A Patients Invisalign Journey

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For those of you that don’t know, I started my Invisalign treatment on Tuesday and I thought it would be good to blog about my experience of going through the treatment for anyone that is thinking of starting it or has already started. Just so you know, I’m not being paid by Invisalign to do this, I just want to share my experience.

I first heard about Invisalign through Carrie, and instantly fell in love with the idea of clear invisible braces rather than the traditional ‘train tracks’ that I was offered when I was younger. I wouldn’t say I regret not getting braces, but now I’m getting really self conscious of my teeth that I barely smile in photos and hate being in photos if me or Shane aren’t taking the pictures as I can’t see what I look like. We’re obviously talking about getting married in the future, and photos are a big part of a wedding, so I don’t want to be too paranoid to smile during my wedding haha! So that’s when I decided to go ahead with Invisalign.

I booked a free consultation with my nearest provider and discussed finance options with the dentist surgery (luckily I’m able to pay mine off over the course of 2 years) and that was it. I had to have a full mouth x-ray to make sure my roots were ok, my moulds were taken and sent off to Invisalign and then I went back a couple weeks later for the ClinCheck (where you watch your expected teeth movement on a video). My treatment involves 4 teeth extractions, 18 attachments (they’re little tooth coloured blobs(?) that sit on some of your teeth and clip into the aligners to help them move) and 54 aligners over the course of a little over a year, if all goes to plan. I got my first set of aligners on Tuesday and I get my first two teeth removed next Thursday! (eeep!).

So far, I’ve learned that:
* The constant pressure on your teeth hurts a lot more than I expected, so a well stocked cabinet of Ibuprofen is a must!
* My aligners are so hard to get out, that I end up in more pain after I’ve taken them out than while they were in (though I’ll get used to taking them out so it shouldn’t hurt so much)
* And the fact that my pain tolerance is 0 doesn’t help at all
* Not being able to snack is annoying, unless you want to run to the bathroom to brush your teeth and aligners all day. Also, I don’t like water (which is all you can drink while you’ve got the aligners in)
* It looks like ulcers on my tongue are going to be a constant thing, aswell as the attachments scratching on the inside of my lips while I eat (also, chewing like someone with no teeth because of the placement of the aligners so my mouth won’t fully close together)
but…. I just have to remember the positives to it all too:
* I walked in to work yesterday morning and noone could tell I was wearing them (apart from my slight lisp) which is the whole point 🙂
* You take them out to eat
* I will have amazing oral hygeine by the end of it after brushing my teeth 3-4 times a day
* I will finally have straight teeth and that’s what’s getting me through all of it!

Invisalign is a quickly growing alternative to traditional braces.

 Dr. Bhatt delivers quality  Invisalign in Essex , Fastbraces in Essex  and Facial Aesthetics In Essex to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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8 Celebrities Who Used Invisalign Treatment

A lot of people feel that, once they are adults or older teens, the time to improve their smiles with braces has gone by. But, thanks to advanced cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign allows many people to discreetly straighten their teeth without calling attention to the work.

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Not convinced? Invisalign dentists straightened the smiles of all these celebrities while they were in the public eye:

  1. Khloe Kardashian’s Invisalign Treatment

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As a reality star, Khloe Kardashian is rarely far from the public view, which makes her self-improvement projects all the more noticeable. She’s slimmed down significantly during her years in the spotlight, shedding over 30 pounds with the help of a personal trainer. She decided to straighten her smile, as well, and had her braces put on last year at the age of 28.

  1. Justin Bieber’s Invisalign Treatment

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This Baby singer was still a teenager when he opted for clear Invisalign braces. In a Youtube video, he praised the braces’ unobtrusive look. The unobtrusive nature of the braces meant that they could really only be seen when he took them out to show them off.

  1. Katherine Heigl’s Invisalign Treatment

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Actress Katherine Heigl began wearing Invisalign in 2007 in preparation for her wedding. With these discreet braces, she could keep attention on her instead of on the corrections to her teeth. These days, the former Grey’s Anatomy star is all smiles as she prepares for the premiere of her upcoming TV series State of Affairs.

