and slower, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to Invisalign. The need to visit the dentist every two weeks for new aligners is the only way the two braces are similar, as traditional braces also require regular trips to the dentist to have them adjusted to meet the shift in position of your teeth.

It is recommended that you seek the advice of a dentist before choosing the type of brace you want to go with, but unless the changes that need to be made are dramatic, chances are the best brace for you is Invisalign.

The Stages of Treatment for Amazing Invisalign Braces

Invisalign is one of our most popular orthodontic treatments and it’s not hard to see why! This invisible treatment enables patients of all ages to achieve the perfect smile without anyone even knowing that they are wearing a brace.

The stages of Invisalign treatment

Invisalign treatment offers a modern alternative to traditional fixed braces. Rather than wearing a fixed brace made from brackets and wires, Invisalign involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners, which are removable and invisible to others.

Before you begin treatment, you will have a consultation with one of your dentists, who will assess your orthodontic needs, analyse your bite and have a good chat with you about the treatment, what it involves, how it works and what kinds of benefits it offers.

Invisalign treatment is planned in advanced using the latest software. Using the information provided by your dentist, the programme will plot the movement of the teeth and design the templates for your bespoke aligners. Each patient receives a set of aligners, all of which are different.

When your aligners are ready, you can start your treatment and your dentist will explain how to use the aligners, when to swap them over and how to look after them. You should wear your aligners for two weeks at a time in the specified order.

During your treatment, your dentist will schedule regular follow-up sessions to see how you are getting on. If you have any questions or concerns at all between appointments, just call the clinic and we will be happy to help.

Once your dentist is happy with the results of your treatment and satisfied with the new position of your teeth, you can remove your aligner for the last time and start enjoying your amazing new smile! After treatment, you will be advised to wear a retainer to help prevent the teeth from slipping out of position. Some patients choose to have whitening treatment and we will be happy to discuss options with you.

Invisalign Straightens Teeth Without Wires or Brackets!

The Invisalign system is one of the main innovations of modern orthodontics, providing effective tooth straightening invisibly.

In the past patients from Central London and throughout the UK had to suffer the stigma and discomfort of fixed brackets and wires, which instantly drew attention to their mouth and teeth. Thankfully, today we have clear aligners, such as those used during the Invisalign treatment. These are used to straighten teeth, creating beautiful, straight smiles without the embarrassment of metal attachments.

How does Invisalign work?

The Invisalign system involves the use of several clear aligners (generally between 18-30), which are replaced every two weeks with a new and differently aligned clear aligner. This graduation from one aligner shape to the next gradually moves the teeth into their new position, without the need for wires or brackets.

How are Invisalign aligners made?

First, impressions and images will be taken of your teeth and these will be sent to the Invisalign laboratories. There, they not only make your set of personalised aligners, but also show you how your teeth will look after your treatment is complete, which your dentist will show you using the Clin-Check system.

How long does Invisalign take to straighten my teeth?

Invisalign can be used to treat a range of orthodontic conditions, including crooked teeth, gapped teeth, twisted teeth and overbites and generally the time it takes to straighten your teeth will vary between 9-24 months, depending on the severity of your orthodontic condition.

The length of your treatment will be discussed during your consultation.

What are the main benefits of Invisalign?

  • Treatment is completely invisible and no one will see that you are having your teeth straightened.
  • The aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat and clean your teeth, ensuring that your oral health is kept at its very best.
  • As there are no wires or attachment and due to the lower forces used with Invisalign you will not experience the soreness, ulcers and discomfort most fixed brace wearing encounter.

Our Invisalign Treatment Offers Both A Free Consultation AND Teeth Whitening Near Chelmsford

At Advance Dental we aim to provide our clients with the best treatments at the best prices and Invisalign patients can now enjoy a free consultation and free tooth whitening as part of the treatment package. This amazing offer takes care of the entire treatment process, from the consultation to the finished product: your beautiful new smile. Invisalign is a very popular orthodontic solution, which offers complete discretion and gives you the opportunity to go through your treatment without any concerns or worries about how you look or what other people think when they see your smile. Invisalign uses clear aligners, which are virtually undetectable when you smile, to straighten your teeth and give you a beautiful smile. This treatment uses a series of devices, rather than a single brace, to move the teeth and each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you are eating or cleaning the teeth, and they are made entirely from clear plastic, so there are no unsightly bands or painful wires to worry about. Invisalign treatment is ideally suited to patients who have concerns about wearing a visible brace and it is suitable for most people who have either minor or moderate orthodontic issues. Many patients, especially adults, who come to us are reluctant to have braces because they worry about how they will come across at work in a professional setting and how they will look and feel when they meet new people and engage in social activities. With Invisalign, you can carry on with life as normal without any of these worries, as nobody will be able to tell that you’re wearing braces. At Advance Dental, you can now enjoy free whitening treatment once your Invisalign treatment is complete to give your smile that final flourish and a lovely sparkle. We also provide free retainers to hold the teeth in their new position and reduce the risk of relapse. Call us now to find out about this incredible offer and book your free consultation!