3 Tips for Squeaky Clean Invisalign Aligners

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners and Vivera retainers can be tricky business.

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Let me walk you through the options as I see them, based on my experience cleaning hundreds of them for our patients.

How-to Have Squeaky Clean Invisalign Aligners

The way I see it, the art of maintaining clean Invisalign aligners is a balancing act: don’t clean them enough, and you end up wearing a science project on your teeth. Clean them too aggressively, and you can damage the aligners or make them more prone to attracting plaque.

Three Methods to Try

I propose you try out my three options below, and see which works best for you.

  1. Method One: The Minimalist

Toothbrush + Cold Water

In most cases, you can’t go wrong by simply brushing your aligners each time you brush your teeth. Use a small amount of toothpaste if you like (the residual amount left on the brush after brushing your teeth is plenty).

Be sure to wash and rinse your aligners under cold water, never hot. Hot water can distort the plastic of your aligner or retainer and compromise the fit.

PRO TIP: Technique matters. Brush  your Invisalign aligners with the brush oriented so the long side of the brush lines up with the crevices where there are gaps between teeth.

Brush with an up-and-down motion across all those little crevices, rather than the side-to-side and circular motions you give your teeth and gums. Actually look at each crevice and see that there is no more crud. Don’t just wave your brush over it and hope for the best… use your eyeballs!

If you find your aligners become cloudy-, dull- or scratched-looking using this method, it may be because your toothpaste is too abrasive. You may want to find a more gentle, less-abrasive toothpaste to protect your aligners and, more importantly, your tooth enamel.

If you find your aligners are getting grimy even after diligent brushing, try graduating to The Super Soaker method.

 

2. Method Two: The Super Soaker

Toothbrush + Cold Water

Bleach Soak for Stains

Vinegar + Baking Soda Soak for Build-up

For this method, brush your aligners as you would in The Minimalist method. Just add in one or two 30-minute soaks per week based on your needs:

If your Invisalign aligners are stained or discolored…

Once a week, soak your Invisalign aligners for 30-minutes in a diluted bleach solution (about 1 tablespoon in a cup of cold water is perfect). Brush and rinse your aligners well before putting them back in your mouth.

PRO TIP: If your Invisalign aligners leave a bleach taste in your mouth even after rinsing, try giving them an “after-soak” in pure cold water. About 15 minutes should help take away the taste.

If your Invisalign aligners have visible tartar build-up…

Once a week, soak your Invisalign aligners for at least 30-minutes in white vinegar. A few minutes before pulling your aligners out, add a dash of baking soda (not too much or you’ll create a volcano! Let the solution bubble and froth for a few minutes, then brush and rinse your aligners well before putting them back in your mouth.

 

3. Method Three: The Full-on OCD

Toothbrush + Dish Soap + Cold Water

Retainer Brite Tablets + Mini-Ultrasonic

I get it. You’ve tried everything, and still your aligners look….. gross. Welcome to method three: The Full-On OCD.

Have a dedicated toothbrush you use just for your aligners. Keep it with you, and brush them every time you put them back in. When you can, use dish soap (blue Dawn is amazing) and plenty of elbow grease. Just be careful not to bend or break your aligner in your quest for cleanliness.

Feel free to use the soaks described above in the Super Soaker Method. Better still, use  your own personal mini-ultrasonic cleaner and use Retainer Brite tablets as often as needed. Simply drop your aligners and one Retainer Brite tablet in the ultrasonic chamber, fill with cold water, close the lid and let ‘er rip for 15-20 minutes or more. Vinegar also makes a great ultrasonic soak, but it needs longer to work.

The Bottom Line

Having shiny and clean Invisalign aligners is more about working smart than working hard – try the methods here and see if they work for you. I tend to be in the Super Soaker camp, because I feel like brushing alone (if done properly) can pretty much do the job to keep my aligners clean. The extra vinegar soak once per week is all I need to keep them looking and feeling clean.

Good luck and happy cleaning!

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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IPR ; Interproximal …what?

IPR ;Interproximal -what?

