Have you always wanted a perfectly straight smile? Would you like to close a gap or correct protruding teeth without the stigma of wearing fixed metal braces? There is now a revolutionary way to align your teeth using Invisalign invisible braces. This invisible orthodontics system uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-moulded to fit your teeth. They apply gentle pressure to your teeth to gradually reposition them over time.
The stages involved in your treatment are:
Stage 1 – Complete Smile Assessment
During your first visit we will address all your dental needs and concerns and assess your suitability for treatment with Invisalign. This initial consultation is free of charge. If you decide to go ahead with treatment we will take bite impressions of your teeth, and photographs which we will send directly to Invisalign in the States along with a set of precise instructions
Stage 2: Your clear aligners are made by Invisalign
Invisalign technology uses advanced 3-D computer imaging to transform the bite impressions we send them into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. This is overseen and adjusted by specialist orthodontists at Invisalign. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
Stage 3: You receive your new aligners
During your next visit to us, you will receive your first set aligners. Each set of aligners should be worn for 2 weeks. We will usually give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your progress visit.
Stage 4: You wear your aligners
You’ll wear each set of aligners day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You will change your aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually move. Total treatment time averages 6-12 months, but will vary from case to case. We will require you to visit us every 6 weeks or so to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
5: You’ve finished treatment!
Congratulations! When you’re finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the perfectly aligned beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
When compared to traditional, fixed, metal braces, Invisalign has several advantages:
- Convenient – it does not disrupt your lifestyle, you can remove your aligners to eat the food you want and to clean your teeth.
- Discrete – since the aligners are virtually invisible most people won’t even notice you are having treatment.
- Comfortable – there are no metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth.
If you think that you could benefit from Invisalign braces in Bristol, call our practice for a consultation on 0117 973 1910.