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Discreet Teeth Straightening Is Available with Invisalign

What do you think of when somebody mentions the word brace to you? Do you envision bulky metal train-tracks? If so we bring good news this festive season. With Invisalign, we can offer discreet straightening, giving you the opportunity to undergo treatment without anyone else even knowing that you’ve got a brace.

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a discreet tooth straightening system, which is an incredibly popular choice for orthodontic patients. Invisalign is unlike other systems because it uses a series of devices, which work in a set order to reposition the teeth. Each transparent aligner is slightly different to encourage tooth movement and every set of aligners is customised for the individual patient. Invisalign treatment involves wearing an aligner for 2 weeks at a time and then swapping the brace for the next appliance in the series. For optimum results, we recommend wearing your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours per day.

The advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign is very popular for many reasons. Most people sign up for Invisalign treatment due to the discreet aesthetics. Many people don’t want to wear a visible brace and Invisalign caters for patients searching for invisible options. Invisalign treatment is also convenient, as you can take the aligners out when you eat and clean your teeth. This makes it easier to stay on top of dental hygiene and it also eliminates anxiety related to eating in public. Invisalign aligners also use the latest technology to move the teeth gently and many people consider them more comfortable option than traditional fixed braces.

If you like the sound of Invisalign and you’d like to see if it could be the treatment you’ve been searching for, get in touch with us today!

Discreet Invisible Braces with Invisalign

We often see patients who are desperate for a straight smile without having to go through the hassle of wearing visible braces. The good news is that orthodontics has come a long way, and today, it’s possible to straighten the teeth using discreet braces, such as Invisalign. If you’ve been putting off having treatment because you didn’t want people to see you with a brace or you were worried about the impact of wearing a brace on your social life or your career, Invisalign could be just what you’ve been waiting for.

How does Invisalign work and what does treatment involve?

Invisalign is a clear aligner system, which uses a sequence of custom-made braces to straighten the teeth. Each aligner is slightly different and treatment is planned and plotted in advance using sophisticated software. Every patient receives a set of bespoke braces and each aligner should be worn for a period of 2 weeks. Although Invisalign aligners are removable, it’s essential to follow your dentist’s advice and wear them for at least 21 hours per day to achieve the desired outcome.

Invisalign offers a very simple, hassle-free treatment process. All you have to do is wear your aligners, take them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth, and remember to swap them over every 2 weeks. When you’ve finished treatment, you can remove the last aligner and enjoy your incredible new smile.

Who can benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign is suited to many patients, but it is usually recommended for those who have minor or moderate orthodontic issues. This is an excellent treatment option for patients who are looking for a discreet brace and those who would prefer the flexibility of a removable appliance. To find out if you’re a good match for Invisalign, why not call and book a consultation today?

Invisible Teeth Straightening With Invisalign

Have you always wanted straight teeth, but been put off having treatment by the prospect of having to wear braces? In years gone by, braces were highly visible, but today, we have some incredible invisible options available. If you were worried about how you would look or what people would think, you don’t need to delay treatment any further. With Invisalign, nobody will even know that you’re wearing braces.

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic system, which offers an alternative to fixed braces. This treatment uses a series of custom-designed clear, removable aligners to guide the teeth into position and align the smile. Each patient is presented with a set of bespoke aligners, which are made based on an individual treatment plan that plots the movement of the teeth. When you start treatment you’ll wear the first aligner for 2 weeks, and then continue with the sequence, replacing each appliance after a fortnight. The aligners are designed to be removed when you eat, drink and brush your teeth, but it is important that you wear them for at least 21 hours per day for the best results.

The pros and cons of Invisalign

The pros:

  • Invisible aesthetics: as the aligners are made entirely from clear plastic, they are undetectable when you smile
  • Convenience: you can remove your Invisalign aligners, which means that you can carry on with life as normal
  • Better dental health: you can continue to brush as normal and there’s no risk of getting food or bacteria trapped in your braces
  • Comfort: Invisalign aligners use gentle forces to move the teeth and they don’t contain any metal parts

The cons:

  • Versatility: Invisalign aligners may not be the best option for every patient. They tend to be recommended for patients with minor or moderate issues
  • Cost: Invisalign is one of the more expensive treatments on the market

If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign, or you’re eager to see if you’re a good candidate for treatment, why not get in touch and arrange a consultation?

