Straighten your teeth discreetly using Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign Essex - An Orthodontic Treatment Designed to Fit You
Many adults do not want to wear fixed braces for years, especially if they are visible. Invisalign is a cosmetic orthodontic solution that fits your lifestyle and offers straighter teeth in as little as six months. Best of all, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out for cleaning, eating, drinking, photos and important events.
These aligners work better the more you wear them. We recommend that you keep your Invisalign aligner trays in for approximately 22 hours each day to get the full benefit of this orthodontic treatment. On average, Invisalign treatment takes 12 to 18 months.
See the Anticipated Results Before Starting Your Invisalign Treatment in Essex
Invisalign is a bespoke treatment, designed for each individual. We offer free consultations for Invisalign treatment, and we charge a nominal fee to take a mould of your teeth and create your virtual 3D treatment plan.
Using a program called ClinCheck®, we can show you the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of traditional braces made from brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners made from a soft, flexible plastic.
The number of aligner trays you need depends on the complexity of your treatments. Every week, you will switch to the next aligner in the series and your smile will become gradually straighter as you work your way through all of the trays.
Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner.
Throughout your Invisalign treatment, we have you come back to our dental practice periodically, so we can track your progress and make any necessary adjustments. Some patients may require attachment “buttons” placed on their teeth, which help push and pull your teeth into the desired position.
Dental Monitoring For Courtyard Dentals Invisalign Treatment in Essex
We believe in modern dentistry, which makes tracking your dental treatments as efficient as possible using technology.
For our Invisalign treatment in Essex we use the Dental Monitoring app. This is an app our patients can use to scan their smile using a smartphone. We connect with you through the app to track your treatment, make recommendations, see a rendering of your future smile through photo-morphing technology, and more. Virtual connection is more convenient for you, as there are fewer in-person dental appointments with more frequent checkpoints.
The thing we like best about Dental Monitoring is how easy it is for patients to use. You simply download the app, take perfect pictures of your smile using the DM Scanbox, monitor dentist recommendations and track your progress through the app.
Interested in using Dental Monitoring? Ask any of the members of our friendly team, and they can help you get set up.
No Need to Change How You Eat, Brush or Floss!
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is a practical clear aligner system made to be removable and restriction-free. This orthodontic treatment allows you to continue enjoying your favourite foods and drinks, as long as you brush your teeth before putting your Invisalign aligners back in your mouth.
Your oral hygiene habits can stay the same too! Keep up the brushing and flossing as usual without having to learn new techniques to clean around braces.
Straighter Teeth Start with an Invisalign Consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign is the modern orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth without the need for metal braces. As they are clear and almost invisible they are much less noticeable than traditional metal braces and they are also removable meaning that they can be taken out of your mouth at any time. Not only are they less noticeable than metal braces but they also work quicker too!
The average time for Invisalign to straighten your teeth is 12 months and the average time for metal braces to straighten your teeth is 18 – 24 months. This however will vary from person to person.
As each person is different, it is hard to give a cost for the Invisalign service as it will depend on your mouth, jaw and teeth as to how much work needs to be done. However it is usually between £3200 and £4520 (this price is a rough estimate only).
Yes! Invisalign is for anyone who needs to straighten their teeth, close gaps between their teeth and they can even help overbite and underbites. After the initial consultation we can see if this is the right treatment for you.
After your initial consultation we will do a 3D scan of your teeth and make a treatment plan, this will determine how your teeth need to move and how long it will take to align them. The 3D model is then sent to the Invisalign laboratory where your custom aligners are made.