Invisalign at Fulham Road Dental
Is Invisalign treatment right for me?
When it comes to improving your smile there are lots of options available so it can be confusing to know where to start. My advice would always be to book a cosmetic consultation with your dentist so they can provide you with options that are suitable for your needs. Often there are several treatments that could get you the result you are looking for, and your dentist can help explain which would be the best for you based on your smile goals and the current health of your teeth and gums. Follow this link if you are interested in an Invisalign Treatment.
Will Invisalign treatment impact my lifestyle?
One of our most popular treatments at Fulham Road Dental is Invisalign aligners. They are a type of brace, and can therefore straighten crooked or crowded teeth, or close spaces between teeth where there are gaps. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear removable aligners. These are changed weekly to gently move the teeth until they are in the desired position, to give you your dream smile. They are extremely discreet and therefore have become increasingly popular with our adult patients, looking for an alternative to traditional braces.
Another great advantage of the Invisalign aligners is that they are removable. This makes brushing and flossing a much easier task throughout your treatment, as you simply remove the aligners before doing so. There are also fewer restrictions on your diet compared to traditional braces, as you will remove the aligners to eat and drink, therefore you don’t need to avoid certain sticky and hard foods. If this sounds like a treatment that you are interested in, what are your next steps?
Am I suitable for Invisalign treatment?
If you’ve decided you want to know more about Invisalign, then your first step would be to book a consultation. At Fulham Road Dental I offer free virtual consultations so we can discuss possible treatment in more detail, and you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Before you are booked in for your virtual consultation we ask you to send us some photographs of your teeth and smile and we use these as a basis to discuss your smile goals. This is a really simple process that takes a few minutes using only your smartphone and the link below. There is a video here to show you how simple it is to take and send us your photographs.
First and foremost, the virtual consultation is an important step to allow me to understand what you would like to change about your smile. I will use the photographs as a basis for us to review and discuss together on screen, to get a clear understanding of what you like or dislike about your teeth. We can then talk about available treatment options and decide on the next step for you.
At this stage we invite you to visit our state-of-the-art dental practice in Fulham for a full oral health check, and a consultation with me in person. We always ensure your teeth, gums, jaws and soft tissues of the mouth are healthy before starting any cosmetic dental procedures. These are the foundations of a healthy smile!
What could my smile look like using Invisalign?
Wouldn’t it be great to see what your smile could look like before you have committed to treatment? At Fulham Road Dental we have invested in the latest technology so that we are able to do just that!
During your consultation at the practice, we take photographs of your teeth and use our digital scanner to scan your teeth. We then carry out a smile simulation on our iTero scanner. This gives you an idea of what your teeth could look like after Invisalign treatment and allows us to discuss other aspects of your smile, such as the shape of your teeth.
Sometimes once the teeth are straight, we can see there are slight variations in their shape and size. Therefore, to get an even smile, treatments such as composite bonding may be an option you would like to explore. This is not always necessary, but by using this technology we can have these discussions with you right at the beginning of your treatment process. Our ethos is to be open and transparent to avoid any unexpected costs or treatment discussions near the end of your smile journey, that were not discussed at the start. In line with this our Invisalign treatment packages are listed with the full fees and exactly what is included on our dedicated Invisalign page. Please click here to learn more: HOW MUCH DOES INVISALIGN COST?
Your smile journey with Invisalign
If you opt to go ahead with an Invisalign treatment we create a bespoke treatment plan for you using Invisalign’s ClinCheck software. This allows me to digitally plan your smile, taking into account all of the discussions we have had, and factoring in the shape of your face and jaws. A beautiful smile should fit the shape of your face, and this is where the expertise of your dentist is important.
This digital plan of your smile is discussed with you in detail to ensure you are happy with what we have planned. It also enables me to explain what the treatment process will involve, along with what the overall length of the treatment is likely to be.
I hope you have found this article useful in providing some insight into what Invisalign treatment could do for you, and how we manage your smile journey at Fulham Road Dental.
If you would like to submit some photographs to see how we could help you, please use the link below. I would love to meet you over a virtual consultation!
Dr Sandy Shergill
Invisalign Dentist at Fulham Road Dental