If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment but are concerned about the aesthetics of wearing braces, then our Gosforth Dental surgery can help. We offer the latest in discreet adult orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. It is the ground-breaking brace that’s responsible for straightening over 5 million smiles. When it launched in 2000, it turned orthodontics on its head and completely transformed the way we move teeth.
Invisalign consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable braces or aligners that you change every two weeks for a new set. Each aligner is individually made to fit you perfectly ensuring maximum comfort. Little by little, as you replace each aligner, your teeth move gently until they have straightened to the final position you agree is right for you.
While Invisalign aligners aren’t invisible they’re very inconspicuous. In most cases you’ll be able to have conversations with friends and family without them even realising that you’re wearing your aligners. We have samples of different aligners in our Newcastle dental practice, your dentist will show you the different types during your consultation.
Invisalign aligners are made out of transparent polycrystalline alumina (TPA), which was originally developed by NASA for missile tracking. Its smooth and transparent properties make this material an excellent choice for ‘invisible’ braces.
No specific treatment is suitable for everyone, but you’ll be pleased to hear that Invisalign can be used to straighten the majority of mild to moderate cases. During your initial consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery, you can find out if Invisalign is right for you. Your dentist will go through all your questions and together find out if Invisalign is the right brace for you. We can also explore your other options, so you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
There is no evidence to suggest that they will, however as with any traditional orthodontic treatment, it may take a little while to get used to wearing them. You may have a slight lisp at first, but you’ll quickly get used to your aligners and should be talking clearly and confidently within a few days.
Invisalign also has the benefit of having no metal wires or brackets, which can sometimes cause discomfort at the beginning of treatment. At the beginning of Invisalign treatment some people may experience mild discomfort for one or two days when they insert a new aligner. Our patients at Gosforth Dental Surgery describe it as a feeling of pressure on the teeth, this is a normal sign that the aligners are doing their job.
To achieve optimum results, Invisalign aligners need to be worn for around 20 to 22 hours a day, but you can take them out for eating, drinking, brushing and contact sports. During your initial consultation at our Newcastle dental practice, your dentist will give you more guidance on this.
Our dentist in Gosforth Dental Surgery can show you how to take care of your Invisalign aligner. We usually recommend immersing them in warm water along with special cleaning tablets or crystals to keep them looking clear.
Yes, retainers will make sure your teeth stay in their new position. At our Newcastle dental practice, once you’ve completed the treatment, your dentist will give you fixed and/or removable retainers.
If you’d like more information on Invisalign, or any of our orthodontic treatments, we’d be delighted to see you for a consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery. Your dentist will go through all your questions and together find out if Invisalign is the right brace for you. We can also explore your other options, so you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision.