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All about Invisalign from the dentist in Thorpe Bay

Here at Thorpe Bay Dental, we offer a range of treatment options that help to improve oral health and get the smile looking great again. One of the most popular ways to ensure that the teeth look their best is Invisalign from the dentist in Thorpe Bay. Here, we explain what this treatment is and how it works, as well as exploring why it is chosen by so many patients.

What is Invisalign?


Invisalign from the dentist in Thorpe Bay is the modern means of correcting the position of teeth that are crooked or protruding. It is a form of braces that is completely unlike what most people associate with orthodontic treatment. Rather than metal wires and brackets, clear braces are composed of trays of plastic that fit over the teeth.


These trays are also referred to as aligners. Aligners are swapped every couple of weeks or so until the treatment is complete. They apply gentle targeted pressure to the teeth to help them to move into the best possible position.


What happens during treatment?


Any patient considering getting clear aligners from the dentist in Thorpe Bay should first make an appointment with us to determine if they are a suitable candidate for treatment. We conduct a physical examination of the position of the teeth and their health as well as the condition of the gums.


If the patient seems a good fit for Invisalign, we then take scans of the mouth. This process is completely painless and allows us to get a clear picture of the position of the teeth so that we can create tailor made aligners that fit the patient exactly.


Invisible


One of the main reasons that clear braces are so popular is because they are completely invisible. This makes them the ideal choice for those who do not want their colleagues and friends to be aware that they are having their teeth straightened. The patient can get on with their lives, safe in the knowledge that only they and the dentist need know about their braces.


Quick


In comparison with other types of orthodontic options, treatment with Invisalign is relatively quick. Rather than years before the desired results are achieved, many patients have the straight teeth they have always dreamed of in a matter on months. However, it is worth bearing in mind that the amount of time required does vary between patients, so it is worth talking to us to ensure that expectations are met.


No diet change required


Some types of braces require the patient to cut out certain types of foods or drinks during treatment. However, clear aligners are made to be removed for eating. This means that there are no changes required in terms of diet, and the patient can continue to enjoy all their favourite foods as before.


It is worth mentioning that the teeth should be brushed after meals and before replacing the aligners. This helps to keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy and ensures that the braces retain their invisibility.

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