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Invisalign, The Clear Alternative To Braces

If you’ve been dreaming of perfectly aligned teeth without the hassle of traditional braces, Invisalign treatment here at Orchard Cottage Dental could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Our commitment to excellence, personalised care, and state-of-the-art technology make us the ideal choice for your Invisalign journey. With us, you can look forward to a straighter, more confident smile.

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What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. Over 15 million smiles have been achieved with Invislaign worldwide. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet choice for both teenagers and adults. Each Invisalign treatment plan is tailored to your unique dental needs. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, our dentist will create a customised plan that maps out the precise movements of your teeth during the treatment process.

The Procedure Of Invisalign Treatment

Am I A Suitable Candidate For Invisalign?

Determining your suitability for Invisalign treatment involves several factors that our dentist will assess during a consultation. While only a professional evaluation can provide a definitive answer, here are some key considerations that can help you understand if you might be a good candidate for Invisalign

Orthodontic Concerns
Orthodontic Concerns

Invisalign is suitable for addressing a wide range of orthodontic issues, including Mild to Moderate Misalignment, Gaps or Spaces, and Overcrowding.

Age Range

Invisalign is a versatile treatment suitable for both teenagers and adults. It offers a discreet option for adults who may be hesitant about traditional braces’ appearance. For teenagers, Invisalign offers a specific Teen line designed to address their unique orthodontic needs.

Commitment To Treatment

Success with Invisalign requires commitment to wearing the aligners as prescribed. They should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. If you can adhere to this regimen, you may be a suitable candidate.

Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential during Invisalign treatment. If you are diligent about caring for your teeth and aligners, you are more likely to be a good candidate.

Realistic Expectations

Understanding the limitations and capabilities of Invisalign is crucial. While it can address many orthodontic concerns, severe cases may require alternative treatments. Consulting with our dentist will help set realistic expectations.

Benefits Of Invisalign Braces

Invisalign braces offer a range of advantages that make them an attractive choice for those seeking orthodontic treatment. Here are the key benefits of Invisalign:

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Discreet Appearance

One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign is its discreet appearance. The aligners are made of clear, nearly invisible material. This means that when you wear them, most people won’t even notice you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. It’s an excellent option for adults and teenagers who may be self-conscious about wearing traditional braces with visible wires and brackets.

Comfortable to Wear

Invisalign aligners are custom-made using transparent polycrystalline alumina, a smooth, clear material that was designed by NASA. Unlike traditional braces, there are no sharp wires or metal brackets to irritate your cheeks, lips, or tongue. This makes Invisalign a more comfortable orthodontic option, and it minimises the need for regular adjustments that can be uncomfortable.

Removable Convenience

Invisalign aligners are removable, which provides significant convenience. You can take them out when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. There are no dietary restrictions, and maintaining good oral hygiene is easy since you can clean your teeth thoroughly without any obstructions.

Improved Oral Hygiene

Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can maintain your regular oral hygiene routine. This reduces the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues that can arise from difficulties in cleaning around traditional braces.

Predictable Results

Invisalign treatment is highly precise and planned using advanced 3D imaging technology. Our dentist can show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move during treatment, giving you a clear idea of the expected results. This predictability ensures that you know what to expect throughout your treatment journey.

Fewer Office Visits

Compared to traditional braces that require frequent in-office adjustments, Invisalign typically involves fewer dental practice visits. You will still need to schedule regular check-ups to monitor your progress, but these appointments are generally less frequent.

Versatile Treatment

Invisalign is effective for treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including mild to moderate misalignments, gaps, overcrowding, and more. It offers a versatile solution for achieving a straighter smile.

Comfortable Speech

The smooth, custom-fit aligners ensure that your speech is not significantly affected during treatment. Unlike traditional braces, which can lead to temporary speech adjustments, Invisalign allows you to communicate comfortably.

Minimal Lifestyle Disruption

Invisalign aligners fit seamlessly into your daily life. They are easy to adapt to, and their removable nature means minimal disruption to your lifestyle, whether you’re an athlete, musician, or simply going about your daily activities.

Why Choose Orchard Cottage Dental For Your Invisalign Treatment?

When it comes to embarking on your Invisalign journey, choosing Orchard Cottage Dental in Lightwater, Surrey, is a decision that ensures you receive the highest level of care and expertise. Our commitment to your smile’s transformation is underpinned by years of experience, cutting-edge technology, and a team of dedicated professionals who specialise in Invisalign treatments. With us, you’re not just a patient; you’re a valued individual on a path to greater confidence and oral health!

