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My dentist has offered me Invisalign but is this right for me?

My dentist has offered me Invisalign but is this right for me?

My Dentist Has Offered Me Invisalign But Is This Right For Me?

It’s very possible you’re reading this because one of your new year resolutions was to straighten your teeth for the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. And what a fine resolution that is! You may also be interested to find out about the latest developments in Invisalign clear aligners for 2021. At Belur Orthodontics in Aylesbury/Marlow we often get asked “am I suitable for Invisalign?” often because your regular dentist also offers this teeth straightening solution. Before deciding on using the Invisalign system patients should consider the following.

Should I Use An Orthodontist Or Dentist For Invisalign?

An orthodontist’s sole purpose, top priority and raison d’etre is to help patients achieve straight teeth and a perfectly aligned smile. That’s what we’ve trained for and that’s all we do, every working day. This not only means you’re in the best possible place when it comes to straightening teeth, it also means we’re able to offer alternative ways to achieve a beautiful smile if you’re not a suitable candidate for Invisalign. We also hear of cases where dentists tell patients they’re unsuitable for Invisalign simply because they don’t have the right Invisalign option to offer. We offer an array of different types of Invisalign treatments and other orthodontic treatment options so there’s always a solution for all our patients. The worst outcome for patients is if they end up wasting time and money on the wrong type of braces which don’t provide the desired end results. The good news is clear aligners like Invisalign are not only discreet but provide successful outcomes for patients who, your Belur Orthodontics, Orthodontist, recognises as a suitable candidate. Our consultation process added to the fact we’re a recognised Invisalign Gold Provider, means you’ll receive expert guidance on what’s best for you and we’ll explain all options clearly and thoroughly so you get to make an informed decision on your orthodontic treatment. Click here for more information on why you should choose an orthodontic practice to have braces.

Am I A Suitable Candidate For Invisalign?

The good news is that Invisalign aligners can treat most orthodontic problems.

  • These include minor to moderate cases of:
    Protruding teeth
  • Crooked teeth Gaps
  • Overbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Invisalign primarily corrects the position and placement of teeth, not the structure and positioning of the jaw. Due to this, severe cases of misalignment typically require traditional clear braces. To be 100% sure what’s right for you we recommend meeting with your Invisalign orthodontist in person at Belur Orthodontics in Aylesbury/Marlow or arrange for a free remote orthodontic consultation.

Not Just The Cost Of Invisalign To Consider As a treatment

Invisalign appeals to many dentists as they see it as taking an impression, sending it to a lab and then receiving the trays/aligners to do the job for them. Sounds simple but in reality, getting a successful outcome and teeth as straight as possible, is more complex.

To start with, we won’t take an impression of your teeth at Belur Orthodontics in Aylesbury or Marlow, we’ll actually use a state-of-the-art 3D scanner to digitally scan your teeth which is far more detailed and accurate than an impression and a lot quicker to send to the Invisalign lab. This means your Invisalign aligners will work as efficiently as possible in moving your teeth to their desired position.

Again, at the planning/consultation stage we won’t just assess the current state of your smile but will also discuss other issues that may mean Invisalign treatment is not the best option and provide alternatives. Invisalign enables patients to remove their aligners while eating or speaking. While this is one of the greatest advantages, it can also be a pitfall.

More freedom comes with more responsibility. Patient compliance, therefore, is crucial for a successful outcome. That means patients must wear their aligners for at least 20 hours a day. Not wearing the aligners enough can lengthen treatment time.

Patients who are too young to take responsibility for their aligners may be recommended traditional braces to avoid having to replace their aligners too often.

It’s important to ensure that Invisalign is the best option for you before treatment begins and also to know there are no wrong choices between clear aligners and traditional braces for those who qualify.

Don’t Be Forced Into Invisalign If You’re Not Comfortable.

If the words “traditional braces” make you think of giant silver brackets and wires, think again! Traditional braces are much more subtle than they used to be and just as effective. Ask us about braces with clear ceramic brackets and customizable arch wire. Clear braces are particularly popular for adult patients for the same reasons that clear aligners are. They’re both discreet and effective treatments. If you’d like to discuss the pros and cons of Invisalign or any other orthodontic treatments then contact us today. 01296 796546 or  [email protected]

 

Digital Dentistry and Smile Visual Consultation for Adults

Digital Dentistry and Smile Visual Consultation for Adults

Your smile is often the first thing others will notice about you, so it is important that you are

totally happy and confident with how it looks. At Belur Orthodontics, we offer a unique full

face assessment when helping you to design your new smile, as a beautiful smile is made up

of so much more than just teeth. The exclusive Belur Orthodontics collaboration between a

world expert in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics is truly groundbreaking, and ensures

that you will receive the very best results possible using multiple techniques and treatments.

Dr Belur, delivers advanced levels of patient care, including in-depth smile transformation

plans with digital renderings of results before any treatment is undertaken, upholding our

values of honesty and transparency from the very start.

 

At Belur Orthodontics, we offer a simple way to evaluate how your new smile will look

before undergoing any orthodontic treatments. Using advanced technological software,

award winning orthodontist Dr Belur and his team can create a digital visualisation of your

smile transformation plan, using your own unique facial structure as a structural guide. This

is incredibly useful for patients unsure about committing to orthodontic work that require

long-term commitment.

Over the last few years, technology has been growing at an unprecedented rate. However,

this doesn’t just apply to smart phones and virtual assistants! In his illustrious 25-year career,

Dr Belur, founder of Belur Orthodontics, has seen dentistry change dramatically, including the

development of new, innovative treatments, procedures, and techniques, all born from

exciting technological advancement in the field.

Many possess the erroneous view that dentistry hasn’t kept up with the remarkable

advancements we’ve seen in medicine over the last few decades. It is certainly true that many

dentists are slow to adopt newer developments in their practice in favour of the same tried

and tested treatments. However, this isn’t to say that newer dental technologies aren’t

available, and are just as effective as older methods, if not more so.

Dr Belur, has never shields away from implementing the latest, most advanced treatments in

clinic, from serving as one of the first UK pioneers of the now renowned Invisalign® brace

technology to ensuring every treatment we offer here at Belur Orthodontics, provide the very

best results possible for our patients.

While other dental clinics are reluctant to implement digital dentistry, Belur Orthodontics

embraces technological growth. We always seek to offer cutting-edge treatments that offer

the highest levels of safety, efficacy, and reliability. We incorporate digital dentistry into

much of what we do. This includes using advanced software to create digital smile plans,

allowing us to create an image of how patients will look post-treatment before agreeing to

any procedures and scanners for a more in-depth view of the mouth, leading to more

effective, accurate treatments.