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Do you like the thought of having straighter healthier teeth but don’t like the thought of wearing conventional braces? If so then ask us about Invisalign®.
Invisalign clear aligners offer a comfortable and discreet way of straightening teeth that fits in with modern lifestyles. Perfect for adults and teens who don’t want people to know they are undergoing orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is a well-established brand that has been adopted by over 10 million people worldwide.
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Attend a free no-obligation smile consultation where our friendly patient coordinator will walk you through the Invisalign process, discuss your options and talk about Invisalign costs and payment plans. They will also answer any questions or concerns you may have.
If you decide to go ahead, a meeting will be arranged with our specialist dentist. During this meeting, our dentist will give you a thorough oral examination, take a series of digital x-rays and may also show you what your teeth will look like after treatment using the latest virtual technology.
Once your custom aligners (trays) have been made our dentist will show you how to fit the first one in and the rest is up to you.
Wear each aligner for the required amount of time swapping it at the correct time for the next one in the series. Oh, and don’t forget to remove them only to eat and drink
At the end of your allotted treatment time, you should have straighter teeth and a healthy smile. Simple, easy and effective!
Invisalign treatments here in Ealing can help with several bite problems and cosmetic issues including:
We’re a specialist dental clinic in the true sense of the word.
Our world-class team is made up of highly experienced dentists, dental specialists and clinicians including a specialist orthodontist. As such, besides treating patients individually, we also regularly treat referral cases from nearby dental clinics in Ealing, West Ealing, Ealing Broadway, Acton, Hanwell and many other areas of West London. We are in fact the ‘go-to’ team for a variety of patients facing anything from mild to complex orthodontic problems.
Whether you require a more aesthetically pleasing smile or would like to address a major bite alignment issue, talk to our leading team at IKON Dental Specialists who can help you achieve the healthy smile you really deserve.
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Now is the time to book a free smile consultation to see whether Invisalign is right for you. Invisalign has transformed over 10 million smiles and it could transform yours too.
Invisalign aligners are made from clear BPA-free plastic and are designed to fit snugly over your teeth.
Over time, each aligner will apply gradual and gentle pressure to the periodontal ligament (an elastic-like structure that supports the tooth). As pressure is applied, it causes the cells on either side of the ligament to dissolve and rebuild in their new position or space. This is done without the need for brackets and wiring and creates an environment whereby the bone surrounding the teeth is continually in a state of flux (erosion and rebuild).
Once the first aligner has moved teeth sufficiently, it is swapped out for the next one in the series which again moves teeth a small but designated amount. The process of swapping out aligners continues until the last aligner in the series is worn and your teeth are considerably straighter and healthier.
Each Invisalign aligner is worn for around two weeks although this may vary from patient to patient. The number of aligners you have will depend upon the complexity of your bite problem and your ability to grow or remodel new bone. On average, most Invisalign treatments are completed within 9-12 months although some may be more and some may be less.
You don’t have to look far to see adverts for ‘Invisalign-style’ aligners that you can order online.
These are known as Direct-To-Consumer (DTC). While on paper they provide a convenient and affordable alternative to Invisalign, it’s highly unlikely that you will receive the same level of customised, patient-centred care that you would if you see a specialist dentist or orthodontist in person.
If, for example, you experience problems, complications or issues with DTC aligners you may not get much help from the company. However, because Invisalign is a true orthodontist or dentist-led procedure, treatments are not only safe, proven and tailored to your exacting needs, but you will also have unrivalled professional support when you need it most.
Both fixed metal braces and Invisalign aligners move teeth efficiently so there is no real way of determining which is best. While fixed braces may be able to assist patients facing more complex bite or alignment issues, Invisalign can often treat mild to moderate cases faster and more efficiently. More often than not choice boils down to budget, lifestyle choices and the complexity (or not) of your individual case.
Invisalign is designed in such a way that each aligner should sit comfortably in the mouth. There are, for instance, no sharp brackets and wiring to trap the inside of your cheek or tongue and any applied pressure is deemed more gentle than when tightening up arch-wires on a fixed brace.
That said, patients can expect to experience some degree of discomfort particularly in the first few days of a new aligner when it might appear tight on the teeth. The good news is that this is perfectly normal and is a sign that teeth are gradually moving in the right direction. Any discomfort felt can usually be brought under control using shop-bought pain medications like Nurofen, Ibuprofen or Aspirin. After a few days, any discomfort should dissipate and you probably won’t even the aligner is there.
As a top tip: You could leave your new aligner change just before you go to bed. This way you will probably sleep off much of the discomfort until you awake in the morning.
If you do, however, experience prolonged discomfort, then come and talk to our orthodontist who can help.
Sometimes attachments are needed to put extra pressure or force on stubborn teeth or individual teeth that are particularly crooked but this isn’t always the case. It all depends on how your teeth need to be drawn into healthy alignment. This is something our orthodontist in Ealing will be able to tell you when they develop your custom treatment plan. If you do need attachments, then they will be coloured to match your existing smile so they too will be hard to spot.
Just like fixed braces, Invisalign aligners only work when pressure is applied directly to the teeth. So the longer they remain in the mouth the better. This is why they should only be removed for 2 hours a day for eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth.
The danger of leaving them out of the mouth for any longer than this over several periods is that it can have a knock-on effect on your treatment duration. If you leave them out long enough then it could get to the stage where your teeth start to drift back to their original positions.
Remember, throughout your Invisalign treatment the bone surrounding the teeth should be in a continual state of flux or movement - absorption (dissolving) and rebuilding. When gentle sustained pressure is no longer applied teeth can revert to their original position. When this happens it may mean restarting treatment all over again and all the added costs and inconvenience that goes with that.
In a word, yes. It can take up to 12 months for teeth to stabilise in their newly formed position. Once new bone has grown and teeth have fully stabilised them you should be okay but until then, it’s important to continue wearing a retainer after treatment is completed.
Our retainers, for example, are custom-designed, lightweight and comfortable so you probably won’t even know you are wearing one. It’s just a way of ensuring that all the hard work that you and your chosen dentist/orthodontist have carried out, doesn’t come undone.
Dental fillings or crowns should not present a problem because they are part of your existing tooth and should move accordingly. Dental implants, however, are a different story because they are a standalone restoration with no tooth roots and therefore can’t move under their own steam.
That said if you do have one or more dental implants them tell our orthodontist and they will be able to design your tooth movements around your existing restorations ensuring that they aren’t affected by your Invisalign aligners
Even though bone surrounding the periodontal ligament (PDL) is remodelled this should not affect the overall shape of your jaw. If anything, having straighter teeth may improve the overall appearance of the jaw giving the illusion of it being in perfect symmetry with the rest of the face
Each aligner is made using a BPA-Free clear plastic and unfortunately, this isn’t stain-proof. Therefore, foods that contain any type of tannin will stain the aligner when left in the mouth. Naturally, when the aligner is stained, it is no longer clear or invisible and this defeats the object of the exercise. Besides, being able to remove your aligners while eating means that you can eat whatever you like without restriction.
Moreover, from a health point of view, removing your aligner every time you eat means that, unlike fixed braces, food particles can’t become lodged or trapped. When this happens it can cause a build-up of plaque which, in turn, may lead to cavities or gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease).
If crooked teeth are impacting your daily life in any way then you should consider undergoing teeth straightening. Here in Ealing, for example, our orthodontist will assess you and recommend a suitable treatment that takes into consideration the complexity of your case and your requirements or needs.
The good news is that the advantages of straighter teeth extend well beyond appearance. Benefits include:
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