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As part of your treatment to give you a great healthy smile, yourdentist may feel that Interproximal Reduction (IPR), polishing between your teeth to reduce friction, will contribute to the successful outcome of your orthodontic treatment. It may also contribute to long-term stability of your results after you finish your treatment.

What is the reason for IPR?

The intention of IPR is to acquire more space for your teeth so they align correctly and quickly. IPR can also be done to improve the shape of your teeth and make your smile more attractive. Yourdentist will recommend IPR if it is a solution to your individual need.

How does IPR work?

Once yourdentist identifies which teeth should have IPR, a very fine polishing strip is used on the sides of each tooth where the tooth comes in contact with neighbouring teeth.

Will IPR damage my teeth or gums?

The health of your teeth and gums is of utmost concern to your orthodontist. IPR is a well-trusted and safe dental procedure. In a 2007 study by Professor of Orthodontics, Dr Björn U. Zachrisson, which looked at the long term effects of IPR, it was concluded that IPR does not make the teeth more susceptible to tooth decay nor does the procedure predispose gums to gum disease. Thedentist polishes your teeth to carefully gain additional space between the teeth. Desired positioning can now be achieved now that IPR is complete. IPR is completely pain-free as there are no nerve endings in the outer layer of the tooth.

Will I notice gaps between my teeth after IPR?

Because the polishing between your teeth is so fine, IPR does not leave noticeable gaps between your teeth. The minute space created between teeth will quickly close as the teeth move into their correct alignment.

How long does it take?

IPR takes only a few minutes and is usually spread over several visits.

How will the dentist decide whether I require IPR or not?

When deciding whether IPR is necessary or not, yourdentist will consider such factors as the size and shape of your teeth, their positions as well as the spacing required to align your teeth to give you the beautiful smile you have been waiting for!

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 ClinCheck Pro with 3-D Control

 Invisalign ClinCheck Pro with 3-D Control

 

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Invisalign in Essex  is often viewed as a commodity like a TV or piece of clothing.  The truth is that Invisalign is a technique used to help a doctor achieve straight teeth.  In other words, the way the doctor uses the Invisalign is going to have an impact on your treatment results.  For example, buying Messi football boots  will not make most people play L. Messi .  Just like the shoes help  Messi  produce his results on the court, Invisalign helps doctors produce beautiful smiles.

Align Technology recently launched ClinCheck Pro with 3-D Control for doctors to perform their treatment modifications.  A common misconception is that impressions/scans are sent to Invisalign and Invisalign does the treatment plan.  Doctors are responsible for the tooth movements and to direct the technician on how they feel the teeth need to be moved.  This new program allows the doctor to actually move the tooth to the position they wish, so that the technician can visualize what the doctor is looking for.

 

The doctor can choose to ask the technician for movements, or turn on 3D controls.  This will allow control of the teeth in intrusion, extrusion, buccal, lingual, rotation, tip, width of the arch, location of attachments/cutouts, and designating the amount and location of IPR.  The software then allows the doctor to see the original ClinCheck and then the modifications performed.

 

Keep in mind that a doctor can still move a tooth anywhere on a computer, but this may not happen in the mouth, so doctors must still have the experience to understand how aligners move the teeth.  It is a convenient tool for doctors to detail movements and provide over-correction of specific teeth.

It is likely going to increase the gap between experienced and inexperienced doctors, since those with more experience know where they need to move the teeth in the simulation to make it work in reality.  With this new software available, it should become more and more clear to doctors, as well as the public that Invisalign is a technique, rather than a product.

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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What you should know about Invisalign Braces

What you should know about Invisalign Braces

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Invisalign braces are great and very popular amongst celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Ricky Wilson and Justin Bieber. They have been around for quite a while and as an alternative to metal braces they are a godsend to many people in need of them.

If you are looking to invest in Invisalign braces, be aware of some of the things you should know.

Developing a lisp for a few days

When you are new to Invisalign braces you may experience a slight lisp for about a day or two after putting in your new Invisalign tray. This is nothing to worry about as you will get used to wearing the braces and the lisp will naturally lose itself.

