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The Beauty of Invisalign

The Beauty of Invisalign
Harpenden Dentist - Wayside Dental Practice
12, Apr 2023

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a game changing technology used to straighten or adjust teeth without the need for traditional metal braces, bands, and wires. As well as delivering an amazing and transformative aesthetic result these invisible braces are effective in treating an array of dental problems in adults and teens, including; overcrowded or widely-spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and even crossbites. At Wayside Dental Practice in Harpenden we’ve a highly experienced dental team with the specialist skills to use Invisalign clear aligners in many orthodontic treatment plans.

How Do We Evaluate Each Patient?

Invisalign in Harpenden can help patients achieve a variety of cosmetic goals. However, it’s important to make clear this type of clear aligner treatment is not suitable for all cases. This is why we’ll conduct a thorough examination to ensure that Invisalign is the most suitable treatment for each individual patient.

Once you receive approval, we’ll run a few tests to begin working on your Invisalign treatment. Using state-of-the-art 3 Shape digital impression technology, we can reduce the discomfort associated with traditional impressions to capture highly accurate and precise information.

Benefits Of Invisalign

Obstructive and uncomfortable metal brackets are now no longer needed to provide patients with straighter teeth. Invisalign is a system of near-invisible braces that will straighten your teeth discreetly and efficiently. Invisalign enables you to enjoy your daily activities, interacting and socialising with others, without the worry and self-consciousness associated with traditional metal braces. Patients tell us they love being able to smile and chat in the carefree way they’re used to.

So, you can in most cases get the same results with Invisalign as metal braces but without any of the down-sides like an unattractive smile or mouth sores from metal rubbing against gums. One other major benefit of Invisalign is they must be removed before all meals so you can eat and drink as normal with no dietary restrictions. And, because they’re removable, it’s easy to maintain your teeth cleaning and dental hygiene regime and also keep the aligners clean too.

Another benefit is the cost of Invisalign. Invisalign compares favourably with the cost of traditional metal braces and with 0% patient finance (subject to status) available you can spread the cost to make it even more affordable. Invisalign at Wayside includes home tooth whitening.

Invisalign Treatment Overview

Invisalign uses an innovative technology that straightens your teeth by using effective plastic aligner trays which are clear and virtually invisible. These sleek and comfortable trays are customised according to your unique needs.

At your convenience, you change your tray at home, approximately every two weeks, and you only need to visit us at Wayside Dental Practice about once every six weeks.

How Long Does Invisalign

Treatment Take?

All patients are different, but in most cases, you can achieve straighter teeth in about 12-18 months with Invisalign.

Ideal Candidates For Invisalign

Here’s a list of guidelines for all Invisalign patients looking to get the most out of their treatment.

  • Fully commit to the treatment. For the best results, aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day.
  • Healthy teeth and gums. Patients with any gum disease are not ideal candidates for Invisalign.
  • Good oral hygiene habits. Patients must thoroughly brush and floss after eating and before putting their aligners back on.
  • Non-smokers preferred. Smoking can interfere with the plastic aligners so it’s not recommended during treatment.

Every patient is unique so other factors also play into eligibility which is why all patients need to book an initial Invisalign consultation so one of our qualified, fully trained Invisalign dentists can advise on whether or not Invisalign is the right option for you.

Contact us today and start your journey to a beautiful new smile.