Category: Invisible Braces

Not just invisible but removable too

There are 2 things that put people off getting their teeth straightened. Here at Clapham South Dental Centre, time and time again we hear that our patients would love to get their teeth aligned, if only no one could see their braces and they wouldn’t have to go through all that hassle of cleaning carefully round brackets to remove food.

These are valid reasons to avoid treatment, especially for adults with busy lives and careers that require them to look professional at all times. But, having said that, having wonky teeth is becoming less acceptable with each passing year, with more pressure to have great teeth than ever before.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamThat’s why at Clapham South Dental Centre, we love that look on people’s faces when they find out there is such a thing as invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible braces in Clapham not only can’t be seen by anyone but the closest observer, you can also take them out for eating and cleaning.

With invisible braces in Clapham, there are no more excuses for not getting your teeth straightened.

Here’s how they work:

All push, no pull

Invisible braces in Clapham look like ultra-thin mouth guards. The difference is that inside each aligner are precision placed pressure points that press on the teeth to gently nudge them along the path to alignment. You receive a series of aligners and wear them, from the first to the last, for a week to 10 days. You will know when to change to the next one because the feeling that they don’t fit will have worn off.

Easy eating and cleaning

Every time you want to consume anything other than plain water, you simply take out your aligners, store them in their carry case, eat and drink, clean your teeth and the aligners and put them back in. Easy.

Timing

Treatment times vary, but the average length is a year. Everyone has to wear a retainer afterwards to keep the teeth in place while the newly formed bone settles down and hardens up.

Come and find out more

Invisalign consultations are free. Come in and have one.

Now you see them, now you don’t: invisible braces in Clapham

If you could get your wonky teeth lined up properly, and do it without people knowing what you were up to, would you go for it? If you have answered yes to this question, you are not alone. Many people would love to get their teeth straightened, but cannot face going through months of squirming self-consciousness every time they open their mouths and show the world the clunky metal train track braces cemented onto their teeth. Train track braces are for kids, right? Maybe they are, but that does not preclude adults getting their teeth realigned, because here at Clapham South Dental Centre, we have a great range of invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamWhat are invisible braces in Clapham?

Invisible braces is an umbrella term used in the dental profession for any teeth straightening devices that have been designed with discretion in mind. Some are more invisible than others, but all are way less intrusive than the metal braces we all associate with the gawky early teenage years.

Dr Crandon can help you find the right invisible braces in Clapham for you

Dr Tomos Crandon is our resident braces dentist. He has spent extra years after dental school studying for a postgraduate degree in braces dentistry and many years after that working as a braces dentist. When you see Dr Crandon, you are getting treatment from a highly skilled and experienced dentist. He will be able to advise you on which braces are best for realigning your teeth.

The treatment times vary depending on what needs to be done. Teeth can only move so fast, but the younger you are, the quicker your jawbone is able to resorb and rebuild the bone. This is the process that moves the teeth. We put pressure on them and the jawbone responds to this process to relieve the sustained pressure. Keeping up the pressure in a particular direction is how we can get your teeth lined up properly.

After you finish your braces treatment, you will need to wear a retainer, either bonded to the back of your teeth or a removable one, to keep your teeth in place while the bone hardens around them.

Month by month – investigating invisible braces in Clapham

Once you begin your journey towards straight teeth with us at Clapham South Dental Centre, we will be with you as the months roll by to support you through treatment. People choose to have their invisible braces in Clapham with us because of our professional levels of care and communication.

When you start your treatment with us, we’ll break down the different steps and milestones, so you can see your way all the way to the end of your treatment. The months will soon fly by when you know what to look forward to with invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamLess than a month till you’re on your way

Once you have had your initial consultation with us, we can get you underway relatively quickly. We need to plan your treatment and undertake various scans to gather the data we need to allow our partners to make the braces you need to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.

Depending on the method you choose to work with, you may need a fitting appointment where we affix your braces to your teeth. If you choose to work with invisible braces in Clapham like Invisalign, your first appointment will simply consist of picking up your new set of aligners.

