Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth. At College Street Dental & Implant Clinic our dentists apply a set of invisible dental braces, which are custom moulded to fit comfortably over your teeth. The custom mould then applies gentle pressure in order to reposition your teeth over time, the length of which depends on how demanding the case is. Treatment can last anywhere between three months to two years, but Invisalign treatment is comfortable thanks to the painless braces used, which can also easily be removed for eating and cleaning.

Invisalign braces are an appealing, alternative orthodontic treatment to other types of braces, as these clear braces are almost invisible and therefore barely noticeable. They are easy to live with as they do not impair your ability to eat or speak, in fact you will barely notice they are there and neither will anyone else, but your resulting straight teeth will speak for themselves. In addition to crooked teeth our expert orthodontists in Burnham can use invisalign braces to fix disorders such as overbites, underbites and overcrowding of teeth.

While teeth straightening is frequently done earlier on in life during your teenage years, adults are increasingly looking for ways to straighten teeth. Since Invisalign braces are discreet and effective, they have become a popular method of teeth alignment among patients of all ages. With Invisalign dental treatment, patients can have that clean, straight smile that will improve their appearance, dental health and confidence.

Advantages of Invisalign Braces

The obvious advantage of wearing an Invisalign brace is that it goes unnoticed, making it a very good choice people who want to correct their smile without going through the inconveniene of wearing visible braces.

These are also more comfortable and flexible. Clinically, they cause less damage to the gums and supporting soft tissue of the oral cavity when compared to traditional braces.

Orthodontic treatments can create their own set of problems for patients. From causing the roots of the teeth to shorten to de-mineralization and at times even decay of tooth. Such problems usually occur because many types of fittings cannot be taken out before eating or for cleaning which is not the case with Invisalign braces.With Invisalign braces, patients keep changing their set of aligners every two weeks as a part of the treatment process.

Aligners keep reducing their force with every progressive week and so cause less discomfort compared to fixed appliances like metal braces.

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Who can benefit from orthodontic treatment?

At Portman, we have treated thousands of patients, aged from eight to 88 years old. There is never a point in life where we cannot move healthy crooked teeth into their ideal positions.

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Why are my teeth not straight?

There are many causes of overcrowding, gaps and crooked teeth. For some people it can be inherited or possibly acquired, either due to a habit (sucking of the thumb, prolonged use of a dummy), or because of the premature loss of milk teeth or adult teeth.

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What can be treated?

Orthodontic treatments have evolved enormously over the last 20 years. Now problems such as gaps between the teeth, crowded teeth, overbite (upper teeth covering the majority of the lower ones), open bite (upper and lower teeth almost don’t touch) and cross bites can all be treated.

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What will the impact of orthodontic treatment be?

Orthodontic problems can have a profound impact on a person and their social and professional life. Depending on the extent of a problem, you might even be too self-conscious to smile. Effective orthodontic treatment not only improves your appearance, but also goes a long way to improving your self-confidence.

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Should teeth be straightened for health reasons?

The correction of poor dental positioning also improves oral hygiene, as crowded or crooked teeth are often hard to clean properly. With such an improvement, the risk of gum disease for example – which can result in loss of teeth in extreme cases – is prevented.

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What other benefits does teeth straightening offer?

Orthodontic treatment improves chewing efficiency by re-establishing the correct relationship between lower and upper teeth, removing the difficulty you may have when chewing certain kinds of food, and so providing better nutrition. 

In some cases, orthodontics can also prevent complications in the temporomandibular joint (the joint which joins the jaw to the skull). Chronic pain in the head, face, neck or ears, as well as dizziness, nausea and restricted ability to open and close the mouth can originate here.

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