I want to straighten my teeth » Invisalign
Invisalign clear braces at Smile Essential in Leicester offer a completely fresh perspective on orthodontic teeth straightening. Instead of the traditional, fixed metal wire braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic, removable aligners that are virtually invisible in your mouth – and are almost impossible to spot when you smile.
Our Leicester dentists are delighted to be able to offer this revolutionary brace system to people across the East Midlands.
Invisalign at Smile Essential
Invisalign, the ‘invisible brace system’ is hugely popular in the UK and worldwide and we are now offering this innovative orthodontic treatment right here in Leicester.
How it works
Invisalign is a removable brace system that works by gently repositioning your teeth using a series of custom-made clear aligners that sit over your teeth. Each aligner is worn in sequence, typically for between 1-2 weeks and is then swapped for the next aligner.
Benefits of Invisalign
It is now increasingly common for patients to request a discreet brace system. The bespoke aligners are transparent and almost impossible to spot, so you can continue smiling and talking with confidence whilst your teeth are being gently repositioned.
Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them out to eat and drink, floss and brush your teeth as normal. You can also remove the aligners for special occasions – Invisalign therefore fits into your lifestyle very conveniently.
Invisalign aligners have no brackets or metal wires that require tightening.
The Invisalign Journey
Frequently asked questions about Invisalign
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Treatment times for Invisalign will vary depending on how much movement each individual patient needs. Minor to moderate cases can be completed in as little as 3-6 months.
How often should the aligners be worn?
Ideally for 22 hours a day. The aligners must be removed for eating and drinking and to brush and floss your teeth as normal.
Are the aligners painful?
Some patients experience slight pressure or tightness over the teeth in the first few days of wearing each new aligner. This is very normal and indicates that the aligners are working well.
Will the aligners affect my speech?
Some patients notice a very slight change in their speech at the beginning of the treatment, which usually only lasts a few days.
How often must I see the dentist once I’ve started the treatment?
Patients are typically seen every 4-6 weeks to allow the dentist to monitor the progress and to take home the next set of aligners.
Is Invisalign the right choice for me?
If you’re looking for a brace that is virtually invisible and removable, that allows you to create your dream smile whilst life continues as normal – then Invisalign at Smile Essential in Leicester could be for you.
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