Achieve a longer lasting, durable smile with Invisalign in Gainsborough

Smile in the face of time

As we get older, one of the most common and visible indicators of our progressing age is the loss of our dental integrity. False teeth are stereotypically for the elderly, and this is not totally  unfounded. The older we get, the weaker the enamel and structure of our teeth becomes, which can often result in our tooth structure becoming misaligned or crooked which can lead to tooth loss or procedures such as dentures, crowns or bridges becoming required. Here at Dee Kay Dental however, we urge a great many of our elderly patients to seek out Invisalign in Gainsborough, to take control of their smiles and preserve the integrity and strength of their teeth for years to come.

What is the Invisalign method?

In case you are unaware of what Invisalign in Gainsborough is, and how it could benefit your smile and preserve your oral health we have exciting information for you. Invisalign is a relatively new method of orthodontics which aligns your teeth and leaves you with a straighter and more healthy smile after treatment has been completed. However, unlike conventional methods of dental realignment such as braces, the Invisalign method is classified as a ‘cosmetic’ dentistry solution, as it is far less detectable when worn. This is because the system does not use conventional methods of realignment that are common throughout typical braces – such as fused brackets and metal wires. Invisalign in Gainsborough replaces these tools with a series of plastic, transparent retainers which can be used throughout treatment. Each week, a new custom-made retainer is worn over your teeth, which uses specially placed pressure points within it to gently and slowly push your teeth back to their correct position. Each Invisalign retainer is created using a specialised, patented dental plastic known as Smarttrack, which is both soft and comfortable, yet firm. One of the main appeals of this form of orthodontics over typical braces is the cosmetic, discreet aspect of the treatment and the fact they can be removed for short periods of time. As each retainer is made specifically to fit perfectly over the patient’s teeth, when it is put on it is practically invisible. This separates the Invisalign method from conventional braces – which often have a largely negative impact on the appearance of those who seek them.

Fitting your Invisalign retainer

If you decide that the Invisalign retainer method is for you, then the initial stage of undertaking treatment generally begins with a friendly consultation between yourself and one of our discreet orthodontic specialists. This consultation helps us establish the degree of treatment that is necessary, as well as find out any relevant pre-existing medical or dental issues patients may have. We also use this consultation to inform patients of the positive impact that Invisalign may have on their smile and the strength of their teeth. Then, providing you are content to carry out the Invisalign process, we would use our state-of-the-art iTero 3D scanner. This allows us to get a perfectly accurate rendering of the inside of your mouth – without you having to chomp on any messy and uncomfortable moulding materials. From this rendering, the Invisalign retainers are constructed, so they fit the specific shape of your teeth perfectly. Our iTero scanner also lets you see a digital impression of how your smile may look, prior to completing your course of Invisalign, which usually acts as a contributary factor in spurring any patients who may be on the fence about the procedure.