When you’re looking for a dentist, it may be useful to know what is on offer before you become a patient. While you may only be looking for general dentistry at the moment, there may come a time when you require other treatments for cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. At Cleveland Cosmetic and Dental Implant Clinic Stockton, we have a range of treatments to suit your needs, now and in the future.
Below, we explore one of our popular treatments for realigning your teeth, Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a brace system that aligns teeth discreetly and effectively. It is composed of clear plastic aligners which apply pressure on the teeth to gently move them into the desired position over a period of time. Each aligner is worn for a couple of weeks and the whole treatment normally takes between 9 to 18 months, although treatment times will depend on individual circumstances. The aligners should also be worn for around 22 hours a day, but they may be removed for brushing and flossing, which means that it is easy to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Furthermore, they may be removed for special occasions or when playing sports – the flexibility is there for you to decide!
What are the advantages of wearing Invisalign?
For anyone who doesn’t fancy having a mouth full of metal, we recommend Invisalign at Cleveland Cosmetic and Dental Implant Clinic Stockton, as it is virtually invisible to other people thanks to the clear plastic that merely shows your teeth when being worn. It should also be comfortable to wear because they are bespoke, made to fit snugly on the gumline. iTero technology takes a 3D scan of your mouth to enable the aligners to be made to measure, and it also provides patients with an animation of what their teeth could look like after treatment has been completed! It’s a great incentive to keep wearing your aligners, knowing how fantastic your smile will be in the future.
Another benefit of Invisalign is the fact that it treats a range of mild to moderate alignment issues such as crossbites and overbites, crowding and gapped teeth. You can find out more about this treatment by booking in for a consultation with us at Cleveland Cosmetic and Dental Implant Clinic Stockton. This could include finding out about InvisalignTeen – a special treatment designed specifically for young people, which is highly popular with them, as their friends often don’t know they are wearing braces and their speech isn’t inhibited.
A final benefit is that Invisalign doesn’t have delicate brackets or wires that could break, so there is far less need to get an emergency appointment and miss more time off school or work. Also, you only need to come and see us for a check-up every 6 weeks on average – we give you sets of aligners to take home with you, so you won’t need to come in more frequently.
Initial consultation: what’s involved
When you have your initial consultation, we will give your mouth a thorough check-up and we may need to take some X-rays and impressions to check if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. We will explore the options available with you and answer any questions you may have. You can also ask as many questions as you like, so that you feel fully informed and ready to commit to your chosen treatment.
So, if you’re keen to find out what we can do for you and your dental needs, contact us, we are only too happy to help.