Professional Invisalign Treatment, Kent
Here at Smil, we are proud providers of Invisalign in Chatham, Kent. An advanced clear aligner system, Invisalign has become a popular choice globally for discreet teeth straightening.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is an advanced treatment that uses a clear aligner technology to transform your smile. The series of customised invisible aligners are comfortable and tailored to your individual smile. Gradually straightening your teeth over a period of time, Invisalign offers convenience as it does not involve the use of any metal wires or brackets.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign clear aligners are bespoke entirely to your smile. The first step in the Invisalign process is visiting our practice in Kent for a consultation. After discussing your smile ambitions, our experienced team will work hard to create a 3D image of your dream smile using the latest state-of-the-art technology. Once you have agreed to the final image of your future smile, your unique clear aligners are then created to gradually shift your teeth over time. Each clear aligner needs to be worn for 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next. You will be welcomed back by our Invisalign dentists in Chatham every 4-6 weeks during your treatment to monitor your progress and provide you with any necessary advice.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth, such as:
Discreet option – nobody will even know you are wearing them
Easily removable – you can remove Invisalign for up to 2 hours a day, for meals or special occasions
No food restrictions – we recommend sticking to a healthy diet but there are no limitations
Easy to clean aligners – just take some warm soap and lukewarm water to wash away any debris
Fast and effective – results achieved in as little as six months
Improving your confidence – Invisalign will provide you with a smile you’re proud to show off.
Invisalign clear aligners are not suitable for…
Invisalign is not suitable for those who have large gaps of missing teeth or those who still have baby teeth present. The clear aligners will not be able to close those gaps. When you visit our practice in Chatham to learn more about Invisalign, our friendly dentists will discuss with you whether Invisalign is suitable for you. If you have any signs of gum disease, this will need to be addressed before treatment can begin.
Invisalign or Braces?
Although Invisalign offers the same results as braces, they also provide more comfort. Both Invisalign and braces can fix small gaps between the teeth and bite issues. However, with Invisalign, you have the choice of taking them off for special occasions and to eat. There are also no food limitations like there would be with braces and you do not run the risk of any food getting stuck between the metal wires.
Invisalign truly fits your routine.
What Invisalign can’t fix
Although Invisalign is incredibly universal and can correct a number of dental issues, not every patient that visits us will be suitable for treatment. If you have a crooked tooth that needs to be rotated drastically, Invisalign may not be capable of moving it into the correct position. Invisalign also may not be able to correct a severe overbite. A member of our experienced team will discuss with you whether
Invisalign can fix your dental issue when you visit our practice in Chatham. In the case that Invisalign isn’t suitable, we will recommend the best treatment plan for your oral health.
So you’ve finished your Invisalign treatment and are impressed with your brand-new smile. What comes next? If you want to keep your teeth straight for the rest of your life, there are some easy steps you’ll need to follow. We recommend that you use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. While there are many different types of retainers, our Invisalign dentists in Kent recommend Vivera retainers. Vivera retainers were specifically designed for use after Invisalign treatment, and are made from a proprietary material 30% stronger than other leading clear retainer materials, which helps you to keep your new smile. On top of wearing your retainers, you should also continue to keep up with a good at-home dental routine. This means brushing your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush. We would also recommend flossing and regular visits to our practice in Chatham to make sure your Invisalign smile stays healthy. If you are unsure about how best to take care of your new and improved smile, please get in touch with our Invisalign dentists today. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and guide you through the aftercare process.