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Kind Words From Our Patients

Hande Hamevi
Hande Hamevi
Excellent practice. I was treated by Dr. Shah. Being a nervous patient, I had been neglecting my teeth. But Dr. Shah was amazing. Thanks to her expertise and patience with me, I have brilliant teeth now. I definitely recommend this practice.
Shivani Mehta
Shivani Mehta
Dr. Shah is one of the best dentists I have seen. Very friendly and right aptitude about her profession. Highly recommended
Lee Ricky
Lee Ricky
Dr Shah is being very patient to my son, and provide excellent advise to him, and her efforts let my son feels comfort and clam. She is an excellent dentist.
John Benson
John Benson
A quickly arranged appointment after a lost filling. Quickly repelled by a great team, 👍
Mose Badjie
Mose Badjie
Doctor Shah is an exceptional dentist who is brilliant on her job. She is so caring, lovely and jovial. Doctor is one of a kind and one of the best dentist we have ever meet. We give a big thank U to Doctor Shah. You are the best dentist.
Richard France
Richard France
First class dentistry will kind friendly service
Chitra Gurung
Chitra Gurung
Great service by Brilliant Dr Shah and her assistant. She really made comforting and ease for my 8 yrs old. I will recommend everyone to Dr Shah and her team.
Jessica Spath
Jessica Spath
Kind practitioners providing excellent dental care
henry white-smith
henry white-smith
In response to a request to repair a broken front tooth, firstly I was given an appointment within five working days. The repair was fully carried out with a total colour match on the two teeth involved. I was totally relaxed for the session which was expertly carried out.

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? We’re ready to help. Give us a call at 01276 474 702 or book your consultation now.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners gradually shift your teeth into their desired position through a series of custom-made trays.

Are Invisalign aligners visible?

Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible when worn, making them a discreet option for teeth straightening.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies, but it typically takes 12-18 months for most patients.

Is Invisalign painful?

Invisalign may cause some discomfort initially, but it is generally less painful than traditional braces.

Can I eat and drink with Invisalign?

You can remove Invisalign aligners when eating or drinking, so there are no dietary restrictions.

How often should I wear Invisalign?

Dental veneers are designed to look natural, and when properly placed, they should blend seamlessly with your other teeth. However, in some cases, people with a keen eye might notice slight differences, especially if the veneers are poorly matched or placed. To ensure a natural look, consult with an experienced dentist like us and maintain good oral hygiene for the best results.

How often should I wear Invisalign?

You should wear Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours per day for optimal results.

Can I remove Invisalign for special occasions?

Yes, you can temporarily remove Invisalign for special events, but it’s best to wear them consistently.

Are there age restrictions for Invisalign?

Invisalign is suitable for both teenagers and adults, but a dentist’s assessment is necessary.

Will my speech be affected by Invisalign aligners?

Initially, Invisalign may affect speech slightly, but most people adapt quickly.

Do I need to wear a retainer after Invisalign?

Yes, wearing a retainer after Invisalign ensures your teeth remain in their new positions.

Are there any restrictions on activities with Invisalign?

You can continue all normal activities with Invisalign, including playing musical instruments or sports.

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign provides cleaning instructions, but typically, brushing and rinsing them with lukewarm water suffice.

Can I switch to Invisalign from traditional braces?

If you have compared Invisalign with traditional braces and decided to switch to Invisalign, it’s possible, but it’s better to book an appointment with one of our dentists for recommendation.

Are Invisalign results permanent?

Invisalign results can be permanent if you wear a retainer and follow our dentist’s advice.

Is Invisalign suitable for complex orthodontic issues?

Invisalign can address many orthodontic issues, but complex cases may require traditional braces.

Can I travel with Invisalign?

Yes, Invisalign is convenient for travel as you can easily maintain your treatment on the go.

Can I play wind instruments with Invisalign?

Absolutely! Playing wind instruments with Invisalign is possible. However, you may need a little adjustment period to adapt to them. Invisalign aligners can affect your airflow initially, but you’ll soon get used to it. If you encounter any issues or discomfort, discuss them with your orthodontist, and they can provide guidance to make your musical experience enjoyable throughout your treatment. Remember, the aligners are removable, so you can take them out while playing if needed.

Can I play brass instruments with Invisalign?

Yes! Playing brass instruments with Invisalign is possible, but it may take some adjustments. The aligners can affect your airflow and embouchure initially, but with practice, you can adapt. Keep aligners in during practice, but consider removing them for extended performances. Consult your orthodontist for personalized advice.

Can I wear my Invisalign aligners while playing rugby?

You should avoid wearing Invisalign aligners while playing rugby or any contact sports. It’s important to protect your teeth and aligners by using a suitable sports mouthguard during such activities. Always consult with your orthodontist for personalized advice on wearing Invisalign aligners during physical activities.