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Invisalign Treatment Process

Invisalign pioneers a discrete, comfortable, and fast-acting option to traditional and often unflattering braces. These clear plastic brace aligners work to gradually move your teeth into a straighter and more uniform position, showing you the changes periodically as your treatment progresses. Our resident Invisalign expert Dr Ian Goldsmith at Down House Dental Practice, Sussex, is proud to offer them to all suitable patients. We will give you a reason to smile!

How to Get Straighter Teeth in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Consultation – At your initial consultation we will assess your suitability for the aligners and take pre-treatment photos, so we can document your progress together and update them with each check-up. A 3D digital mapping of your teeth will be taken so the aligners can be tailor-made to fit you.
  2. Aligners – Your brace aligners are 3D printed according to your digital mapping, so they are custom made to your mouth and we will inform you when they are ready. You will also receive a series of Invisalign aligners to wear every day and change at home every 1-2 weeks before receiving new ones at your next check-up.
  3. Results – Every 4-6 weeks you will need to visit us at Down House Dental Practice, so we can monitor your results and you can receive your next instalment of aligners. After finishing your treatment plan, retainers are needed for maintenance.

What Dental Problems Can Invisalign Help Me With?

  1. Overcrowded, crooked teeth – Untreated, these can cause increased plaque accumulation, tooth decay, and an increased risk of gum disease.
  2. A deep bite – If you have a deep bite you could suffer from gum problems, wear on your lower teeth, and potentially develop jaw and joint problems.
  3. Underbite – An underbite can prevent the normal function of the teeth which may lead to them wearing down and the potential for painful jaw and joint problems.
  4. Open bite – An open bite can cause problems ranging from painful or poor chewing, speech impediments, and even temporomandibular joint disorder, which is the painful locking and clicking of the jaw.
  5. Cross bite – One or more upper teeth bite down on the inside of the lower teeth which potentially results in wear, an increased risk of gum disease, and even bone loss.
  6. Gapped teeth – The open spaces between the teeth exposes the gums, increasing the chance of developing gum disease and even a risk of periodontal disease, which infects the structures surrounding the affected teeth.

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FAQs

Everything you need to know

Does Invisalign Work Differently To Traditional Braces?

Yes, there is far less pain and much more precision with Invisalign clear braces. They are custom made to each individual and gradually guide rather than tug and pull your teeth into position.

What Are They Made Of?

Invisalign is the world’s largest user of state of the art 3D printing technology for making customised and highly accurate aligners, so you know you’re with the best provider. Your aligners are made of SmartTrack material that boasts more than 75% improvement in overall tooth moment predictability than off-the-shelf counterparts, achieving reliable and visible results.

Can I Still Eat What I Want?

Yes! There is no need to limit your diet because the aligners can be taken out to eat and brush your teeth. They are not fixed like traditional braces, so you don’t need to avoid the usual food culprits.

Can I Take My Aligners Out?

You can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. As long as you wear your aligners for the recommended 20 hours a day, you will soon see results

How much does Invisalign with Down House Dental Practice, Sussex, cost?

Because aligners are custom made for each individual, the prices are variable. The cost is determined by the complexity of each patient’s case and the length of the required or desired treatment. You are of course welcome to discuss all this and more at a consultation with us.

Can Invisalign Help My Teenager?

Traditional and fixed braces can hurt, be unsightly, and take years to achieve results, so it’s no wonder that teenagers requiring their teeth straightened shy away from them. Our skilled Invisalign practitioner Dr Ian Goldsmith at Down House Dental Practice knows this and is happy to offer these virtually invisible and removable aligners to all suitable teens! Blue wear indicators on the side of the aligners will inform you and our practitioner of whether or not the aligners are being worn for their recommended duration and if they need replacing.

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