Whether your teeth have become overcrowded with age or you’ve always been unhappy with your smile, the new generation of cosmetic Invisalign and orthodontics has revolutionised teeth straightening for adults. With high-tech cosmetic braces, the straightening process can sometimes be faster and dramatically less noticeable than traditional metal braces. At West Parade Dental Care, we offer a range of options that take the stress out of wearing braces – from discreet tooth-coloured fixed braces to removable clear aligners by Invisalign.
REMOVABLE – COMFORTABLE – ALMOST INVISIBLE
Invisalign is a straightening system that uses clear aligners, which sit over your teeth and gently move them into the desired position. Made to measure and created using 3D technology, the aligners are changed every few weeks to fit your moving teeth, and are removable for when you want to brush, eat or enjoy a special social event brace-free. Invisalign’s ever-shorter treatment times mean that many patients can have their braces off in as little as three months.
3 simple steps to straighter teeth
- Have a consultation.
Once your Invisalign Doctor confirms that Invisalign treatment is right for you, they will create your unique ClinCheck® 3D treatment plan.
- Wear your aligners.
You’ll receive a series of custom-made aligners to wear every day and change at home (on average every 1 to 2 weeks). You’ll see your Invisalign Doctor every 6 to 8 weeks to keep on track.
- Never stop smiling.
Treatment is over – it’s time to discover the difference a new smile makes. To keep it just how you like it, you’ll take away retainers to wear at night.
Ceramic braces are similar to the more traditional metal ‘train tracks’ – but because they are made from tooth-coloured ceramic, they are significantly more discreet.
Better for those patients who are likely to be tempted to leave out Invisalign aligners for a prolonged period of time, ceramic braces are fixed. For adults using ceramic braces for cosmetic purposes, treatment times are sometimes shorter than you’d expect – though some patients may be required to wear their braces for longer (up to 24 months), depending on the nature of their case.