Our team of highly skilled professionals including a specialist orthodontist will assess your suitability for Invisalign teeth straightening treatments, Invisalign can be used as a stand alone treatment or as part of a more complex smile makeover plan where other treatments are used as well. Dr Ope Sodeinde will lead the care and together with our patient he will discuss the best course of action.
Invisalign is particularly useful for patients who are public facing and feel that brackets on teeth, even cosmetic ones, may interfere with their ability to communicate effectively. Invisalign treatments are incredibly straightforward from start to finish and use the best of modern technology to aid both your comfort and treatment results.
Once you and our team have decided on your Invisalign treatment we will scan your teeth and the technology takes over for a little while then. Invisalign uses the very best of cutting edge technology to map out how your teeth will move into alignment and a series of clear aligners are constructed in the dental laboratory.
Your first aligner is fitted and then you will receive custom made aligners to change every 1-2 weeks depending on the range of movement required. Teeth will gently move into a better position and you can see the changes almost immediately. At the completion of the teeth straightening phase of Invisalign we often whiten your teeth and maybe carry out some contouring for the final beautification.
Amy works as a fashion model and she didn’t want the fixed braces to have an impact on her career. She preferred to explore all the orthodontic options and felt very reassured when our specialist orthodontic team presented her with the Invisalign teeth straightening option.
After doing a lot of investigation, she chose of have her treatment here at London Dental Specialists because of the fact that we care, provide an exceptional service and we are also very friendly. We spent 3 consultations (in-person and virtual) getting to know her and we agreed that Invisalign would be a great treatment option for her.
She just wanted to close the gap in her smile but our expert teeth straightening specialist (Ciara) also noticed that the angulation of her teeth was not correct and she is going to have this corrected as well. This is the advantage of having your Invisalign treatment done by a specialist dentist.
Find out more information about why you should have Invisalign with a specialist dentist here.
Your treatment time depends on the way your teeth are misaligned and the movements required to improve their alignment. Some simple treatments may be completed in a couple of months, others may take 18 months to complete. The beauty with Invisalign is that we can confidently predict how long your treatment will take and we will discuss this with you at your initial consultation.
It’s true that on initial fit of fixed braces patients can feel a little uncomfortable but the same is not true with Invisalign. The clear aligners are custom made and extremely close fitting to your teeth, this allows for very gentle and gradual movement that is extremely comfortable. You will hardly know they are there.
Your Invisalign treatment will run as smoothly and quickly as possible the more you wear your aligners. We advise that you wear them for at least 20 hours a day which allows time to remove them whilst eating. They are so comfortable and almost invisible that you will have no trouble with full time wear, especially as you can see the dramatic changes so quickly!
As we said, we do prefer that you wear your aligners as much as possible and of course sleep in them. Yes, you could remove for the odd meeting but we know you will be amazed by the comfort and unobtrusive nature of this treatment. You will be able to talk as usual with them in and no one will know you are wearing the aligners. It is an ideal treatment for those who are in regular contact with people and on camera too.