  1. Tom Cruise’s Invisalign Treatment

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Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise has always been famous for his smile. But, when the star began bringing his kids to the orthodontist in 2002, he discovered that his front teeth were not as straight as they could be. He chose a combination of Invisalign and ceramic brackets to keep his smile metal-free while straightening his teeth.

 

  1. Gisele Bundchen’s Invisalign Treatment

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Not even supermodels are born perfect! Gisele Bunchen told interviewers that she started wearing Invisalign because one of her teeth was moving and made her smile look less than perfect in pictures. She wore the braces only at night, taking advantage of the Invisalign system’s flexibility.

 

  1. Zac Efron’s Invisalign Treatment

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As this actor made the jump from teen heart throb in High School Musical to grown-up stunner in fare like The Neighbors, he decided that it was time for the slight gap between his front teeth to transition to a solid white smile, as well.

 

  1. Eva Longoria’s Invisalign Treatment

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This steamy star began wearing Invisalign at age 36 to straighten her bottom teeth. No longer spooked by a crooked smile, the star is working on a new horror TV series based on Latin American folk tales.

 

  1. Serena Williams’ Invisalign Treatment

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This powerful tennis player made sure that her smile was as strong as her serve by wearing Invisalign braces as a teenager. Years later, she has a straight and stunning smile, and continues to stack up the Grand Slam wins.

Invisalign is a quickly growing alternative to traditional braces.

 Dr. Bhatt delivers quality  Invisalign in Essex , Fastbraces in Essex  and Facial Aesthetics In Essex to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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Is Invisalign faster than ordinary braces?

Is Invisalign faster than ordinary braces?

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One of the first questions people tend to ask about Invisalign braces is the amount of time they will need to correct your teeth. Crooked or misaligned teeth can be embarrassing and uncomfortable if not treated properly, and many people look for a quick solution.
Many people tend to shy away from ordinary metal braces due to their lack of aesthetic appeal, making clear options for braces an increasingly popular option

. The question of whether traditional braces or Invisalign braces are faster has divided answers.
Some orthodontists will tell you that Invisalign are in fact faster than ordinary braces while others believe the opposite. Neither of these opinions are technically wrong, however the belief that Invisalign braces produce slower results is a bit outdated.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign has been rapidly gaining popularity within last few years with both patients and orthodontists, not only for the aesthetic factor but also for the reduction in tooth damage and substantial plaque buildup that traditional wire/ bracket braces can cause.
Invisalign has been on the market for nearly 15 years now and initially they did in fact take slightly longer to repair common malocclusion than traditional wire and bracket braces. However, the past decade has seen huge technical improvements to the Invisalign trays

 

Traditional braces can take 3 years or more to properly correct tooth misalignment and spacing, whereas Invisalign normally corrects the malocclusion within a year (18 months for severe misalignment and spacing issues).

What makes Invisalign faster?

There are several reasons why Invisalign is able to fix crooked, spaced or misaligned teeth faster and more effectively than traditional metal/ceramic braces.

  1. Invisalign aligner trays are made specifically for the patient by using x-rays and impressions to design a computer generated 3-D image to design aligning trays to treat the patient’s malocclusion in custom manner.
  2. Metal or ceramic braces on the other hand have more of a one size fits all system that requires frequent orthodontists/dentist visits to adjust the braces. Invisalign braces only require patients to check in with their dentist/orthodontist every 6 weeks or so.
  3. Invisalign trays also allow clear and accurate x-rays (metal and ceramic braces can hinder an accurate x-ray picture). The advantage to accurate x-rays is that it allows your dentist/orthodontist to efficiently track your teeth’s progress to make prompt adjustments to the aligner trays should they need it.
    Unlike metal braces that use painful damaging wires and brackets to straighten teeth, Invisalign uses their aligning trays to achieve a process known as simultaneous staging that can actually reduce treatment times by 30 to 50% in comparison to ordinary braces.
    If you’re considering Invisalign for your teeth, then it’s certainly a decision to discuss with your orthodontist, as they will be happy to tell you more.

Invisalign is a quickly growing alternative to traditional braces.

 Dr. Bhatt delivers quality  Invisalign in Essex , Fastbraces in Essex and  Facial Aesthetics In Essex to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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Invisalign Lite- an amazing solution to straighten your teeth

Invisalign Lite- an amazing solution to straighten your teeth

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Invisalign Lite operates in the same way as the traditional Invisalign system. The treatment is designed for less complex cases resulting in a shorter treatment period while still providing the aesthetic and efficient benefits of the Invisalign system.

