Invisalign Invisible Braces
Have you always wanted a perfectly straight smile, to close a gap between your teeth or correct your goofy teeth that stick out without the social stigma of wearing fixed metal braces? There is now a revolutionary new way to align your teeth using invisalign invisible braces. This invisible orthodontics system uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-moulded to fit your teeth and gradually apply gentle pressure to your teeth to reposition them over time.
The stages involved in your treatment include:
Stage 1 – Your Free Consultation
During your first visit we will address all your dental needs and concerns and assess your suitability for treatment with Invisalign. This initial consultation is free of charge. If you decide to go ahead with treatment we will take bite impressions of your teeth, and photographs which we will send directly to the Invisalign lab in the States along with a set of precise instructions.
Stage 2: Your clear aligners are made by Invisalign
Invisalign technology uses advanced 3-D computer imaging to transform the bite impressions we send them into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. This is overseen and adjusted by specialist orthodontists at Invisalign. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
Stage 3: You receive your new aligners
During your next visit to us, you will receive your first set aligners. Each set of aligners should be worn for 2 weeks. We will usually give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your progress visit.
Stage 4: You wear your aligners
You will wear each set of aligners day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You will change your aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually move. Total treatment time averages 6-12 months, but will vary from case to case. We will require you to visit us every 6 weeks or so to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Stage 5: You have finished treatment!
Congratulations! When you are finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the perfectly aligned beautiful smile you have always wanted.
When compared to traditional fixed metal braces Invisalign has several advantages:
- They are convenient – it does not disrupt your lifestyle, you can remove your aligners to eat the food you want and clean your teeth
- They are discrete – since the aligners are virtually invisible most people wont even notice you are in treatment.
- They are comfortable – there are no metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth.
If you have your own dentist or are just passing through Hampshire and would like an appointment with our hygienist we will be happy to see you.