THE PERFECT SMILE

Invisalign

 

You may have heard about the new ‘invisible brace’ and wondered what it is all about. If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing conventional braces, invisalign® at STM may give you a new reason to smile! Because it is nearly invisible almost no one can tell you are wearing invisalign®, so you can smile more during as well as after your treatment. You can remove invisalign® so you can eat and drink what you like, and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment. With no metal or sharp edges, invisalign® is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies. The convenience and ease of use have made it the choice of over half a million people, giving hundreds of thousands of people amazing new smiles.

 

How does it work?

 

Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, invisalign® uses your dentist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.

 

How long will Invisalign® take?

 

Invisalign® only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours). Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result. Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average invisalign® treatment is nine to eighteen months. During treatment you should visit us periodically at STM, until it is determined that your treatment is complete. Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.

 

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Six Month Smiles

 

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Inman Aligner

 

The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.

 

Length of treatment

 

Inman Aligner treatment typically takes 6-16 weeks. Simple cases can complete in a little over 1 month and more complex cases might take 4 months or so. Your Inman Aligner Dentist will give you a realistic guide of what to expect. Normally lower front teeth move a little faster than uppers. However, because the Inman Aligner is so highly efficient, when a case is suitable, it works much faster than alternative orthodontics techniques. This is what makes it so revolutionary and moves the Inman Aligner into the realms of cutting-edge Cosmetic Dentistry.

 

Comfort

 

Like any orthodontic appliance, the Aligner can feel a little uncomfortable for the first few days. After a week most patients are used to their Aligner and have no problems wearing it and it will quickly feel like it belongs in your mouth. Your speech will be affected for the first few days but it will get better!

 

Daily Use

 

Compliance is paramount. The Aligner will only work if you wear it every day for the treatment time. Ideally, patients should wear the Aligner for 20 hours a day maximum. Any less and the treatment could take longer to complete. It should always be removed before eating and you should clean your teeth and your aligner before you refit it back into your mouth. It is ok to take your aligner out for photos, special occasions and eating as long as this is not for longer than a few hours. The information above is from www.inmanaligner.com

 

To book your FREE appointment simply call 020 8467 5139 or contact the Oakmead Dental Care team via our contact us page.