19th July 2017
Invisalign – Is It For You?
Invisalign is an incredibly versatile orthodontic treatment that suits a variety of patients with a range of needs. Our knowledgeable team at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice have years of experience, and are experts in providing the highest level of service and patient care.
What Age Group Is Invisalign For?
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment has been linked with teenagers; almost seen as a ‘rite of passage’ of childhood and growing up. However dental misalignment effects a large percentage of adults, 66% of adult patients are 26-40yrs, and an additional 22% are 41-55. Due to Invisalign’s discreet nature and effective results, clear braces are a popular choice for patients looking to achieve the confidence of a beautiful smile.
Despite popularity amongst adults, Invisalign is just as effective for teenagers. Your son or daughter could find fixed braces more painful and prominent, effecting their self-esteem and social skills. Invisalign Teen is a fantastic choice for young people wanting to revamp their smile and improve their confidence. Any age above 13 will be considered for Invisalign, dependent on teeth present, and the stage of their growth.
What Kind of Misalignment Can Invisalign Resolve?
Invisalign is a fantastic remedy to a variety of misalignment issues. The most common reasons for Invisalign treatment include:
- Gaps in between teeth, including front teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Sticking out front teeth
- Crooked front teeth
How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?
Some orthodontic treatments can work faster than Invisalign however these involve the use of visible springs and painful metal brackets and wires which can graze gums and cause irritation. If you’re looking to transform your smile inconspicuously, Invisalign is the perfect choice – with treatments lasting between 9-12 months.
It is not possible to give an exact length of time without seeing you as treatments vary considerably depending upon the starting position, and the proposed finishing position of your teeth.
Will Invisalign Suit My Lifestyle?
Invisalign clear braces are detachable and easy to manage, creating minimal disruption to your lifestyle. We recommend wearing your Invisalign for a minimum of 22 hours a day, and removing them for meal times, drinking and brushing, however if you have a special event occasionally you are welcome to remove them, if they are put back in afterwards. A recommended time frame such as 22 hours is advised for wearing your Invisalign so that you can get the incredible results that you deserve.
If you are looking for Invisalign treatment in South West London choose Crescent Lodge Dental Care, for exceptional care and fantastic results. If you have any further questions or would like to book a consultation, please contact our friendly, skilful team at our Clapham Common Practice; who will be happy to assist you.