Category: Invisalign

Tips on getting the most out of your Invisalign aligners

If you’ve decided to improve your smile with Invisalign in Kings Hill, congratulations – you’ve chosen an advanced system with proven success. But there are some tips and hints to get the best out of the treatment.

At One Smile Oral Care, we want our patients to get the best treatment they can, and with Invisalign this means being committed to following a strict regime of wearing and cleaning the aligners.

Invisalign in Kings HillAlways wear the aligners

The main thing to remember for anyone using Invisalign in Kings Hill is that the aligners need to be worn for 20-22 hours every day in order for them to work. It’s best if the aligners are only removed for eating, brushing and flossing.

Keep on schedule

Your dentist will give you a schedule and a few sets of trays when you start treatment with Invisalign in Kings Hill, and it will be your responsibility to make sure you change them on time, and in the right order. It is important to make sure you change aligners on the right day, as the treatment programme is carefully arranged.

Brushing and flossing

When you are using Invisalign, it’s more important than ever to keep up a good dental hygiene habit, as the aligners can hold any tiny particles of leftover food against your teeth. Ideally you should clean your teeth after eating, before putting the aligners back in, but if you are unable to brush and floss at that time, at least rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

Keep your aligners clean

Keeping your aligners clean is just as important as keeping your teeth clean. It is a good idea to give the aligners a quick clean before you replace them after eating, and also in the morning as bacteria can build up overnight. The best way to clean the aligners is using a soft toothbrush and water. Toothpaste should not be used as it is abrasive and can damage the aligners.

Give yourself time to adjust

It will take a bit of time to get used to wearing the aligners, as they will feel strange at the start. They can affect your speech at first, but you will soon learn to talk normally with them.

Taking good care of your teeth while wearing Invisalign in Kings Hill

Choosing Invisalign to straighten your teeth and bite is a wise decision. Not only are the aligners easy to use and comfortable to wear, but also you can take good care of your teeth and gums. Unlike regular braces which are difficult to clean properly and maintain, Invisalign aligners can be removed in case you want to brush or floss your teeth. This way you can always stay on top of your oral hygiene game.

At One Smile Oral Care, we offer Invisalign in Kings Hill and we can show you how easy is to take good care of your teeth when you are wearing your aligners. Following a few simple steps will ensure that your aligners will remain clean and effective.

Invisalign in Kings HillDon’t eat with your aligners

One of the biggest differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign aligners can be taken out. However, you can’t keep your aligners out of your mouth for more than 4 hours per day as this can hinder the successful completion of your treatment. Only remove your aligners when you want to eat or drink – but it’s ok to have them on when you drink water. With Invisalign in Kings Hill you don’t have to change your oral hygiene routine – simply remove the aligners every time you want to eat and re-insert them into your mouth after cleaning your teeth.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth

At One Smile Oral Care, we recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day while undergoing treatment for Invisalign in Kings Hill. However, ideally, you should rinse your mouth every time you eat or drink something so that your aligners won’t stain over time. Rinsing with water should do the trick.

Don’t leave your aligners dirty

Last but not least, it is equally important to clean your aligners so that bacteria do not survive on them. You can clean them either with lukewarm water or with a special cleaning solution (Invisalign has a branded one but you can also use a gentle denture cleaner).

If you are interested in Invisalign in Kings Hill and you would like to see if you can be a good candidate for this innovative teeth straightening treatment, call us today.

Yes, you can get straight teeth without looking odd

Ask anyone if they’d like to get their wonky teeth straightened and they’re almost bound to say yes. Ask them if they’re prepared to go through a few months of looking odd because they’ve got braces on their teeth and it’s surprising how many say no. People are very sensitive to how their teeth look and wearing braces as an adult is not something many are willing to do. It’s understandable really. Braces are indelibly associated with being an adolescent; not a look a career-minded adult is after. However, there is a way round this conundrum and we have it here at One Smile Oral Care in Kings Hill: Invisalign.

Invisalign in Kings HillYou may never have seen people wearing Invisalign in Kings Hill. That’s because this way of straightening teeth is so discreet as to be as good as invisible. Hence the name: Invisible Alignment.

Why so hard to see?

Invisalign is different from traditional brackets and wires fixed onto the front of the teeth. These devices look more like ultra-thin mouth guards when you hold them in your hand. They hug the teeth very snugly, coming all the way up to the gum line and because the plastic is so thin, only 0.3mm, once they are in situ, they are very hard to spot. They also don’t interfere with speech or with eating.

Why so easy to eat?

That’s the other big plus with Invisalign in Kings Hill. These devices come out. In fact, you have to take them out to eat food and drink anything that is not plain water. If you didn’t, the plastic would become discoloured and therefore visible over your teeth. This means that you can eat whatever you want without having to worry about picking food out from behind brackets and wires, or indeed, breaking your device. Then you just brush your teeth and put the aligner back in. As long as you wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day, you will stay on track with your treatment.

