Invisalign in Luton is an increasingly popular choice as a treatment for misaligned teeth. For patients that feel self-conscious about wearing braces and want to show off their smile without any distracting contraptions on their teeth, Invisalign is an excellent option. Here at Vogue Dental Care, we want our patients to achieve their most confident smile. We believe that patients shouldn’t have to suffer shyness or low self-esteem in achieving the smile they deserve. This is where Invisalign comes in.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a relatively new treatment, just over 20 years old. Two sets of removable clear aligners moulded exactly to your teeth are placed in your mouth between 20-22 hours of the day. The fact they are removable aligners means that patients must be responsible for wearing Invisalign for the recommended amount of time, only taking them out while eating and maintaining oral hygiene.
Invisalign are similar to retainers. Both being a plastic custom-fitted mould of the patient’s teeth. While retainers are designed to hold or retain the position of the patient’s teeth by being an exact fit, Invisalign is designed to put specific pressure on individual teeth for alignment. Therefore the patient needs to change aligners every couple of weeks.
There are other key differences, as well. Invisalign is made from a thermoplastic developed by NASA, that is thinner and more flexible than retainers. The edges of the Invisalign brace set are trimmed to match the contours of the patient’s teeth, allowing for a more comfortable fit, unlike retainers. There are some cases where the patient needs a more complicated alignment system. For these, Invisaligners have attachments built in to help with these complicated manoeuvres.
//Invisalign in 5 steps//
We want you to understand what you are getting into when seeking Invisalign in Luton and why here at Vogue Dental Care, it is an easy and comfortable experience.
The first step in the process is the initial consultation, where you can express all your concerns and goals with your dental desires. Our cosmetic dentists will study your mouth and see if you can qualify for the Invisalign treatment. Unfortunately, not everyone is a suitable candidate. However, our dentists will be able to advise on the best option available for your dental aims.
The next step is your customised treatment plan. Once Invisalign has been decided as your course of action, the digital moulding process will begin. A 3-dimensional image of your teeth will be taken, which will be used to determine the different stages of positioning your teeth. As mentioned earlier Invisalign works by moving individual teeth at allocated periods by gentle pressure and precision.
The third step in the process is the fitting of the first plastic tray. Once your Invisalign trays arrive, you will need to return to our dentist to ensure they fit. If all is in order, then you are on your way to achieving the smile you want.
The next stage consists of the check-ups and refittings. Every couple of weeks you will need to change your Invisalign aligners so that they work on a different area of your teeth. After six weeks, our dentist will check the progress of your treatment plan to verify you are on course.
The fifth and final step is maintaining that beautiful smile. Once the treatment has ended and you have straighter teeth, it is essential to keep their realignment by wearing a retainer. This will ensure you have a lifetime of satisfying smiles. So don’t wait, and visit us as your providers of Invisalign in Luton today!