When a perfect smile is at the top of your ‘most wanted’ list, it can be infuriating to put up with ugly metal braces for the treatment’s duration. That’s why so many teens and adults are opting for Invisalign – and it’s available right here in Wimbledon at Ridgway Dental.
Invisalign is a unique system completely different to traditional metal braces
Virtually invisible and effective, Invisalign uses a series of clear and removable aligners to straighten your teeth. Removing the need for ugly wires and brackets is an instant win for self-confidence regardless of your age or situation, making it the ideal choice for everyone.
One of the key issues with metal braces is the lifestyle restrictions they place on the wearer. Limited diet, restriction in sporting activities, and even turning down social engagements can all be a problem. Invisalign aligner trays can be removed whenever necessary, meaning you can eat the food you like and participate in your favourite sports and activities.
You see the end result before treatment begins with Invisalign
Using state of the art technology such as 3D scans and x-rays, enabling a 3D representation of your teeth showing how they will move and what they’ll look like in their final position. The scans and images taken are sent to the Invisalign lab to create the aligners that will create your perfect smile.
The aligner trays are custom built to your exact requirements using special SmartTrack material – the elasticity of which ensures a snug and comfortable fit. Invisalign aligner trays gradually shift your teeth into place requiring less painful pressure than wire braces. The video below shows the 3D model or clincheck of your mouth that shows the changes invisalign can make, this is all done in your free consultation.
You’ll receive a series of aligners in pairs – for your top and bottom teeth. You wear each set for around two weeks, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. Your teeth will gradually begin to move, and you’ll progress to the next set of aligners. As you work your way through each different set, your teeth will be moving into their final position – once that’s reached, the treatment is finished.
A retainer is usually recommended for the bottom set of teeth to prevent them moving back into their original position over time.
Easier to clean and faster results – what’s not to love about Invisalign?
Wired braces must be cleaned ‘around’ and this often results in inadequate cleaning and can lead to poor oral hygiene, and additional problems. As each aligner tray can be removed it’s far easier to keep them clean – and brush and floss your teeth effectively.