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Unassuming aligners get straight to it!

If you are put off at the thought of having your teeth encased in overly obvious braces we can offer a superbly subtle system of almost invisible aligners that are perfect for self-conscious adults who are sick to the back teeth of their wonky choppers.

The real beauty of this discreet system (apart from the delightfully lined up teeth you can expect to achieve) is that the straightening process goes on ‘behind the scenes’. This is because the innovative aligners, made especially for you from a special clear material, fit snugly over your teeth and are reassuringly unobtrusive.

There are no annoying wires and you’ll also spend far less time having adjustments. Also this snazzy system is designed to treat a whole range of toothy troubles, from minor tooth moves to more complex cases.

The aligners can also be taken out for short periods, so there’s no excuse to not keep your teeth super clean. And you’ll be able to chomp on whatever you like as you’ll be able to whip them out if you’re feeling peckish. You can also put them to one side if you have to attend a special occasion and don’t want anything getting between you and a great time. Just be sure to pop them back in again as soon as the party’s over! In fact on a normal day we recommend that you wear the aligners for 22-24 hours but that shouldn’t be too difficult as they are such inconspicuous appliances.

How do these awesome aligners work?

First we will check if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign® by taking impressions and a few photos of your teeth. If we do discover that Invisalign® can straighten your teeth in style, we use 3D technology to devise a personalised plan. This will also give you a virtual insight into how your teeth will move and how lovely they’ll look after treatment.

This top technology is used to create a series of custom-made aligners. You will wear a different one of these every two weeks and the controlled force will gradually move your misbehaving teeth into a more ordered position. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® precisely controls which teeth move at each stage of the treatment as set out in your personalised plan. We will also keep an experienced eye on your teeth throughout treatment to make sure they’re moving in the right direction.

You might feel a little discomfort for a few days when a new aligner is put in place but this is normally just a feeling of pressure and great sign that Invisalign® is doing a proper job!

Will it take long?

The process will vary depending on your case, but unlike traditional braces which can take up to 18 months, most Invisalign® cases are done and dusted in just 6-12 months.

Following treatment, you will have to wear a special retainer to maintain your newly aligned smile. This is an important part of the process, especially as you won’t want to undo all that splendid straightening. As with all orthodontic treatments, if you don’t wear a retainer, your teeth can creep back to their original position, so it’s wise to protect your investment and keep them safely in their new, more beautiful, home.

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This lucky patient’s treatment with Invisalign® braces took just six months and she was delighted with her brand new smile. Prices for this orthodontic wonder start from just £1500 and at Barnton Dental you can spread the cost with monthly payments that can be as little as £69.