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Invisalign

 Invisalign is a revolutionary way of straightening your teeth with nearly invisible braces. It is a tried and tested orthodontic system that has been successfully by over 6 million people worldwide. Its continued success and longevity are a testament to the brilliant solution Invisalign provide for people who want to straighten their teeth and transform their smile.

Invisalign uses the latest in dental technology to provide braces that are custom made to your teeth which can resolve a host of dental problems.

Wandsworth Dental Centre can help our London patients solve many problems such as misaligned or gapped teeth with the assistance of our experienced Invisalign trained dentists.  

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisible Aligners

Straighten your teeth without unsightly orthodontic braces and metal wires. Invisalign uses almost invisible clear aligners that will not be noticeable to others. So you won’t have to feel self-conscious about smiling and talking with during treatment. This is one of the most popular features of Invisalign treatment.

Comfortable to wear

Invisalign treatment is really easy and comfortable. You simply wear the aligners and that’s it. There’s never the risk of wires and brackets poking on your gums, lips and cheeks causing cuts or ulcers. Some mild discomfort is normal in the first few days after wearing a new aligner

Removable Aligners

There are several benefits of removable aligners. When eating and drinking, the aligners can be simply removed and then worn again after finished. It is also a lot easier to maintain good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing of teeth can be carried out as you normally do without the hassle of things getting stuck on the metal wires.

Less Appointments

With conventional metal braces, the wires need to be tightened every 4-6 weeks. With Invisalign, given that the treatment can be mapped out from the start, you can get given multiple aligners at the same time, meaning fewer visits to the dentist.

Visualise the results

Invisalign’s innovative technology allows you to see the end result before you begin treatment.

Proven Results

6 Million Invisalign patients worldwide and counting. It is highly customisable with predictable results.

Crossbite: A crossbite is when one or more of your upper teeth are behind the lower teeth. This is not a natural position of your teeth and can cause tooth wear, bone loss around the misaligned tooth and localised gum problems.

Gapped teeth: Gaps between your front teeth can be unsightly as they are visible when speaking and smiling.

Deep Bite: A deep bite may irritate the gums that contact the teeth and cause more wear on the lower teeth. This may be associated with TMJ problems. 

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Invisalign for gapped teeth correction

Crowded teeth: Crowded teeth can make people self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. The severity of crowding can also worsen over time. Crowded teeth are often trickier to clean, with an increased amount of staining and tartar a common occurrence with crowded teeth.

Open bite: An open bite often negatively impacts your ability to chew adequately, and can cause speech impairment. There is also a greater risk of TMJ problems as a result of the open bite. 

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Dentist putting dental aligner

Invisalign Treatment Process

Your treatment will begin with a dental examination and an orthodontic consultation to ensure that you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment. A dental and medical history will be taken. 

 

Based on your needs, the dentist will then formulate a treatment plan to achieve your desired result if suitable. 

  • The first step in straightening your teeth with Invisalign is to take photographs and teeth impressions will then be sent to the laboratory.

  • Invisalign computer imaging technology is used to produce a unique treatment plan for your teeth. This technology together with the moulds of your teeth is used to make customised clear braces with precision cutting edge technology. The first set of aligners are normally fitted with the aid of the dentist.
     

  • Throughout the treatment, a series of customised aligners are made. These aligners are a snug fit for your teeth, resulting in a steady movement that straightens your teeth gradually until the perfect smile is achieved.

  • The aligners are then changed every 2 weeks. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week until we reach the desired position for your teeth.  

  • Treatment length will vary according to the complexity of your teeth misalignment. Your dentist will provide you with an estimate of treatment length when formulating your treatment plan. Typically, treatment lasts between 6 to 15 months.

  • Your dentist will review your progress every 4-6 weeks to ensure everything is on track and to make any corrections if necessary. 

  • What is the cost of lip filler treatment?
    Lip filler treatment starts from £150 per session. 0% finance payment options are available for all our cosmetic treatments at Wandsworth Dental Centre.
  • Does lip filler treatment hurt?
    There is useally some minor discomfort during the procedure. Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic. Further measures can be taken to make the comsmetic procedure as comfortable as possible such as applying mumbing cream to the areas of treatment. A complete nerve block may be carried out similar to that of traditional dental procedures. This will completely remove all sensations during treatment. With the right highly trained clinician, lip filler treatment should be a fairly comfortable treatment to carry out.
  • How long does lip filler treatment takes?
    There is an initial consultation, where one of our highly trained clinicians will carry out a facial analysis and discuss what you'd like to achieve and your treatment options. Treatment appointment times typically take around 30 minutes.
  • What are the aftercare Instructions?
    Avoid using make-up and lip balms for a minimum of 2 hours. Aboid activities involving extreme heats such as sauna, steam rooms and sun beds until any swelling subsides. A cold pack or ice may be used to help reduce any initial swelling. A review appointment may be arranged after your first treatment to assess your progress.
  • How safe are dermal fillers?
    With the right highly trained cosmetic dentist, lip filler and lip augmentation procedures are a safe cosmetic procedure to carry out. For this reason it is important to ensure the treatment is carried out by an experienced and fully qualified professional with a high level of knowledge of facial anatomy. This will greatly minimise the risk of side effects and complications. This will be discussed in detail with the cosmetic dentist before any procedure is carried out.
  • What do Lip Filler injections contain?
    There are various different materials that are used for lip filler treatments. At Wandsworth Dental Centre, we only use hyaluronic acid lip fillers due to their many benefits. Hyaluronic acid is a smooth naturally occuring substance which adds volume and provides contour to your lips.
  • What are the expected results?
    Lip filler treatment will give an immediate result following the procedure. Some of the added volume in the first 24 hours is due to swelling which will quickly subside. Ice may be used to reduce this initial swelling. Within 2-3 days, lips will return to their injection volume and will then gradually soften further over 2-3 weeks to their matural, soft and full feel.
  • How long do results last?
    Results do vary with each individual, as your metabolism can affect the speed at which hyaluronic acid is broken down. A conservative estimate would be 4-6 months. Results do tend to last even longer with successive injections as it takes longer for the body to breakdown the hyaluronic acid.
  • Are there any side effects to the Lip Fillers?
    Side effects of hyaluronic lip filler cosmetic treatment are temporary and normally last 2-3 days. These include: Swelling of the lips Bleeding and tenderness at the injection sites Reactivation of cold sore at the lips
  • Will my lips go back to normal after lip filler injections?
    After a few days of possible swelling, your lips will go back to their new fuller more definced volume. And after around 6 months, your lips will go back to how they were before lip filler treatment was carried out.
  • How often can you get lip fillers?
    This can vary with every individual and should be discussed in further detail with your cosmetic dentist. As a general rule of thumb, lip fillers are often repeated every 6 months to maintain the desired shape and volume of lips. It is not uncommon that when using hyaluronic acid lip fillers that with every successive treatment, the effects last longer.
  • I have a big day coming up? When should I get lip filler treatment?
    It's all about the planning, If for example you have a wedding coming up and want to look your best, we would recommend having your cosmetic lip filler treatment at least 3 weeks before the big day. If its your first time having lip filler, we would advise having the treatment 4-6 weeks before.
  • Can I get other cosmetic treatments at the same time?
    Absolutely! It's very common for our patients to have Teeth Whitening and Botox treatments, both great ways of enhancing your natural beauty and giving you a more youthful look.
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