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Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about Invisalign, including the process, benefits, drawbacks, and aftercare.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position. The aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. The treatment is customised to meet the specific needs of each patient, and it is suitable for mild to moderate alignment issues.

Removing And Putting In An Invisalign Brace

The Invisalign Process

The first step in the Invisalign process is to visit our practice for a consultation. During the consultation, we will take a 3D image of your teeth to create a custom treatment plan. This image allows us to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will look after treatment.

Once we have created your treatment plan, we will create a series of clear aligners that are customised to fit your teeth. You will wear each set of aligners for around two weeks before switching to the next set. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth closer to the desired position.

The length of treatment varies depending on the individual case, but most patients will require between 12-18 sets of aligners, with each set worn for around 7 – 10 days. Treatment times can range from a few months to a year or more.

Doctor Using iTero Scanner On Patient

Types of Invisalign

There are different types of Invisalign treatment available to suit a variety of orthodontic issues. These include:

  • Invisalign Full – This is the original Invisalign treatment that can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including complex cases.
  • Invisalign Lite – This treatment is designed for mild to moderate orthodontic issues and can be completed in a shorter amount of time.
  • Invisalign i7 – This is the shortest Invisalign treatment available, designed to correct minor orthodontic issues such as small gaps or crowding.

Our Invisalign-trained dentists will recommend the best type of Invisalign treatment based on your orthodontic needs and preferences. Whichever type of Invisalign treatment you choose, you can be confident that it will provide you with a discreet, comfortable, and effective solution for straightening your teeth.

What issues can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign aligners are designed to correct a variety of orthodontic issues, from mild to moderate cases. Some of the problems that Invisalign can correct include:

  • Crowded teeth – When there isn’t enough space in your jaw for all your teeth to fit comfortably, they can become crowded and overlap.
  • Gaps between teeth – This can occur due to missing teeth or a discrepancy in the size of your teeth and jaw.
  • Overbite – This is when your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth too much, which can lead to excessive wear on your teeth and jaw problems.
  • Underbite – This is the opposite of an overbite, where your lower teeth overlap your upper teeth, causing problems with biting and chewing.
    Crossbite – When some of your upper teeth sit inside your lower teeth, this is known as a crossbite. This can cause jaw pain and tooth wear.

Invisalign aligners are a great option for those who want to correct these orthodontic issues discreetly and comfortably. If you’re unsure if Invisalign is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our Invisalign-trained dentists who can advise you on the best course of treatment.

Benefits of the Invisalign Treatment

There are numerous benefits of Invisalign treatment, some of which include:

  • Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet treatment option.
  • Invisalign aligners are removable, which means you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth.
  • Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear, with no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth.
  • Invisalign treatment times are often faster than traditional braces.
  • Invisalign treatment is suitable for mild to moderate alignment issues.

Drawbacks of the Invisalign treatment

While Invisalign treatment has many benefits, there are also some drawbacks to consider. These include:

  • Invisalign aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day to be effective.
  • Invisalign treatment may not be suitable for more complex orthodontic issues.
  • The cost of Invisalign treatment may be higher than traditional braces.

Invisalign aftercare

After your Invisalign treatment is complete, it’s important to follow a few simple aftercare steps to ensure your teeth stay in their new position. These include:

  • Wearing a retainer as instructed by your dentist.
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly.
  • Attending regular dental check-ups.

Female Invisalign Dental Patient

Spread the cost with payment plans

At 33 Dental, we understand that the cost of Invisalign treatment can be a concern for some of our patients. That’s why we offer payment plans to help spread the cost of treatment over a period of time. Our payment plans are flexible and designed to suit your budget.

At 33 Dental, we are proud to be a certified Invisalign provider using the latest align technology to provide you with the best possible treatment. If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, book a consultation with us or give us a call on 0116 464 9002 today to discuss your options and get started on your journey towards a straighter, more confident smile!

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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