Who is it for?

Invisalign Lite is ideal for patients who require minor orthodontic work such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, small gaps, positioning and alignment. It may also be suitable for those who have had previous orthodontic work and found that their teeth have moved slightly over time.

How it works

Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth by applying pressure on specific teeth at different times. Individually manufactured for your teeth, they are worn in two week increments. As you replace each aligner with the next set your teeth will move gradually into their final position. Over the course you will generally change aligners 10 – 14 times, with treatment time taking on average up to 6 months.

Benefits

  • 10 – 14 stages of aligners
  • Shorter treatment time than the Invisalign system
  • Uses the same clear, removable aligners as all Invisalign treatment options

To obtain an estimate for the total cost of treatment, come in and speak to one of our fully trained dental practitioners. Prices can start from as low as £2,000.

Invisalign is a quickly growing alternative to traditional braces.

 Dr. Bhatt delivers quality  Invisalign in Essex , Fastbraces in Essex and  Facial Aesthetics In Essex to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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New Invisalign i7

New Invisalign i7

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The new Invisalign i7 provides high quality orthodontic solutions to a range of patients, providing results in as little as three months. Invisalign i7 is a new Invisalign treatment option specifically designed for minor crowding, spacing, orthodontic relapse, aesthetic improvements and partial treatments in 7 or fewer stages.

Invisalign i7 provides up to 7 stages of aligners per arch

  • Keeps it simple by treating from first premolar to first premolar without overbite corrections
  • Achieving results in as little as three months
  • Includes SmartTrackTM aligner material, Clincheck treatment planning and SmartForceTM features, such as Optimised Attachments and Power Ridge features, designed for more predictable results
  • Option to switch to Invisalign Full prior to ClinCheck approval
  • Option to submit a partial treatment to improve smiles
  • An Automated Refinement can be purchased, if required, to achieve the final position defined in the original approved ClinCheck treatment plan

Cost of Invisalign i7

The cost for Invisalign i7 is considerably less than a full course of orthodontic treatment with the full Invisalign treatment option. Many orthodontic problems require only simple treatment and you might find that the cost is lower than you thought.

No two orthodontic problems are the same and the cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on the severity of the problem and the treatment required. Costs are generally discussed in full at the initial consultation. The fee quoted covers all aspects of the orthodontic treatment

 

What the cost of Invisalign covers

Costs are generally discussed in full at the initial consultation. The fee quoted covers all aspects of the orthodontic treatment and the majority of patients pay this fee in installments over the duration of the treatment thus making payment more manageable.

This fee usually covers the entire treatment including the fitting of the Invisalign, periodic adjustments, completion of the treatment, and the retention and observation periods thereafter.

The fee usually does not cover such items as the consultation, and some records. Your orthodontist will discuss the fee with you before treatment is commenced.

 

Invisalign i7, , is a treatment option offering an aesthetic solution for minor orthodontic corrections, such as very minor crowding and spacing, and/or minor orthodontic relapses, limited in movement from first premolar to first premolar, that can be addressed in 7 stages of aligners or less.

Invisalign i7 will be manufactured in SmartTrackTM aligner material and will have all SmartForce features for predictability; however, elastics passive aligners are not available.

Automated refinement is an option to order up to 7 additional aligners to move teeth closer to the originally approved final ClinCheck position if further tooth movement is desired. An automated refinement may be purchased, if needed, to achieve the final position defined in the original ClinCheck treatment plan. Impressions or intra-oral scan are required; photos are required. A ClinCheck treatment plan will be prepared to move the teeth to the originally approved final position; however, an additional review of the ClinCheck treatment plan will not be required; aligners are automatically produced and shipped. The final position of the original ClinCheck treatment plan cannot be changed.

Invisalign is a quickly growing alternative to traditional braces.

