Invisalign is a thoroughly modern method of straightening teeth. It is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments at Essex practice Simply Teeth, and involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to adjust the position of your teeth.
At our Essex dental clinic we are always keen to stress that the benefits of any form of teeth straightening treatment are more than just aesthetic. Whilst it may be a desire to improve how your smile looks that brings you into Simply Teeth Essex, by straightening your teeth you will automatically make them easier to keep clean.
So long as you practise good dental hygiene and visit the team here at our Essex clinic regularly for check-up, straightening your teeth with Invisalign can cut your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.
Essex Invisalign treatment
Unlike braces, which are fixed to your teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are safely and easily removable at home. You can take them out for short spells to clean and to brush your teeth, as well as to eat and drink. This means you don’t need to adopt any special dental hygiene techniques during treatment.
Invisalign is backed up by advanced software called ClinCheck. This enables your dentist to show you what results you can expect from treatment before you begin.
Your treatment time, and the number of aligners you will need, will depend on the type and amount of correction you need. Typical treatment times are between six and 24 months.
Common treatment questions
How long do I need to wear my aligners for each day?
You should wear your Invisalign aligners for between 20 and 22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat, drink, and clean. You need to wear them overnight, too.
Can I still play my bassoon/trumpet/tuba whilst wearing Invisalign?
Yes. Some musicians find they need to adapt their technique slightly during treatment, but most have no major problems.
Will people see I am having treatment?
No. This is one of the most discreet orthodontic treatments available. Your aligners will be invisible to the untrained eye.