Invisalign clear aligners are just one of the alternative to braces on offer from Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester. This series of clear, removable aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth, gently guiding them into a new position.
The benefits of Invisalign treatment
Many adults would like to straighten their teeth, but fear the thought of wearing traditional metal braces. Thanks to rapid advances in orthodontic treatment in recent years, there are now a number of discreet alternative available.
While many of these products are advertised as cosmetic teeth straightening devices, the health benefits of straighter teeth should not be forgotten. When teeth are properly aligned, with fewer gaps in which food particles can become trapped, they are easier to clean – which helps to minimise your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
At our dental practice in Leicester, Invisalign treatment is available to both adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth in a discreet and comfortable manner. You will need to come into our practice for a consultation with a dentist, who will examine your teeth and gums and assess if this is the best treatment for your needs.
Thanks to the advanced technology behind Invisalign, your dentist will be able to show you what results you can expect from the outset of treatment. If you decide to go ahead with treatment, you will be prescribed a series of clear aligners.
Every patient’s needs are different, so the exact number of aligners and length of treatment will vary from case to case – your dentist will advise you of the number of aligners required and predicted length of treatment. On average, treatment takes between six and eighteen months.
You should wear your aligners for about 22 hours a day, and change them fortnightly. Periodic visits to our Leicester clinic are required to monitor treatment progress.
Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular orthodontic treatments at Leicester dental practice Aesthetic Smiles – and it’s not difficult to see why. These aligners have been designed as an excellent alternative to braces for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth more traditionally than with traditional orthodontic appliances.
Who is Invisalign for?
At our Leicester practice, we offer Invisalign treatment to both adults and teenagers. Unlike some other discreet orthodontic products that can only correct mild aesthetic issues, this system can help with anything from mild to severe orthodontic problems.
Treatment times range from six to 18 months, depending on the type and amount of correction required. Your dentist will be able to advise you of the predicted length of your treatment when you come for an Invisalign consultation.
How treatment works
If you are interested in treatment with Invisalign, your first step is to have a consultation with a dentist at our Leicester practice. They will examine your teeth and assess whether this is the best treatment to suit your needs.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and will use the latest 3D imaging software to show you what results you can expect before starting treatment. If you decide to go ahead, you will then be prescribed a series of aligners.
The number of aligners required will vary from case to case. The clear plastic aligners fit snugly over your teeth, and you will need to change them every fortnight as your teeth begin to move. You will also need periodic check-ups at our Leicester dental practice.
Invisalign has minimal impact on your lifestyle because, in addition to being clear and so unnoticeable in daily life, the fact your aligners are removable means they won’t interfere with your diet, and you won’t need to alter your dental hygiene routine during treatment.
Invisalign is one of the most popular discreet orthodontic devices available. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester this is just one of the ways our skilled dental team can straighten your teeth without the whole world knowing you are undergoing treatment.
The problem with metal braces
Braces remain an excellent way to straighten teeth. However, as well as being effective, traditional metal braces are also pretty obvious in your mouth in everyday life. Whilst teenage patients often enjoy being able to personalise and customise their braces, older patients can find the concept of wearing obvious metal devices for an extended of period of time distressing to the point where they decide to just put up with crooked teeth.
At Leicester’s Aesthetic Smiles we are always keen to point out that there are health benefits as well as aesthetic ones to straightening your teeth. In a nutshell, straighter teeth are easier to clean, which helps to minimise your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease, thus diminishing your chances of tooth loss.
However, we also understand and empathise with the concerns of people who do not want to wear obvious metal braces. That’s why the dentists at our Leicester practice offer a number of more discreet ways to straighten your teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are a very popular and effective option.
How Invisalign works
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. They are made from clear plastic and are custom-designed to fit perfectly over your teeth.
Your dentist will prescribe you a series of Invisalign aligners. The exact number of aligners will depend on the amount and type of correction required, and your dentist will tell you how many you will need when you start treatment.
You need to change your Invisalign aligners regularly, and pay frequent visits to our Leicester dental practice to monitor your treatment. You also need a retainer at the end of treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners are a popular alternative to braces for adults and teenagers looking to straighten their teeth. They are just one of the many discreet orthodontic treatments available at Leicester’s Aesthetic Smiles dental practice.
How treatment works
Clear aligners such as Invisalign can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, without the whole world knowing that you are having treatment. These devices differ from braces because they are removable and contain no metal components, being made from clear plastic. They fit over your teeth and gently guide them into a better position.
