When it comes to orthodontic treatment, we want all our patients to enjoy the best results and this is why we offer the world’s leading treatment systems. One of our most popular treatments is Invisalign, a clear aligner system that moves the teeth without anyone being able to see a brace.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an invisible alternative to fixed braces and uses a series of aligners to re-position and realign the teeth. These aligners work in a set order to gradually move the teeth into the desired position. Each aligner is different, but all are worn for two weeks and treatment is planned in advance, so you can see images of the treatment process and get an idea of what your smile will look like once you remove the last aligner for the final time.
This system is hugely popular because it provides patients with an option that eliminates anxiety and worry about image. With these aligners, the look of the smile won’t change and you can go through your treatment without suffering from a lack of confidence when you smile or speak to people.
What is so good about Invisalign?
Invisalign is simple, effective and invisible. The aligners cannot be seen, which gives you more confidence once you start treatment, and they are removable, so you have control of your treatment and can enjoy more flexibility than with a fixed brace. Invisalign aligners contain no bands or metal parts and they are suitable for patients with a wide range of orthodontic issues, from minor and moderate crowding to spaces between the teeth.
How does treatment work?
The treatment process is fairly straightforward and involves wearing each aligner in a set order for two weeks at a time. The aligners should be worn for a minimum of 21 hours per day and removed when you intend to brush your teeth or eat.
Many people around the world suffer from crooked teeth. Crooked teeth can spoil the beauty of your smile and also the way you feel about yourself and can be a serious self-confidence breaker. One of the most popular and effective ways to treat crooked teeth is Invisalign. Invisalign treatment involves the use of clear plastic aligners that are fixed around the teeth in order to gently push them back into position.
Patients who do not want to use metal braces can opt for Invisalign, as the greatest advantage of Invisalign is that they are almost invisible. However, not everyone can use this technique to fix their teeth. If you are a patient from London and have issues with your bite or severely rotated teeth, Invisalign might not be the best option for you. The best way to find out is by consulting a dentist.
How it works
First the orthodontist will create a 3D image of your teeth and then a lab technician will use the mold and the 3D map to make clear plastic retainers specifically designed according to your teeth’s size and shape. The retainers will be securely fitted onto your teeth and will slowly and steadily move the teeth into perfect alignment. As the teeth moves into place, you will need to get new aligners, with new aligners required every two weeks. They must be worn at all times, except while drinking or eating, in order to get fast and maximum results.
Many patients with crooked teeth have benefited from Invisalign treatment. If aligners are properly worn as per directions and if they stay on your teeth except for eating or drinking, then the results will start to show within weeks.
It’s impossible to predict the time required for this treatment to be completed, since every case is different. However, before the treatment begins the dentist will be able to give you an approximate completion time. On average an individual would need 20-30 aligners for both the upper and lower teeth, so it may take somewhere in between 12 to 18 months
One of the most exciting developments in modern orthodontics is invisible braces. With clear braces, we can straighten the teeth without patients feeling any anxiety about how their treatment will affect their looks or their confidence. If you’re searching for an invisible means of banishing crooked or twisted teeth for good and getting a beautiful smile, allow us to introduce you to Invisalign.
Invisalign is a clear aligner system, which provides patients who wish to remain incognito during their treatment with an amazing alternative to traditional metal fixed braces. With this treatment, the aligners are virtually undetectable, so nobody needs to know that you’re having treatment and you can feel confident when you look in the mirror, take to the stage for a presentation or go for that all-important job interview.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of appliances that are shaped according to a personalised treatment plan. Each one is different and all are custom-made. Each aligner remains in place for 2 weeks, and the aligners work in a set order.
During treatment, it’s important to wear the aligners for the recommended time each day. They can be taken out to brush your teeth and eat, but should be worn for at least 21-22 hours per day.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers a host of benefits for patients who are looking for a discreet way of straightening their teeth. These custom-made aligners are light, they use gentle force to move the teeth and they are virtually invisible. They are also removable, which means that they have very little impact on the way you go about your day to day business. You can eat without any worries about breaking your brace or getting anything stuck in the brackets and you can clean your teeth in the normal way.
If this system sounds like the one for you, call us now and book your consultation!
We are delighted to offer patients in Weston-super-Mare and beyond incredible Invisalign treatment. This innovative treatment provides a virtually invisible alternative to traditional braces for patients who have issues such as underbite, crowding or gaps between the teeth. If you’ve been searching for a painless, effective and discreet solution for orthodontic issues, your search is over!
The ins and outs of Invisalign
A modern alternative to traditional fixed braces, Invisalign offers a host of benefits for patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues. Invisalign has a different approach to treatment, as it uses a series of appliances, rather than a single device, to straighten the teeth. Each Invisalign patient receives a set of custom-made aligners to be worn for just 2 weeks and then replaced by the next aligner until the series is complete.
Invisalign aligners are light and they are manufactured from clear high-grade plastic, which is virtually undetectable when you smile. With Invisalign, you can enjoy the benefits of treatment safe in the knowledge that nobody can see your brace.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment times with Invisalign vary because every patient requires different amounts of movement. In minor cases, treatment may take less than 12 months, while patients with more complex needs may be advised to wear the aligners for up to 2 years. We will be able to give you an accurate estimate during the consultation stage.
Is Invisalign the best choice for me?
Invisalign certainly offers an array of advantages for patients and is a great choice for those who have perhaps been worried about wearing visible braces in the past. However, it is impossible to say that it is the best option without a consultation, as this system is more suited to some patients than others. Invisalign is a versatile treatment and it is suitable for most patients, but in some cases there may be other options worth considering and we can explore these with you.
The field of orthodontics has seen many advances over the past few years, one of the most important being discreet and invisible braces. Orthodontic treatment choices in the past have been limited, and fixed braces haven’t always been the most aesthetically pleasing accessory. Patients now have a much wider range of choices when it comes to braces. One of the most impressive options is invisible braces, which allow patients to undergo orthodontic treatment without people even knowing it!
At Clifton Dental Studio, we offer some of the industry’s leading invisible braces, including Invisalign and the Inman Aligner.
Invisalign allows patients to get a stunning smile without people even realising they’re wearing braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are invisible when placed over the teeth. The aligners work in a specific order, and are to be changed every 2 weeks. Invisalign aligners are removable, which means that tooth-brushing and eating and drinking is made much easier.
The Inman Aligner
This is another impressive removable brace. Not strictly invisible, the Inman Aligner is a lot more discreet than a traditional fixed brace. There are two main components with the Inman Aligner, which work to create force and pressure to move the teeth into the desired position. The components are a spring (located at the back of the teeth) and a metal bar (located at the back of the teeth). The bar is very thin and fine so it is discreet in the mouth. The treatment time of the Inman Aligner is typically faster than other brace systems, with most cases being completed in as little as 16 weeks!