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Who Is Invisalign Not Suitable For?

Invisalign is a revolutionary design taking the teeth straightening world by storm.  It challenges the concept of teeth braces looking ugly and unsightly. Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth two business students from Stanford University are the brains behind the design.  The name ‘invisalign’ combines the words invisible and alignment which describes the process perfectly.

Chisti and Wirth put a great deal of research into their project and were able to finally secure an investment after many rejections.  They were able to seal the deal because their investors didn’t realise they were wearing the braces during the presentation. It is amazing that this amazing treatment is the brainchild of non-dentists.  

The medical term for wonky teeth is malocclusions and invisible braces are most suitable for mild to moderate cases. Teens and adults are eligible for Invisalign. A consultation with your dentist will determine if Invisalign is a suitable treatment for your teeth.  If the treatment is suitable for you the results are swift and extremely impressive.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is also known as invisible braces because they are hardly noticeable when you are wearing them.  They are clear plastic retainer type braces that slip perfectly on to your teeth. The shape changes slightly to correspond with the alignment process.  Flexible plastic patented as SmartTrack is used to make the invisible braces. Your dentist takes a series of measurements and impressions which are sent to the headquarters in America.  

Within weeks a pack containing a set of Invisalign braces will arrive at your dentist surgery ready for you to start your treatment.  You wear the braces for up to 22 hours a day can change them between 1 and 2 weeks depending on how quickly it is working. Treatment lasts between twelve to eighteen months with visible improvements.  Remove them only for eating and cleaning your teeth to ensure the success of the treatment.

Sometimes attachments are necessary to give the Invisalign greater leverage on your teeth.  The braces treat top and bottom teeth depending on your dentist recommendation. A retainer helps to maintain the good results after treatment.  Ultimately the process is very simple and regular consultation with your dentist ensures its success.

Who Is Invisalign Not Suitable For?

Everyone has different requirements regarding treatment for straightening their teeth.  The severity of your malocclusions determines the type of straightening procedure you require. discusses issues that may make your case more suitable for different treatment.  Severe malocclusions including; severely rotated teeth, tipped teeth, large gaps between teeth, overcrowding and other dental issues require additional treatment.

Uneven teeth or teeth requiring repair jeopardise the efficiency of the treatment.  Treating unhealthy teeth before treatment starts is necessary otherwise it will not be successful. Not wearing the brace regularly also hinders the effectiveness of the braces. Your dentist is the only person who can inform you if you will benefit from Invisalign.  

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Brace face

Do you have misaligned teeth? Do you suffer from an overbite or an underbite? Are you embarrassed by your crooked teeth? If so, you may want to consider getting braces in Essex at Simply Teeth.

If your teeth are too close together, too far apart, or if you have an underbite or an over bite, you might be a candidate for braces in Essex. An overbite is when the top row of teeth stick out from the lower teeth when you bite down. An underbite is when your lower row of teeth stick out too far in front of the top teeth when you bite down. These conditions are not good for your jaw or your bite. If you have a bite that isn’t correct, you may experience jaw pain and headaches.

Braces in EssexMany people think braces are only for teenagers, but this isn’t always the case. There are many adults who find they need braces well after their childhood years. It could be that you did not receive dental care as a child, or maybe you had braces but didn’t wear your retainer the way you were supposed to once they were removed. Whatever the reason, you might be questioning if you smile could benefit from braces in Essex.


Invisalign is a popular option for our patients at Simply Teeth. They use clear aligners to treat crooked and crowded teeth and can even close gaps between teeth. The biggest benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are made from clear plastic, so that you can undergo your desired teeth straightening procedure without having brackets or metal wires showing.

Why choose Simply Teeth?

If you want reliability, professionalism and dedication from your dentist, look no further. We began our dental journey over 40 years ago in 1976 and have been treating and helping patients with braces in Essex for well over a decade. Every member of our team is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

We pride ourselves on our personal skills and experience to make sure your journey with us is as comfortable, pleasant and successful as possible.

Barely there braces in Essex

What most adults want when it comes to teeth straightening in the 21st century is for the process to be as quick as possible, as painless as possible and as discreet as possible.

