One of the big stresses when getting your teeth straightened is having to go into new situations with braces on your teeth. Meeting new people is hard enough for most of us, even when we think we are looking fantastic, let alone when we have teeth straightening devices in our mouths. We may be adults on the outside, but inside each of us is a gawky adolescent scared of being stared at and called brace face.
That’s why over the past couple of decades researchers have been on the case finding great solutions that allow people to straighten their teeth with minimum fuss. There is a now a good range of devices that we class as invisible braces. In Luton, here at Vogue Dental Care, we stock a good selection of invisible braces, so there should be one to suit your misalignment issues, your lifestyle needs and your budget. Let’s take a look at a few of them now:
Six Month Smiles
These look like the traditional braces we are familiar with. There are brackets and wires. The difference is that the brackets are made of clear ceramic and the wires are tooth-coloured. Once in place, these braces blend in with the teeth rather than obscuring them with metal. Designed for mild to moderate issues with the front 6-8 teeth, Six Month Smiles take 4-9 months to do their work.
A removable device that works on wonky front teeth by sandwiching them between 2 aligners bows that go in front of and behind the teeth. Treatment takes 6-8 weeks.
Transparent mouth guard-style aligners that have in-built pressure points that push the teeth into alignment. Progress is achieved by changing to a new aligner in a series every 7-10 days. The average treatment time for Invisalign is 12 months.
You will have to wear a retainer for some time after your treatment is complete to hold your teeth straight while the bone hardens around them.
Find out more
Come in and have a consultation to find out which invisible braces in Luton are the ones for you. Make this your year of straighter teeth.
Because getting your teeth straightened takes time, you may decide you can’t deal with the added hassles that come with treatment. It takes a lot to stick with extra tooth cleaning time, discomfort and embarrassment for months on end. Faced with all of that, it’s no wonder that many people decide to stick with their wonky teeth.
But there is a way round most of the hassle, if you have mild to moderate misalignments, and that’s with a device called Invisalign. In Luton, here at Vogue Dental Care, we offer Invisalign as a great way for adults to straighten their teeth.
Invisalign has 2 big pluses: the devices are invisible and they are removable.
Invisalign uses mouth guard style aligners that snap on over the teeth, covering the whole of the crown right up to the gum line. They are custom-made from highly detailed scans. And they are made from plastic that is only 0.3mm thick. Once the aligners are in place over the teeth, it takes an eagle eye to spot them. Speech remains clear so there are no giveaways. If you wear Invisalign, you can go about your daily business without those around you being any the wiser. Your teeth will gradually straighten out, as if by magic.
In order to keep your aligners completely invisible, it is important that you take them out when you eat, or when you drink anything that is not just plain water. Any pigments in your food or drinks can discolour the plastic and so render them visible. It sounds like a nuisance, but in fact, being able to remove your aligners means you can eat whatever you like, and not worry that your food choices will affect your straightening devices. Also, cleaning your teeth is as easy as ever, as there is no need to spend time poking around trying to get food out from under brackets and wires.
You must wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day in order to stay on schedule with your treatment.
To find out more about Invisalign in Luton, pop in for a free consultation.
One of our most popular kinds of invisible braces is Invisalign. This treatment consists of a series of custom-made, aligning trays that gradually move your teeth to their correct position over a designated period of time. You change the trays every 7-10 days to progress the treatment.
Invisalign aligners are especially suitable for adults who wish to transform their smile without the discomfort and disturbance of metal braces. At Vogue Dental Care we offer different packages for Invisalign invisible braces in Luton, to fit your age, individual needs and specific oral problem.
Straighten your teeth discreetly
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign relies on a clear aligner that gradually moves the teeth without being as bulky or obvious as metallic wires and brackets. Technically, Invisalign aligners are not entirely invisible, but they are the closest you can get to that.
Invisalign is customised
Every set of Invisalign aligners is different because different patients have different needs. Using 3D technology and modelling techniques, your dentist and the Invisalign laboratory will create a series of unique mouthpieces to help move your teeth smoothly and effectively to their desired positions.