Requiring a file down on attachment buttons

The attachment buttons have created a mix reaction on visibility by wearers, as some believe they aren’t noticeable whereas some believe that they are. Make sure you satisfied with the visibility of the buttons when you get them fitted. There have also been issues around the buttons being too sharp and resulting in cuts in the inside of the wearer’s mouth. Speaking to your orthodontist and getting them to file the button down can resolve this problem.

Tooth Filing and over crowded teeth

Before getting Invisalign, your orthodontists would have had a consultation with you and examined your teeth. Invisalign will not fix over crowded teeth that require movements more than 4 millimetres. But very crowded teeth, that don’t need more than 4 millimetres of movement, may need to be filed down. This is called IPR, enamel reduction, or shaving. Ask your orthodontist if this can be an option for you.

Keeping a clean Invisalign hygiene

If you do not look after your Invisalign trays – by which we mean cleaning them after eating and at the time of your brushing regime – then you may experience yellowing and odour problems. The trays can start to smell and go yellow from bacteria build up if you do not clean them properly.

So make sure you clean them for every chance you get. You may start getting straighter teeth but you most definitely do not want a yellowish colour appearance.

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 Tips

Invisalign Tips

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There are a number of top tips out there for Invisalign so we’ve whittled it down to our favourites.

  1. Clean aligners regularly

Wearing aligners constantly can stain them and start to make your break smell. Cleaning them regularly can prevent this and keep them fresh. We also suggest that when removing your aligners to place them in some water to stop any particles sticking to them. It will also make them feel fresh when putting them back in.

  1. On-the-go cleaning

With Invisalign it is important to not only keep your aligners clean but also keep your teeth clean too. Having travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste on your at all times will allow you to always clean your teeth. This is helpful for when you go out for a meal and will need to clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in.

Also have a place to store them while eating. The best item to have is a case. You can either buy an Invisalign case or a gum shield case will do the trick too!

  1. Watch what you eat

It is said that the Invisalign treatment is a great way to become healthier. This is due to not being able to eat a lot of sugar food and drinks. Sugary food and drinks will help bacteria to develop on your teeth. This will damage the enamel on your teeth and make them very weak. Items that you should steer clear of are:

  • Wine
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Coffee
  • Sugary sweets
  1. Changing your aligners

Changing aligners can be very uncomfortable for the first few hours, and for a bit after you take them out for the first time. To make them a little more bearable, rinse them in warm (NOT hot water- this will change the shape of your aligners).

You could also put your aligners in at night. You will be asleep for the first few hours of discomfort.

  1. Wear them all the time

The most important tip for having a successful Invisalign treatment is to wear your aligners continuously. The less you wear them the less affect they will have on your teeth. The more you wear your aligners the more comfortable they will become. This is because your teeth will soon start to adjust.

There are hundreds of top tips out there for you to use during your Invisalign treatment. Book a free consultation to find out more about Invisalign and how it can improve your smile

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 QUICK FIX OPTIONS

You don’t have to wait forever for a new smile. 

It’s true that the average time most people need wear their orthodontic appliance is between 12 and 24 months. But you might not be ‘most people’.

Some of our patients come to us simply needing a quick fix. It could be that their teeth have started to slip back into their original position, despite having worn braces when they were a teenager. This can be a combination of age but also not wearing your retainer for long enough. Other patients we see just have one or two crooked teeth they want fixing. In instances like these, it could be that treatment may only take between three to six months.

Invisalign Lite

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Invisalign Lite works by using a series of ten aligners. These aligners are made of the same clear, plastic material as the full Invisalign system, and work in the same way. They still need to be changed on a regular basis, usually every two weeks unless otherwise advised by your orthodontist, but because they’re used for minor cases, your treatment may only last six months.

Invisalign i7

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Invisalign i7 is for even shorter cases. Again, used to correct minor orthodontic problems, patients receiving Invisalign i7 treatment could see results in as little as three months.

 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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Introduction to the 4 different TYPES of Invisalign

INVISALIGN  – NO METAL   NO WIRES   NO TEASING   NO HASSLES  Treatment CHOICE  GREAT RESULTS!!

