Winchester Orthodontic Practice is a leading Invisalign® provider in Hampshire. Contact us today for a FREE consultation with our specialist, Dr Suzette Mulder.
You may have heard about the new ‘invisible brace’ and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart, or have moved since wearing a conventional brace, Invisalign may give you a new reason to smile!
This brace is nearly invisible so almost no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign, this means you can smile as much during your treatment as you will after. Throughout the day you can take you Invisalign aligners out so you can eat and drink what you like, and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment. With no metal or sharp edges, Invisalign is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies.
The convenience and ease of use have given over three million patients amazing new smiles.
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign uses your Orthodontist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.
As Invisalign only works while you are wearing the aligners, we recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 20–22 hours). Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimeter by millimeter, week by week, until you reach your desired result
Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average Invisalign treatment is eighteen months to twenty four months.
During treatment you should attend regular appointment with us, until it is determined that your treatment is complete. Once you have work all of the aligners supplied for you, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST APPOINTMENT
You will first be seen by our Invisalign accredited Orthodontist, to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment. During this consultation we can give you an indication of an achievable final result, as well as the length, and cost of your treatment. You will then need to attend a second appointment to get things going.
At the next appointment we will take a 3D scan of your teeth then photographs and x-rays of your teeth will be taken and sent to Invisalign. These will be used to construct the 3D image of how your teeth will look at each stage, from the beginning, to the end of treatment. It will take a few days for this imagery to be produced into your ClinCheck video. The treatment software allows you to see a model of the proposed treatment plan, and discuss what is most important to you before you start.
IS INVISALIGN RIGHT FOR ME
In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
- Predictable treatment, as Invisalign is planned in advance
- We can more accurately predict when your treatment will be finished.
- Improved periodontal health through better dental hygiene during treatment.
- No metal allergies due to brackets or wires.
- Greater treatment visibility and easier planning with treatment software.
- Custom manufacture means a tailored match to your teeth.
- Reduced irritation and fewer scratches.
- Invisible, so you can smile as much during treatment as you can afterwards.
- Removable so you can eat, drink, brush and floss.
If you want more information you can speak with a member of our team on 01962 841009 or you can take the smile assessment on the Invisalign website here.