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Invisalign in Edinburgh

Invisalign offers the key benefits of discreet treatment, comfort, and the ability to remove aligners for eating and cleaning, making it a popular choice for those seeking orthodontic care. If you've ever dreamed of a straighter, more confident smile, Invisalign could be the path that leads you there.

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign in Edinburgh - Abbeymount Dental CareInvisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment method designed to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. It utilises a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth into their desired position. Here’s a comprehensive overview:

Key Characteristics:

  • Clear Aligners: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, made from a clear, medical-grade thermoplastic material, which makes them a discreet option for teeth straightening.
  • Customised Treatment: Each aligner is custom-made using 3D imaging technology to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth and to guide them to their projected positions over time.
  • Removable: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, providing flexibility and maintaining oral hygiene.

Who Are the Suitable Candidates for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Invisalign Abbeymount Dental Care - Dentist in EdinburghInvisalign clear aligners are a popular choice for individuals seeking a discreet and flexible method to straighten their teeth. Here’s a detailed look at who might be suitable candidates for Invisalign:

  • Various Age Groups:
    • Adults: Often opt for Invisalign due to its discreet nature.
    • Teens: Can benefit, especially when they want to avoid traditional braces.
  • Diverse Dental Issues:
    • Crowded Teeth: Invisalign can help space out crowded teeth.
    • Gap Teeth: It can also bring teeth closer together to close gaps.
    • Overbite/Underbite/Crossbite: Aligners can be effective in correcting various bite issues.
  • Commitment to the Process:
    • Discipline: Individuals must be committed to wearing the aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours a day.
    • Responsibility: Keeping track of the aligner schedule and maintaining oral hygiene.
  • Good Oral Health:
    • Healthy Gums and Teeth: Ideal candidates should have no underlying gum disease and have good oral health.
  • Mild to Moderate Orthodontic Issues:
    • Invisalign is especially effective for mild to moderate dental misalignments.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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  1. Comfort & Predictability: Invisalign clear aligners are made of SmartTrack material, which is comfortable to wear and easy to put on and take off. The aligners are customised using 3D images and offer predictable results, ensuring every tooth moves in the right order and at the right time.
  2. Discreet & Convenient Treatment: The aligners are clear and virtually invisible, offering a discreet way to straighten your teeth. They are easy to remove when needed, providing more freedom and convenience in everyday life.
  3. Quick Results: Depending on the complexity of the case, results could be visible in as little as 6 months.
  4. Customised Treatment: The treatment involves advanced scanning technology that takes 6,000 images per second and offers 10x fewer rejections than physical impressions. The ClinCheck software allows our Invisalign dentists to map out the route to your desired smile from the start, ensuring customised treatment.
  5. SmartForce Attachments: These are small, tooth-coloured shapes that are attached to your teeth to provide the right amount of gentle force needed for tooth movement. They are subtle and make complex tooth movements possible without braces.
  6. Lasting Results: After treatment, the Vivera retainer system helps maintain the new smile. These retainers are custom-made, clear, and durable, ensuring that the results last.
  7. Investment and Financing: We offer a comprehensive initial consultation and flexible payment plans, making it a worthwhile investment in your smile.
  8. Proven Results: The treatment is backed by 15 million smiles and uses an algorithm to calculate the right amount of force for every tooth movement.

The Procedure

Steps of the Invisalign treatment process:

  1. Consultation and Planning: The journey to a new smile with Invisalign begins with an initial consultation where you discuss your dental concerns and desired outcomes with our Invisalign dentist. This step is crucial to explore whether Invisalign is the right treatment option for your specific dental issues. The doctor utilises the iTero Element scanner to take a precise 3D digital scan of your teeth, creating a highly accurate digital representation that forms the basis of your treatment plan. Utilising ClinCheck software, the doctor maps out a detailed treatment plan, showcasing the journey your teeth will take from their initial position to the desired final alignment. This visual representation provides a sneak peek of your future smile, allowing you to visualise the transformation before the treatment begins.
  2. Wearing Your Aligners: Upon approval of the treatment plan, your custom aligners, crafted from SmartTrack material, are created. This material is specifically chosen for its comfort and is laser-trimmed to align perfectly with your gum line, ensuring a snug fit. The aligners need to be worn for approximately 22 hours each day and are only removed for meals and oral hygiene practices. Each set of aligners is typically worn for 1-2 weeks, as per our dentist’s advice, gradually moving your teeth towards their final position. Throughout this stage, you’ll be able to observe the subtle shifts in your teeth alignment as you progress through each set of aligners.
  3. Regular Check-Ins: Regular check-ins, typically every 6-8 weeks, form a pivotal part of the treatment process. These appointments serve to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan, and provide you with your next sets of aligners. Our dentist will closely observe the movement of your teeth, ensuring that the treatment is progressing as planned. Additionally, the My Invisalign app allows for virtual check-ins, enabling our dentist to monitor your progress and provide feedback without the need for in-person visits. This feature is particularly beneficial for straightforward check-ups or if physical visits to the clinic are not feasible.
  4. Maintain Your New Smile: After the active phase of your Invisalign treatment, maintaining your new smile becomes paramount. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same technology as the aligners to ensure your teeth maintain their new position. These retainers are 30% stronger than other retainers, ensuring durability and long-term use. It’s crucial to wear the retainers as directed by your doctor to prevent the teeth from gradually shifting back to their original positions. Even post-treatment, regular check-ups may be recommended to ensure that your teeth continue to maintain their new position, safeguarding your investment in your smile.

Additional Notes

The patient’s role in adhering to the guidelines of wearing aligners, maintaining oral hygiene, and attending regular check-ups is pivotal for the success of the treatment. The removable nature of Invisalign aligners offers flexibility and minimal disruption to daily life, allowing you to enjoy meals and maintain oral hygiene without restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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.

Invisalign is suitable for both teenagers and adults, but our dentist's assessment is necessary.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Why Choose Abbeymount Dental Care for Invisalign?

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Choosing Abbeymount Dental Care for your Invisalign treatment ensures you’re placing your smile in the hands of trusted professionals. As an official dentist for Invisalign, Abbeymount not only brings to you the credibility and assurance that comes with official recognition but also ensures that your journey to a brighter, straighter smile is guided by certified expertise and profound experience.

Understanding that financial considerations are pivotal in making healthcare decisions, we offer a 12-month interest-free finance option for dental costs over £500, making the transformative journey to your new smile not only accessible but also financially accommodating.

The team at Abbeymount is dedicated to providing personalised care, ensuring that your Invisalign treatment is tailored to your unique needs and preferences, and is executed with the utmost precision and care. Your smile deserves the best, and at Abbeymount Dental Care, it receives nothing less.

What Our Patients Say

Iain Finlayson
Iain Finlayson
2023-10-28
Great dentist, friendly and polite staff
Bernardo Rodrigues (Phrax)
Bernardo Rodrigues (Phrax)
2023-10-27
Very nice staff, gorgeous practice and amazing dentists, that make you feel comfortable throughout.
Andrew Gallacher
Andrew Gallacher
2023-10-03
Hannah was friendly professional knowledgeable and efficient not an easy job but I felt comfortable and relaxed👍
L Freeman
L Freeman
2023-09-22
Karen and her team are the friendliest dental practice I've ever visited and really put you at ease with any concerns or treatments. I would definitely recommend!
jack anderson
jack anderson
2023-09-07
Hannah was friendly and efficient operator hope she stays long term
Lindsay Macdonald
Lindsay Macdonald
2023-09-02
Great advice given and excellent service from Karen and her team - very friendly and welcoming environment. 5 star service.

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