At Woodcote Dental Practice, we use Invisalign to help patients achieve the smile that they have always wanted. With the Invisalign system, traditional fixed metal braces are not used.

The treatment involves wearing clear aligners which are nearly invisible. If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Invisalign can help. If you have gaps in your smile, Invisalign can also help to achieve a better smile. The aligners are clear, removable and comfortable. You can carry on with your daily life as normal.

Most people will not be able to tell that you are wearing Invisalign aligners as they are nearly invisible. They are removable for eating, so you can eat what you like. There is no metal in the aligners so allergies are not a concern.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Your first visit will be an assessment to see if you are suitable for treatment.

If Invisalign is suitable, a treatment plan will be prepared with your wishes taken into account. Your dental records and the proposed treatment plan will be sent to Align technology. A 3D computer model will be made to show the teeth before, during and after treatment. You will be able to see what your smile is expected to look like at the end of treatment.

After reviewing the 3D computer model and the treatment is agreed upon, a series of custom made aligners are ordered. Each aligner is slightly different and your teeth are moved gradually into the desired position. Each aligner is worn for two weeks when the next in the series is worn.

The length and cost of treatment varies and is dependent on your individual needs. Within the Invisalign range there are options for mild cases such as  Invisalign Lite and Invisalign Full. On average, Invisalign treatment takes nine to eighteen months. During the treatment there will be a series of appointments to check the progress of your treatment.

The benefits of Invisalign:

  • It is designed to accurately predict how long your treatment will take.
  • Metal allergies are not an issue as metal brackets and wires are not used.
  • Research has shown that there is better gum health as a result of better dental hygiene during treatment.
  • Treatment visibility is greater and planning is easier with the Invisalign treatment planning software.
  • Custom made aligners for each individual, means reduced irritation to the soft tissues of the mouth.

Arrange a free consultation today. Only then will you know if Invisalign is the best treatment for you. You have nothing to lose but a great confident smile to gain!

Vivera retainers for smile aftercare.

You have invested time and money into achieving your new smile. It is now time to consider Vivera retainers to make sure it is preserved.

Research studies have shown that without retention, aligned teeth can gradually revert back towards their previous position. This is a common problem after all orthodontic treatments but is easily overcome by wearing Vivera retainers.

  • Custom made in sets of three
  • Made with 3D digital imaging
  • Clear thermoplastic material and advanced fabrication technology
  • They are strong, almost invisible with a precise fit.