 Dr. Bhatt delivers quality  Invisalign in Essex , Fastbraces in Essex and  Facial Aesthetics In Essex to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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Invisalign Teen Fits Perfectly Into the Teenage Lifestyle

Invisalign Teen Fits Perfectly Into the Teenage Lifestyle

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Most teenagers are not very enthusiastic about the idea of having to wear conventional metal braces as a way to improve their smiles. Teenagers live very busy lives between schoolwork and activities to sports, dating and hanging out with friends. A growing number of teens we see here at our Berkeley orthodontic practice are choosing to wear Invisalign Teen instead of regular metal braces because of the numerous advantages of Invisalign

Dr. Bhatt   is an  Invisalign Teen provider who has been specially trained to provide this innovative treatment option to her patients. Dr. Bhatt knows that teenagers have a lot on their minds and she understands that teens are concerned with appearances. That is why she offers Invisalign Teen, because she knows this discreet treatment option, designed specifically for teenagers, is a terrific alternative to traditional metal or ceramic braces.

What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen straightens teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires. Instead, the patient is given a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made just for him or her. The aligners are designed to move teeth into the desired position step by step. Each set of aligners in the series is worn for about two weeks and then it is replaced by the next set of aligners in the series. This continues until the treatment process is completed. Because the aligners are translucent, teens can smile with complete confidence throughout the treatment process, and most people won’t even notice the aligners are being worn.

No Food Restrictions

It’s no secret that teenagers enjoy foods and snacks like pizza with chewy crust, bagels, popcorn, chips and gum. Since the aligners can be taken out when eating, your teen can continue to enjoy all his or her favorite foods and snacks.

Good Oral Hygiene

It’s important to brush and floss thoroughly in order to maintain good oral hygiene while undergoing orthodontic treatment but the brackets and wires of traditional metal braces make it difficult. When regular metal braces are worn, food particles and other debris can easily become trapped in the nooks and crannies of the braces, which often leads to tooth decay and gum disease. However, the Invisalign Teen aligners are designed to be taken out when brushing and flossing, which means your teen will be able to maintain good oral hygiene throughout his or her treatment – creating a beautiful and healthy smile.

Won’t Interfere with Your Teen’s Activities

When your teenager wears Invisalign Teen, he or she can continue doing all his or her favorite activities such as football or soccer or playing a musical instrument. All those special events like school dances, dates and senior pictures will be enjoyable as there will be no need to feel self-conscious about wearing braces. Several celebrities, including Khloe Kardashian, Zac Efron, Kendall Jenner and Gisele Bundchen, have even joined in on the Invisalign trend. The nearly invisible aligners make treatment discreet, so your teen can confidently enjoy life.

Effective Treatment

In addition to ease and flexibility, Invisalign Teen is incredibly effective. In fact, patients who’ve undergone treatment with Invisalign Teen have enjoyed enormous success as their final results were nothing short of spectacular! However, in order for Invisalign to be successful, the aligners must be worn as directed. Your teen will be told to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and to only take them out when eating, brushing & flossing and for those special occasions such as when photos are taken.

To ensure that your teen wears the aligners as directed, there are tiny blue dots or “wear indicators” on the aligners that fade as the aligners are worn. This extra feature provides you, your teenager and your orthodontist with the assurance that your child will end up with a healthy and beautiful smile.

Dr. Bhatt delivers quality dental care daily to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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How, exactly, does Invisalign Teen® work?

How, exactly, does Invisalign Teen® work?

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Your teen has wanted to straighten his or her teeth but has been apprehensive about proceeding with treatment due to concerns about walking around in metallic braces, they have a reason to smile. We are proud to offer Invisalign Teen, a popular choice for straightening teeth without the hassle of traditional wires and brackets. Much like Invisalign® for adults, Invisalign Teen is an alternative to metal braces and is unnoticeable when worn. Invisalign Teen moves teeth at a pace that is faster than traditional braces and is not only virtually invisible, removable and comfortable, but is also individually customized for your teenager’s mouth. And, your child will not have to worry about braces getting in the way!

Invisalign Teen aligners, which are made from a smooth, lightweight clear plastic material, fit precisely on the teeth and have become a popular treatment at our office because it helps our younger patients achieve a straight, gorgeous smile without anyone noticing. We are well-aware that most teens today lead a busy lifestyle and have extracurricular activities such as athletics, school band or the school newspaper, and sometimes, they tend to lose things, including their retainers or aligners. But with Invisalign Teen, if your child happens to lose an aligner, you can simply let us know as soon as possible and we will have the aligner replaced.