Why not book a free consultation with us at One Smile Oral Care to find out more about Invisalign in Kings Hill?

More than 4 million people chose Invisalign

When you are about to invest a lot of money in something, you want to know it is going to be money well spent. You need to read reviews, talk to other people who have used that service or product, get a general feel for the thing. And that’s kind of hard when the thing you want to use is invisible. You can’t see how many other people are using it. That’s the trouble with Invisalign in Kings Hill, it’s big selling point is that it’s a way to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing what you are up to.

Invisalign in Kings HillIt’s not like say, an Audi or a Skoda. You see those in the supermarket car park and you can, in theory, go ask their owner all about them as they unload their shopping. With Invisalign, there is bound to be someone you interact with on a casual basis, who is using it, and you will never know. It could be the person at the supermarket check-out. It could be your best mate’s mate that you had a laugh with in the pub the other night. It could be that Skoda driver you just talked to about their car. You will never know because unless they choose to inform you that they are using Invisalign in Kings Hill from us at One Smile Oral Care, you won’t spot it in their mouths.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign in Kings Hill is a tooth-straightening system made of amazingly thin, clear plastic mouth guard-style aligners that fit over your teeth like a second skin. Once in place, you really can’t see them, they hug the teeth and the gum line so snugly.

Inside each aligner are precision-placed bumps and ridges that press on your teeth to move them into alignment. You wear your invisible aligners for at least 20 hours a day. At first, the pressure from these ridges makes them feel as if they don’t really fit, and they don’t. The pressure moves the teeth over the course of the next 7-10 days, gradually wearing off. Once your aligner seems to fit well, it’s time to move onto the next one in the series.

Make the most out of your treatment with Invisalign in Kings Hill

Invisalign is a great alternative for those who don’t want to wear braces. Moreover, this treatment is less painful than braces and does not require as many adjustments. With Invisalign, you can live your life without worrying about what to eat or how to clean your teeth.

At One Smile Oral Care, Invisalign in Kings Hill is the preferred treatment of choice of many teenagers and adults. Invisalign is easier to install than regular braces, but it is still a teeth straightening treatment and in order to achieve the most out of it, you need to be aware of a few tips and tricks.

Invisalign in Kings HillNever forget to floss

You may be brushing twice-daily, every single day, but chances are that you are not flossing your teeth with the same daily frequency. With Invisalign, flossing your teeth every day is more important than ever. Unless you use an interdental brush or another device to remove plaque, food remains and bacteria from in-between your teeth, you should floss every single day since the aligners prevent saliva from cleaning your teeth properly.

Commit to wearing your aligners 22-24 hours per day

Invisalign is not difficult to wear and does not require much effort from your part. However, Invisalign in Kings Hill is a treatment that will only work as it should if you wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day. If you are not willing to stick to this simple rule, then Invisalign is probably not the right treatment for you.

Don’t move to the next aligner in the series on your own

Unless your dentist has instructed you so, you are not supposed to change your aligners earlier or later than you should. If your dentist tells you to wear you aligner for a few extra days, you should follow their advice, instead of experimenting on your own.

Your aligners will remain invisible

While you will definitely feel that you are wearing them, your aligners are made of clear plastic, therefore they are invisible to the naked eye. Instead of worrying that someone will notice that you are undergoing treatment, enjoy smiling with Invisalign in Kings Hill.

Correct uneven teeth discreetly with Invisalign

Although braces are the traditional treatment for uneven or crooked teeth, dental technology has advanced a lot since they were first invented and there are many more options now available. One option is to talk to our dentists about a clear aligner, such as Invisalign in Kings Hill.

Invisalign in Kings HillInvisalign – what exactly is it?

The Invisalign System is a series of clear plastic aligners that are worn for one or two weeks at a time, then exchanged for another set, and so on until optimum teeth correction is reached. At the start of treatment, your treatment plan will be plotted out using the latest 3D technology at our practice in Kings Hill. Invisalign is designed to ensure you know what to expect every step of the way. Each stage of your treatment will correct the teeth in a specific way, making results predictable and successful.

Why choose Invisalign?

As producers of the world’s first clear aligners, Invisalign know teeth. In a world where people are more concerned about appearance than ever before, it is important to have the option to improve your smile and this can be done easily and very discreetly with Invisalign in Kings Hill. The aligners themselves are nearly invisible and people are not likely to notice you are wearing them. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed for eating, so there is no need to worry about restricting your diet.

Because they are removable, Invisalign are ideal for people who play contact sports, or professionals whose appearance is particularly important. However, the aligners do need to be worn for a recommended 22 hours a day. Most patients find that the aligners don’t affect their speech, so this should not be a concern.

