Choosing the right Invisalign treatment
Until the introduction of Invisalign in dentistry in the late 1990s, dentists generally had two options for straightening teeth – regular braces and lingual braces. Invisalign revolutionised teeth straightening by introducing transparent, removable aligners in the place of metal brackets and wires. Over the years, Invisalign has acquired a cult status with teenagers and adults alike and is no more considered an alternative to braces but a potent and effective treatment on its own.
At Sheen Dental, Invisalign in SW14 is our method of choice when it comes to discreet and effective teeth straightening. Our practice offers a number of Invisalign treatments that are designed for different types of patients and different oral conditions. The type of aligners you will eventually receive, depends on the state of your teeth before treatment and the severity of your problems. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth carefully and help you decide if Invisalign in SW14 is a viable option for straightening your teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a system of invisible, plastic, detachable aligners that help move your teeth into their correct position over a specific period of time. Unlike metal braces, the aligners push rather than pull your teeth into position and are highly-customised for your teeth, using 3D digital technology. Your dentist will take detailed impressions of your mouth and these will form the basis for the construction of your aligners. Invisalign aligners need to be worn for 7-10 days before moving to the next set in the series and treatment is complete as soon as you go through all your prescribed aligners.
Invisalign Full is the most common type of Invisalign in SW14 and can be used for a wide range of oral problems. This type of treatment also offers a greater degree of flexibility.
Invisalign I7 is ideal for treating minor dental flaws related to overcrowded or spaced teeth. It can also be used for minor relapse issues. Treatment time with Invisalign I7 is significantly less than regular Invisalign because this type of treatment only focuses on the front teeth.
As the name suggests, Invisalign Teen is specially designed for teenagers who wish to improve their smile inconspicuously.