Invisalign: What’s all the fuss about?


Fancy getting your misaligned teeth realigned without anyone knowing that you’re doing it? Impossible, you might say! However, with Invisalign London, you can get a realigned smile discreetly in as little as 4 to 6 months, and this is why it is one of the most popular treatments on the market. The hype isn’t a fad either; over 11 million smiles have been successfully treated with Invisalign for mild to moderate alignment issues such as crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowded teeth and gapped teeth.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign comprises plastic aligners that apply force to the teeth to carefully move them into position over the treatment time. The aligners are transparent, so when they are worn they should barely be visible. They will be provided by your dentist in sets so that you can change between them on a weekly basis. After 6 weeks, you will then need a checkup to ensure all is moving as it should be and to receive the next set of aligners. The aligners are made bespoke for you using iTero technology – a digital scan that can also generate a 3D animation of how your teeth will look upon the completion of your treatment.

Why patients love Invisalign


The beauty of Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for up to 2 hours a day. Unlike fixed braces, this allows you the freedom to have a break from the aligners when you need it. It also means that you can remove them when you are eating and drinking, so you won’t have to change your diet and avoid hard or chewy foods. You also won’t have to clean up your aligners after eating – leave the masticated food at the door! Invisalign also enables you to keep up your oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing because you won’t be hampered by an appliance. If you brush and floss effectively, you shouldn’t develop any further cavities or other issues with your teeth as a result of having your teeth realigned with Invisalign.

There is a range of aligners for adults and a range for teenagers. There is also a range called Invisalign Lite, which is used for more minor dental issues. Your dentist will be able to advise on which is the right treatment for you.

What do I need to do to get Invisalign?

Invisalign won’t be suitable for everybody. However, booking in for an initial consultation with a dentist who offers Invisalign will allow you to explore the possibilities. The dentist will examine your mouth, take some x-rays to determine whether this is the right treatment for you and discuss the options with you. If this is the right treatment for you, then happy days! Of course, if it isn’t, you don’t need to worry as there are other discreet options available. During the consultation, you can discuss all of the options presented to you and ask questions to ensure that you make a fully informed decision. If you do opt for this treatment, get ready to be a walking, talking advert for the wonder of Invisalign!

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