What is Invisalign Orthodontics?
Invisalign treatment involves using a series of clear aligners to precisely and safely move the teeth into the ideal smile position. The initial scans are taken with an intra-oral camera (no more sticky impressions) and this is used to create a predictable 3D simulation of your treatment outcome. This means you will have a great idea of what to expect, before even starting the treatment!
There has become increasing awareness over recent times about the invasiveness and longevity of certain dental treatments. In a world where people are wanting instant results, this has become more and more relevant. The idea of getting all your teeth crowned/ veneered – all in a week – may appear appealing to certain patients, but this may also be very destructive to otherwise healthy teeth. It will also likely need replacing many times over a lifetime, or may ultimately result in the loss of teeth. Invisalign improves the position of your teeth, without having to remove or damage healthy tooth tissue. It is minimally invasive and involves very little future upkeep. Once the teeth are in the correct smile position, they will just need the routine care and hygiene treatment to maintain a perfect smile.
How to create the Perfect Smile?
If there are also concerns about the appearance or colour of your teeth, Invisalign can also be combined with teeth whitening and composite bonding to achieve the perfect smile. Teeth whitening will allow you to simply and safely brighten your, now straight, smile. As the teeth would then be in the perfect position, the reliance on composite bonding is much more minimal, often just involving neatening up the edges of the teeth to appear a more even length. This again will require much less long term maintenance.
Who is suitable for Invisalign?
Invisalign has become more popular than ever, with many patients of all ages feeling now is the time to do something about their teeth. We see many patients at our clinic, who have been unhappy with their teeth all their life. They are aware there is now a way to do something about it, without invasive treatments or the traditional train track braces. They are aware they don’t want to have to carry on covering their mouth when they laugh or avoiding having photographs taken. They have realised now is the time to do something about their smile – whatever their age! If you would like to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you, we would love to see you for a consultation.
Thank you for reading.
Hannah Wilson BDS MJDF RCS Eng
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