Adults have different needs from youngsters because their social situations are different. It doesn’t matter so much at school if you are wearing braces. In fact braces can be a badge of honour, one of the rites of passage of adolescence and kids can be proud to be seen wearing them. That’s why many young teenagers don’t mind at all if their braces are of the heavy duty train track variety. In fact, many young teens even opt for coloured wires to make their braces even brighter and more noticeable.

Braces in EssexThese needs are very different from those of most adults, who will be wearing braces at work, and work may involve dealing with members of the public and looking as smart and professional as possible. So, for adults, the less their braes can be visible the better.

That’s why at Simply Teeth in Essex, braces are almost invisible and not really braces at all, when you choose Invisalign.

Innovative design

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners rather than the usual fixed bracket and wire straightening systems. Invisalign aligners are 3D printed from impressions and detailed measurements that we take. Each aligner moves your teeth one tiny step along the way towards alignment. You will wear between 12 and 48 aligners for about 2 weeks each, depending on your individual case.

The aligners are so thin and fit so snugly that it is almost impossible to see them, which means you can go about your daily business and get your teeth straightened with no one being any the wiser.

The other great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, making it easy to eat and to keep your teeth clean. The smooth plastic does not rub the inside of your cheeks either, or interfere with your speech.

It takes about a year for these aligners to help your teeth reach alignment.

If you would like to find out more about braces in Essex, and which of our systems is best suited to your needs, why not call us to arrange a consultation?

Positioned for the future

If your teeth are badly aligned, it’s likely you’ll be unhappy with the way they look. They will also be harder to clean than straight teeth, putting you at risk of oral health complications like gum disease or tooth decay. And on top of all that, the wonky teeth might be putting extra strain on your jaw when you bite or chew.

But the thought of having these problems corrected can be daunting. For many people in Essex, braces are imagined as an uncomfortable, strange-looking contraptions, which are worn for a long time. But at Simply Teeth, this is not the case.

Braces in EssexTransparent and speedy

We offer a number of modern alternatives to metal braces that are discreet, comfortable, and efficient. The course of treatment is also shorter than it would be using traditional fixed metal braces. Typically, it takes from 6 months to a year or more, depending on the type of adjustment you need. For people in Essex, braces like these are a solution for crooked or crowded teeth, which doesn’t spoil their appearance during treatment. One example is invisible braces. Let’s take a look at this more closely.

Stages of change

At our friendly practice, the first step towards teeth straightening is a careful assessment of your requirements. We may x-ray your teeth, or take some impressions of your teeth, to help us get the full picture of what needs to be done. We then use this detailed information to produce a series of aligners, moulded precisely to fit over your teeth. These appliances are made of clear plastic, and you will wear each one for around 2 weeks before you move on to the next one in the series. They can be removed during mealtimes and when you clean your teeth.

Being transparent, they are much easier on the eye than the ‘train track’ style braces.


By choosing to have these almost invisible braces in Essex, you’ll be making a long-term investment in your oral health. Straighter teeth are healthier and easier to clean. And they look much more attractive, boosting your confidence. At Simply Teeth, we see what a positive difference this subtle treatment can make to our patients’ lives.

Straighten your teeth with adult braces in Essex

If you’re an adult with crooked teeth, you may be wondering how you can achieve the perfect smile. While traditional braces are very effective when it comes to teeth straightening, most adults are not thrilled by the prospect of wearing braces.

Fortunately, modern dentistry has come a long way and it is now possible to straighten your teeth inconspicuously. In Simply Teeth, we offer discreet braces in Essex such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. If you are looking for ways to get straight teeth without metal braces, our experienced dentists can help you decide which of the following options is right for you.

Braces in EssexInvisalign

Invisalign is one of the easiest and most innovative ways to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign is made of a series of clear, plastic, custom-made aligners that slowly reposition your teeth over a specific period of time.

Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, and have aligners specially made to fit your teeth. You will have to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, taking them out to eat and brush your teeth. Aligners should be changed every two weeks according to the plan your dentist has created for you. After successful treatment, your dentist may recommend that you wear a retainer to help maintain your new, beautiful, straight smile.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a ready-made, bracket and wire system for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in approximately six months. Using clear brackets and tooth coloured nickel-titanium wires, Six Month Smiles braces can treat moderately misaligned teeth, but cannot fix jaw or bite problems. The combination of low-movement forces and short overall treatment time increases patient comfort, safety and oral hygiene, making the treatment ideal for patients who want to fix their teeth on the eve of a special occasion.

