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What is Invisalign treatment?

Individuals have different preferences when wanting to undergo a dental treatment and some may want a discreet treatment process when straightening their teeth. An available option for this desire is to use invisible braces, one brand we use is known as Invisalign. With our dentist in Haymarket we provide many dental treatments and are experienced in teeth straightening procedures. Invisalign consists of a set of clear aligners that are customised to an individual's mouth structure. They are transparent and therefore unnoticeable, and do not require extensive force through metal and wires. This is a great option for individuals who are pursuing a professional career or those who simply want a discreet treatment style. Invisalign works in the same fashion as traditional metal braces, they both gradually straighten teeth; the difference is in the duration of the treatment and their appearance. Therefore both treatment styles are highly recommended as they both aim to achieve the same result. The Invisalign treatment is effective in straightening misaligned and crowded teeth. With improved dental 3D technology a patient can see the treatment process and results before even undergoing the treatment. If you are interested in teeth straightening then you may find it helpful to book an appointment with our dentist in Haymarket.

How does Invisalign work?

An individual will have to book a consultation with our dental practice. In the initial appointment the dental professional will ensure that the patient is a suitable candidate for Invisalign. After this appointment the professional will take a 3D scan of the patient's teeth structure which will help map out the journey of the teeth. This 3D scan will also show the results in the final look of the teeth. Once this has taken place these 3D images will then be used to manufacture a set of clear aligners. Approximately every two weeks it will be necessary to replace the aligners. This will occur until the teeth have reached their desired positions.

How long is the usual treatment process?

The treatment process can take up to 12 months however this is different for every individual patient. This is also determined by the severity of the misalignment being treated. All issues will be covered which affect the duration of the treatment during the initial consultation.

Benefits of the Invisalign treatment

The Invisalign treatment with our dentist in Haymarket has many benefits that follow after the procedure. The dental issues that Invisalign can treat are gaps, crowded teeth, overbites and underbites, these things can heavily impact an individual's health. For instance gaps in the teeth can leave an unprotected area for the gums. This can lead to much more serious dental problems such as periodontal disease. Invisalign ensures that it gets to the root of the problem before more serious dental issues occur.

Another benefit of Invisalign is that clear aligners are easy to adapt to. They are removable and can be taken out when it is necessary, they must also be kept clean in the same way as teeth are. This means daily brushing will be required along with brushing the aligner itself. The treatment promotes oral hygiene leaving an individual with fresh and healthy gums. Maintaining oral hygiene is also vital whilst undergoing your teeth straightening treatment.

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