Invisible braces and Invisalign have become an extremely popular option for teeth straightening. With advanced 3D technology, invisible braces are provided for each patient’s unique teeth, by creating a set of clear aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth. These invisible aligners are a popular alternative to more traditional metal braces, as they are removable aligners and almost completely invisible.
At your first appointment with your dentist, they will take moulds of your teeth, which will then be used to create custom Invisalign aligners that fit perfectly for your teeth. On average, most patients will have up to 25 aligners in total and will be replacing their aligners every two weeks throughout the straightening process. These aligners are designed to straighten your teeth little by little, and should be worn 20-22 hours each day.
Invisible braces and Invisalign are a brilliant option for individuals, as they are not only virtually invisible, but they can also fit around your lifestyle and are removable. Unlike wearing a fixed brace, your aligners will be easier to clean and won’t get in the way of eating or when you floss and brush your teeth.
You also have the freedom to remove them when necessary for other reasons like playing musical instruments, sports and even for important occasions where you don’t want to worry about your aligners for short periods.
Depending on your teeth and your needs, there are a few different types of invisible braces and Invisalign that are available.
Full Comprehensive Invisalign treatment can fix most orthodontic problems and on average takes between 12 and 24 months from start to finish.
Invisalign Lite is ideal for patients who only need straightening treatment for their front six teeth, and can see results in as little as six months.
Invisalign Express is also a fast treatment option, providing results within three months for the front six teeth.
Invisalign First is a version of the treatment that is just for children. Invisalign First can be used as a pre-emptive treatment to prepare the teeth and jaw for orthodontics that will be needed in the later years.
Invisible braces and Invisalign are great ways of alleviating a variety of both common and more complex orthodontic and cosmetic problems. The advanced 3D iTero element scanner creates clear aligners that effectively work for misaligned teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites and even more serious malocclusions (bite alignment).
Though there are numerous reasons as to why these issues can develop, with invisible braces these orthodontic problems can be successfully treated with a less invasive treatment option than using more traditional metal braces. Invisible braces and Invisalign work by gradually moving the positioning of the teeth and your bite and can successfully rectify many of these orthodontic issues. The best thing to do is to book your free online consultation with our team and come get a full examination and treatment plan by our specialists.
An Overbite/Overjet refers to a patient’s upper teeth that protrude past the bottom teeth. This causes a gap to form in between the top and bottom teeth when you bite down.
An Underbite occurs when the bottom teeth protrude past the top teeth when you bite your teeth together. Though many children will grow out of an underbite and their jaw is likely to correct itself naturally, adults will need to seek orthodontic treatment.
A Crossbite happens when a patient’s teeth are on the inside when they are supposed to be on the outside. Though this is considered an oral health problem that could create further issues down the line if not treated, some patients think of it as an aesthetic concern.
Overcrowding is a common problem that is the result of an inadequate amount of space for the teeth in the top or bottom jaw. This can sometimes be due to the size of the individual’s mouth, teeth, or even the positioning of the bigger teeth in the back of the jaw including the wisdom teeth, molars and second molars.
Unevenly Spaced Teeth are a very popular dental problem that affects many people. Invisible braces and Invisalign use impressive forms of technology to alter and create spaces between your teeth, creating an improved alignment and harmony between your top and bottom teeth.
Invisible braces and Invisalign are treatments that involve the orthodontist using cutting-edge computer technology to design your smile specifically for you. Our team of specialists have vast experience and training in the field and will have the expertise to position your teeth and bite to suit your desired smile and ease any other aesthetic issues.
With over 30 years of experience, Harley Street have hundreds of successful Invisalign treatments and happy patients, developing a level of working knowledge and experience that cannot be gained simply through training. Our specialist team all have a passion for providing customer care and satisfaction along with a drive to develop their skills, having been given opportunities to work with some of the world’s leading orthodontic specialists.
Here are some of the reasons why patients choose us:
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Specialist orthodontists are dentists who have more training and experience providing orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. Patients that receive orthodontics from a specialist find that their treatment is of higher quality, they finish treatment much sooner, and the level of care they receive is much higher.
Due to advances in aligner technology, we no longer offer fixed braces as a treatment option. Our specialists have found that removable aligners such as Invisalign are more likely to result in successful treatment, and are safer for the patient compared to traditional braces. Even if you have been told that fixed are your only option by other practitioners; our specialists are confident we will be able to treat your orthodontic problems using this modern treatment.
Do you wish you had straighter teeth? If so, send a WhatsApp message by clicking here or complete the contact form below to arrange a free online consultation with our orthodontist and learn more about what we can do for you.