As with Invisalign, once your treatment is completed, your dentist may suggest wearing a removable retainer to ensure that your teeth do not move back to their original position.

Get in touch

If a better smile is something you really want, schedule a consultation with one of your friendly dentists to discuss braces in Essex.

The sneaky way to straighten your teeth

Here at Simply Teeth we know that not everyone wants people to know exactly what’s going on with their dental health. Most people want to go through the processes that help them look their best in privacy. That’s why Invisalign is one kind of discreet braces in Essex that we offer at our 3 practices.

Invisalign is the perfect system if you need to get your teeth straightened but you don’t want to call attention to the fact that you are wearing braces. In Essex, at our practices in Ilford, Stansted and Stanford-le-Hope, you can get Invisalign to help restore your beautiful smile.

Invisalign Braces in EssexWhat happens when you choose Invisalign

You come into your nearest Simply Teeth practice for a consultation. We take an impression of your teeth. We use it to take detailed measurements of the inside of your mouth, the gums and teeth, and then make up a computer model of how your teeth look now and how they need to move in order to become beautifully aligned. You can then see how your new smile will look. Having this picture in your mind as you go through treatment is a great incentive.

The next step for your Invisalign braces in Essex is to send off all this information to the Invisalign laboratory in the USA. This is where your series of aligners is manufactured. Aligners are very thin, transparent plastic mouth guard-like trays that fit very snugly over your teeth. They are very hard to see once they are in place. Each tray matches a step along the route that your teeth will travel to reach perfect alignment.

You wear each tray for about 2 weeks. They are deliberately made to not fit perfectly and the pressure from where they don’t fit gently nudges your teeth along to the next position. When the pressure wears off, you start wearing the next tray.

Invisalign aligners are removable, so it’s easy to keep them, and your teeth, clean, and to eat whatever you like. You need to wear them for 22 hours a day for your treatment to be completed on schedule.

Teeth straightening with invisible braces in Essex

If you didn’t have your teeth straightened as a child or teen, you needn’t worry – you can still have a beautiful, straight smile. In recent years, many adults are turning to teeth straightening to gain the straight and healthy smile they have always wanted. Modern advancement in dentistry have come a long way and nowadays special considerations are required when dealing with adult teeth.

At Simply Teeth, we appreciate that you might want an alternative to conventional braces and that’s why we offer innovative teeth straightening treatments for a natural smile at an affordable cost. Invisible braces in Essex not only will boost your self-confidence, but will also improve the health and function of your teeth and jaws.

Teeth Straightening in EssexSix Month Smiles

A combination of trusted teeth straightening technology, modern materials and innovative design, Six Month Smiles employs clear brackets and wires to gently straighten your front teeth in as little as six months. Most dentists agree that braces are the most effective solution for correcting misaligned teeth. However, conventional braces must be worn for years to actually work, which can be inconvenient and expensive, especially for adults.

Six Month Smiles braces achieve the same effects of conventional braces in a much shorter time. They are an ideal solution for adults who wish to align their teeth in a short period of time, in preparation for a big event or a special occasion.


Invisalign uses a series of transparent, removable, and custom-made aligners to help move your teeth into their right position over a specific period of time. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective in many cases of moderate tooth misalignment. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are also removable, so you can eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Furthermore, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic that fits snugly over your teeth and gums. No metal and wires mean less time to worry about adjustments and mouth sores.

Schedule your consultation

If you have questions about how adult braces in Essex can improve your smile, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with one of our friendly dentists, please contact us today.

Exploring braces in Essex

When most people think of braces, they picture traditional metal braces, long treatment times and potential oral problems, such as discolouration and sores. While this type of brace is still available and can suit many people, at Simply Teeth we offer several alternatives for people who want something less obvious, more comfortable and with shorter treatment times.

A clear solution

If you’re looking for a great way to correct bad bites and get straight teeth, Invisalign clear braces in Essex could be the solution for you. They are one of our most popular cosmetic brace choices and can solve a myriad of dental issues, while creating a knock out smile too.

Braces in EssexWhat issues can Invisalign help solve?

