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Want to learn more about Invisalign?The top 5 FAQs online answered by Shepperton Dental Care

In the world of adult orthodontics, it seems that almost any misalignment or protrusion can now be treated with ease and discretion.

While many adults were once less than eager to approach their dentist about having braces fitted, in recent years, the numbers of adults undertaking orthodontics have shot up, in part due to the availability (and success) of invisible and clear braces.

And why wouldn’t they? Custom fitted, discreet in appearance and usage which does not require an orthodontist, this new generation of braces are straightforward and versatile. So, if you have had enough of hiding your teeth in photos or covering your mouth when you giggle, invisible braces may be the perfect solution for you!

At Shepperton Dental Care, our dentists can offer suitable patients treatment with clear and invisible braces, allowing a faster alternative to traditional braces. With brands like Invisalign in Shepperton, you won’t have to worry about unwanted stares from strangers or attending tightening appointments; just pop them in your mouth and you’re good to go!

Curious to learn more about Invisalign in Shepperton? Read on for the answers to the top 5 FAQs on the internet.

How do they work?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign in Shepperton works by using a set of custom-crafted plastic trays to gently move your teeth.

Our team will use a 3D scanner to take an accurate image of the position of your teeth. Then using computer technology, we will create a computer model of the aligners needed to get your straighter smile. Once the computer modelled trays arrive, you put them in and begin your journey! It really is quite simple.

Are they painful?

There may be some discomfort when wearing invisible braces but this should be minimal.

When you change between trays, there may be a period of 2-3 days when you feel pressure on your teeth, but this is normal and is part of the realignment process.

If you are worried about the level of discomfort, contact our team for a follow-up examination.

How long will I wear them for?

This will depend on your unique case, but on average this brand of invisible brace takes between 6-9 months to work.

Can any dentist fit them?

No; when looking for a dentist to work with this brace, you need to ensure that they are qualified and have experience using this brand.

And, at Shepperton Dental Care, we can guarantee that all of our staff have undertaken the required training to work with this aligner, so you can trust us to get you the smile you have always wanted.

Can’t I get the same braces online any cheaper?

In a word, no.

Yes, you can get a similar looking brace online cheaper, but it will not be as effective and as it has not been fitted by a trained dentist, it may actually cause more damage. For any brace to work, you need a trained professional to assess your mouth and to provide regular appointments to ensure the brace is working.