Invisalign invisible braces London
The Invisalign invisible braces system is a highly innovative orthodontic treatment offered here at the Orthodontic Centre, which involves wearing a series of clear aligners. The aligners are specially designed to make teeth move in a certain direction and each aligner must be worn for two weeks before the patient moves on to the next aligner.
What are the benefits of Invisalign braces?
There are many benefits of the Invisalign invisible braces treatment; these include:
- Invisalign invisible braces live up to their name and are invisible to other people. This is important for many patients in London and surrounding areas as they are worried about their appearance when wearing braces.
- The Invisalign braces can be used to treat a whole range of orthodontic problems.
- Invisalign braces are removable, which offers patient a greater degree of flexibility and means they can clean their teeth properly, which reduces the risk of conditions such as gum disease and tooth decay.
- Invisalign braces have been specially designed to be as comfortable as possible. They are manufactured to fit the dimensions of the patient's mouth and are much more comfortable than other types of brace.
Is Invisalign suitable for everyone?
Invisalign is suitable for most patients at the Orthodontic Centre. It is important that patients wear their aligners for around 22 hours each day to ensure optimum results so patients should consider this when choosing which treatment to go for. An examination will be necessary to assess whether you are suitable for treatment. If you are suitable then moulds and images will need to be taken of your teeth and then you are ready to start your journey to great looking teeth. If you are found to be unsuitable for treatment then we are happy to discuss alternative orthodontic options.
As a general rule, Invisalign can treat the following problems:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
How long does treatment take?
Everyone's different so the treatment time will vary according to the individual, though you can expect mild and moderate orthodontic problems to take around 12 months or less, while more severe problems usually take around 18 months. Initially, as patients get used to their braces they may feel that their speech is slightly affected by the aligners, but there will be no significant effect and any changes will subside quickly as you gets used to the aligners.
Do the aligners hurt?
Invisalign invisible braces are very light and delicate and they have been designed with people's comfort in mind, which is why we at the Harley Street Orthodontic Centre are delighted to be able to offer it to our patients. One other main advantages of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are removable, which means you can eat out and about without the aligners getting in the way. Cleaning the aligners after eating is also a simple matter. We treat patients here at our practice in Harley Street, many patients find us following a search for Invisalign clinics in the London W1 postcode.