Key Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a straightening system for your teeth with several desirable qualities. Here are some of the reasons why patients ask for Invisalign®:
At Hockerill Dental, we proudly offer a range of brace and cosmetic brace treatments for new and existing patients in and around Hertfordshire. If you’re interested in our Invisalign® brace treatment, contact our practice on 01279 652400. You can also arrange to visit our practice by booking an appointment online.
Invisalign® Treatment Process
At Hockerill Dental, we provide the perfect brace treatment to help align your teeth. We want to create a confident, healthy smile that you’ll love.
The Invisalign® treatment is a transparent brace system that enables us to carefully straighten your teeth in a short period. When you book a free consultation with us, you’ll be able to discuss your goals. Our experienced team of dentists can explain our treatment process and planning in greater detail at our clinic.
Consultation & Clinical Examination
You require a consultation and examination for us to determine that you are suitable for this type of treatment. We do this via a clinical examination looking at every aspect of your mouth in much detail. We will also need radiographs (X-rays), scans, photographs and moulds of your teeth.
Once we have this information, we use the special ClinCheck® 3D technology to create a plan of action for you and understand exactly which movements the teeth will undergo to achieve your cosmetic goals. You will see the exact nature of the treatment and what the aligners do to your teeth. Begin your brace treatment with us by booking a free consultation today.
The exact cost of your treatment depends on the complexity of the case, the experience of your dentist and the length of time you need care. At Hockerill Dental, we specialise in providing unique solutions. We will also be able to make everything more affordable with our flexible finance options for our brace treatments.
Creating the Clear Aligners
Once the information is sent to our laboratories, we create a set of unique custom-made aligners for you. These are in a direct sequence, and you will be shown how you should wear them and the specific protocols for the treatment as they apply to you.
Generally, you will be advised to wear each aligner in the sequence for 1-2 weeks before changing onto the next one. As you progress through each aligner in the sequence, you will start to see changes in your smile and notice how your teeth are slowly cosmetically improving.
New Advances with Invisalign® Technology
At one stage, you had to change your aligners every two weeks. However, in some instances, you can change your aligners every week, which cuts down the treatment time to as little as three months. If the speed of treatment is important to you, please talk to our dentists so we can plan for a more comfortable and applicable treatment solution.
This pioneering treatment uses the advanced ClinCheck® Technology that allows us to map out the exact course of movement for each tooth. It is a visual 3D digital computer assimilation that digitally plans your entire treatment before you have any work done.
This record is used to create your personalised aligners in a stepwise sequence, enabling you to correct most cosmetic discrepancies in your teeth positioning.
Using this specially designed program, we can let you know precisely how long your treatment will take. Contact our Hertfordshire dental clinic for more information.
Range of Invisalign® Aligners
- Invisalign® i7: This type is used for teeth that have minimal discrepancies, and less tooth movement is required. You only need a minimum of 7 aligners to complete the treatment.
- Invisalign® Lite: This is usually carried out on a Class 1 case, that has a normal bite where the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth. The treatment can consist of approximately 14 aligners.
- Invisalign® Teen: This type of treatment is restricted to specific cases involving teenagers. It allows the dentist greater flexibility to obtain optimal results.
- Invisalign® Full: This is the standard Invisalign® treatment for most cases. The length of treatment and the number of aligners is dependent upon the variables of each case.