Here are a few frequently-asked questions about Invisalign Teen we hear from patients and parents all the time: Q: Is Invisalign Teen appropriate for my child? A: Invisalign Teen treatment is suited for patients who have lost most, if not all, of their baby teeth and have second molars at least partially erupted. We invite you to visit us for a consultation to determine whether your child is a candidate for Invisalign Teen.

Q: How long will it take me to complete Invisalign Teen treatment? A: Because everyone has a unique oral anatomy, the length of treatment depends on the severity of each patient’s case and can only be determined by scheduling and coming in for your initial consultation

. Q: Does Invisalign Teen really work? A: Absolutely. Much like Invisalign, Invisalign Teen is just as effective at moving teeth as traditional braces. For the treatment to truly work, however, it is critical that your teen wears his or her aligners as instructed, usually every day for between 20 and 22 hours, except for when eating, brushing, flossing, and playing sports

. Q: How does Invisalign Teen work? A: Invisalign Teen works much in the same fashion as Invisalign, using a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners to slowly move your teenager’s teeth into their desired position as 3D imaging technology maps the complete treatment, from start to finish. Each aligner contains The Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which fades when the aligner becomes worn and is ready to be changed, and provides an estimation of wear-time. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, or as recommended during your initial consultation. During this time, the aligners gradually move the teeth until they achieve the desired final position.

If you have questions about Invisalign Teen, or would like to find out if your son or daughter is a candidate for orthodontic treatment using Invisalign Teen, please give us a call to learn more or schedule an initial consultation

Invisalign is a quickly growing alternative to traditional braces.

 Dr. Bhatt delivers quality  Invisalign in Essex Fastbraces in Essex and  Facial Aesthetics In Essex to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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Why Invislaign is the No. 1 choice for Teenagers

THE ADVANTAGE OF INVISALIGN TEEN®

 

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Many teens want to improve their smile without the pain and embarrassment of having to wear metal braces. Just like metal braces, Invisalign works by gently moving teeth into position. Metal braces are worn continuously, however, and need to be adjusted by Dr.  Bhatt regularly in order to move the teeth into proper position.

Invisalign uses a series of clear trays to move teeth into position. When you are done with one tray, simply pop in the next! Invisalign Teen straightens teeth just as well as traditional metal braces, but has several advantages.

Invisible

You’ve probably figured out the most obvious advantage already: the aligners are nearly invisible. Invisalign works by using a series of clear aligners that should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day. Invisalign trays are almost undetectable when you wear them, so you can smile with confidence — even while you are straightening your teeth.

Removable

One of the best things about Invisalign Teen is that the trays are removable. This means you can remove your tray to eat, brush, and floss your teeth, or even to play sports. While Dr.  Bhattand our team at Invisalign Dentist Essexrequire you to wear the trays for most of the day, having the ability to remove your straightening trays means you have practically none of the dietary restrictions that metal brace wearers have to observe.

Teens that play contact sports often experience difficulties with metal braces. Invisalign Teen allows the flexibility to wear a mouthguard, and no metal wires or brackets means less risk of cuts or other injuries while playing a game. Musicians also benefit from being able to remove their trays during rehearsals and performances. You can even remove your tray for your school photo or to snap a quick selfie!

Finally, because you can remove your aligners, you can easily keep your teeth clean through normal brushing and flossing. You can also clean your trays by brushing and rinsing them in warm water. Brushing and flossing with metal braces can be frustrating and time-consuming. Invisalign Teen treatment at  helps you keep your smile white and shiny with very little change to your normal routine.

 Dr. Bhatt delivers quality dental care daily to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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Why Teens LOVE Invisalign Teen® and their Benefits

Why Teens LOVE Invisalign Teen® and their Benefits

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You can probably see how teeth straightening can make your smile more attractive, but you might be wary of how Invisalign Teen treatment works. If you’re like most teens at  Invisalign Dentist Essex you love hanging out with your friends, and you don’t want to be different, watch what you eat, or worry about how you look. Invisalign Teen has several benefits over traditional metal braces that can make your treatment easier.

People won’t know you’re wearing them.

