What are Invisalign braces?

If you have been looking into orthodontic treatments, you may have come across Invisalign before and wondered what it’s all about. It is generally acknowledged that whilst braces help to improve your smile in the long run, one of their main drawbacks is their appearance in the short run.

Traditionally, braces are made using metal, plastic or ceramic brackets. These brackets are fixed in place to the front of the tooth and a wire is then held between them. Whilst braces are clinically proven to deliver very effective results, many prospective patients are afraid to wear them as they do not like the idea of their appearance during treatment.

We offer a solution as our dentists can fit you with Invisalign which will give you as beautiful a smile as conventional braces will, but without compromising your appearance during the treatment.

Invisalign offers the patient a series of clear, removable aligners which are changed every 1-2 weeks. There is no tightening to be done or changing of wires. Instead, all of the adjustments are made with one new aligner normally every week.

Since the aligners are clear they are hardly visible in the mouth at all and will fit perfectly against your teeth. As each aligner is individually moulded to specifically fit each patient, Invisalign is much more comfortable than conventional braces.

Invisalign programme

Invisalign offers the complete cosmetic orthodontic programme. We will begin with the most important part of straightening your teeth with the series of Invisalign aligners. After this stage has been completed, we can whiten your teeth if you wish at a discounted price, followed by any recontouring (if required) to truly give you that perfect smile!

You will then have removable night retainers to help maintain your new smile. This is already included in your treatment plan.  

How long do treatments take?

The time needed for Invisalign to work its magic will depend on the severity of the patients case. This means that cost will also vary from patient to patient as some people will need many aligners and others will require just a few. 

Your Dentist will be able to advise which Invisalign treatment will work best for you - Full, Lite or Express will all help enable you to achieve the smile you desire.

Treatments

Smile Styling 

Our Stradbrook Dental & Implant Clinic dentists are experienced in restoring smiles and cosmetic dentistry. We use smart technology and expert techniques to achieve your dental goals.

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Dental Phobia 

One in four of us suffer from anxiety before a dentist appointment. At Stradbrook Dental & Implant Clinic we understand our patients’ fears and are sensitive to your unique needs.

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