Virtually Straight Teeth: The Technology Behind Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular orthodontic systems, and it’s not hard to see why. This virtually invisible treatment is ideal for those who want straight teeth without the hassle or worry of wearing detectable braces. If you like the sound of secret treatment, here’s some more information about the technology behind Invisalign.

What exactly is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a clear brace system, which offers an alternative to visible fixed braces. With Invisalign, you don’t have a brace fitted to your teeth. Instead, you wear a series of custom-made, transparent aligners. The number of aligners differs according to how much movement is required, and each aligner is in place for 2 weeks. You take the aligners out to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Invisalign treatment is planned in advance. Before you begin treatment, your dentist will take pictures and X-rays and these will be used to predict the movement of the teeth. The aligners are fabricated based on your unique prescription and treatment plan. Each brace is slightly different to allow room for movement.

What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?

For many people, the main draw of Invisalign is the transparency of the braces, which makes them virtually undetectable. However, there are additional advantages. It’s very convenient to be able to take your braces out, as this means that you don’t have to adapt the way you eat or brush your teeth. It’s also better for your oral health, as you can clean your braces easily, and brush normally. Invisalign braces use gentle forces to reposition the teeth, and the braces don’t contain any metal parts, so you should find them very comfortable to wear.

Invisalign is suitable for patients with a wide range of minor and moderate orthodontic issues. Call us today to find out more and start planning your dream smile.

Forget Metal Braces And Join The Invisible Braces Revolution

If you think all braces treatment involves wearing big unsightly brackets and metal wires, then you are wrong! Today, modern orthodontics has come a long way and there are a variety of braces, which are not made of metal, are not visible when you open your mouth and can be removed. Invisalign aligners are basically the opposite of traditional metal braces in every sense other than they also like traditional braces, move your teeth and straighten them over a period of time.Invisalign aligners are clear, thin aligners, which look a little bit, like a mouth guard for reference. They for over the top or bottom arch (or both) and because they are clear, they are very hard to see in the mouth. This makes them very popular with people who do not want to change their facial aesthetics and be self-conscious of a brace. Many teenagers and adults prefer Invisalign as it is very easy to use and so discreet.Invisalign aligners are also great because you can take them out. This means that you can effectively brush and floss your teeth everyday and you can also eat and drink whatever you like as you remove them when eating and drinking.Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation where we will talk you through the treatment process. Then we will take 3D images of your teeth to be used to make your personalized aligners at the Invisalign labs in the US. You will have a certain number of aligners over the course of your treatment. Each aligner will move your teeth until a new set of aligners take over every couple of weeks. Before treatment begins you can see how your teeth will look at the end of treatment on a computer screen, so you know exactly what will happen and the time frame in which it will occur.


Straight teeth without embarrassing braces with Invisalign from Basildon dentist

Nobody ever wants to wear a brace but everybody wants to have straight teeth but sometimes it is an inevitable sacrifice. One to two years with a mouthful of uncomfortable and unseemly metal braces to have straight teeth at the end. This was always the deal available to patients in the past. This can be particularly unpleasant for patients in their emotionally turbulent teenage years when standing out from the crowd is the last thing they want. It can also be unfortunate for older patients, when the stigma of metal braces being for younger people can be embarrassing especially in a professional environment. Thankfully there is now a solution to this dilemma.

In 1999 a company called Align Technologies introduced their Invisalign range of invisible plastic braces. This was a system that offered genuinely discreet teeth straightening that was also effective. Clear plastic retainer braces had existed before but had often been ineffectual bordering on useless and most patients were still opting for the old fashioned metal braces.

Invisalign braces are manufactured from one millimetre thick clear plastic and moulded to fit over the patient’s teeth with small adjustments. These small adjustments are designed to gradually move misaligned teeth into position over time. By using twenty to thirty retainers, each worn for a period of two weeks (although treatment times do vary on a patient to patient basis), overcrowding and misaligned teeth can gradually be straightened with out the need for fixed metal brackets. Invisalign braces are also almost completely invisible unless standing very close to the patient. They also have the advantage of being completely removable so can be taken out for eating or important business or social occasions.

Invisalign braces are the first invisible brace that offers genuine straightening power as well as a real level of discretion. It is now possible to have straight teeth without having to sacrifice up to two years of your life to the uncomfortable and embarrassing metal brace. Dentists will be able to offer further advice and information about Invisalign clear plastic braces and assess whether they could be suitable for your teeth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.