Tailored teeth straightening with Invisalign London

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Invisalign London is a modern method of teeth straightening suitable for patients with all types of orthodontic needs. Invisalign can be used for simple aesthetic issues that are affecting the appearance of your teeth, for example, a minor gap between your teeth or protruding front teeth, or for complex orthodontic needs such as bite disorders including overbites, underbites and crossbites. If you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, speak to your dentist about teeth straightening with Invisalign. Your dentist will put together a tailored treatment plan for you. Most of the time, Invisalign can be used as a standalone procedure; however, if your needs are complex, then you may need a combined treatment plan, for example, tooth extraction. Additionally, if you have underlying dental health issues, they may need to be addressed before you can straighten your teeth. For patients who want to undergo a complete smile makeover, Invisalign may be part of the smile makeover, and you may have other cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, composite bonding or even veneers to transform your smile completely. It can be combined with all types of treatments for optimal results.

Healthy teeth and gums

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To begin with, you must ensure your teeth and gums are clean, healthy and free of any signs of decay or disease. You must visit your dentist at least once every six months to maintain good dental health; otherwise, tooth decay and gum disease can develop, weakening your teeth and resulting in irreversible damage and even tooth loss. If you have any underlying issues, your dentist will need to make sure that these are addressed before you can straighten your teeth; otherwise, you can cause more harm than good. Once any signs of cavities or gum disease have been treated, you will be ready to have your teeth straightened.

Tailored treatment plans

Your dentist will carry out an intraoral scan of your mouth, which will be used to create a sequence of aligners that will work together to straighten your teeth. The number of aligners you need depends on how crooked or wonky your teeth are, to begin with. There are different treatment packages according to your unique dental needs. Your dentist will be able to tell you which is the most suitable for you.

The Express treatment plan is the quickest treatment plan available and uses up to seven aligners to address minor orthodontic issues. As mentioned, this includes closing small gaps between the teeth or straightening protruding front teeth; this is also great for patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment when they were younger and are looking to perfect their smile if there has been a relapse since having braces. There are payment plans available so that the treatment is affordable for everyone. Invisalign Lite is suitable for patients with mild or moderate orthodontic issues and requires up to 14 aligners to improve the alignment of your teeth. The moderate treatment plan is for slightly more complex cases and uses up to 20 aligners to straighten your teeth, and patients who have significantly crooked or wonky teeth can find out about the comprehensive treatment plan, which can require between 20 and 50 aligners to straighten your teeth but will help you achieve a beautiful, naturally aligned smile that is easier to maintain and less likely to develop cavities, tooth decay or gum disease in the future.

The initial scan results will be able to determine how many aligners you need to straighten your teeth. Each aligner moves your teeth by approximately 0.25 millimetres over two weeks and then you move on to the next aligner in the series. This can be done independently. You can share your progress with your dentist through an online monitoring app which reduces the time you need to spend at the dental practice. It is important that you maintain good dental hygiene throughout the process, and you should also visit your dentist at regular intervals to make sure that your teeth remain clean and healthy during this time.

Invisalign retainer

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Once you have completed the treatment, you can speak to your dentist and find out about an Invisalign retainer. There are two types to choose from; you can find out about a Vivera retainer, which is designed to work while you sleep at night or a fixed invisible retainer, which will work continuously to maintain your beautiful new smile. Speak to your dentist today to find out more.

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