Unlike metal braces, which are fixed to your teeth, Invisalign aligners are removable and can be taken out to eat, brush your teeth or take a picture. However, Invisalign treatment requires commitment since the aligners have to be worn at least 20 hours per day in order to be effective.
Invisalign is not for everyone
Generally, patients with mild dental problems make good Invisalign candidates, but for more complex problems, it may not be the appropriate solution. The only way to determine whether Invisalign treatment right for you, is to book an assessment with us.
Invisalign is safe for teenagers
Invisalign cannot be used by children because they have not developed their adult t teeth, nonetheless, it is safe for teenagers through Invisalign Teen, a slightly modified but equally effective version of Invisalign invisible braces in Luton.
Invisalign is not painful
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is less painful because it exerts less pressure on your teeth. Although minor pain and sensitivity may occur even with Invisalign, it soon wears off.
If you have a sneaking suspicion that everyone can see that your teeth aren’t straight, you are probably right. You may be very self-conscious about your teeth and there’s a good reason for that. People are hardwired to look at each other’s smiles. So, when you smile, people really are looking at your teeth and making judgments about them.
It may seem mean and shallow of them, but evolution made us all focus on smiles. You see, back in the times when we didn’t speak so well, smiles were a way to convey important messages of intention. A big, wide, crinkly-eyed smile conveyed a message of friendliness and warmth. A sneery, teeth-baring grimace meant you were in serious trouble with an enemy.
Also, you could tell a lot by someone’s teeth. If they were white and gleaming it meant their owner was healthy. Rotting, dull, stumpy teeth meant you were near someone who wasn’t very well and you would do well to steer clear of them in case you picked up a life-threatening infection.
The fact that we still do this is why people are noticing your wonky teeth, and also why you don’t much fancy wearing braces. But you can get straighter teeth minus the embarrassment when you get invisible braces in Luton from us at Vogue Dental Care.
In Luton, invisible braces come in various styles, some more invisible than others, but all discreet and nothing like the great, chucky metal braces your parents had to wear in the 1970s and 80s.
Fixed invisible braces in Luton
These are a discreet version of the traditional metal braces. They have brackets but they are smaller and made of clear ceramic. There is one wire, and this is finer and covered in tooth-coloured material. These braces take 4-9 months to move wonky teeth, and deal only with those with one root, at the front of your mouth.
Removable invisible braces in Luton
Clear aligners from Invisalign take 12-24 months to realign mild to moderate problems. The Inman Aligner works on the front teeth only and can straighten them in only 6-18 weeks.
To find out more, come in for a consultation.
Invisalign clear aligners are, without doubt, one of the most popular brands of braces to appear on the teeth straightening scene in the last 20 years. Since they first became widely available 1999, more than 4 million patients have benefited from this discreet and manageable way to straighten teeth.
The reason why the aligners were such a breath of fresh air was because there was nothing else like them on the market at the time. Pre-late 90s, if you wanted straighter teeth, you were looking at brackets and wires. Dental researchers had created clear aligners in the lab, but nothing had been made commercially available.
Then American university student Zia Chishti had a brain wave after his own braces treatment. On wearing a retainer after the straightening work was complete, he thought, wouldn’t it be so much easier if braces were like these retainers? After a long road to get funding to develop and test and prototype, Invisalign was born.
And thank goodness it was, because here at Vogue Dental Care in Luton, Invisalign has made such a difference to the lives of so many of our patients. Adult patients love Invisalign in Luton because the treatment fits right into their lifestyle. Whether they are walking down the street, in a meeting at work, picking up the kids from school or dancing at a wedding, no one is any the wiser that they are wearing braces.
Another factor that makes Invisalign in Luton an easy treatment to manage is the aligners are removable. They are taken out for eating and drinking anything other than plain water. This is because they will stain if you don’t do this, so it’s really good to remember this step if you want to keep your treatment on the down low. After each meal, the aligners are cleaned and then popped back in. While it takes discipline to remember to do this, the cleaning doesn’t take long and before you know it you are getting on with your day again.
The added benefit of this is that it tends to cut out mindless snacking. Invisalign patients have even lost weight because they become very aware of what they are eating while wearing the aligners.
