09th March , 2021
Teeth Whitening

What Does Invisalign Do?

Invisalign is an Orthodontic treatment process in which you will benefit from the aligning and straightening of your teeth with virtually clear/invisible aligners. Invisalign is especially popular amongst adults who may have avoided the traditional brace option as a teen, or if they have noticed their teeth change position slightly as they have aged. Choosing Invisalign allows you to gain the results of straighter teeth without the need for braces others can see. 

The Invisalign Process

The process of using clear braces (Invisalign) is very simple and effective, with great results. Invisalign can fix numerous orthodontic concerns from overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, spacing, and an improper bite. Depending on the severity of your concern, the process could be complete within 6 months. However, most people notice some results within the first few weeks of the process, as the teeth begin to gradually move into their new position. 

At Holly House Dental Practice we offer the latest Invisalign aligner system, which is ideal for those who need their braces to be less visible on a day-to-day basis. Below is an outline of the initial process: 

  1. Our 3D digital scanner allows us to take impressions of your mouth.
  2. The 3D scan is taken.
  3. X-rays are taken.
  4. Photographs of your mouth are recorded.
  5. If you are happy with the plan and the simulation of the end result, you can start your Invisalign, discreet teeth straightening, journey!

You do not need to worry about changing your eating or drinking habits whilst wearing Invisalign braces, if you keep up with the daily care of your teeth and follow all advice from our team you can eat and drink whatever you normally would. 

Can Invisalign Be Painful?

At Holly House Dental Practice we will work with you to ensure your treatment is as stress-free and painless as possible. Any concerns you may have regarding the Invisalign process can be discussed with our expert team to give you an understanding of every step in detail. 

Just like any other Orthodontic treatment, Invisalign places slight pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position. This does not hurt but can leave your teeth and mouth feeling slightly sore. This feeling will be more apparent when you start the process or when you change from one aligner to the next. This feeling of slight discomfort will usually only last a few days as your teeth adjust and you begin to get used to the process. As time goes on this will become easier and more comfortable. 

Are You Considering Invisalign? 

If you are considering Invisalign and would like to speak with a member of our specialist team, we can arrange an appointment with you to discuss your options. Contact us today! 

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