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Invisible Aligners has gained tremendous popularity as patients become aware of its many assets. In place of the standard “train track” braces, Invisible aligners use a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth.
You need only visit your orthodontist every six weeks and the entire process requires an average of nine to 18 months. Another great advantage is that, unlike metal braces, aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss. How it works- In order to establish a treatment plan, your Invisalign Dentist Essex first will discuss with you the final results. You’ll be able to see a 3-D computerized model of your before-and-after teeth, after your case is submitted to the technical laboratory.

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You’ll wear each aligner for roughly two weeks, until your teeth have reached their final alignment. While you may experience some mild, brief irritation with each change of aligner, the discomfort is far less than with traditional metal braces. You also may experience some small speech problems, but this too will be short lived.
 Looking for a quicker, simple Solution to Straigher Teeth?

Invisalign i7 at a glance:i7

  •    Invisalign® i7 provides up to 7 stages of aligners per arch.
  •     Keeps it simple for patients by treating only from first premolar to first premolar without the desire for jaw correction.
  •     Results in as few as 3 months.
  •     Invisalign® i7 uses the same clear aligners as all Invisalign® treatment options, making comfortable, eay to wear and virtually invisible.
  •     Includes a ClinCheck® treatment plan and SmartForce® features, designed for more predictable results.
  •     Option for the clinician to submit a partial treatment to improve your smile, even if you cannot achieve ideal alignment with seven aligners.
  •     Option to switch to Invisalign® Lite, Full or Teen prior to ClinCheck® acceptance.
  •     An automated refinement of aligners can be purchased, if required, to achieve the final position defined in the original approved ClinCheck® treatment plan.*

*Automated Refinement gives you the option to order additional aligners to move teeth closer to the originally approved final position.

 

Looking for Minor corrections which is more cost-effective?

Invisalign Lite is a great solution which is cost effective and typically faster treatment than the standard Invisalign. It is intended for milder cases where teeh have small amounts of misalignment, usually using no more than 10 aligners. As well as being used for simple orthodontic cases, it can also be used as a precursor to cosmetic dentistry treatments such as veneers, bridges or crowns.
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Invisalign Lite is simple and suitable for both upper and lower arches. The beauty of Invisalign Lite is that it gives patients quick, affordable, high quality treatment, but to qualify for Invisalign Lite you must meet certain pre-determined clinical criteria.

Invisalign Lite braces are not suitable for everyone. They are generally recommended for patients who have minor orthodontic problems, including:

  •     Slight overcrowding
  •     Tiny gaps between the teeth
  •     Teeth out of positioned
  •     Mismatched alignment between the upper and lower teeth

iN TEEN

Invisalign Teen is comfortable, affordable and effective. No brackets and wires, you’ll have the confidence of a great smile even during treatment.But because teens are constantly growing and on the move, Invisalign have added a few special features:

  •     Blue wear-indicators fade from blue to clear to help your orthodontist, and you to gauge wear time.
  •     Special features designed to compensate for the movement of developing teeth eg. canines, second premolars and second molars.
  •     6 free individual replacement aligners are included in case any get lost or damage.

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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Correcting Minor Orthodontic Issues with Invisalign i7

Correcting Minor Orthodontic Issues with Invisalign i7

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Very few people have perfectly straight teeth, and while some minor imperfections can be corrected through having dental veneers, it is often healthier to consider orthodontic treatment to at least to try to minimise the number of veneers required. One thing that often puts people off having orthodontic treatment is the length of time needed to complete it. It is not uncommon for people to need to wear a brace for approximately a year, but this need not be the case.

Invisalign is extremely popular as the clear aligners are easy and comfortable to wear, and produce reliable results. While conventional treatment with Invisalign usually takes a year or so to finish, Invisalign i7 has been developed to give results within just a few weeks or months, and is ideal for making minor corrections to teeth. It has been developed to correct minor issues such as a protrusive front tooth, or problems with overcrowding with teeth that are visible when smiling. The system still uses the same clear aligners that are changed every two weeks for a fresh set, but provides a maximum of seven aligners to complete the tooth movements. This means treatment should be completed within three and a half months.

