Orthodontic treatment works through moving teeth gradually to a new and improved position. Invisalign treatment allows you to transform your smile discreetly and comfortably with virtually-invisible, removable braces. These clear aligners are completely transparent and custom made to gradually straighten your teeth without using any metal wires or brackets.
Why have your smile straightened?
On top of the obvious cosmetic benefit of a neat and straight smile, straightening can improve your overall oral health. Crooked and overlapping teeth create areas that are difficult to keep clean through regular brushing and inter-dental cleaning. Moving these teeth back in line frees up these spaces and makes it much easier to keep your mouth free from gum disease.
Moving your teeth into a proper alignment can reduce the chance of jaw problems developing and improves the bite across all your teeth. A good alignment prevents wear to the teeth caused when bite surfaces don’t mesh together correctly.
Teeth straightening at Slateford Dental Care
We’re able to address minor alignment problems in your smile, focusing on the social six front teeth, using Invisalign. Our straightening treatments can neaten up crooked teeth and close up gaps in a smile. We offer 0% Interest Finance to break down the cost of treatment, making the smile you have dreamed of more achievable than ever.
What does the treatment involve?
We first arrange for a dental check-up so we can take a good look at the health of your teeth and gums. The treatment is much more effective if your oral health is in top shape.
We need to take impressions of your teeth and mouth shape. These moulds are used to gather accurate measurements for the lab to create bespoke braces or aligners. Once your appliance is ready, we arrange for the fitting.
For clear braces, we need to see you throughout your treatment so we can monitor the progress, making sure your treatment is constantly at work.
When your teeth reach their destination, we catch up and arrange to take impressions for your retainer. It’s an exciting time to see your new straight smile.
Keeping your smile straight
We want to do all we can to keep it straight, so after your treatment, we take impressions for your retainer which will keep your teeth from moving out of position. Retainers are clear, removable moulds of your teeth that are worn at night. They prevent your teeth from shifting and give them a chance to stabilise properly.
As teeth are prone to natural movements as we age, your retainer can keep your teeth straight throughout life if worn regularly.