Invisalign treatment is an effective solution for correcting misaligned or crooked teeth and achieving a beautiful smile and straighter teeth.
This treatment is perfect for patients allergic to the metal used in conventional metal braces or those who want to straighten their teeth without people noticing it. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, and most people won't notice you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment. They are also removable, so you can drink, eat, floss, and brush your teeth during treatment.
This Invisalign treatment is ideal for people with complex misalignment and is the most commonly recommended procedure for moderate to complex orthodontic cases.
You will wear every set of aligners for 1 – 2 weeks before switching to the next set until your teeth move to your desired positions. The number of sets of aligners can vary depending on the case's complexity. The average duration of treatment is 12 – 18 months, while complicated cases take about 24 – 36 months.
Invisalign Lite is suitable for people with slight to moderate orthodontic issues. The treatment is also effective for simple cases that need minor teeth movement. The treatment is the same as other Invisalign patients but requires fewer aligners. The average treatment duration is about 6 – 9 months.
It is the newest Invisalign treatment for patients who want to correct very minor crowding or relapse after earlier orthodontic treatment. The method offers quick results for simple cases affecting only a few front teeth. It uses seven sets of aligners, and the average treatment time is four months.
People with crowded teeth have insufficient space in their jaws to house all the teeth properly. It can occur in the lower or upper jaw. This makes some teeth position in front of others and some behind others. The position of the teeth makes brushing difficult, leading to tooth decay, plaque or gum disease.
Gapped teeth occur when there are extra spaces between teeth within the jaw. It may occur from missing teeth or abnormal jawbone growth.
In a crossbite, the upper and lower teeth aren't properly aligned. A tooth or several upper teeth may bite down on teeth in the lower jaw, causing teeth grinding that can result in gum disease or tooth loss.
An underbite causes the lower jaw to sit ahead of the upper jaw. It may occur from an overgrowth of the lower jaw, undergrowth of the upper jaw, or both.
An increased overbite happens when the upper teeth cover the lower teeth completely or partially. It may cause gum and tooth problems.
Upper front teeth do not touch the lower front teeth in an open bite. This problem may be genetic or caused by habits such as tongue thrusting or thumb sucking.
Invisalign clear aligners offer several benefits, such as:
Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear. They do not have metal brackets or wires that may cause mouth irritation. Your time at the orthodontist's surgery will also be shorter.
Invisalign aligners are almost invisible, so you can straighten your teeth with confidence that people won't easily notice you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.
The virtually invisible aligners are easy to clean because they are removable. You can floss and brush normally. This makes maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing further oral damage easily.
The Invisalign provider will take your digital teeth scan to create custom-made aligners for an effective, fast and safe treatment.
Invisalign is an effective teeth straightening option. It uses a series of almost invisible and custom-made aligners to gradually shift the teeth to the right positions, meaning no fixed brackets and wires during treatment.
The Invisalign aligners apply pressure on specific teeth to make them move into their correct positions. You will wear each set of aligners for 1 – 2 weeks before switching to the next set until the alignment is perfect.
The Clincheck Software helps the orthodontist to monitor how your teeth will appear at different stages during the Invisalign treatment, and they can evaluate your progress at each appointment.
Ideally you should wear the clear aligners for 20-22 hours daily to get the best possible result. You can only remove the aligners to floss, brush, eat and drink anything besides water.
Your Invisalign journey starts with a precise 3D digital scan using an iTero scanner. The scan helps the orthodontist create a digital model of your teeth to see how your teeth will look after the Invisalign treatment. The orthodontist will create a unique treatment plan to correct your orthodontic issue.
Your appointment for the aligner fitting will take about 20 minutes. These initial aligners will not have attachments in place. A few weeks later you will return to see your orthodontist for the fitting of the attachments to your teeth. You will then be given more aligners to wear with the aim of returning for a check up every few months.
You will wear each set of aligners for 1 – 2 weeks, then switch to the next set until your teeth are in the ideal position. You will have appointments to assess your treatment's progress and ensure your teeth move as they should. The Invisalign treatment duration varies based on the complexity of the case and how well you wear your aligners.
Wearing the aligners for the recommended number of hours and removing them only to eat, drink, floss, and brush is necessary for a successful treatment.
You will get a custom-made set of retainers to keep your teeth in place after the treatment. You will also have fixed wire retainers behind your front teeth to prevent relapse.
Ensure you wear your retainers as instructed by your orthodontist. This prevents the teeth from moving to their previous position. However, aftercare following Invisalign treatments involves more than wearing a retainer.
The exact treatment cost will depend on the orthodontic problem's complexity and the treatment duration.
Invisalign providers have payment plans with 0% interest that allow patients to spread the cost of their Invisalign treatment.
You can visit Kingston Orthodontics to consult our experienced Invisalign provider for treatment or call us on 0203 002 2501 for more information on our Invisalign procedure.
Invisalign treatment usually lasts 6 – 18 months or longer, depending on the case's complexity. However, you can see results within a few weeks.
Invisalign is an effective teeth straightening option for mild to moderate misalignment issues. Ensure you discuss the Invisalign treatment with the orthodontist.
Invisalign aligners are almost invisible, so most people won't notice you wear them unless you tell them. The aligners will not affect your daily interaction with others and lifestyle.
Unlike traditional braces with metal wires, Invisalign aligners are custom made and designed to ensure comfort during teeth straightening.
Invisalign can help move your teeth to restore your smile and reduce discomfort during treatment. You may start to notice changes in your appearance and teeth within 10 – 12 weeks.
Yes, you will. You need to wear retainers so your teeth do not move to their initial position after your treatment. You can get fixed and removable retainers after the procedure.
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