Do you feel confident when you smile? Or do you hide your smile because it is not what you would like it to be? Well, whether you are 17 or 70, there is a way to achieve beautiful, straight teeth discreetly – it is called Invisalign.
At Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic, we appreciate that while some of our patients wish to have their teeth straightened, they do not want to wear metal braces.
This is because no matter how lightweight modern braces are, they are still visible and can ruin your appearance. Image-conscious teenagers and professional adults in particular, can be afraid that braces would interfere with their lifestyle. Invisalign in Sutton Coldfield, on the other hand, offers a clear alternative to metal braces with similar (or even better) results.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment at Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic begins with a thorough evaluation to determine whether you are a candidate for this treatment.
Our dentists will take a 3D scan of your teeth and predict your teeth movements as well as the ideal relationship that the upper and lower jaws should have. This information also is sent to the Invisalign lab, where your customised, plastic series of aligners are fabricated.
Your dentist will schedule your appointments accordingly and you will be given a series of aligners at each appointment. Each set of aligners should be worn for about 7-10 days at a time before moving to the next set in the series. We will continue to monitor your treatment along the way, until you have used your last set of aligners.
We may also need to make minor adjustments to your treatment plan in order to help your teeth move into their correct position. Treatment time with Invisalign in Sutton Coldfield is different for each patient, though most patients have their teeth straightened in a year or less.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign in Sutton Coldfield?
Generally, if you can have braces, then it is likely that you can have Invisalign as well. However, Invisalign can only fix moderately crooked or misaligned teeth. If your teeth are severely aligned or you have serious bite problems, you may benefit from regular braces.