There’s been many impressive portmanteaus that are successful to this day, take for example, brunch (breakfast and lunch), smog (smoke and fog), motel (motor and hotel) and now – Invisalign. A series of clear, removable teeth aligners, they’re a fantastic alternative to metal braces and excellent value for money.
Designed and manufactured by Santa Clara-based Align Technology, there are over 48,000 doctors worldwide who have provided more than 32 million aligners (and brilliant straight smiles!) – and Harley Street Dental group are proud to bring this service to their patients.
Sounds too good to be true?
The advantage of this product is that there really are no disadvantages to it. Whilst people seeking to acquire straight teeth do so for cosmetic purposes, there’s another reason why having straight teeth is beneficial – they are simpler to keep clean than crooked teeth, as they can be a primary element of decay and other dental complications.
Due to the fixed nature of metal braces, it’s difficult to keep teeth clean as they cannot be removed for eating – with tooth decay occurring in up to 50% of patients who wear fixed braces. Invisalign allows patients to remove their aligners when they need to eat and clean, and as they are removable you are free to eat whatever you want.
Using a series of aligners, treatment can last from 6 months to a year. The process starts with your orthodontist taking dental impressions, X-rays and photographs which are sent off to Align Technology – who then creates simulated images of your teeth being repositioned during the Invisalign stages. Upon you consenting to the treatment, a plastic resign aligner is manufactured for each stage of the computer simulation and sent to your orthodontist.
Your aligners are custom moulded to allow your teeth to gradually shift into a straighter position – changing sets approximately every two weeks until your perfect smile is achieved. Not only are they discreet and comfortable, the aligners also give less force and aches if you were to wear metal braces for the whole straightening process.
It’s written in the stars
What’s the secret behind the smiles of celebrities such as Grey’s Anatomy actress Katherine Heigl and supermodel Gisele Bundchen? Of course – Invisalign! Even Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey were rumoured to be wearing them (though it was hard to tell, that’s how deceptive Invisalign really is!).
Easy on your time and bank balance, becoming an Invisalign patient means less visits to the orthodontists than if you were wearing metal braces, and at an affordable price that is worth both your smile and self-esteem.
We understand the importance of a smile, and how much of a confidence boost it is to show off your pearly whites – and it doesn’t matter how young or old you are, it’s never too late to have something to smile about.
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