Invisalign braces are among the most popular choices of orthodontic treatment available today. This is a treatment commonly used as part of a smile makeover. If you are dreaming of beautifully straight teeth, book an Invisalign consultation with Wilson House Dental Practice today! Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of Invisalign treatment.
The cost of your Invisalign treatment can vary depending on the severity of your case and the amount of time you require Invisalign aligners for. Here at Wilson House, we recommend booking an appointment so that your dentist can review your teeth and give you a treatment and cost breakdown.
Instead of the teeth themselves being molded, with Invisalign, custom trays are created from clear plastic and fitted over your teeth. These clear trays will, over time, force your teeth into the correct position and help you achieve an improved smile.
At Wilson House, we offer an effective yet discreet solution to these problems. Invisalign is an excellent way to straighten your teeth without the need for unsightly traditional metal braces which become a semi-permanent fixture in the mouth for a prolonged period. Invisalign uses a series of removable clear aligners worn for two weeks at a time to gently pull the teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position.
Your dentist will first discuss the process with you and assess whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign. They will then take a 3D scan of your teeth, gums, and jaw and use this information to work out your prescription. Your dentist will send your treatment plan away to a specialist laboratory where a technician will create your aligners.
You will wear each aligner for 20-22 hours a day for two weeks, taking them out only to eat, brush and floss. After two weeks, you will swap to the next aligner in the series to continue your treatment. You will attend check-ups every four to six weeks to monitor your progress.
Once your treatment is complete, your dentist will fit a retainer to allow your periodontal ligament time to reshape, preventing your teeth from relapsing into their original, misaligned position. Both fixed and removable retainers are available to suit all patients.
Invisalign treatment uses clear, plastic aligners. These aligners are customised for each patient after completing a 3D scan of their mouth and teeth. These aligners will move your teeth in small steps until your desired position is reached. Aligners should be changed every few months to a new fitting.
Invisalign braces are easy to remove, so their tray can be taken out to clean it. You can also brush with the tray still in the mouth, allowing you to reach the back teeth. Clean mouths lead to a healthy mouth. If you take better care of your oral health during your treatment, your results will be better in the end.
Of all the negative side effects of orthodontic treatments, some restrictions on what you can eat are one of the worst. This isn’t an issue when you have Invisalign because you can remove your aligners when you eat and partake in any food that you want without having any pain or hassles.
Orthodontic treatments like Invisalign need to be maintained every 6 weeks on average. Other teeth straightening options can take a lot more time and many more appointments. You’ll need fewer dental appointments for Invisalign which means you’ll spend less time in the dental chair.
Made of soft, smooth plastic, Invisalign is a lot more comfortable than traditional braces. There are no rough edges or wires that could cause discomfort. For example, Invisalign braces are specifically made to fit your teeth and mouth and they should conform tightly to your teeth over time, so they are barely noticeable after time.
Generally, your mouth health is better when your teeth are straighter. Gaps and crowded teeth may cause it to be difficult to thoroughly clean your teeth. Your brush cannot access teeth in awkward positions due to gaps and crowding. This means they are more likely to be infested with plaque and decay. Maintaining healthy teeth is a means of achieving a healthy body overall.
Invisalign leads to beautifully straight teeth resulting in a wonderful smile.
As they are clear, the Invisalign aligners are virtually unnoticeable while they are in your mouth. Therefore, they are a perfect choice for those who care about the appearance of their teeth. Invisalign could also benefit adults, teens, and young adults who would rather live life without the awkward appearance of braces and brackets associated with traditional braces.
During treatment with Wilson House Dental Practice, you’ll see our certified orthodontist for regular checkups. During your appointment, your dentist will ensure that your mouth is healing correctly and provide tips on how to keep your braces looking great at home. If you are looking to start your Invisalign journey in or around Milton Keynes, book a consultation with us today! Our dentists are highly trained in all aspects of Invisalign treatment as well as other cosmetic procedures such as Dental Bonding and Veneers.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
With Invisalign, treatment does not hurt. Rather, every step of the process is designed to provide comfort. Eventually, you’ll notice that your teeth will naturally realign without any discomfort along the way, but please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions about our methods or how things work.
Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite?
Invisalign aligners can fix an overbite or deep bite.
Can You Drink Alcohol With Invisalign?
Dental experts recommend that you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while wearing your removable aligners. Aligners can be removed if you wish to do so.
Can You Smoke With Invisalign?
To get the best possible results, we recommend avoiding smoking both before and after your treatment. If you still find yourself succumbing to the habit, we recommend removing your aligners whilst smoking and cleaning your teeth as soon as possible.
How Do You Clean Invisalign Aligners?
Cleaning Invisalign braces is pretty simple. You can brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste or simply brush them as you would your teeth. If plaque begins to build up on your trays, rinse them off with cool water after you’ve used them for the day. You can also add a mild cleaner if they start to get grimy or are hard to clean.
Will Wearing Invisalign Affect My Speech?
The aligner has no impact on the speech; it is a thin plastic tray that you wear over your teeth. As you wear them, they will start to alter your teeth, slowly correcting any misalignment issues. While you’re wearing them, some patients may have trouble speaking or singing; these issues typically subside as they get used to the brackets in their mouth.
How Long Should I Wear My Aligners For?
You should wear your Invisalign braces between 20 and 22 hours a day. If you do not wear them for the recommended amount of time your teeth won’t move according to schedule.
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