Invisalign - A Modern Approach To Straightening Teeth


Our very own Emma is shown here wearing an Invisalign. brace

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you.

The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.

You may be familiar with how the Invisalign® treatment works, but we’d like to take you through each step of the treatment process, from consultation to confident smile. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign and enjoy a better smile every day.

Invisalign - the clear alternative to braces

Invisalign - the clear alternative to braces

The Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, Rob will discuss your case in detail to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex. Rob will determine if Invisalign is right for you. (you could take the Smile Assessment beforehand to see if you might be a good candidate.) This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions about Invisalign, costs , dental/orthodontic insurance, or any other concerns. 

Rob will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images Rob will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment. Using the same technology your doctor will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.  While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.

A New Aligner Every Two Weeks

Invisalign aligners  

Invisalign aligners

 

Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with Rob, usually only every six weeks or so.

For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.

At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.


The results!

An Invisalign promotional picture

An Invisalign promotional picture

Congratulations! This is the time when you celebrate. You have reached the end of treatment and you will be smiling more than ever.

Once your treatment is complete, protect the beautiful new smile you have invested in. Ask Rob if you will need retainers to keep your teeth in their new position. Vivera® retainers are custom made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign. Vivera retainers" lock in" your new smile.

 

 

Call Rob on 0151 342 7574 or e-mail: info@rockylanedental.co.uk to discuss any aspects of treatments described.