Invisalign in London: How to get straighter teeth in the capital
January 9, 2023
We’ve all seen the adverts on the TV.
People beaming with perfect teeth holding clear aligners.
But how can invisible aligners provide you with the even, beautiful smile you dream of?
Read on to find out how The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry can help.
Invisalign in London redefines traditional orthodontics
Aligners are a removable alternative to traditional braces, that use pressure to realign or straighten crooked teeth.
Invisalign is the market leader in clear aligners designed to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems that include poorly aligned, crooked, or crowded smiles.
During treatment, your teeth are guided into their new positions, using custom-made aligners that are changed frequently, around every 1-2 weeks.
By the end of your treatment, you will have progressed through multiple custom aligners, that help your teeth move into their final positions.
Once in their final positions, there should be enough bone tissue to keep your new smile permanently in place. It is important to be aware though that you may be encouraged to continue to wear your retainers a couple of times per week to ensure that your teeth do not move as you age, which can change your smile in very small increments over time.
Why choose Invisalign in London?
There are many reasons that patients choose Invisalign over other aligners or traditional braces, from a reduction in pain levels to hygiene reasons, the lack of recurring appointments, to nearly invisible treatment- the list could go on and on.
Explore the most popular reason people choose Invisalign in London for their teeth straightening needs.
Reduction in pain with Invisalign London
There are no two ways about it, traditional brace systems are painful.
From general discomfort to specific pain from tightened braces and mouth sores and injuries from brackets and brace wires, patients choosing braces can expect pain.
The Invisalign system is found to be less painful than traditional braces, with the levels of discomfort varying widely from individual to individual.
While the teeth move, discomfort should be expected, particularly when starting Invisalign for the first time, or switching over to the newest aligner tray.
However, the mouth should be less painful and sore from Invisalign treatment than braces, which makes it popular with teenagers and adults alike.
Easier dental hygiene with Invisalign in London
A major benefit to Invisalign is the vastly increased ease of cleaning teeth.
Traditional brace systems catch food particles because of the position of brackets and wires on the teeth. These fixings also make it difficult and time-consuming to clean the teeth effectively, particularly when flossing.
Invisalign removable aligners however don’t impact your dental hygiene routines at all because they are removed entirely from the mouth prior to brushing, leaving you free to clean as you always have.
Similarly, cleaning your Invisalign aligner is simple. Simply brush and rinse them when you brush your own teeth and pop them back in once done. Just don’t rinse them in hot water in case you warp the plastic.
Less frequent re-occurring appointments with Invisalign London
Most patients who sign up for Invisalign treatment will go for an appointment every 6 weeks during which time they will pick up their next few sets of aligners.
At this appointment, your dental professional will check your teeth are straightening as planned and that your dental hygiene is kept up to scratch.
You will not have to go for tightening appointments as with traditional braces and you should find that your life is impacted less by appointments if you undergo Invisalign in London.
Nearly invisible treatment with Invisalign London
Unfortunately, traditional braces can be poorly received by adolescents and even working adults, which can affect patients’ confidence when wearing braces.
Teenagers may find themselves victims to name calling and working professionals feel they will be judged for having braces, leading to an unhappy treatment period.
Invisalign however, removes this issue completely.
While not completely invisible, Invisalign retainers can be unnoticeable for most wearers, which many teenagers and adults prefer compared to traditional braces.
This is especially true for people who work in public-facing or entertainment-based positions.
Contact Invisalign London experts
If you are considering Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments in London, The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry are proud to be a silver-level Invisalign provider and can give you the smile of your dreams.