Invisalign is a subtle alternative to fixed braces for straightening adult teeth. Simply Teeth in Essex believes that dental treatment should be as convenient and should fit around your lifestyle as much as possible. Because these aligner shave minimal impact on your day-to-day life, we believe it is often the best solution for mild to moderate tooth alignment problems.
Unlike braces, which are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are easily removable at home. You still need to wear them for between 20 and 22 hours every day to ensure that treatment progresses as anticipated, but because you can take them out for eating and drinking, to clean, and to brush your teeth, there is no need to adopt any special dental hygiene techniques whilst wearing your aligners, because you just take them out and brush and floss your teeth as normal.
Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear aligners, which fit comfortably over your teeth and gently guide your teeth into a better position. The length of your treatment and the number of aligners that you will require will depend on the type and amount of correction that you need. You will be advised of your projected treatment time when you come for an Invisalign consultation at our Essex dental practice. On average, cases take between six and 24 months to complete.
When you come into Simply Teeth dental centre in Essex for an Invisalign consultation, your dentist will first check that this is the most suitable treatment to suit your needs. They will take photographs, impressions, and measurements of your teeth as required for your aligners to be made.
This system is supported by advanced three-dimensional computer imaging software called ClinCheck, which will enable your Essex dentist to show you the movements your teeth will go through, as well as the results you can expect on completion of the treatment.
Your aligners will be made in a laboratory in the US, and when you are ready you will be called back to our Essex clinic to check the fit of your first aligner.