Invisalign Teen consists of clear trays that are virtual impossible for others to see. Chances are, the only people who know that you are getting your teeth straightened will be your family and any of your friends whom you choose to tell. You won’t need to answer to “Tinsel Teeth” and “Metal Mouth” as some of your classmates with metal braces do.

You can eat what your friends eat.

You take your Invisalign Teen aligners out of your mouth for meals and snacks, so you can eat just like you normally would. You don’t need to worry about food getting stuck in your braces or leading to a bracket popping off. Unlike with braces, you can enjoy the following foods with your friends during Invisalign Teen straightening treatment:

  • Popcorn at the movies
  • Trail mix with dried fruit when you’re hanging out together
  • Ribs and chicken wings at a party
  • Eating a peanut butter sandwich, apple, and carrot sticks for lunch

You can take care of your teeth more easily.

It would be a shame if you took the trouble to straighten your teeth and then found out that you had developed tooth decay while wearing braces. This is less of a problem with Invisalign Teen aligners because they are removable. You can brush and floss your teeth as normal just by taking the trays out of your mouth.

Getting straighter teeth can be a serious confidence-booster in the long run, and with Invisalign Teen, the treatment isn’t that bad. You can wear these clear aligners without letting people know that you’re straightening your teeth, and they won’t interfere with your diet or dental hygiene.

Dr. Bhatt delivers quality dental care daily to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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How, exactly, does Invisalign Teen® work?

How, exactly, does Invisalign Teen® work?

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Your teen has wanted to straighten his or her teeth but has been apprehensive about proceeding with treatment due to concerns about walking around in metallic braces, they have a reason to smile. We are proud to offer Invisalign Teen, a popular choice for straightening teeth without the hassle of traditional wires and brackets. Much like Invisalign® for adults, Invisalign Teen is an alternative to metal braces and is unnoticeable when worn. Invisalign Teen moves teeth at a pace that is faster than traditional braces and is not only virtually invisible, removable and comfortable, but is also individually customized for your teenager’s mouth. And, your child will not have to worry about braces getting in the way!

Invisalign Teen aligners, which are made from a smooth, lightweight clear plastic material, fit precisely on the teeth and have become a popular treatment at our office because it helps our younger patients achieve a straight, gorgeous smile without anyone noticing. We are well-aware that most teens today lead a busy lifestyle and have extracurricular activities such as athletics, school band or the school newspaper, and sometimes, they tend to lose things, including their retainers or aligners. But with Invisalign Teen, if your child happens to lose an aligner, you can simply let us know as soon as possible and we will have the aligner replaced.

Here are a few frequently-asked questions about Invisalign Teen we hear from patients and parents all the time: Q: Is Invisalign Teen appropriate for my child? A: Invisalign Teen treatment is suited for patients who have lost most, if not all, of their baby teeth and have second molars at least partially erupted. We invite you to visit us for a consultation to determine whether your child is a candidate for Invisalign Teen.

Q: How long will it take me to complete Invisalign Teen treatment? A: Because everyone has a unique oral anatomy, the length of treatment depends on the severity of each patient’s case and can only be determined by scheduling and coming in for your initial consultation

. Q: Does Invisalign Teen really work? A: Absolutely. Much like Invisalign, Invisalign Teen is just as effective at moving teeth as traditional braces. For the treatment to truly work, however, it is critical that your teen wears his or her aligners as instructed, usually every day for between 20 and 22 hours, except for when eating, brushing, flossing, and playing sports

. Q: How does Invisalign Teen work? A: Invisalign Teen works much in the same fashion as Invisalign, using a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners to slowly move your teenager’s teeth into their desired position as 3D imaging technology maps the complete treatment, from start to finish. Each aligner contains The Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which fades when the aligner becomes worn and is ready to be changed, and provides an estimation of wear-time. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, or as recommended during your initial consultation. During this time, the aligners gradually move the teeth until they achieve the desired final position.

If you have questions about Invisalign Teen, or would like to find out if your son or daughter is a candidate for orthodontic treatment using Invisalign Teen, please give us a call to learn more or schedule an initial consultation

Dr. Bhatt delivers quality dental care daily to patients throughout   Colchester, Hornchurch, Brentwood,Clacton on Sea and Essex and the surrounding

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