Invisalign® in Wimpole Street

It’s never too late for splint therapy. If you wish to correct the crooked positioning of your teeth in an inconspicuous manner, this might just be the right method for you.

The plastic splints, known as aligners, are virtually invisible. We will gladly inform you about all the treatment options at our dental practice in London and are looking forward to your visit.

How Invisalign works – part I theory

Invisalign is the most commonly used aligner technology world wide. Since we have the most scientific data from this system – we use it as well. We use plastic splints which are individually tailored to your teeth and the desired treatment outcome to achieve the smile you always wanted.

Invisalign – a patient case

How to align teeth with Invisalign: a patient case with before-and-after pictures

Who benefits from Invisalign® therapy?

There are various virtually invisible splint systems but currently, the most popular system is Invisalign®.

It can be used for the following indications:

  • Aesthetic corrections
  • Pre-prosthetic orthodontics
  • Orthodontics after periodontitis therapy
  • Gaps or crowded teeth
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Crossbite: upper teeth clenching down on the insides of the lower teeth
  • Open bite: gap between the incisors of the upper and lower jaws with closed dental arches
  • Deep bite: upper incisors covering the bottom incisors

Some tooth misalignments, such as tilted molars, require additional treatment with fixed braces.

We will gladly provide advice on whether Invisalign® therapy is a possible treatment option for you during an extensive consultation session.

Benefits and drawbacks

We will gladly explore if Invisalign® is the right option for you at our dental clinic.

The benefits of Invisalign® include:

• pain-free and almost invisible treatment
• can be removed flexibly, eg for special occasions or for reasons of dental hygiene
• no limitations in sports or when playing musical instruments
• no damage to or infections of the mucous membrane
• changing aligners hurts less than changing arches with regular braces
• the therapy can be planned exactly on the computer
• precise treatment of only those teeth that should be moved during the treatment step
• the therapy is gentle on the jawbone, thanks to the exact determination of teeth movements and low-pressure plastic splints

Similar to every other treatment, there are certain downsides associated with therapy with invisible splints. The aligners can be removed, which means that the success of the treatment depends on your co-operation. You should ensure that you wear the splints often enough to allow your teeth to straighten out. You might experience some speech impediments at the beginning of the therapy; however, these usually subside after only a few days. We will gladly answer any questions or address any problems you might have.

What does the treatment involve?

We analyse the initial condition of your teeth during the first assessment, using imprints, X-rays, and photographs. These data are used to draft a tailored treatment and cost schedule. This schedule also includes the probable duration of the therapy. Of course, we will also discuss the treatment procedure with you in detail.

The duration of the therapy depends strongly on the initial condition of your teeth. It usually ranges between three months and two years. The great advantage of splints as a corrective measure is that they are virtually invisible from the outside. This means you can keep smiling and talking just like before — even during important meetings at work.

The plastic splint is cut to fit your gum line, allowing you to wear the aligners without any significant impediments. They should remain in your mouth for around 22 hours per day. Having said that, they do not restrict any of your daily activities: You can remove the aligners when eating or brushing your teeth.

Before we insert the first transparent splints, we glue small attachments onto the teeth. These small “buttons” allow us to guide the teeth optimally during the treatment.

The splints are changed after one or two weeks to straighten the teeth step by step. We will schedule follow-up appointments with you once every six weeks to assess the progress of your splint therapy. If necessary, we will, of course, adjust the aligners to ensure that you have the set of teeth you always dreamed of in the shortest possible time.

After completing the treatment we recommend wearing retainers. These thin arches, which are invisible from the outside, keep the teeth in place, ensuring that the results of the teeth correction are preserved. You can also wear slightly firmer, transparent splints as retainers.
The before and after images in our videos show the potential of the treatment.

 

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Wimpole Street Dental Clinic
  • 55 Wimpole Street
  • Marylebone
  • London
  • W1G 8YL
  • T.020 3745 7455

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