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Your guide to getting your first clear aligners

Do you want to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing about it? Are you wondering what kind of treatment option will suit you best? Our handy guide offers everything you need to know about Invisalign London and what is involved in wearing clear aligners.

It’s been said that a smile has the power to affect your confidence and self-esteem levels. Thanks to Invisalign, you have the ability to transform your smile and boost your confidence in the process.

What is Invisalign, and will I be a suitable candidate?

Are you considering Invisalign as a treatment option to correct misaligned teeth? Are you looking to fix your overbite or overcrowding? Clear aligners may be a suitable treatment option for you as they have been designed to treat a variety of orthodontic issues in patients. The great news is that they are also suitable to use on teens and adults.

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be the solution for you.

How do clear aligners work?

false teeth with dentist tools beside it

Invisalign owes its name to its origins of being almost invisible in nature and its incredible ability to help ‘align’ and correct misaligned teeth. They consist of a series of custom-made aligners that are specifically created for each patient. The great news is that they can even be colour-matched to complement the natural shade of your teeth, so they are barely noticeable when worn.

Each set of aligners is worn for around 14 days before changing it to a new set that is slightly tighter. Over time your teeth will slowly begin to straighten and by the end of your treatment period, your teeth would have shifted and straightened. Patients are asked to wear each aligner for around 20-22 hours a day to achieve the best results.

If you’re wondering what your final results will look like once you have completed your treatment you can enjoy a sneak preview. Patients can look forward to having a 3D scan using an iTero scanner which will help create a clear image of their teeth in just a short couple of minutes. These images help to assess your teeth and gums and a laboratory is then sent the images. A virtual image is then created so the patient is able to see virtually what their final results will look like once their Invisalign journey has ended.

Benefits of Invisalign

One of the notable benefits of wearing clear aligners is that they are barely noticeable. They can also be worn by patients of all ages including the likes of teens and adults. For adults hoping to correct some of their dental issues and would like a discreet treatment plan, Invisalign could be a suitable solution.

Another advantage of wearing clear aligners is that they can be removed periodically to allow you the freedom to eat and drink. The aligners can also be cleaned once removed so that you can have peace of mind knowing both your natural teeth and set of aligner trays can be maintained.

Smile with improved confidence

While each treatment plan differs for each patient, the great news is that you will only be tasked with wearing your set of clear aligners for around 20-22 hours a day. This allows you more freedom to eat and drink and to clean your aligners rather than traditional, fixed braces.

With dedicated daily wear, your personalised set of aligners will work to effectively achieve the best outcome, so you enjoy improved levels of self-confidence and smile broadly.


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