Aligning Naturally

Photo of InvisalignHaving a great smile is increasingly important in UK society today. For some, the health benefits may outweigh the naturally pleasing look that comes with it, but overall nothing boosts the confidence like a dazzling smile. And these days straighter teeth do not require having to suffer treatment with a ‘mouth full of metal’ either, neither does it take years to achieve. It can be done discreetly and in some cases quickly. In Stanmore, Invisalign is one of those discreet methods.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign in Stanmore is an inconspicuous and non-invasive tooth straightening treatment that is offered at many dental practices, including Centre of Dental Excellence. Invisalign treatment involves a clear set of aligners that are nearly invisible to the untrained eye. They fit comfortably over the patient’s entire arch of teeth.

The Invisalign process

In Stanmore, Invisalign is created using the latest technology and techniques. During this non-invasive process, a dentist will take a series of digital photos and x-rays. The images are then uploaded on to a computer and then with the help of a computer programme, the dentist can make a full assessment of how the patient’s teeth are positioned and show the patient a video of how the teeth will realign back into the desired position. Having that image in mind goes a long way to inspiring patients to achieve their goal of straight teeth.

The next part of the process

The next step in the Invisalign process is creating the patient’s unique set of aligners. This is done by the measurements taken to create the 3D computer image. A series of aligners with progressively different pressure points built in is 3D printed. As the pressure wears off on one aligner, it is swapped for the next in the series to slowly but surely move the teeth into alignment. The aligners are worn for approximately 7-10 days before changing to the next aligner. As the aligners are removable, they are make eating and cleaning the teeth much easier than with bracket and wire braces. They can also be removed for special occasions as long as they are worn for about 20-22 hours per day.

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