While many of us remember wearing braces during our awkward teenage years, what about those who never had the option and are now unhappy with their smiles? The good news is that it’s always possible to turn things around! For the last twenty years, Invisalign has been redefining the orthodontic industry, particularly for adults who want to achieve straighter teeth. The best part? Transforming your teeth has never been faster or easier. So, if you’re curious about why our Northampton orthodontist loves recommending Invisalign for adults searching for a beautiful smile, keep reading this blog post!
As we age, it’s usual to become more aware of our looks and feel a little self-conscious. This self-doubt can affect not only our professional lives but also our personal connections. If you’re feeling insecure about your teeth and it’s holding you back from flashing a confident smile and engaging with others, an orthodontist in Northampton can help enhance your smile.
We know that not every patient will want to wear metal braces for three long years, which is where Invisalign steps in! Invisalign is a fantastic transparent aligner system that can help you achieve a beautifully straight smile discreetly and gently. These clear aligners are practically invisible, so you can rest assured that most people won’t even realise that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is also a gradual process where you change aligner trays every one to two weeks, gently moving your teeth 0.25mm at a time. This approach ensures the treatment is comfortable and painless while delivering effective results.
Benefits of Invisalign:
Here are the biggest perks of Invisalign — you can keep indulging in your favourite foods and drinks without any annoying restrictions while maintaining your natural look. Not only that, but taking care of your teeth is also easy as you can continue to floss and brush as usual.
With this in mind, you must put in some effort to get the best results. You will need to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day to achieve the predicted results. But don’t worry; with a bit of diligence and dedication, Invisalign can grant you the stunning smile you’ve always dreamed of without the need for traditional metal braces.
What’s the Process for Invisalign in Northampton?
Step into our clinic and meet our incredible Northampton Orthodontist, Dr Sama Ria! With her impressive credentials, including a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, she is dedicated to delivering exceptional orthodontic care to all our patients.
During your consultation with Sama, she will carefully examine your teeth and jaw, taking the time to understand your concerns. If Invisalign is a suitable option for your unique case and you’re happy to proceed with treatment, Sama will utilise the cutting-edge iTero intraoral scanner to create an impression of your smile. We will send this digital impression to the labs, where they will craft your custom aligner trays. Using this technology, Sama can also show you a preview of your smile post-treatment and give you a glimpse into the transformative journey your teeth will undertake.
We understand many patients lead busy lives, and finding time for orthodontic appointments can be challenging. With Invisalign, you can proceed with treatment from the comfort of your own home. Your aligner trays will be delivered straight to your doorstep every one to two weeks, and you simply upgrade to the next set upon arrival. You only need to come in for check-ups every six weeks to ensure that your teeth are moving correctly. This means you won’t have to worry about scheduling multiple appointments, making Invisalign a convenient option for adults with a busy schedule.
To ensure your stunning results stand the test of time, we will swap the aligner trays for an Invisalign retainer once you have completed treatment. You will wear your retainer full-time for the first two to three months, allowing your teeth to settle into their beautiful new positions. After six months, you can confidently switch to wearing the retainer only at night, giving you the freedom to enjoy your day without any interruptions.
Here’s the important part: we highly recommend wearing a retainer for the rest of your life. Don’t worry; it’s more manageable than it sounds! After two years of faithfully wearing your retainer every night, you can gradually transition to just a few nights a week. Why is this retention phase so crucial? Your teeth have a memory, so they may drift back to their original positions if you neglect to wear your retainer.
Orthodontics at Cliftonville Dental, Northampton:
Invisalign is an excellent choice for adults who want to improve their smile without the discomfort and appearance of traditional braces. Invisalign has redefined the orthodontic industry, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods and drinks, maintain your oral hygiene and achieve effective results over time. Our Northampton Orthodontist, Sama, is committed to providing excellent orthodontic treatment and will guide you through the entire Invisalign process to ensure the best results.
Our dental practice is open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday. Evening appointments are also available for your convenience. To schedule a Invisalign consultation today, call our welcoming reception team at 01604 604545 or book online.