So, you’ve just been to the dentist and you’ve been told you need braces. The first image that goes through your mind is that friend you had in school who had metal braces on their teeth and you understandably cringe a little.
In today’s society, many adults and teenagers opt out of having orthodontic treatment as they worry about how they will look with metal braces. This means that they will lose out on treatment options that can improve their confidence due to a short-term aesthetic issue.
Over the years, dentistry has advanced and so have orthodontic options for teeth that require realignment. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we can offer our patients a wide variety of orthodontic options, catered to their specific needs.
Invisalign in Leamington Spa is one of our more popular alternatives to braces that can straighten your teeth without disrupting your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign in Leamington Spa is a clear, custom fitted brace that is made of a clear, flexible plastic. It fits over your teeth and is invisible to the naked eye. It is also removable.
This treatment is ideal for adults and teenagers who don’t want to wear traditional, fitted metal braces as it is easy to fit the treatment around your lifestyle and not impact your self-confidence.
Other benefits of Invisalign
Although being discreet is one of the main advantages of Invisalign treatment, there are many more that our patients at Leamington Spa have been happy to tell us about.
When you start Invisalign treatment, your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth. Then, they will use a 3D computer model to track each stage of your treatment. Your dentist will then make a set of custom fitted, clear braces for each stage of your treatment.
This means that from the beginning of your treatment, you are aware of each step and will have an idea of how your teeth will look throughout and at the end of the procedure, this predictability is extremely reassuring.
Although we have touched on the impact that Invisalign will have on your confidence, this is not the only positive aspect it will have on your lifestyle.
With traditional braces, people are often told to avoid certain foods, such as sticky or hard foods, as they may damage the braces. If you love toffee, this is a difficult situation!
With Invisalign, you can eat what you want, drink what you want and don’t have to worry about your brace; it is removable, so you can take it out prior to meals and just put it back in afterwards. No need to change your diet or avoid your favourite foods.
As Invisalign is removable, before brushing your teeth, you can simply take the aligner out, brush your teeth and put it back in. Traditional braces are often make it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene and can cause further issues due to this.
Contact us today for more information about Invisalign in Leamington Spa .
Do you avoid your reflection more than you should? Embarrassment from crooked or protruding teeth really can be crippling and we are here to help with a whole host of treatment options!
At Leamington Spa Dental Practice we wholeheartedly recommend Invisalign as the perfect contemporary alternative to old school metal braces! But how do these work? Are they safe? And will you still be able to go about your daily life as normal?
Is Invisalign in Leamington Spa the best treatment for my teeth?
Over the years, through new superb dental technology, a wide selection of treatments for wayward teeth have been introduced, including lingual braces, but the most innovative orthodontic procedure is that of Invisalign in Leamington Spa.
This option consists of a plan that is mapped out totally via 3-D computer technology, which enables us to monitor and manage your treatment from start to finish. Clear, bespoke aligners are made specifically for each patient. There are a series of these made so that they can be worn two weeks at a time and then changed as the teeth gradually align.
Can I live a normal day to day existence using these?
The braces of old were very good at the job they were intended for, but certainly not discreet! With this solution, however, clear aligners are used, allowing the wearer to straighten teeth discreetly,as they are virtually invisible. Sometimes friends and family do not even notice the patient wearing them! They can also be removed for brushing, flossing, eating and drinking, but should be worn for around 22 hours per day to reap the full benefit.
Oral health and well being
Did you know that wonky and crooked teeth not only knock a person’s confidence but can also lead to oral health problems? With overlapping teeth, it can be very hard to adhere to good brushing and flossing regimes as trapped food can be hard to clean. This, in turn, can lead to gum disease in some cases. By using a system like Invisalign in Leamington Spa, you can get your perfect smile back, boost your self-esteem and reap positive oral health rewards, as long as you stick to a well rounded routine of brushing twice and flossing twice a day to keep plaque and bacteria at bay.
Goodbye Nosferatu…hello belle of the ball
Yes, soon you will not get enough of draping your walls in mirrors and gazing endlessly into them and all it will take will be a visit to us. By subtly working away in a discreet fashion, these aligners are the perfect modern day solution for many, but especially those that are starting to cover their mouths more and more in social situations and at work. We will explain how best this treatment can be executed for your specific needs and in no time at all your lovely smile will be back!
People seem to think that spending money on getting straighter teeth when yours are only mildly out of alignment is just a vanity exercise, but here at Leamington Spa Dental Practice, we see it differently.
Yes, it’s great to have a beautiful-looking smile to gaze at in the mirror, but a great smile is also easier to keep clean because when the teeth line up properly next to each other along the arch of the jawbone, they offer fewer hiding places for dental plaque to build up in. Dental plaque is the source of most dental problems. It gives off acids that eat away at enamel to cause decay and inflame and irritate the gums to cause gum disease. Both of these problems can eventually lead to tooth loss, with a fair amount of pain and embarrassment along the way. We think most people would like to avoid that, and one way to do so is to get your teeth straightened.
Discreet straightening with Invisalign in Leamington Spa
One of our favourite ways to straighten our patients’ teeth is with Invisalign, and our patients love it too. Here’s why:
The Invisalign system uses a series of see-through, thermoplastic aligners instead of brackets and wires. They are only 0.3mm thick. They hug teeth so closely that once they are put in the mouth, they cannot be seen except by looking really closely, which for most levels of social interaction would be a bit odd. This is a great plus both for self-conscious teens who want to avoid being teased, and for image-aware adults who need to present a professional image at work.
One thing that puts a lot of people off teeth straightening is the extra time that needs to be spent keeping the straightening devices clear of food debris.
Invisalign aligners are taken out for eating and drinking (you keep them in only for plain water). All you need to do after a snack, a coffee or a meal is clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
If you are thinking of getting your teeth straightened, Invisalign could be the way to go. Why not come in for a consultation?
Contrary to popular belief, teeth straightening is not only an option for children and teenagers. As we age, our teeth sometimes move, even if we had teeth straightening treatment before. Regardless of the reason, teeth straightening is now more affordable than ever thanks to modern techniques and materials.
Adults who are self-conscious about metal braces, can choose from many discreet teeth straightening methods with effective results. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice in Leamington Spa, we pride ourselves on providing Invisalign, an innovative teeth straightening method to suit your unique dental needs.
Tell me more about Invisalign
Invisalign consists of a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners, which are custom-made with the aid of 3D technology. This way your dentist can predict the movement of your teeth and monitor your progress throughout the treatment. While in treatment, you will go through a series of aligners, which will need to be changed every two weeks. Treatment time varies from patients to patient, but it rarely exceeds 12 months in total.
Invisalign can fix crooked teeth and most bite problems, as long as they are not too complicated. More complex dental problems may require treatment with braces. Your dentist will help you decide whether Invisalign is a good treatment option for you. Invisalign is not suitable for young children, but teenagers can take advantage of Invisalign Teen, a special type of Invisalign that is available for teenagers who have most of their permanent teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has many advantages compared to regular braces, the most important of which is invisibility. Invisalign braces are transparent, therefore, it is almost impossible for someone to tell whether you are undergoing dental treatment. Invisalign aligners are completely clear and fit perfectly over your teeth, making them the ultimate option for self-conscious adults. On the other hand, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can continue enjoying your favourite foods and keep brushing your teeth normally. However, be careful to wear the aligners at least 22 hours per day, otherwise, you may compromise your treatment.
To learn more about Invisalign in Leamington Spa or book a consultation appointment, please contact our friendly staff today.