Gentle Dental Care offers Invisalign in Croydon and Bromley – a groundbreaking orthodontic treatment that is responsible for straightening millions of smiles all over the world.
Invisalign Clear Braces
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign braces are a series of removable and virtually invisible clear aligners which gently move and straighten your teeth. By using Invisalign you can transform your smile without it affecting your day to day life.
The aligners are comfortable, clear and removable which means you can still eat whatever you want, and it is easy to keep your teeth and braces clean. You can also view your own virtual treatment plan, so you can see in advance what your new smile will look like.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Other than comfort and subtlety, what are the advantages of choosing our Invisalign clear braces in Croydon over the traditional orthodontic treatment?
- Faster treatment time
In general, an Invisalign treatment takes about the same amount of time as with conventional braces. Some published reports say, however, that the treatment time may be less. While the traditional metal braces can take as long as five years, Invisalign can take from only a year to a year and a half when straightening teeth.
- Better overall dental health
Because Invisalign trays are removable, using it for orthodontic treatment could lead to better overall dental health. Unlike traditional braces that often trap food, Invisalign may reduce the risk of developing tooth decay.
- Overcome the embarrassment of braces
Conventional metal braces are made from awkward chunks of unsightly metal. With Invisalign, wearers can overcome the embarrassment, as the aligners are nearly invisible.
- Less pain and irritation
The metals in the traditional orthodontic treatment are notorious for causing pain, discomfort and mouth sores. Invisalign trays, on the other hand, are smooth and comfortable, which means less pain and irritation. Wearers may even participate in contact sports and other activities that are not always an option with wire braces.
- Fewer dental visits
Metal braces require frequent visits to the dentist for tightening and correction. Patients who choose Invisalign, on the other hand, only need to see a dentist every two to six weeks – an easy commitment to fit into a busy schedule.
How do Invisalign clear aligners work?
After an initial examination, we will talk with you about your orthodontic needs and your expectations, and will advise the treatment that is best suited to you and your lifestyle. We will take impressions (moulds) of your teeth, and send these to a laboratory. Your series of Invisalign clear aligners are then created for you by the specialist laboratories.
Usually you will wear each one for about two weeks, before moving onto the next one. The number of Invisalign aligners varies according to each patient’s needs, but is usually between 18 to 36 aligners for both upper and lower teeth, taking about 9 to 18 months for treatment to be completed.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to find out more about this orthodontic treatment and its cost at our practice in Croydon. We also service nearby areas like Bromley.