Invisalign® is an advanced clear aligner system to straighten your teeth.
As part of our never-ending search for dental products and services that can improve the appearance and life of teeth for our patients, we are pleased to be able to offer the innovative Invisalign® Aligners.
Our in-house Invisalign® guru Mr Patrik Zachrisson has been accredited as an Invisalign® Platinum practitioner, certified to provide Invisalign® treatments, and regularly uses Invisalign® to treat both adults and teens alike.
Unlike the braces you have no doubt seen over the years, Invisalign® uses no metal wires or bands to straighten your teeth, nor does it irritate your mouth. Best of all, because the aligners are clear, most people will not even notice you are wearing them! This enables you to continue your life without any loss of confidence.
Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign can certainly help. It is successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth, and it can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even cross-bites. Wensleydale Dental Practice, as an Invisalign® Certified practice, can use Invisalign® clear aligners in all or part of just about any treatment plan.
Custom made manufactured to fit your smile.
The Invisalign® treatment starts with a visit to us, where Mr Zachrisson will examine you and develop a computer model of your treatment. Together with us, you can review and agree on your treatment before we make you a series of personal aligners. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into position. This also often means much less pain than traditional braces. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. Treatment length will vary, depending on your case, but the average treatment is twelve to eighteen months. During the treatment, you will visit us regularly until treatment is complete, and you can show off your new smile!
One of the main benefits users have mentioned (apart from straighter teeth and a nicer smile) is the fact that the aligners are fully removable, so if you want to remove them at work, at school, with friends or maybe to conduct a meeting, you can! As Invisalign® is clear and nearly invisible, most people will never know you’re straightening your teeth – unless you tell them.
Invisalign® Lite is as it sounds; it is for simpler cases, which require less re-positioning than standard cases. Treatment time with Invisalign® Lite braces is also considerably shorter than other treatments. Most patients only require around ten aligners, and treatment time can be as little as six months.
Wensleydale is now happy to offer additional Invisalign® treatment options, specifically for teenagers.
As already mentioned, the great benefit of Invisalign® is that it provides an aesthetic, more flexible way to give the confidence of a great smile; this is especially true of teenagers.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are comfortable, can be fully removed and are almost completely invisible. Wensleydale Dental Practice has found that this not only corresponds to a higher level of adherence rate during treatment but additionally leads to a higher degree of patient satisfaction.
The patient can carry on enjoying life without the restrictions which are often in place when using traditional braces. For example, irritation and self-consciousness are associated with metal brackets and wires.
Just like standard Invisalign® aligners, Invisalign® Teen aligners are also removable, so teenagers can continue brushing and flossing normally. This nearly always equals better overall dental health in the future.
What options are available to teenagers?
Depending on the stage of teeth development, there are several treatment options for our teenage patients.
Some teenagers are perfectly suitable for the same Invisalign® treatment as adult patients, and here at Wensleydale, we are happy to assess whether this is the case.
Teenagers with erupted or erupting permanent dentition can be treated with Invisalign® Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers!
Why Invisalign® Teen?
There are some differences between standard Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen.
The Invisalign® Teen aligners are made with the same Invisalign® technology used for Invisalign® aligners, moving teeth gradually without the need for metal or wires.
As teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, we’ve added a few special features:
- Blue wear indicators fade from blue to clear to help your dental practitioner, you, and your teenager gauge wear time.
- Special features designed to compensate for the eruption of canines, second premolars and second molars.
- Six free individual replacement aligners are included in case any get lost or misplaced.
Invisalign® i7 is the latest technology we are proud to offer. For those of you that are naturally lucky to have almost straight teeth that require only minor adjustments to perfect your smile, then this is for you! Invisalign® i7 is also designed to treat patients who have previously had orthodontics but have experienced a minor relapse in the positioning of their teeth.
Invisalign® i7 works with seven aligners or less and is for patients who have:
- Minor Crowding and Spacing
- Minor Orthodontic Relapse
- Aesthetic Improvements
- Partial Treatments
After a course of treatment with Invisalign®, it is very important to protect your investment. Vivera Retainers offer several advantages over standard retainers and are strongly recommended by Wensleydale Dental Practice as one of the best retainment methods to prevent relapse.
Customised – Vivera retainers are produced in such a way that they result in a strong, precise and smooth fit.
Strength – Compared to other clear retainers (the most common and preferred type of retainer), they are 30% stronger, resulting in a more durable and capable product in that they keep teeth in their intended new position.
Comfort through technology – as with all Invisalign® treatments, the fitting of Invisalign® products is highly accurate (because of the state-of-the-art technology involved), and due to this, they provide the perfect comfort.
Clean and Clear – Many patients find that Vivera Retainers resist staining better than other clear retainers. Not only that, Vivera retainers come in a set of three, which means a clear set is available when needed.
Removable – It also goes without saying that the Vivera retainers are fully removable. Patients at Wensleydale Dental Practice have found that due to the accurate fitting of the retainers, they are easier to insert and remove.
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