Invisalign Invisible Braces in Hatfield
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Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
With advanced 3D imaging equipment, custom-made aligners are created in accordance with your oral situation. Your aligners exert mild pressure in desired areas. You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position. You’ll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned and collect your new aligners.
Invisalign offers many benefits to patients, including;
- Invisible – no one will even know you are straightening your teeth. So you can smile with confidence during and after treatment.
- Removable – brushing and flossing are not a problem and you can eat and drink like normal.
- Comfort – no metal means no mouth abrasions during treatment! And with no metal and wires you also spend less time in your Dentist’s office getting adjustments.
- See your dream smile before you start – allows you to view your own virtual treatment before you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Thousands of adults are now wearing Invisalign, the virtually invisible brace- including myself, Dr Andrews
Yes I am wearing Invisalign to straighten my teeth. I can therefore vouch from personal experience that they must be almost invisible because not one person has ever commented on them. I am getting towards the end of treatment now and yes they really do work. They are relatively comfortable and apparently much more comfortable than fixed braces.
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit you and they look like a transparent gum shield. The virtually invisible aligners are changed every 2 weeks and gradually reposition your teeth into the smile you always wanted. Treatment times vary from case to case but typically take about one year.
We always provide a free initial consultation to assess your suitability for Invisalign. At your second appointment I will take molds of your teeth as well as digital X- rays and photographs. These are sent to the Align Technology Inc. laboratory in Santa Clara, California where, with computerized technology and experienced Invisalign technicians a treatment plan is formulated.
Two weeks later a computerized 3D model of your teeth is sent back to me showing every stage of movement to the final result of beautiful straight teeth. I can then sit down with you and go through every detail of the treatment, then together we can decide if we are happy with the plan and result. If we are happy I click accept and two weeks later a box containing a full set of aligners arrives to begin treatment.
Time: Invisalign is designed to provide as little disruption as possible to everyday life. Using computerized technology enables the most efficient tooth movements which significantly reduce the time it takes to get to the end result and also the time you spend in the dental chair.
Aesthetics: This is probably the primary reason most people choose Invisalign. It really is discrete and virtually invisible. The computerized model enables you to see the final result before treatment is started.
Comfort: Metal braces have fixed brackets, wires and elastics which can make it difficult to chew and food can get trapped around them. The wires also make it difficult to clean your teeth and need adjusting regularly which is highly unpleasant. Invisalign aligners are removable, they are taken out for eating and are easy to clean which makes life a whole lot easier. The lighter pressures of Invisalign also reduce the discomfort from the force of tooth movement.
Invisalign provides a relatively light level of force compared to some other orthodontic products on the market. Therefore, particular types of movement can be difficult and Invisalign may not be the appropriate recommendation. The second reason why Invisalign may not be completely effective is due to patient interference. Because the aligners are removable, it can be tempting to wear them less often than is recommended; this is why it is more suitable for adults.