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, we invite you to join us for a consultation at our Leicester dental practice. Your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and, if Invisalign is agreed to be the best treatment option to suit your needs, will take impressions and photographs of your teeth.
Thanks to the advanced 3D software behind Invisalign, your dentist will be able to show you what results you can expect before you start treatment. They will then draw up a detailed treatment plan, which will include length of treatment and the number of aligners you will require. This varies from case to case and will depend on the type and amount of correction required, but average treatment time with Invisalign is between six and 18 months.
When your aligners are ready, you will be called back to our Leicester dental practice. As your teeth start to move, you will need to change your aligner, approximately every two weeks, and at the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer.
Although they are removable – meaning you can take them out to eat and drink, to clean, and to brush your teeth – you should wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours a day so that treatment progresses as planned.
You may have heard many things about Invisalign, the brand that paved the way for today’s clear braces. Thanks to them, more and more adults are encouraged to seek orthodontic treatment to have a better, more beautiful smile.
That does not mean you should jump into the decision of getting Invisalign, either. Your dentist is still the best person to determine whether clear braces are a suitable treatment for you.
In the meantime, here are the truths you need to know as early as now:
You actually have to wear them.
As with any orthodontic treatments, Invisalign takes commitment. You have to keep them on for at least 20 hours a day to get the best results. There are no ifs or buts.
It is not the right treatment for everyone.
Invisalign can address most orthodontic issues, such as gaps, crooked teeth, or minor over/under bites. For patients with more complex and severe problems, traditional metal braces may provide quicker results.
Your toothbrush will be an indispensable companion.
You will need to use your toothbrush, as well as a mini tube of toothpaste, in between meals, so that food bits do not linger in your mouth longer than it has to. In other words, committing to Invisalign means a lot of brushing, which will be beneficial in many ways.
You may lose weight – unintentionally.
With clear braces in your mouth, mindless midday snacks become a conscious effort, considering all the brushing you have to do in between. When an afternoon craving hits you, you are forced to stop and think twice about serving yourself that piece of cake. Some call it a bother; we call it a blessing in disguise.
Invisalign is surprisingly comfortable.
Invisalign is virtually painless, which is one of its more popular benefits. Because it is a metal-free system, there are no wires to scrape against your teeth and gums.
Last but not least: They are 100% worth it.
For some patients, Invisalign can be life-changing. You will no longer be bothered by your teeth, become a more mindful eater, and a devoted brusher and flosser. If only for these reasons, Invisalign is completely, absolutely worth it.
Are you excited to know if Invisalign is for you? Contact us and book a consultation with our specialist today.
Invisalign is one of the most popular ways for patients to straighten their teeth without the need to wear braces. It can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems, and is just one of the discreet orthodontic options available from Leicester dental practice Aesthetic Smiles.
Many adult patients dream of having straighter teeth, but do not want to wear metal braces for up to 24 months. At our Leicester dental practice our team fully understand this; whilst braces are very effective, they are also very hard to ignore and can interfere with busy adult lifestyles. Products such as Invisalign have revolutionised the world of orthodontics, enabling more people than ever before to have treatment without everybody knowing about it.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign comprises a series of clear aligners that fit over your teeth and gently guide them into a new position. Every set of aligners is custom-made, so they will fit your teeth precisely, and you will need to change your aligner every couple of weeks as your teeth start to move.
The exact number of aligners and length of your treatment will depend on the type and amount of correction that is needed, as Invisalign can be used to treat everything from minor to severe orthodontic issues. When you come into our Leicester practice your dentist will be able to advise you how long your treatment will last, and how many aligners you will need. As with braces, you will need to wear a retainer at the end of treatment to keep your teeth in place.
Your dentist will first assess your suitability for treatment, and will then take impressions of your teeth to enable your aligners to be created. Thanks to the advanced Invisalign computer software, you will be able to see what results to expect before starting treatment.
You will have to visit the dental practice every six weeks or so to check your treatment is progressing as planned.
Invisalign is the perfect way to correct a range of mild to severe orthodontic problems without the whole world knowing you are having treatment. Here at Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester, we are treating an increasing number of patients with these discreet clear aligners.
One of the most common wishes that dentists hear from patients is the desire to have straighter teeth. Perhaps you missed out on orthodontic treatment when younger, or had treatment only for your teeth to move back to their original position.
Many patients hear the word “orthodontics” and picture metal braces and head gear. However, thanks to massive advances in the field of orthodontics in recent years, your dentist now has several discreet treatment options available to them. Invisalign is among the most popular and versatile. At our Leicester dental practice, we offer this treatment to both adults and teenagers.
