In previous blogs we’ve talked at length about Manchester clear braces and how they’re different from more conventional appliances, but today we want to focus more on the treatment process itself. So without further ado, let’s dive straight in and take a closer look…
The initial consultation
Commonly known as invisible braces, Manchester patients who are looking to have Invisalign treatment will usually undergo a series of processes and it starts with a consultation. The dentist will first of all discuss your situation in detail and ask you to fill in a smile assessment. This will determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions about clear braces Manchester such as length of treatment, costs, what you can expect etc.
The next phase of treatment is a customised plan. This can be carried out as part of the initial consultation, but it’s normally done over several visits. Firstly a series of scans and x-rays are taken of the teeth and mouth, plus a series of impressions. From the images the dentist will be able to plot your teeth movements virtually, so that you can see exactly how your teeth will look after you’ve undergone treatment. It’s a kind of glimpse into the future of your perfect smile. Using this your dentist will work out a specific treatment plan.
After a few weeks you’ll receive your Invisible braces. Manchester patients should note that because they are made of a clear BPA-free plastic, they can be very hard to spot when put down on a surface such as a counter top. Therefore always keep them stored in the container they come in. To wear them simply insert the first aligner over the teeth like a gum shield (your dentist will give you a demonstration). It needs to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, only taking it out to eat, drink, and brush the teeth. It’s important to wear it for as long as you can because this will maximise the treatment. Any less time means that it will have a knock-on effect as you go through the process. Typically each aligner should be changed for the next one in the series every two weeks and the good news is that because they’re virtually invisible, people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
Regular dental visits
During the process, you’ll have regular dental check ups to make sure that your clear braces Manchester are doing exactly what they should be doing and that everything is on schedule. It’s also a good chance for your dentist to keep an eye on problem areas such as plaque build up or potential gum disease issues.
Your new smile revealed.
Finally when the last aligner has been worn you’ll see your new smile for the first time. You may have to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their new position, but this is something you should ask your dentist about.
So there you have it, the step by step process on Invisible braces Manchester. If you need adult orthodontic treatment and are interested in Invisalign then come and have a consultation with us. Here you can get all your questions and concerns answered leaving you to make a fully informed dental decision. The fact is that Manchester clear braces have the ability to restore your great looking smile and also give you a much needed confidence boost, so contact us on 0161 660 1218 and get the ball rolling today.