Invisible Aligning

woman putting on invisalignWith all the new technology and ground breaking techniques, such as Invisalign, it is little wonder that more people are opting to attain a picture-perfect smile.

Invisalign in Harley Street is a revolutionary technique available at dental practices like Harley Street Dental Clinic. It that has changed the way people view teeth straightening treatments. Or not view it in this case. At Harley Street, Invisalign is a treatment that can even go unnoticed to the untrained eye.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of translucent aligners that are moulded to fit a patient’s teeth, snug and tight. They apply a constant pressure to align the teeth into the desired position.

At the first initial consultation, the dentist will be able to make an assessment of whether Invisalign at Harley Street is the best treatment for the patient. To make this assessment a few photos and x-rays will also need to be taken. With all this information, the dentist will then be able to give a close approximation as to how long the treatment will take, and also provide a picture of how the patient’s teeth will line up at the final outcome.

After this, a mould of the patient’s teeth is made and the aligners are then produced. These need to be worn as often as possible. It is recommended at least 20-22 hours per day. To keep up the constant pressure, a succession of aligners is worn, a new one is put in every 7-10 days, so that the teeth gradually move into position.

Why Invisalign?

At Harley Street, Invisalign is an ever-growing popular treatment. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the aligners are see-through. This makes them nearly invisible to the untrained eye, which is definitely a positive for many patients who do not want to advertise their treatment. Secondly, they are removable. Perfect for brushing and eating or special occasions, although it is noted that they are most effective for a certain time length during the day. Invisalign aligners are also said to be comfortable and easy to use and depending on individual cases, treatment can range from 10-24 months, or in some cases even less.