What factors can make a beautiful smile?
A beautiful smile is generally defined by the following:
- Straightness and symmetry of teeth
- Tooth proportion and smile width
- Spacing of teeth
- Shape, colour and fullness of lips
- Gum health and gum line
- Colour of teeth
Is Invisalign the right treatment for you
Please find some examples of the most common straightening issues that can be treated with Invisalign below:
An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Most people have at least a little overbite.
An underbite is a condition in which your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth when you close your mouth.
A crossbite is when you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth – rather than on the outside.
When you have extra space between two or more of your teeth, your dentist calls this spacing issues or gap teeth.
An Open Bite is when your upper and lower teeth don’t touch when your mouth is closed.
When you don’t have enough room in your jaw for your teeth to fit normally, your teeth can bunch up, overlap and twist.
Invisalign – Made to move your life.
Not disrupt it.
There’s never been a better time to join the 5 million Invisalign patients who’ve embraced their future with a smile.
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Four Steps to your new smile
Step 1 – Assesment
Book your FREE Invisalign® Smile Assessment at Shawlands Dental Care. Your dentist or our treatment coordinator will answer all of your teeth straightening questions during a friendly, no-obligation consultation, then take you through the Case Assessment, which is a simple set of photos to determine whether you are suitable for Invisalign treatment.
Step 2 – Consultation
Will show you how your new smile is expected to look after the Invisalign treatment on our 3D Invisalign® Simulator – We’ll take photos, X-rays and digital scans, or a dental impression, of your teeth. Then we’ll create you a digital treatment plan, using our state of the art technology, showing you what your results could look like via a 3D video.
Step 3 – Treatment
We’ll give you a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks (as directed by your Dentist). You can comfortably wear your aligners for 22 hours a day (the recommended daily wear). And because they’re removable, it’s easy to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine and enjoy your usual diet.
Step 4 – Results
We’ll invite you back to the practice around every 4-6 weeks to monitor progress and hand over your new aligners. At the end of your treatment, you will need to wear your retainers to maintain your new smile.
ClinCheck® 3D Treatment Plan and iTero digital Scan
The digital road map to your new smile.
Our Dentists use proprietary ClinCheck software to map out the path to your smile, right down to the tiniest shift, from your first aligner to your brand-new smile. No guesswork. No waiting and seeing.
- The 3D visual interface lets your doctor customize your treatment
- The algorithm helps calculate just the right amount of force for every tooth movement
- The software, with input from your doctor, helps ensure every tooth moves in the right order and at the right time
iTero Element® scanner
Where your new smile begins.
Our dentists can create a 3D image of your teeth in just minutes using an iTero scanner, a leading digital scanner from the makers of Invisalign® clear aligners.
Benefits of the iTero scanner
- Accuracy – Fewer redos and a better aligner fit than with goopy physical impressions.
- Comfort – No goop. No gagging.
- Invisalign Outcome Simulator – See new smile before you even start.
- 3D – Get a high-resolution, interactive image of your teeth.
- Invisalign Progress Assessment – Track your progress at every appointment.
Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign shows you your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth towards the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little.
Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position. The treatment time depends on your specific needs and will be decided by your Invisalign Provider.
Invisalign aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth can move, following the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
Ask your dentist about Invisalign at your next appointment or contact the practice today at 0141 632 1378 to book an obligation free Invisalign Consultation.
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening issue and your course of treatment. The cost of the treatments starts at £1250 per arch. An exact estimate will be given to you by your dentist after your Invisalign Consultation.
The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. During your consultation, your Invisalign Provider can give you more detailed information.
Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and typically hardly anyone notices that you’re wearing them.
There are no metal brackets or wires, unlike the traditional fixed braces. This means that in most cases less time is spent in the dental practice for adjustments.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine.
And finally, the Invisalign System allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you begin treatment, so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
Millions of patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. (Data on file at Align Technology.)
The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign® System. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days when they insert a new aligner at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s a sign that the aligners are working and it usually goes away in a couple of days.