Invisalign

Invisalign Edinburgh, helping you perfect your smile

What is it?

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When a crooked smile occurs, which is more common than you may think, the first thought of correction is chunky, metal braces that are not necessarily conspicuous and as an adult may fill you with dread. Therefore in some cases, people turn away from receiving treatment believing it is better to keep the crooked smile rather than face the public with a chunky brace. This is where Invisalign Edinburgh comes in.

These transparent retainers, which are removable at home, not only save time but also provide a treatment that you can feel comfortable in and embrace the outside world whilst undergoing this excellent treatment.

How does it work?

To begin your journey with Invisalign Edinburgh you can literally visualise the end result by taking a selfie or uploading a photo on our Smile experience page which will then show you what the result will be after this treatment is completed. Once this small but effective visualisation occurs it is then up to you and your dental team to get your consultation booked in. Whilst an app can show you the end result there are many aspects to consider when choosing an orthodontic treatment and whilst cosmetically retainers are often the personal preference, it is important to have a treatment that will be effective as well as cosmetically appealing. This is why the consultation is of high importance as a series of photographs, x-rays and physical examinations will occur along with a discussion about how misaligned the teeth may be and what the best way forward is.

The Invisalign process

If Invisalign Edinburgh is the best treatment for you a series of aligners will be created based on your photographic images and x-rays. This takes approximately 2 weeks and that is when another appointment will take place to instruct you on how to use the retainers so that they actually achieve the results wanted within the least amount of time.

Each retainer is to be worn for approximately 22 hours a day with removal only occurring during times of food consumption and when carrying out your daily oral hygiene process. This ensures that no food debris gets stuck within the retainers which is the last thing we want to happen when on a zoom call and not hiding behind our face masks!

Following on from the 22 hours a day, each set of retainers are to be worn for a period of time which generally spans over a couple of weeks per set. However, the length of time each set is to be worn will be discussed during your appointment as this can vary from patient to patient and it is important to have the progress monitored by your dental team to ensure the teeth are guided into position gently. It is therefore essential that you attend regular appointments every 6 weeks to monitor the progress.

Once the desired alignment has been reached, a new retainer will be provided which is to be worn ongoing to ensure that the new positioning of the teeth remains rather than reverting to their previous position.

Let Invisalign in Edinburgh get your smile back on track

Let your smile shine

At Meadowbank Dental, we recognise the strain that 2020 has placed on a lot of our patients. It has been a challenging year for us all, but we must remember to smile. Doing so has been clinically proven to have an uplifting effect on our mood and general wellbeing.

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However, we also recognise that a portion of people out there often find smiling to be a struggle as they are embarrassed or unhappy with having visibly misaligned teeth.

Many people do not seek any orthodontic help, because they are unaware of what options are available. Many believe that they must wear fused metal braces to achieve a straighter smile – which often deters teenagers and young adults.

Seeking  Invisalign Edinburgh from us here at Meadowbank Dental provides those who have misaligned teeth with a solution that can comfortably and discreetly realign their smile.

Undergoing Invisalign Edinburgh is so discreet that it often goes completely unnoticed, making it a desirable treatment for teenagers or young professionals aiming to achieve a straight smile.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign method is a new cosmetic orthodontic treatment that has been designed to be as minimally invasive as possible. Unlike traditional orthodontics, the Invisalign system does not need to be attached to the patient’s teeth in any way.

Instead, the orthodontic alignment is achieved through pressure points, which are within a custom-made orthodontic retainer. Each retainer is made from a mould of the patient’s teeth and is constructed from thin transparent plastic.

Since its advent in 2001, the Invisalign system has become one of the most popular forms of cosmetic orthodontics globally. Below are some of the main appeals of the Invisalign retainer system.

  • Comfort – As nothing needs to be bonded to any part of the patient’s teeth, the Invisalign method is typically far more comfortable and less invasive than traditional orthodontic methods.
  • Convenience – Because the Invisalign system consists entirely of a removable plastic retainer, patients can choose to take out their retainer whenever they choose to periodically. This gives patients freedom that very few other orthodontic treatments offer.
  • Confidence – As each Invisalign retainer is custom-fitted to cover the patient’s teeth entirely, and as it is transparent, it practically slips out of sight completely. This gives the patients confidence to wear their retainer daily without attracting any unwanted scrutiny.

How do I get Invisalign?

If you feel that your smile could benefit from the discreet orthodontic help of  Invisalign in Edinburgh, then the first step would be to speak to one of our experts here at Meadowbank and arrange a consultation. 

Typically, following a consultation, the treatment process for getting Invisalign goes as laid out below.

  1. A practitioner will thoroughly examine your teeth for any potential risks – such as gum disease – which may prevent the Invisalign process from being effective.
  • An impression of your teeth will then be taken, along with photographs of your tooth structure and shape – from which an engineer will create your retainer.
  • Your custom made Invisalign retainer is then created around two weeks later. After crafting, patients can begin their Invisalign treatment by wearing their retainer for around 22-24 hours a day for the best results.