Monthly check-ups

Once your treatment is underway, you will visit us every six weeks or so. This will allow us to monitor your treatment to check that everything is progressing as planned. We can make small adjustments along the way according to the needs of your teeth or in response to feedback from you.

Spreading the cost

One of the other ways we can help month by month is to offer you a finance plan that helps to spread the cost. As your treatment progress, you can pay a certain amount each month towards your procedure. For many people, this means that they can get going straight away without having to wait. It makes the options more accessible for people and allows them to budget. Finance is subject to a status check. We can talk to you more about this when you visit us for invisible braces in Clapham.

Investigating invisible braces in Clapham

It’s perfectly natural to have lots of questions in your mind when you first consider getting invisible braces in Clapham, especially if you have never come across this term before. The key to a good treatment is laying the proper groundwork. If you gather all the knowledge you need before proceeding, then you are more likely to feel comfortable and certain of your decision to give yourself a straighter smile with invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamAt Clapham South Dental Centre, our experienced staff are skilled at helping patients build trust in all sorts of dental procedures and we’re here to help you get the service and experience you want, as well as the right results.

Why are people drawn to invisible braces in Clapham?

Invisible braces in Clapham are the answer to a historically tricky issue with teeth-straightening equipment. Many adults have been put off the idea of fixing their smile in the past because they were justifiably concerned about how they would look during the process. What the dental industry realised and responded to was that, if braces could be more discreet, more adults would consider getting treatments that would benefit the cosmetic quality of their teeth. That’s when invisible braces were born.

How can braces be invisible?

‘Invisible braces’ is a bit of an umbrella terms for any teeth-straightening process where the equipment is less obtrusive than it would have been in the past. This is achieved in different ways depending on the method.

Either braces are fixed as per traditional equipment and the components are coloured in such as way as to blend in with the teeth or we use clear aligners. The latter are made from see-through plastic. Once they are in place, it’s hard to discern whether the user is wearing braces at all.

At Clapham South Dental Centre, we can walk you through the pros and cons of each method and see if any of them are suitable for your issue. Once you have a made your choice, we support you throughout your teeth-straightening process, from fitting to aftercare. Please feel free to ask any member of our team about invisible braces.

Now you see them, now you don’t

Invisible braces sounds like a contradiction. After all, aren’t braces meant to be glinting metal contraptions cemented onto the fronts of your teeth for all to see? Maybe a couple of decades ago, but not today. At Clapham South Dental Centre, we love telling our adult patients all about invisible braces in Clapham and seeing their surprise as we reveal just how discreet teeth straightening can be.

To prove our point, let’s take a look at some of the options you can discuss with our dentists when you choose invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamIncognito

At first glance, if you saw the brackets and wires that make up Incognito braces, you might think they are just the same as traditional fixed metal braces. But take a closer look and you may notice that each of the brackets is very slightly different. That’s because every Incognito bracket is custom-made to fit against the back of a specific tooth. These are lingual braces and once they are fixed in place, you won’t be able to spot them when you check out your smile in the mirror. They are safely hidden from view behind your teeth.

Invisalign

These invisible braces in Clapham are a far cry from fixed metal braces. Invisalign is not fixed, but removable. Not metal, but plastic. Not really braces, but aligners. You’ll get a series of aligners, each of which you wear for 7-10 days before moving onto the next in the set. They will gradually nudge your teeth into straighter positions. You take them out to eat, brush and floss and in 12-18 months you can enjoy the results of your teeth straightening treatment.

And that’s not all

For speedy results that still maintain a level of discretion, there is the Inman Aligner. Two spring-loaded bows push your front teeth into alignment over the course of just 6-18 weeks.

Quick Straight Teeth are fixed braces that have undergone a makeover. There is no shiny metal in sight, just clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.

Find out more

With so many options to explore, it’s well worth coming in to see us. We’ll clue you in on what is available and what will work best for you.