Invisalign in York
Have you wanted a perfectly straight smile, to close a gap between your teeth or correct your misaligned teeth that stick out, but without the inconvenience of wearing fixed metal braces?
There is now a revolutionary new way to align your teeth using Invisalign invisible braces. This invisible orthodontics system uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-moulded to fit your teeth and gradually apply gentle pressure to reposition your teeth over time.
The stages involved in Invisalign treatment include:
Stage 1 – Your Free Orthodontic Consultation
During your first visit, we will address all your dental needs and concerns and assess your suitability for Invisalign invisible braces treatment. This initial consultation is free of charge. If you decide to go ahead with treatment then bite impressions will be taken of your teeth as well as photographs, which we will send directly to Invisalign in the States along with a set of precise instructions.
Stage 2 – Your clear aligners are made by Invisalign
Invisalign invisible braces technology uses sophisticated 3-D computer imaging to transform the bite impressions we send them into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. This is overseen and accustomed by specialist orthodontists at Invisalign. There may be as many as 48 aligners needed or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
Stage 3 – You receive your new invisible aligners
During your next visit to us, you will receive your first set of aligners. Each set of aligners should be worn for 2 weeks. We will usually give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your progress visit.
Stage 4 – You begin your orthodontic treatment
You’ll wear each set of aligners day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You will change your aligners every two weeks as your teeth steadily move. Total treatment time averages 6-12 months, but will differ from case to case. We will require you to visit us every 6 weeks or so to make sure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Stage 5 – Treatment is completed
Congratulations! When you’re finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the perfectly aligned attractive smile you’ve always desired.
When compared to traditional fixed metal braces Invisalign has several advantages:
- Discrete – the majority of people won’t notice you’re wearing the aligners as they are virtually invisible.
- Convenient – does not disturb your way of life, as you can remove the aligners to eat and clean your teeth.
- Comfortable – there are no metal wires or bands to aggravate your mouth or gums.
If you have unwanted gaps, or twisted teeth or require teeth straightening treatment then contact us today by filling out the contact form or calling the practice on 01904 623 687 for a Free Invisalign consultation.