If you are someone who wants straighter teeth, or you are unhappy with how your smile currently looks, you may be considering having cosmetic dental treatment to improve the appearance of your teeth and your overall smile.
Many dental practices are able to offer treatments within cosmetic dentistry to help you on your journey to achieve the smile you want and due to advancements in dental technology, there are now more options than ever before to straighten your teeth; with one of the treatments being Invisalign London.
Am I suitable for this treatment?
In order to find out whether you are suitable for Invisalign, your teeth will first need to be appraised, with some practices this could be using a free online assessment which requires you to upload pictures of both your smile and your full face. Following this, you are normally offered a full in-house consultation including the ‘Invisalign ClinCheck’ with an experienced dentist. The benefit of this consultation is that it gives you the chance to see how your teeth will move week by week should you decide to go ahead with the treatment. Invisalign ClinCheck is carried out by employing innovative 3D scanners which are used to take advanced 3D images of your teeth. This will also allow the dentist to give you an accurate time frame on how long the treatment will take and you will be provided with a video which will explain to you the treatment in detail.
How does this treatment work?
If you are suitable for Invisalign, the next step of the process will be to have the aligners created by technicians in order to begin your teeth-straightening journey. You may also be sent a consent form and payment link for the treatment. Invisalign requires you to wear a series of clear aligners, which are custom-made using the 3D scanning technology previously mentioned. Each set of aligners is made to gently move your teeth into their desired positions over the course of the treatment.
With Invisalign, you have the option to straighten your teeth either in the comfort of your own home or alternatively you can be booked in for a fitting. If you do opt to begin your treatment at home, the aligners will be delivered directly to you in order for you to start your treatment. It is recommended that you wear each aligner for at least 20 hours a day for two weeks although this may vary for each individual.
If you are unable to attend appointments in person, there is also the option to download a dental monitoring app, which allows you to track the progress of your treatment without having to attend any appointments. Having this app also means you are constantly supported throughout your treatment and you can contact someone should you have any questions or concerns.
How to maintain your new smile
Following the treatment, there is the option for you to purchase retainers in order to maintain your new smile and reduce the risk of your teeth going back to their previous position.