Taking the plunge
When first deciding to straighten your smile, it is all too easy to fear what the treatment process may be and whether or not the potential embarrassment would be worth the hassle. Luckily at Weybridge Orthodontics we can help you avoid any embarrassment by creating a treatment plan with you using Invisalign Weybridge. After all, no one wants to hide away for months on end in order to realign the teeth and luckily there is no need to hide your smile away at all.
What are they?
In the past, the majority of orthodontic treatments have been created out of metal and fixed in a variety of ways to the teeth. Whilst many of these treatments were and are highly effective, cosmetically they are not necessarily discreet which is why Invisalign Weybridge were created. These removable retainers, which are transparent in appearance, enable us adults to work on our smiles without the need for noticeable treatments. Each retainer is created from digital scans of your own teeth creating a snug fit to the teeth, which places pressure points in particular locations. This pressure then gently pushes the teeth into a new aligned position. Whilst the process behind Invisalign may sound simple, it requires a large amount of dedication from you and from us at Weybridge Orthodontics. After all, your dental care is a team effort.
How do we get from start to finish?
To begin the journey of Invisalign Weybridge our first point of call is to carry out a consultation. Whilst this may sound rather formal, the idea of this is to not only gain an insight into what your overall goals are for your smile but to also take a look at the physical aspects. Whilst the majority of cases can undergo the treatment, it may be that there are other more suitable orthodontic treatments which is why this consultation is of great importance. At all times we will all be working to help you get the smile you have dreamed of.
Once the decision has been made to go ahead, a series of digital scans, x-rays and in some cases moulds will be taken so as to create a custom made plan as well as your retainers. This plan will enable you to see the possibilities that are ahead of you if treatment is carried out to plan.
Once treatment begins, it is important to know that the majority of the plan relies heavily on your own dedication to the process. Wearing the retainers for approximately 22 hours a day, with removal during your daily cleaning processes and meal times will allow your teeth to be constantly working on their new alignment. As the treatment progresses, our team at Weybridge Orthodontics will work on getting you through each stage seamlessly, a simple change over of retainer sets as your teeth reach a certain level is all that is needed along with your regular check-ups. Then once we are all agreed that you have reached your goal, a new final retainer will be created to wear ongoing. This is important so as to maintain your perfected smile for many years to come.