The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, custom fit mouth trays, or aligners, to straighten teeth without the need for metal wires or brackets.
The aligners are made using state-of-the art computer imaging technology, which is the first of its kind in the world.
The aligners are comfortable and removable, so patients can eat and drink as normal during the treatment process. They can also keep their mouth perfectly clean and fresh. And with no metal or wires, there is less chance of gum disease, abrasions, or other damage being caused to teeth.
Most adults can benefit from Invisalign, with straighter teeth providing a more youthful smile and a better chance of keeping the mouth healthy.
Invisalign is also great for teenagers with mild to moderate crowding of their teeth – especially if they are very self-conscious, play sports or a wind instrument.
Here at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice, we provide Invisalign treatment that is carried out by Dr Charles Paterson
For further information about Invisalign Clear Aligners, or to book an appointment please call our reception team on 020 8460 1041
Invisalign Clear Aligners gradually move teeth with an appropriate placement of controlled movement on the teeth. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, as per the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage.
This depends on the complexity of the treatment but typically treatment can last between 6 and 24 months. During your consultation, your Invisalign Dentist Charles Paterson will be able to provide you with more detailed information.
No. Unlike traditional wires and brackets, you can eat whatever you like while in treatment because you remove your Invisalign Clear Aligners to eat and drink. Thus, there is no need to restrict consuming any of your favourite foods and snacks.
Custom made to fit snuggly over your teeth, the virtually invisible Invisalign Clear Aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material - uniquely developed for the Invisalign System.
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the aligners are working.
The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, as with traditional orthodontic appliances, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth