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Is Invisalign in Maidstone suitable for everyone?

As someone in their teens, or as an adult, the thought of dental braces can often be off-putting and be the cause of leaving your teeth in a crooked and wonky state. Chunky, metal braces whilst highly effective are often thought to be a confidence blocker and therefore dental treatment is sometimes avoided. That is why Invisalign in Maidstone, if suitable for your individual case, is often the preferred method of tooth realignment due to their inconspicuous appearance.

In order to discover whether Invisalign will be suitable for you, a series of photos will be taken during your case assessment and then a discussion will occur where your options can be presented. These particular clear aligners are perfect for mild to moderate cases of misalignment.


How does it work?


Invisalign are clear aligners which are to be worn for approximately twenty-two hours a day. Whilst most effective on the front teeth, the aligners push the teeth into place over a short period of time. Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign in Maidstone, provide a series of aligners which are to be changed every one to two weeks, though this will be more accurately decided by your dental team. This change can be carried out by yourself in the comfort of your own home leaving you more time to go about your everyday life rather than having to attend lots of appointments.


The process:


Step one - As mentioned above, is to find out whether your dental issue makes you a suitable candidate for the Invisalign treatment. 95% of cases are approved when it comes to Invisalign in Maidstone so rest assured that you have a high chance of being able to have this particular treatment.


Step two - Once we are certain that this is the best way forward for your treatment plan then we will take a series of photos, x-rays, dental scans and potentially a dental impression as well. Using the variety of measures mentioned we are able to provide a 3D video revealing what the end result could look like if the treatment plan is adhered to.


Step three - This is the part where it relies on you, the patient, to follow the Invisalign plan. Our dental team will provide a series of aligners which are to be worn for around twenty-two hours a day. These can be removed during times of food consumption to keep on top of your oral hygiene. Each set of aligners are to be worn for approximately one to two weeks but our dental team will advise you on your own particular schedule times.


Step four - Every four to six weeks an appointment will be needed to monitor the progress of the treatment plan. Any adjustments or discussions that need to be had can occur during this time to ensure that you are getting the best from your treatment.


Once the treatment is complete you will need to continue to wear the final set of aligners for a shorter amount of time each day to maintain your new beautiful smile.


So why choose Invisalign in Maidstone?


These aligners are often favoured as they allow the patient to continue their daily lives whilst receiving the inconspicuous treatment.


Please note, as with all treatments and procedures there are potential risks. Therefore please discuss any mentioned in this article with your local dental team.