Some of our adult patients had their teeth straightened in childhood but have been disappointed to find their smile has relapsed. Others never had the opportunity for any type of tooth straightening when younger and, although they’ve thought about it for many years, have been put off by high costs, long treatment times and the embarrassment of highly obvious metal braces.
Invisalign is an ideal option for adults and teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing more obvious metal braces. It is also a comfortable choice, as there are no brackets or wires, and it works much more quickly than traditional braces. There is very little impact on your ability to talk or smile, allowing you to carry on with life as normal.
What is Invisalign?
We use Invisalign to offer a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment for overspaced, misaligned or overcrowded teeth. This is a new revolutionary approach to teeth straightening using clear aligner technology.
How does Invisalign move my teeth?
Each brace, marginally different to its predecessor, moves your teeth a fraction of a millimetre. With meticulous planning, we craft you your bespoke treatment plan – and your future smile!
You will move on to the next set of aligners approximately every 2 weeks. Check-up appointments are typically arranged every 4 weeks to monitor progress and receive new aligners.
As your teeth are only moved in small increments, it is very unlikely that you will experience any pain or discomfort. Some people feel a low dull ache for around 24 hours when moving to their next set of aligners, but this is very minimal and won’t disturb your usual routines.
As with all orthodontic procedures, a retainer will need to be worn following treatment to prevent teeth from moving out of their newly straightened position.
Boutique Whitening Bolt On
After completion of Invisalign, many patients are so proud of their new smile that they want it to be as white as possible. We include the option of a Boutique Whitening bolt on to your treatment to help you achieve this. The Boutique Whitening gel is used in conjunction with your retainers, meaning that no additional trays or wear time is needed.