If you have been wondering whether invisible braces are the right treatment for you, then you may wish to know more about this treatment.
At Vogue Dental Care, we are certified providers of invisible braces in Luton. More specifically, we use Invisalign to help our patients regain their smile without changing their lifestyle. Treatment with invisible braces in Luton is comfortable and relaxing. Our experienced dentists will help you feel at ease during every stage of the treatment, providing as much information as possible on the steps involved.
First step – book your consultation
To ensure that you are a good candidate for invisible braces in Luton, you should undergo an Invisalign assessment. This will enable our dentists to determine if you can benefit from this treatment. Invisalign is a good match for many people – however, some limitations apply. Children and young teenagers are not eligible for this procedure. Moreover, patients with heavily crooked, twisted and misaligned teeth cannot benefit from Invisalign.
Second step – virtual treatment plan and Invisalign aligners
Once our dentists give you the green light to proceed with Invisalign, we will take digital impressions of your teeth, which we will send to the Invisalign laboratories. These impressions have a dual purpose – not only will they be used as a basis for the creation for your aligners, but also they will help your dentist to create a personalised treatment plan, where all the movements of your teeth will be detailed in advance.
The virtual treatment plan will help you see how your teeth will look at every stage of the treatment. Once your aligners are ready, your dentist will give them to you along with personalised instructions.
The number of Invisalign aligners that you will need to wear throughout your treatment depends on many factors including how complex your dental issue is. Usually, you will have one aligner for a week to 10 days.
Third step – enjoy the journey to your new smile
Invisalign aligners are very comfortable to wear and are very discreet since they are made of transparent plastic. Moreover, since they can be removed, you will be able to eat and clean your teeth as you normally would.
You know plaque is the mortal enemy of your teeth. You are super-disciplined with your oral health routine. You brush every morning and night for 2 minutes with a soft-bristled brush. You floss every day. And yet, still when you visit the hygienist, you have to have loads of it scraped from the crevices between your wonky teeth. You know that if you don’t do something, as you get older, you are more likely to get gum disease in those areas. So, what to do? Have you thought about getting Invisalign in Luton?
You’ve never heard of Invisalign? In Luton, it’s an increasingly popular way for people to get their teeth straightened. With so many wearers, you’d have thought you’d have noticed it by now. But you haven’t and there’s a good reason for that. Invisalign in Luton is so discreet that once it is in place over the teeth, it is virtually undetectable.
Here at Vogue Dental Care, we love seeing people’s reactions when we first put their Invisalign aligners in for them. These amazing straighteners are made from transparent plastic that is so thin and so well fitting that it hugs every contour of your teeth. Put them on over your teeth and they disappear from view. You have to get very up close and personal to spot that someone is wearing Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign is designed to work on mild to moderate misalignments. You get a series of aligners, each with a slightly different placement of bumps inside that, when one worn after the other in numerical order, create a sustained pressure on your teeth that gently moves them into alignment.
As well as being very hard to spot, the other big advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners come out. You take them out for eating and then clean your teeth and put them back in again. It’s a lot less hassle cleaning-wise than traditional bracket and wire braces. You must wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day to keep up the pressure and stay on schedule with your treatment.
If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign in Luton, come in and have a consultation.
Even if your teeth are only slightly misaligned – maybe one or 2 are slightly twisted, or lean in or out, or are a tiny bit set back or forwards from the others – you can become so self-conscious about it. You may even feel the need to hold your hand over your mouth when you smile or laugh. Maybe you have perfected the art of smiling with your lips closed.
The reason for such self-consciousness is that human beings have evolved to be very aware of each other’s smiles. We use them to assess others for friendliness and health. In other words, for safety. We may not have to worry so much about disease or being attacked these days, but we still suss each other’s smiles out and we really do notice if other’s people’s teeth are damaged, discoloured or out of alignment and, if they are, we can tend to steer clear. We can’t help it.
But invisible braces in Luton from us at Vogue Dental Care can correct mild to moderate alignment issues without compromising your look. When you come in for an assessment with our braces dentists, we can develop a treatment plan that uses the right invisible braces in Luton for your alignment issues, your lifestyle and your budget.