The system is very good, but will not be right for everyone, as it will only work on the front eight teeth, and cannot correct any major bite problems. This is something you will need to discuss with your dentist or orthodontist before deciding whether or not to choose Invisalign i7.

What to Expect During and After Treatment

Treatment is very easy, as your dentist will need to take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth to send to Invisalign. These are used to plan treatment, and to make the aligners. One of the really nice things about choosing Invisalign is that it uses 3-D digital imaging to predict how your teeth will move, so you will be able to see a virtual image of the predicted results before you even begin to wear your aligners. The aligners are very comfortable to wear as they are made from smooth plastic that will not dig into your gums or irritate your cheeks. The aligners are removed every time you eat something, and it is important to clean them and your teeth before re-inserting the aligners. Otherwise teeth can be brushed and flossed as normal so it should be very easy to keep your teeth healthy and free from disease during treatment. It is important to be vigilant over brushing your teeth when wearing any sort of orthodontic appliance, as it will provide a hiding place for plaque bacteria unless frequently cleaned.

Once you have finished treatment, be prepared to wear a retainer. This is a comfortable and unobtrusive appliance that can be permanently fixed in position behind your teeth so it is virtually invisible, or it can be removable. Its use is essential as otherwise something called an orthodontic relapse could occur where the teeth begin to return to their original positions, but wearing a retainer will help prevent this from happening.

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 Orthodontic Treatment- a simple review

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

 We love Invisalign at Invisalign Dentist Essex, and have improved the smiles of hundreds of patients using this orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign is a proprietary method of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces.

Advantages:

The aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces. This makes the method particularly popular among adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and adolescents. In addition, the aligners are marketed as being more comfortable than braces Due to the removable nature of the device, food can be consumed without the encumbrance of metallic braces.

Clinically, aligners avoid many of the side effects of traditional fixed appliances, for example the effects on the gums and supporting tissues. Almost all other types of orthodontic treatment will cause the roots of teeth to shorten (root resorption) for most patients, and demineralization or tooth decay occurs in up to 50% of patients because (unlike Invisalign) they cannot be removed for eating and cleaning, and because they prevent accurate x-rays from being taken. Patients “graduate” to a new set of aligners in their treatment series approximately every two weeks and the average case length is typically between 6-12 months.

Disadvantages:

The aligners must be removed before eating, an advantage and disadvantage depending upon the person. They and the teeth should be cleaned before re-inserting them afterwards. The aligners should always be removed when eating, and also when drinking anything that is not water or any cold, clear, non-sugary liquids. Sugars and other debris could become caught in the aligner causing cavities and other dental problems.

Certain teeth are slightly problematic for Invisalign aligners to rotate. Some lower premolars with their rounded shape can be difficult for the aligners to grasp and apply a rotational force to, so bonded attachments made from composite material may be required.

Pricing:The cost is based on the length of treatment and ranges from £1500 £3950.  Call Invisalign Dentist Essex today or visit us on http://www.clearbracesessex.co.uk/ find out whether Invisalign is right for you.

Treatment:

A dentist, begins by taking dental impressions, x-rays and photographs of the patient’s teeth and sending them to Align Technology. The impressions are put through a CT scan from which a computer creates a three-dimensional model. Technicians then individualize the teeth in the computer model and move them to their final position as prescribed by the orthodontist. Custom software then simulates the movement of the teeth in stages. The dentist reviews the simulation online using ClinCheck via a web browser and approves or modifies the treatment. This is complimentary at Invisalign Dentist Essex ,although there is a small charge for an x-ray if one hasn’t been taken recently. Once approved, a plastic resin aligner is manufactured for each stage of the computer simulation and shipped to the dentist. Average treatment time is about one year, again depending on the complexity of the treatment. Simple treatments (minor crowding, minor spacing) may be as short as twenty weeks—this is known as the “Invisalign Express” program. Although the aligners are removable, they must be worn at least 20 to 22 hours per day to avoid delaying the treatment process. If they are not worn consistently, treatment time will increase.

 

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