If you look in the mirror and feel disappointed by your teeth and smile, then rest assured that you are not alone. There are now many different treatment options available that are convenient and accessible to help you fix your smile. Once upon a time, cosmetic dentistry was considered highly expensive and only for celebrities and the rich. However, in today’s world, cosmetic dentistry is available at every dental practice, and there is a wide array of treatments available, depending on your dental requirements and personal preferences. Many people have avoided cosmetic dental treatments for the fear that they will be uncomfortable or painful, but here at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist, we can offer you a beautiful smile that is easy to achieve.

Invisalign Chelsea is a highly popular form of cosmetic dentistry that can be used to correct the misalignment issues of your teeth. It is an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment, which consists of metal braces that are usually very visible when worn. As the name suggests, Invisalign Chelsea is almost invisible and uses clear plastic aligners that put pressure on your teeth to push them into better positions for a neatly aligned smile. Since its introduction, over the last two decades, Invisalign Chelsea has helped correct over 4 million smiles across the world and continues to grow in popularity amongst dentists and patients alike. Speak to us at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist today to find out how Invisalign can help change your smile as well.

How does Invisalign work?

Our dentist will comprehensively examine your teeth and gums to make sure that you are ready for Invisalign Chelsea. The treatment works by moving your teeth; therefore, your teeth must be healthy so that the treatment can progress successfully without worsening any underlying dental problems.

Using Invisalign‘s very own iTero device, which involves scanning your teeth and gums with a laser pen or wand, our dental team can create a three-dimensional image of your mouth on the screen beside you. This image can then be manipulated to find out what successful treatment with Invisalign can do for your smile, and it will also be sent to the laboratory to create a series of individually tailored thermoplastic aligners that will work together to push your teeth into the desired position. By manufacturing the aligners in this way, Align Technology helps ensure that the aligners are comfortable to wear and produce highly accurate results.

Each aligner is designed to move your teeth by up to 0.25 mm and must be worn for approximately 2 weeks at a time. However, this can vary depending on your personal dental needs and will be instructed by our dentist. The aligners need to stay in your mouth for approximately 22 hours a day and must only be removed before you eat or clean your teeth. Treatment times with the Invisalign aligners range from 6 to 12 months and vary from patient to patient. Speak to us at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist today to find out more.