Invisalign Orthodontics

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There are over 3 1/2 million Invisalign patients worldwide.

Your brand new smile isn’t just about straight teeth, it’s about increasing your self-esteem and improving your confidence, resulting in a brighter, happier you, and with Invisalign, discovering the new you is easier than you think.

invisalign_bracesInvisalign braces can give you a straighter smile faster than you think, and in a nearly invisible way. You will be able to smile confidently during as well as after your treatment as well as eating and drinking what you like.

Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. This treatment uses sophisticated 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete Invisalign treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which, with your approval, a series of custom-made, clear Invisalign braces are produced. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for one to two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.

Invisalign i7 is suitable for the simpler cases requiring up to 7 aligners, Invisalign Lite can be used for mild cases requiring up to 14 aligners while with Invisalign Full, which is aimed at more complex cases, an unlimited number of aligners can be used. A further product Invisalign Teen is especially aimed at teenagers.

We have provided Invisalign braces for adults and teenagers from many of the local towns and villages of Kent, including Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Borough Green, Orpington.

Don’t let your smile hold you back.

Some of the benefits Invisalign offers:

Invisalign is almost invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Invisalign overcomes the aesthetic concerns many adults and teenagers have with braces.

Invisalign is more comfortable: Custom made, aligners are tailored made to match your teeth exactly. Making the aligners more comfortable and reducing irritation. There are no metal brackets or wires as with normal braces to cause mouth irritation. When starting a new aligner, there may be temporary minor discomfort- a feeling of pressure- as the teeth start to move.

Invisalign is removable:
Whilst each aligner should be worn about 22 hrs per day, unlike normal braces, you can remove them to eat and drink what you want during Invisalign treatment. You can also remove them to brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.

Visualisation:
Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan- the ClinCheck – before you start so you can see how your straight teeth look when your treatment is complete.

Invisalign – Before & After Photos

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How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners move teeth with an appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement per aligner, but also the timing of the movement. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, as per the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system that moves teeth into the desired prescribed position.

To aid the movement of teeth, sometimes it is necessary to add “attachments” to teeth which are small specifically shaped pieces of tooth coloured filling material. These allow the Invisalign aligner to move the teeth in the most optimal way. They will then be removed at the end of the treatment.

If teeth are crowded, it is often necessary to create space to allow the alignment to occur. Sometimes existing spaces can be utilized, very occasionally extractions may be necessary but often space is created by removing very small amounts of enamel from the side surfaces of teeth, a procedure known as IPR (interproximal reduction). This is a well established technique which when used diligently does not adversely affect the health of the teeth.

Are retainers necessary after treatment?
Like any orthodontic treatment, retainers are necessary after treatment to keep the teeth stable in their new positions. There are often different options available which we would be happy to discuss with you.

What does Invisalign cost?
Exact treatment costs are dependant on the complexity of your individual case and which Invisalign type is most appropriate for you. To enable us to assess your needs and provide a quote for the Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to arrange a FREE consultation.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Atkinson Brignall today. Call 01732 459222 or E-mail us