Invisalign can help with overcrowding of teeth. This occurs when there is not sufficient room in your jaw to allow to all of your teeth to fit comfortably. When this issue is left untreated, a mouth with overcrowded teeth can lead to an increased possibility of developing gum disease. Additionally, it makes the cleaning of your teeth more awkward.

Invisalign is also designed to correct bite issues. One of the most common bite issues is a crossbite. This occurs when your upper and your lower jawbones are not aligned properly. It will usually cause a couple of the teeth in your upper jaw to bite onto the inside of your lower teeth. This can happen in the front or the sides of your mouth. When left untreated, this problem can cause excessive wear on your teeth, as well as gum disease and in some cases bone loss. Invisalign clear braces in Essex tackle this problem and give you a smile you can display with pride.

And that’s not all; Invisalign can also treat overbites. This is when your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth. This is usually because of over-development of the jawbone or genetics. If left untreated, an overbite may lead to irritation of the gums and wear on your lower teeth. Eventually it could lead to pain due to problems with the joint in your jaw.

So avoid a world of discomfort and try braces in Essex to restore the health of your teeth.

Straighten your smile with adult braces in Essex

Contrary to popular belief, braces are not only for children and teenagers. Even as an adult you deserve to treat yourself to a straighter, more attractive smile. When it comes to making your smile more beautiful, or improving oral health and function, don’t let age be an obstacle.

invisible-braces-essexAt Simply Teeth in Essex, we understand that metal braces may not be to everyone’s liking, therefore we provide teeth straightening with discreet braces in Essex. Our experienced dentists understand and recognise your individuality and aim to work in partnership with you in order to meet your needs and lifestyle requirements. Dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and at our practice, we are constantly assessing the latest trends and technology to ensure our patients get the most effective and convenient treatments.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is an innovative treatment which uses clear braces to gently and discreetly straighten your front teeth in an average of six months. By focusing on the teeth that are visible when you smile, and not altering your bite, your dentist can straighten your teeth easily and effectively. Six Month Smiles braces are made of clear brackets and wires and are ideal for patients who want to straighten their teeth for a special occasion.


Invisalign, on the other hand, is a relatively new technology that helps straighten your teeth with a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners. To get started, your dentist will create a digital 3D visualisation of your treatment, detailing all the movements your teeth will go through with each stage. Your dentist will provide you with a series of custom-made aligners, which will have to be replaced every two weeks. This will help your teeth gradually move into their right position.

Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, so hardly anyone will notice that you are undergoing dental treatment. More importantly, unlike fixed braces, Invisalign aligners are removable and you can take them out before eating, brushing or flossing your teeth.

Get in touch

If you are interested in invisible braces in Essex, contact our friendly team at Simply Teeth. Our dentists will help you begin your journey to a straighter smile.

Does your smile need some help?

We would all love a beautiful smile but sometimes we need a bit of assistance to make that dream a reality. Crooked, unevenly spaced or crowded teeth can detract from your appearance and, if you feel self-conscious, this can begin to affect your confidence. If you long to smile freely without worrying about how your teeth look then having braces in Essex could be the solution. At Simply Teeth, we provide treatments that are focussed on straightening your teeth so that you can enjoy your social interactions again and show your appreciation for life.

Braces in EssexWhat should I expect from treatment?

Your satisfaction is our priority, so the initial consultation is a chance for us to find out exactly what you would like to achieve. We check the teeth thoroughly, taking photographs and impressions to ensure that everything is sound before we start treatment. For our patients in Essex, braces do not have to be unsightly metal. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into place. Another option that can work quickly is a system that uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. With Invisalign, you can see the outcome of the work in advance thanks to a virtual 3D treatment plan. This shows you the movements your teeth will undergo and how they will look when they are in the correct position. In a small number of cases where the teeth are very crowded, we will suggest removing a tooth or a small amount of enamel to make more space.

We take care of your needs

We check your teeth regularly during treatment and usually retainers are provided at the end to ensure that your teeth stay in the right place. We will talk you through every stage so you know that you are being looked after from start to finish. If you are looking for braces in Essex but are worried about the cost, we offer financial plans to spread the outgoings for procedures.

Take the first step towards having a bright new smile today and contact us to see how we can help you with braces in Essex.

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