Clear aligners are simply clear bespoke plastic trays that you place on your teeth. You will be provided with a series of different trays that you’ll change weekly as your teeth move.
Studies have shown that crooked teeth can negatively impact a person’s self-confidence in both a professional and social capacity.
Similarly, crooked teeth can be much more difficult to clean, which can result in discolouration, an increased risk of gum disease, and the loss of teeth. Therefore, teeth straightening can improve your mental, physical, and emotional well-being, which makes Clear Aligners well worth the time and money.
Aligners are clear and are discreet so no-one will even know your wearing them.
They are also removable which allows you to eat what you want and to clean your teeth normally throughout the process.
The majority of cases are completed in as little as 6 months. It can range from 4-9 months depending on the complexity.
In the UK, dental treatment using Clear Aligners allows you to transform your smile via virtually invisible, removable braces. Instead of the use of fixed metal wires and brackets, transparent or clear plates align your teeth into a better position.
Clear Aligners are somewhat flexible and completely transparent, meaning it’s difficult for onlookers to see them
The length of time that it takes to complete treatment will vary from person to person; however, the majority of individuals finish treatment within six months. Despite this, the length of treatment can vary from four to nine months.
You should wear your Clear Aligners for around 20 to 22 hours each day. Any less than this, and it’ll take much longer for you to see results.
As one of the premier clear dental aligners specialists in Birmingham, we can show you how your teeth could look after treatment via advanced digital technology. After scanning your teeth, we can show you your future smile in less than five minutes.
Your suitability for Clear Aligners is subject to assessment; however, most people over the age of 13 qualify for the treatment.
At age 15, Sophie hated her ‘wonky’ teeth and found it was stopping her from smiling. She went for Clear Aligners and loved the fact that the brace was invisible, so she wasn’t conscious of it in school.
Usually, you won’t have to have any teeth removed in anticipation of Clear Aligner treatment. Teeth removal before aligners is a very rare occurrence.
You shouldn’t be drinking anything aside from water while wearing your braces. However, it is permissible to drink hot drinks, juices, fizzy drinks, or alcohol when you take your Clear Aligners out.
Anything but water will stain the plastic, so be sure to rinse your mouth after drinking and before placing your braces back in your mouth.
The braces should always be removed before eating, as the plastic isn’t designed to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing. If you eat while wearing your braces, you run the risk of breaking the aligners and disrupting or prolonging your treatment.
Even when you remove your Clear Aligners, there are some foods that you should limit. These include especially crunchy and sticky foods.
This is because crunchy foods can cause your teeth to chip and break, and these teeth will need to be fixed or replaced before you can continue with treatment. Similarly, sticky foods can get lodged between your teeth, interfering with your straightening process and causing plaque and bacteria build-up.
If you are a smoker, you should only smoke when your braces are out of your mouth. Smoking while wearing your aligners can result in obvious staining.
As with smoking, vaping can stain your clear plastic braces. Therefore, you should remove your aligners before vaping.
The best way to clean your Clear Aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water. You can also purchase cleaner crystals or special cleaning tablets from our Clear Aligners Birmingham clinic.
It’s important to always clean your teeth before reinserting your braces, as food residue can result in the staining of your aligners.
In the instance that you lose or break a retainer, you’ll need to inform your dentist immediately. They will advise you about the best course of action, which may be wearing an old set of aligners or ordering replacement aligners.
In most cases, you will be required to wear a retainer after Clear Aligners treatment for 20 to 22 hours of the day. Over time, you’ll gradually be able to reduce how much you wear your retainer after treatment until you only wear it at night.
Despite this, your dentist will inform you of what stage in the process you are in.
Our comprehensive treatment packages cost from £4000 and include:
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Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic exists to improve the health and well-being of as many patients as we can whilst altering the ways you think and feel about dentistry.
With this cause at the forefront of everything we do, it gives us the focus and commitment needed to continually better ourselves and invest in the best dentistry.
So, if you are looking for a clinic that offers the best dental implants near me, look no further than Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic.
Please call our out-of-hours emergency number on 07387 587303. We will triage your call, providing any advice that is required, and, if needed, meet you at the practice to deal with your emergency face-to-face.
This service runs from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year! Better still, it’s completely complimentary for all our members.
Yes. We have a range of finance options, including a number of interest-free finance options allowing you to spread the cost of your dental treatment over 12, 18 or 24 months. Treatment is not cheap, and if you have been looking up dental implants near me prices, it can be disconcerting. However, our finance plans are all interest-free, so they won’t cost you any extra and allow you to start enjoying your new dental well-being now.
As you’d expect, finance plans are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for complete peace of mind.
For more information, please contact the practice and ask to speak to Louise, our treatment coordinator, who can take you through the options.
We have a range of memberships designed for individual needs. In essence, they all include two comprehensive 19 point health checks a year (one every six months) with a varying number of Airflow therapy appointments depending on your selected membership.
They also include a 20% discount of our treatment fees and emergency cover even when the Practice is closed.
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Consultations for new and existing patients can normally be arranged within a week. Future appointments can be booked at that time, ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish without any unnecessary delay.
We provide some of the best dental implants in Birmingham, more accurately, dental implants in Sutton Coldfield. As a result, we may also be considered as an option for dental implants in Lichfield, Walsall, Aldridge, and other surrounding areas.
We accept all major credit and debit cards – American Express, Visa and MasterCard. We also accept cash.
Interest free finance options are also available.
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