At Meadowbank Dental, we also allow our patients to see a digital rendering of how their smiles will look after they have completed their Invisalign treatment – which often gives them the confidence they need to commit to the treatment process.

Do you want straight teeth with Invisalign in Edinburgh?

This extremely popular treatment has allowed millions of people worldwide the opportunity to discreetly and conveniently straighten their teeth without frequent dental appointments. This is with an enormous support base online, as well as a consistent availability of an oral healthcare professional at their side.

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Invisalign Edinburgh gives patients the best of both worlds and we are pleased to be able to offer you this solution to your misaligned bite or teeth. If you have a smile that isn’t quite up to scratch, then we invite you to come and talk to us about this option to see whether it is suitable for you.

Not everyone can use this treatment, although advances in the models means that more people can than not. Severe and complex misalignments do respond better to more traditional fixed devices, which give more control over the movement of your teeth, but if you have moderate to minor misalignments, then the initial iTero scan will be able to swiftly provide answers for you.

What is this iTero scan?

Lying at the heart of this treatment is an innovative scanning software that maps the precise movement of your teeth and jaw to realign your smile in the most effective and convenient way possible. We digitally model clear, plastic teeth aligners from these scan results and you wear these over the course of several months, wearing a new one every fortnight or so, to push your teeth into their correct position.

Another benefit of the scan is that we can digitally produce a visual representation of the movement and final result of your smile after completing Invisalign Edinburgh, which inspires and motivates you. A lot of people either have unrealistic expectations or cannot imagine themselves with straighter teeth, so this is a great way of clarifying any thoughts that our patient might have.

How does this treatment differ from others?

Because Invisalign Edinburgh is removable, you can enjoy a type of freedom that is not found with other teeth straightening devices. Although you must wear the device for a minimum of 22 hours each day, you do have more freedom to carry on life as normal, without needing frequent dental check-ups to tighten wires.

Fixed braces are designed to pull teeth into their right alignment, but this treatment pushes. Both are equally effective, it is just a different style of treatment that has been developed over the years where dentists attempt to provide suitable solutions for the vastly different patients that they see.

If you believe this treatment to be a good option for you, we would love to help you on your journey to straighter, more healthier teeth with these clear, plastic aligners. You can enjoy eating the foods you want, nobody needs to know that you’re wearing them and you are certainly in control of your teeth straightening experience. With a good measure of self-control and willpower to see the treatment through to a positive outcome, you too, like millions before you, can enjoy a straighter smile with this treatment.

Get clued up on how Invisalign in Edinburgh could improve your smile

At Meadowbank Dental, all that we really want is to see each of our patients happy. For a number of years now, we have been providing the residents of Edinburgh with a range of dentistry options, and during that time we have noticed many different trends and fads come and go. What we have noticed remains consistently, and continues to grow over the years, is the importance and value that is placed behind having a bright and healthy looking smile. Over recent years, interest in cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign in Edinburgh have become massively popular, and we could not be more happy to be improving the smile of so many patients of all ages.

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What is Invisalign?

Although many new patients are seeking out Invisalign in Edinburgh from us here at Meadowbank Dental, many are still completely in the dark as to what Invisalign is, and how it could benefit them. Each year, countless adults across the country put off getting vitally needed orthodontic work because they are afraid of how the treatment may impact the way they look. Whilst having teeth which are crooked or misaligned can be the cause of some embarrassment or self-consciousness, most adults who have such teeth would prefer to keep them in favour of metallic braces. Thankfully however, here at Meadowbank we have an ideal solution. Through Invisalign in Edinburgh, patients of all ages can achieve a straighter looking smile with ease.

How does Inviaslign work

You may wonder how such a thing may be possible, but it is actually a method of orthodontic alignment which has been in development for quite some time. Conventional orthodontics – that is to say fused, traditional braces – work by using a connecting wire to apply tension to brackets which are fixed to the front of a patient’s teeth. Over time, the tension in the wire moves the patient’s teeth into their desired shaping. The Invisalign method however, offers a completely different approach. It does not involve any metal wires, or require anything to be fused to the front of a patient’s teeth, as it consists entirely of a plastic, removable, transparent retainer. This retainer is formed out of a specialised dental plastic called SmartTrack, and has built in pressure points within its structure. These pressure points shift the patient’s teeth by applying pressure to the specific teeth which need to be moved. Over the duration of treatment, the patient’s teeth will eventually all be shifted into their desired position and the patient can enjoy a straighter looking, healthier smile.

How can I get Invisalign?

If you feel that your smile could be enhanced through orthodontic work, but would rather not have treatment that impedes on the way you look, then just visit us here at Meadowbank Dental for a friendly discussion of your options. In doing so, it will allow for one of our Invisalign experts to fill you in on all you need to know, as well as make an initial assessment of your dental health.