Why should I consider Invisalign?
It seems that everyone has heard of "invisible" or "clear" braces. This orthodontic technique involves the use of a series of plastic aligners to realign your teeth instead of traditional metal braces. As implied, the thin, clear plastic that is used to fabricate the aligners make it difficult for them to be detected by anyone. As an added benefit, the fact that you can remove your appliances when you eat or brush your teeth can make this type of orthodontic treatment much more comfortable than traditional braces. This revolutionary appliance is called Invisalign.
The fact that the Invisalign invisible braces system involves the use of clear, removable orthodontic aligners rather than the fixed brackets and arch wires of traditional braces can make it an attractive alternative in a number of ways.
With these virtually invisible braces, it is the manner in which each clear removable aligner fits over your teeth that produces the forces needed to create desired tooth movements. As a specialist Orthodontic practice we are able to implement, monitor and if need be, modify the Invisalign process throughout your treatment. Our Orthodontist/Invisalign specialist, during your progress may find necessary alterations to the treatment plan and this is done with the simulation software unique to Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are thin, clear plastic appliances that have been custom-molded so they fit snugly over the wearer's teeth. They can look very similar to the take home teeth whitening trays, in most cases, however, orthodontic aligners are made out of a thinner stiffer type of plastic and one that is more optically clear. Invisalign aligners should be worn around the clock except for those times when the patient is eating, drinking or brushing and flossing. For a person with normal habits, it is expected that they will be wearing their aligners around 22 hours per day.
The removable nature of invisible braces makes achieving adequate oral home care (tooth brushing and flossing) much easier than when traditional braces are involved. Being able to regularly and adequately perform good oral home care can certainly help to minimize the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum disease) complications during their treatment.
Due to the nature Invisalign's manufacturing methodology, prior to the initiation of treatment a computerized three-dimensional simulation demonstrating the realignment of the patient's teeth is created. This simulation can be shared with you so you can see before treatment even begins the results that are anticipated.
At Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste, we are able to combine a short-course traditional treatment and complete with Invisalign. This allows quality results in a shorter timeframe, while taking advantage of the benefits of Invisalign care. We are also able to monitor and track your aligner progress, if necessary, make necessary completion using a variety of techniques for that extra subtle final touch that makes all the difference between nice teeth and radiant.
“My experience with Invisalign has been very good. As a teenager, a lot of my friends were wearing braces and I couldn't comprehend why my dentist had never mentioned me having them. Needless to say I got to the age of 29 and whilst my teeth weren't bad at all, they weren't perfect either!
As an adult I now have the ability to pay for private treatment. Metal braces were never really an option as I work in Marketing and attend a lot of conferences/meetings so I started doing some research. When I first heard about Invisalign I thought it was too good to be true so spent a few days researching the technology and reading testimonials.
I had made the decision to go ahead with the treatment and booked myself in for an initial appointment with Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste. The consultation covered my reasoning behind wanting to change my teeth and the options I had available to me including 'train-tracks', lingual braces and of course Invisalign...the latter seemed the most appropriate option for me.
My plan involved 28 aligners - which is roughly just over a year. One of the aspects that sold me on this treatment was being able to take the aligners out if need be. However, after a few weeks of wearing them, I realised the aligners were virtually invisible and that I did not have to take them out when I was speaking in public (conferences, weddings, etc).
I have to say the Invisalign aligners are very comfortable and have made a massive difference within a few months! The process is quite convenient and relatively painless. It took me some time getting used to taking the aligners out every time I wanted to eat something, but I quickly got used to it. The aligners are almost invisible - I have had them on for months and people are surprised when I tell them I have had braces since January.
I also wanted to say that the team at Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste are friendly and efficient and it makes such a difference to have a medical professional explain exactly what's going on and what my treatment choices are. The orthodontist has been brillant and the experience he has with the Invisalign braces/technology makes a real difference. I am always greeted with a friendly smile upon my arrival.
In short, I would recommend Invisalign here to anyone who wants to improve their smile.”
Marketing Director living in Fulham writing about the journey towards his ideal smile.
You too can experience the marvels of this virtually invisible orthodontic treatment and be on your way to correcting spacing, crowding or crooked teeth. You can catch yourself smiling in the mirror with invisalign from start to finish. Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste, the Premier Invisalign Provider.
Premier Orthodontic Care Package
If you are looking for quality expert care, we can assure you that with Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste, you will be treated by one of the best orthodontists in the UK.
Our Premier Orthodontic Treatment Package:
Brand new, high quality materials from leading suppliers
Comprehensive care and monitoring throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment and up to a year after your braces have been removed
Provision and fitting of full permanent retainers
An additional set of clear removable retainers
All adjustments during treatment. If our specialist notices anything that warrants intervention you can be sure that he or she will tailor your treatment plan appropriately
All emergency appointments during treatment. Should a breakage occur and you need an appointment, you can be sure that we will address the issue immediately at no extra cost to you
Access to our orthodontist who will be happy to answer any queries that you may have during treatment
We can even plan combination treatments with cosmetic dentistry or short-course orthodontics to achieve the best results
Invisalign Platinum Provider Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste brings you Invisalign i7.
It is specifically designed to achieve minor tooth movements. It is the aesthetic and convenient treatment for patients with
minor crowding, spacing
minor orthodontic relapse.
aesthetic improvement requirements
At a Glance
Invisalign® i7 provides up to seven stages of aligners per arch.
Treating only from first premolar to first premolar without the desire for A-P correction.
Results in as few as three months.
Invisalign® i7 uses the same clear aligners as all Invisalign® treatment options, making it virtually invisible.
Nearly Invisalign Braces specially designed for Children
We are one of a few orthodontist qualified in London with the unique expertise to ensure you are getting the results you expect.