The Gentle Dental is a leading orthodontic clinic, with experienced dentists who specialise in Invisalign teeth straightening braces. Our 20 years experience in orthodontic dentistry has earned the clinic a notable reputation in Teddington, Sheen and Hampton.
“I am completely delighted with the results of my Invisalign treatment. Thank you so much, Ali, for all your care and attention to detail and especially for having me picture ready for my daughter’s wedding 5 months before the end of my treatment. Beautiful straight white teeth- so nice!” – Judith P, Kingston
Our orthodontists are experiencing a huge increase in the number of patients opting for Invisalign. The clear braces treatment promotes better oral health and hygiene in comparison to traditional braces, which often can cause tartar and plaque buildup.
The removable aligners offer patients a discrete process to straighten their teeth that is comfortable and twice as fast as traditional braces.
Our team of talented dentists are led by the very accomplished, Dr Marshall. It is under his specialist direction that has allowed our practice to welcome patients from Teddington (KT1, TW1 & TW11 postcodes), Richmond, Twickenham and beyond.
What are the main advantages of Invisalign?
Clear Invisalign braces have four impressive benefits:
Why is Invisalign better than average braces?
In comparison to traditional braces, Invisalign offers a multitude of benefits. Invisalign has the power to straighten teeth faster and more efficiently as it uses precise 3D imaging software to design your perfect smile.
One of the most obvious advantages is its discretion, the clear aligners offer patients the chance to straighten their teeth without being noticed. They also promote stronger oral health and hygiene as they can be removed to brush, floss and eat.
How long will the treatment take?
Treatment times can vary from patient to patient. The length of time will depend on the type of orthodontic problem and the severity of the issue. Treatment is often completed within 12 months, with some treatments being completed in four months. The most severe cases can take two years.
What’s the Invisalign treatment procedure like?
Step 1: Your bespoke Invisalign treatment plan
Our practice uses the latest technologies and scanning systems to take the most accurate impressions in order to create perfect moulds. Your initial consultation to receive Invisalign will start with a digital 3D scan of your teeth.
This is where we will create a 3D video of your current smile and how it will transform. When the patient is happy with the finished look provided by the scan, the aligners are made and the treatment can begin.
Step 2: Discrete performance
As Invisalign aligners are removable they allow the patient to continue eating what they want and still maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. For adults, they can be removed for special occasions or big meetings. You will have a series of aligners that will need to be swapped every two weeks or so as the teeth gradually align. Every six to eight weeks you will have checkups with the orthodontist who will ensure that everything is going as planned.
Step 3 – The final result: straight teeth!
Once the treatment is complete you’ll be left with the new smile that was designed for you those few months ago. Some patients at this point whiten their teeth to complete their new smile.
Step 4 – Retainers and Bonding
Now that the teeth are in their correct position, we can look into fixing any minor imperfections in shape, which can be enhanced with cosmetic bonding.
Following the treatment, retainers will be required to be worn during the night to prevent the teeth from relapsing into their original state. Many patients opt for the Vivera retainers that are made with the same technology as Invisalign aligners.
What are the health benefits?
Invisalign braces have many benefits, including many advantages of your overall health. By correcting misaligned teeth, you avoid creating abnormal bite patterns, which negatively impact surrounding teeth.
Dental issues connected to misaligned teeth include tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, headaches damaged bone, chips and fractures. The likelihood of later being diagnosed with disorders like gum disease and tooth decay as brushing and interdental cleaning is more difficult to achieve.
Travelling to us from Teddington
The surgery is located within a 10-minute drive of Teddington using the B358 and Hampton Wick Rd (A308).
Patients travelling to us by public transport can use the R68 from Broad Street (typically takes 28 minutes).
For train users, we are located less than a five minutes’ walk from Hampton train station. View directions here.
Contact us today to book your consultation. Call 020 8224 7562.
We regularly see patients from Esher, Claygate, Hinchley Wood, Thames Ditton, Cobham, Walton, Addlestone, Chertsey, Chessington, Epsom, Hampton, Kingston, Shepperton, Staines, Sunbury, Surbiton, Sutton, Teddington, Twickenham and Woking and welcome new patients and referrals.
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