It’s perfectly natural to want straighter teeth, but many people are put off traditional teeth-straightening methods like fixed braces out of fear that they might look embarrassing or unsightly. Others struggle with the dietary limitations they pose. Here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, in Clapham, London, we believe that you should always feel confident with your smile. That’s why we’re very excited that we now offer a completely discreet teeth-straightening option – Invisalign braces.Book Appointment
Invisalign Braces are clear aligners that are moulded to perfectly fit your teeth. This means that your orthodontic treatment in Clapham is tailored specifically to you and that wearing your invisible aligners will feel completely comfortable. Invisible braces in Clapham Common are also easily removable, meaning you’ll be able to take them out to eat and brush your teeth. Unlike with traditional braces, there’ll be no need to restrict your diet by avoiding certain foods!
As well as giving you a straighter, more attractive smile, Invisalign braces in Clapham, London, can also promote the health of your teeth. The overlapping surfaces of less uniform teeth are difficult to clean properly and this leaves them prone to the build-up of plaque and bacteria. This in turn can lead to decay. Straighter smiles, on the other hand, are much easier to clean, dramatically reducing your risk of dental problems.
“No one enjoys a visit to the dentist especially if treatment is required but I have been a patient here for more than twenty years and could not have received better care. The reception staff are kind and helpful and welcoming which sets the tone for the whole visit. The dentists, hygienists, and nurses are very skilled and efficient which is comforting to know. I would not hesitate to recommend Crescent Lodge.”
The Invisalign treatment process at our Clapham Dental practice is incredibly simple. First of all, we’ll take impressions or 3D scans of your teeth at our dental practice in Clapham. These will then be used to create your first instalment of virtually invisible braces. Over the following months, you’ll receive a sequence of updated clear plastic aligners, each slightly different to the last, which will gradually guide your teeth into the desired position. You’ll notice positive results incredibly quickly. Depending on the case, Invisalign at our Clapham dental practice can be completed in as little as 9 months!
Due to their discreet nature, Invisalign braces are perfectly suited to adults who might feel embarrassed at the thought of wearing traditional ‘train-track’ braces. Their clear appearance means Invisalign can straighten your child’s teeth without anybody knowing they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Your invisible braces even come with an inconspicuous blue dot indicator which will allow our Clapham dentists to check they’re being worn properly.
“The service was excellent from the consultation stage to being informed about the treatment plan. The staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed whilst carrying out the treatment. Staff were transparent in regards to the timescale of treatment and were able to work towards my required deadline, to which I am extremely pleased. I will recommend Crescent Lodge due to the excellent service I received.”
Here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham Common, London, we’re extremely passionate about the work that we do. We love providing our patients with the perfect solution to their worries. We also endeavour to provide fantastic service to ensure that you enjoy your experience with us, no matter how brief.
Patient with crowding and a deep bite. Treated with Invisalign for 11 months at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham.
Patient with crowding, a deep bite and high upper canines. Treated with Invisalign for 12 months at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham.
Patient with crowding in the upper and lower dentition. Treated with Invisalign for 7 months at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham.
Patient with crowding in the upper and lower dentition. Treated with Invisalign for 8 months at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham.
Patient with crowding and slight deep bite. Treated with Invisalign for 11 months at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham.
You might feel some slight tension during the first few days of wearing a new set of clear braces in Clapham, but this is a positive sign that indicates your teeth are being pushed into the desired position. This slight discomfort is remarkably less pronounced with Invisalign clear aligners than with the pull and tug of the wires of traditional metal braces.
No. At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham, accurate impressions are used to create invisible aligners that mould perfectly to your teeth, meaning your invisible braces will never fall out while you talk, laugh, or sleep.
This will depend on how good you wish your results to be. We advise wearing your invisible aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, removing them only for eating and brushing your teeth. The closer you adhere to this guideline, the sooner the brace treatment will be completed! Your dentist at Crescent Lodge in Clapham, will guide you through each stage of your Invisalign treatment and answer any questions.
We’ll usually invite you into our Clapham clinic for an appointment every 4-8 weeks, to check that your Invisalign treatment is going to plan.
After your invisible brace treatment at Crescent Lodge in Clapham, it is recommended that a clear retainer is worn at night. This is essentially a thicker version of your Invisalign braces. Just like your aligners, your retainer will be comfortable and long-lasting. There are also other types of retainer.
There are many advantages to Invisalign over traditional braces. At our Clapham dental clinic, treatment time is faster, the clear braces are removable, so they won’t interfere too much with your lifestyle, they are virtually invisible so nobody has to know that you’re wearing clear aligners, and lastly they are more comfortable than traditional metal braces as they do not use brackets or wires.
Invisalign clear aligner treatment at Crescent Lodge, Clapham, involves using a bespoke set of invisible aligners that gradually move your teeth over time. Each stage of your treatment is mapped out using 3D computer-imaging technology at our clinic in London. Every few weeks you’ll receive a new set of clear braces until your teeth are in their desired position.
It’s important to keep your clear aligners clean during your treatment. You can use a toothbrush to gently brush away any food particles, and soak your aligners in cleaning solution, to make sure there isn’t a build-up of bacteria on your clear braces that will go back into your mouth.
At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in Clapham, many of our patients turn to clear braces to straighten crooked teeth and close any gaps in their mouths. However, these clear braces can also help with bite issues such as underbites, overbites, cross bites and open bites.
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