How Invisalign treatment works
Invisalign comprises a series of clear plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth and guide them gently into a more desirable position. Every set of aligners is custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth perfectly. You will need to change your aligner every couple of weeks as your teeth begin to move, and will need to wear a retainer at the end of treatment.
The number of aligners you will require will depend on the type and amount of correction needed. When you come in to our Leicester practice for you initial Invisalign consultation, your dentist will advise you how many aligners you will need and how long treatment should take.
At Aesthetic Smiles Leicester we use the latest 3D computer technology to enable your dentist to show you what results to expect before you start treatment.
As well as being clear – thus invisible to the world – Invisalign aligners are also removable, so you can take them out to eat and clean.
Invisalign is an excellent way for adults and teenagers to discreetly straighten their teeth. It is a system of clear aligners that can correct mild to severe orthodontic problems, with treatment times ranging from six to 18 months. At Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester, we have treated many happy patients with this system.
The Invisalign system has been designed with patient comfort, flexibility and the realities of modern life in mind. It is one of a number of 21st Century orthodontic treatments available at our Leicester dental practice.
One of the huge advantages of treatment with Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Your dentist will advise you how long you should wear them for – about 22 hours each day – but you will be able to take them out briefly to eat and drink, to brush your teeth and to clean. In this way they have minimum impact on your lifestyle.
Another huge advantage of this orthodontic option is that the aligners are completely clear. They are custom-made to fit snuggly over your teeth, so nobody will know that you are having orthodontic treatment.
At the end of treatment you can expect a smile that is improved both in terms of aesthetics and of dental function.
When you come for an Invisalign consultation at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, your dentist will assess your suitability for treatment and will take impressions of your teeth. With the aid of special technology and 3D imaging, you will be able to see what results to expect from treatment before it begins. This technology will also be used to create your bespoke aligners.
Invisalign involves the use of a series of custom-made aligners that you change every two weeks or so as your dentist advises. The exact number of aligners will vary from patient to patient, depending on how much correction is needed.
Invisalign is an increasingly popular way for adults to straighten their teeth without the need to wear fixed braces. At Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester, we are aware that while many adults want to straighten their teeth, conventional braces do not always work well with busy professional and personal lifestyles.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that discreetly move your teeth into a new position. Each set of aligners is made to fit snuggly over your teeth, meaning nobody will notice that you are having treatment until you show off your beautiful new smile.
A further benefit of treatment with Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. This means you can take them out for short periods to eat and drink, to brush your teeth and to clean. While dentists recommend that you should wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours a day, the fact they are removable means that they have minimal impact on your day-to-day life.
Patients treated with Invisalign at our Leicester dental practice have average treatment times of between six and 18 months. The exact time of treatment in your case, and the number of aligners you will need, will depend on the type and amount of orthodontic correction required. Your dentist will discuss this at your initial consultation.
When you come into Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester for your first consultation, your dentist will establish whether Invisalign is the most appropriate treatment for your needs. Using photographs, impressions and special computer software, they will be able to show you what results you can expect before starting treatment.
Once your aligners have been made up at the laboratory, you will be called back to our Leicester practice to check they fit snuggly. You will need to change your aligner every couple of weeks as your teeth move.
Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment system, which is suitable for teenagers and adults with minor, moderate or severe orthodontic issues.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment with a difference! Rather than employing traditional braces, Invisalign uses removable aligners to straighten the teeth and correct issues with the bite. The aligners are created based on a personalised treatment plan and each one is slightly different; the number of aligners used varies according to how much movement is required.
Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic, which means that they can barely be seen when you smile.
What does treatment involve?
Invisalign uses a series of aligners to transform the smile; each aligner is worn for two weeks at a time and then swapped for the next one until the series is complete. Invisalign aligners are removable and they should be taken out when you eat, drink and clean your teeth. It is important to wear your aligners for at least 21 hours per day to ensure the best outcome.
What do Invisalign aligners look like?
Invisalign aligners look similar to mouth guards, which are worn when you play sport, but they are clear. The aligners do not contain metal parts and they fit over the teeth.
Are Invisalign aligners painful?
Invisalign aligners may take a little getting used to, but they are considered a very comfortable treatment option; they use gentle forces to move the teeth and they do not contain any bands, which need adjusting.
How long does treatment with Invisalign take?
Treatment time for Invisalign depends on the amount of movement required but is typically between 12 and 18 months.
If you would like to find out more about Invisalign aligners or arrange a consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate for this amazing treatment, call us today near Victoria Park!