Some braces are more invisible than others
Our range of invisible braces in Luton varies from the discreet to the almost completely unnoticeable. Some are removable and some fixed.
Fixed invisible braces in Luton
Six Month Smiles and Quick Straight Teeth use bracket and wire technology, but the brackets are made of clear ceramic and the fine wires are tooth-coloured. They work on the front 6-8 teeth, and are fixed in place, blending in with the teeth harmoniously.
Removable invisible braces in Luton
Invisalign clear aligners are ultra-thin clear plastic aligners that snap on over the teeth like mouth guards. They don’t interfere with speech and it takes a very hard stare to spot them once they are in place. They come out for eating and cleaning.
The Inman Aligner sandwiches the front teeth between 2 clear aligner bows and can straighten them in as little as 6 weeks.
If you want to get your teeth straightened at Vogue Dental Care, we want going ahead to be an easy decision for you to make. We encourage patients to have the work they want by utilising methods that integrate well into busy lifestyles. We understand the pressures of life and we don’t want your dental treatment to be one of them.
These days, dentists like us can choose to work with big brands that offer dental equipment. What this means for you is that you can benefit from our relationship with highly experienced providers of teeth straightening equipment like Invisalign. In Luton, at Vogue Dental Care, members of our team are trained to offer this innovative method for realigning your teeth. The reason we chose to work with Invisalign in Luton is that the treatment offers lots of benefits that work well for our patients.
Ease of use
Invisalign in Luton is easy to use. The aligners simply fit over the tops of your teeth. You do not need to have any equipment fixed to your smile and you can take your aligner out whenever you want to. If you hit the minimum number of hours that are required each day (about 22), then you have complete flexibility to remove your aligner as required.
No restrictions on food
Invisalign aligners need to be taken out to enjoy meals and snacks. This means that they do not interfere with the eating experience at all. You can still enjoy all your favourite food whether they are crunchy, sticky or mushy – all textures that can be tricky with traditional equipment.
Clear and thin
Each aligner is very thin. This means that it sits close to the teeth. As Invisalign equipment is see-through, this combine with the low profile to ensure that no one needs to know that you are having your teeth straightened. This is one of the primary benefits for many people as it means that they do not need to be concerned about how they will appear at their job or when out socialising.
If you have any concerns about teeth straightening, come and talk to us about Invisalign in Luton as it may be able to provide the solution.
Us Brits have a reputation for bad teeth, in the US, teeth straightening is de rigueur, with most adults entering the search for straight teeth. Beyoncé famously sported braces in her bid for smile perfection, so if it’s good enough for Beyoncé, should us Brits embrace it to? Although aesthetics may not be your only motivation for wanting straighter teeth, incorrect bite can cause jaw and muscle strain and headaches, it’s a motivational factor and one strong enough to get us past the fear of ‘metal mouth’.
It could then be a revelation to hear that whilst we’re worried about a mouth full of metal, it may not be necessary. In Luton, invisible braces offer the opportunity to correct alignment issues without compromising the way you look. At Vogue Dental Care, we have a great range of invisible options available to you.
In Luton, invisible braces are very much in vogue
After an initial consultation, we can look at the end result you desire and offer you a treatment including:
Invisalign is a great treatment for slow realignment of crooked teeth. Using clear, custom-made plastic teeth guards or trays that fit over your teeth, your teeth are guided over 12-18 months into a new position. These aligners are fully removeable and highly convenient. However, you may need corrective work that requires braces that fix in place.
Quick Straight Teeth
These clever braces use clear brackets and tooth coloured nickel-titanium wires that are invisible unless you’re standing in close proximity to someone. Usually worn for around six months, they can offer you great results without the look or feel of metal. However, if you’re wanting results quickly it might be worth investing in the Inman Aligner.
Although these are not strictly invisible, only a very thin metal wire that fits around the front of your teeth is visible. The advantage of these near-invisible aligners is they can offer results in as little as six weeks.
With these options it won’t be long before your showing our American cousins your perfect smile. In Luton, invisible braces are braces that can be embraced by everyone.