Invisalign clear braces treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign clear braces may be the solution for you if you are interested in Teeth Straightening, but want to avoid having a fixed orthodontic brace.
Invisalign aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements by using removable aligners that are personally designed for your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers, but also the timing of the movement, so at each stage, only certain teeth can move during that particular stage of your treatment. This results in an efficient force delivery system that provides straighter teeth in less time than traditional orthodontics.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are clear so it is virtually impossible for someone to know that you are wearing them. They can also be removed for eating and your daily oral hygiene routine.
Here we have before and after treatment photographs for what can be achieved by teeth straightening at Far Headingley Dental Care.
1. The Consultation
Once your dentist has confirmed you’re eligible for Invisalign treatment they will take photos, X-rays and impressions of your teeth. These records will be used to create a personalised treatment plan, just for you.
A digital scanning system is used to create precise 3D images of your teeth. Using this software we can map out the exact movements of your teeth and advise how long your treatment should take and show you images of how your teeth will look after treatment.
Simulated image based on scan of actual teeth (before Invisalign treatment)
Simulated image based on scan of actual teeth (after Invisalign treatment)
2. The Aligners
After being custom-made at Invisalign and then delivered to FHDC, you’ll receive a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks. Your dentist will explain everything you need to know.
3. The Results
You’ll visit your dentist around every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and receive new aligners for the next stage. After finishing your treatment plan, retainers will be required to maintain your new smile.
At Far Headingley Dental care we know how much a smile can be lifted with a simple course of home teeth whitening. That is why at the conclusion of Invisalign treatment, we like to offer free home teeth whitening. This home teeth whitening would usually cost around £300, but is complimentary with Invisalign™ treatment at FHDC.
How do I maintain my smile?
As with all Orthodontic treatment, once the teeth have been aligned it is important to keep the new tooth positions stable. This is achieved by retainers, which are bonded (fixed) on the back of the teeth where they cannot be seen. You will also be provided with a clear removable retainer.
What happens during treatment?
During your Invisalign™ full case assessment appointment we will take digital photographs, X-rays if required, impressions, assess you occlusion (bite) and examine your smile. This information along with your dentists report is sent to the Invisalign ™ laboratory.
Following this you will be fitted with your custom designed braces which are made up of small clear brackets and white wires.
After this first fitting you will need to visit your dentist every 4-5 weeks for regular adjustments of your braces until the end of your treatment.
Get in touch
To discuss how Far Headingley Dental Care can help you improve your smile with Invisalign Clear Braces, please complete the enquiry form on this page or call our practice on 0113 275 1323 during normal office hours.
A focus on Invisalign
Invisalign has become one of the most popular teeth straightening services at FHDC. Our practice owner and principal dentist Dr Precious, talks about why she enjoys providing this service…
“I first qualified as a dentist from Leeds University 20+ years ago in 1998. This was the year after the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was released. If you’re a few years younger than I am, this is Austin…
Whilst the character was only the talented Mike Myers wearing prosthetic teeth, around the world us Brits were generally thought of as having frankly awful, wonky, stained teeth, just like Austin.
Possibly (and perhaps unfairly) this has been blamed on NHS dentistry over the years and the general belief by many people that their NHS dentist was solely responsible for their teeth, including not just their health, but also their appearance too. I worked in NHS dentistry for many years and whilst I am proud of the dentistry I provided and the many people I kept ‘dentally healthy’, it was clear that I couldn’t offer what people really wanted aesthetically under an NHS contract.
Fortunately attitudes are changing.
Since 2005 when I took over ownership of FHDC I have been building it with my team into the private practice that it is today. Not only do we still keep our patients dentally healthy with general dentistry and dental hygiene, we also provide the cosmetic dentistry services that people want nowadays. No longer do people accept that they have to live with ‘Austin’s teeth’ and we regular accept new patients who are seeking a solution for their problematic smile.
Here we have before and after treatment photographs for what can be achieved by teeth straightening at Far Headingley Dental Care. The images speak for themselves…
What I like about Invisalign is that unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are clear so it is virtually impossible for someone to know that you are wearing them. You can also remove them for eating and cleaning & flossing your teeth.
Treatment is a lot quicker than traditional orthodontics because the focus is on aligning your front teeth. Results can often be achieved in 6-9 months, instead of several years. We also include a free course of teeth whitening with completed treatment plans to complete a clients new smile.
For more information on the process, please refer to our Invisalign page. Alternatively send me a message via our Contact Page or call our reception team during opening hours on 0113 275 1323 to arrange a consultation.
I will look forward to meeting you and discussing how I can improve your smile with Invisalign”.
FHDC’s Principal Dentist
BChD, Leeds (1998), GDC 75353
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