Straight teeth without the inconvenience.
Dental braces have long been used by dentists as a method to straighten teeth. Although nowadays used by a wide age range of patients, many people would probably associate their use with childhood, or early teenage years.
It might therefore surprise some of our older patients, that here at Confidental Clinic in Clapham, we can now offer a wide range of dental braces that have been designed specifically for use by adults. To alleviate the possible social and cosmetic implications surrounding wearing braces, these have been designed to be worn as discreetly as possible.
Invisalign can provide you with a great smile, whilst at the same time being difficult to detect. They also benefit from being extremely comfortable, and easy to use; leaving you to get on with your busy life. We use an advanced 3D computer imaging technology to scan the inside of your mouth following which Invisalign then design a custom series of clear teeth aligners, built specifically for your teeth. Each aligner will be worn for up to two weeks, before being replaced by the next in the series. These will incrementally re-position your teeth, until they achieve the desired final position, giving you a great new smile!
Unlike other brace systems that try to be discreet by using tooth coloured enamelled metal, the Invisalign virtually invisible aligners are constructed from a strong medical grade thermoplastic material, that has been uniquely developed. The aligners are custom built for you, and will fit snugly, comfortably and unobtrusively over your teeth.
The benefits of using the Invisalign system.
The Invisalign system aligners are designed to be removable, this allows you to eat and drink normally during your treatment period. You simply remove the aligners at meal times, and whilst drinking. Removing the aligners will also allow you to brush and floss as normal during the treatment period, helping you to maintain regular good oral hygiene.
Unlike traditional wire type dental braces, that require regular visits to your dentist’s surgery for adjustments, the Invisalign system means that the old aligner is removed, and the new one replaces it. Another benefit of the Invisalign 3D computer imaging system, is that it also enables you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you even begin your treatment, so you can see how your teeth are expected to look after your treatment is complete.
You may find wearing your new Invisalign brace a little unusual at first, though you will usually adapt pretty quickly, with most patients experiencing little or no discomfort at all after the first few days. One reason for this is that the aligners are designed specifically for each patient, and are made to fit your teeth snugly, yet allowing them to exert a gentle pressure on your teeth; helping you to beautifully straight teeth once the treatment time has ended.
Confidental Clinic is a friendly family dental practice located in the heart of Clapham Junction, Battersea. With our central location and excellent public transport links, our practice is within easy reach of not only South West London, but we also regularly serve patients in the central and greater London areas too. If you have crooked or uneven teeth, and you are interested in the Invisalign system, and would like to arrange an appointment where you can discuss your requirements with one of our experienced dental professionals, then please call us on 020 7801 9060, or use the ‘contact us’ form via our website.
A great looking smile could just be a telephone call away!