Problems that can be corrected with Invisalign in Kings Hill

A number of orthodontic issues can be correcting using Invisalign in Kings Hill. Problems with bite, such as overbite, underbite and crossbite can all be adjusted. Gaps between the teeth and overcrowded teeth can also be corrected. Many people who wore braces when young now find that their teeth have shifted as they’ve got older. This is something that can usually be corrected with Invisalign in Kings Hill.

The convenience of Invisalign

What’s Invisalign?

Invisalign in Kings Hill is a type of modern brace system made of clear plastic. Invisalign braces are usually referred to as Invisalign aligners. They are called Invisalign because they align your teeth invisibly. Yes, when you have them in your mouth they can’t be seen by others. The aligners are designed to be comfortable, convenient and easy-to-use. Invisalign aligners are worn over your teeth. You’ll need a number of sets of aligners, each set moves your teeth, just a little bit, over a 1-2 week period. When their job is done, you move on to the next set.

Invisalign in Kings HillWhy would you want to use Invisalign in Kings Hill?

Have you got crooked teeth that would look nicer if they were straight? Invisalign could be for you. Invisalign aligners correct mild to moderate tooth alignment issues. They’re a good choice for anyone who would like to straighten their teeth discreetly. They’re also perfect for people who have a lifestyle or job that would make wearing traditional metal braces impossible. As the aligners are removable, you can choose to take them out in some social situations. However, you should wear the aligners for the recommended time each day, 22 hours. If you don’t, you’ll experience a longer treatment time.

How do Invisalign aligners work?

Invisalign aligners work by applying pressure to your teeth. What’s great about Invisalign is, they can target individual teeth in a logical order, instead of moving your teeth all at once like traditional braces with brackets and wires. When you put each set of aligners in for the first time you’ll be able to feel which teeth have pressure on them. Over the 1-2 weeks of wearing each aligner, the pressure will gradually wear off. Once you no longer feel pressure with the set you’re wearing, it’s time to switch to the next set in your aligner series.

Want to try our Kings Hill Invisalign aligners?

If you think Invisalign could be just what you’re looking for, give us a call today. We can book you in for a consultation here at One Smile Oral Care and get you on the road to a beautifully straight smile.

Take control of your smile

As with any profession, within dentistry, there are those awesome new innovations that come along once every few years that are a total game-changer. One such advance is Invisalign. Here at One Smile Oral Care, we’ve been fitting our patients with Invisalign in Kings Hill for many years, and we are still blown away by the treatment.

The reason Invisalign was such a breath of fresh air was, because at the time it first came on the market just over 20 years ago, it was the only teeth straightening device that didn’t use brackets and wires. It used clear, plastic aligners that fitted neatly over the teeth, and nudged them gently into position over time.

Invisalign in Kings HillThe great benefit was that it was not only a transparent braces system, but it was also removable. No more food getting stuck in wires, no more lengthy cleaning routine.

This opened up huge possibilities for adult patients and self-conscious teens who didn’t want to advertise to the world that they were getting teeth straightening treatment. It was no longer necessary to sacrifice your smile in the short term to make it more beautiful in the long term.

However, there is a kind of drawback associated with Invisalign in Kings Hill, which is that it requires discipline. After you have been measured for the aligners and they have arrived at your door, the rest is pretty much up to you. Your dentist will check your progress every now and again, but you don’t have to get regular adjustments as you do with other braces. Every 7-10 days you change the pair of aligners you are wearing for the next in the series and off you go again.

You also need to keep on top of keeping the trays clean. They must be removed for eating and drinking anything other than plain water, otherwise they will stain (removing their invisibility powers) and food may get stuck against the teeth. Teeth and the trays must be cleaned after each meal and worn at least 22 hours a day to keep treatment on track.

Think you can handle it? Ask us for more details about Invisalign in Kings Hill and take control of your smile.

No see teeth straightening with Invisalign in Kings Hill

Here at One Smile Oral Care, we remain as impressed as ever with how invisible Invisalign clear aligners are, even though we fit them pretty regularly, we can never quite get over how well they live up to their name.

Invisalign in Kings HillSo, if you have been wanting to get your mild to moderately misaligned teeth sorted out, why not come in for a free consultation for this device. It’s been around for about 20 years now and in that time, over 4 million people have been treated with Invisalign. In Kings Hill, of course it’s nowhere near that many, but there are still plenty of people walking round with lovely straight teeth thanks to Invisalign. And there are plenty more whose teeth seem to be getting straighter every week as if by magic. It isn’t magic though, it’s Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a straightening system that uses mouth guard-like aligners that snap on over the teeth rather than the more usual brackets and wires. You get a series of them (how many depends on your particular alignment issues), which you wear, starting at aligner number one and working your way through to the last in the series.

Each aligner has pressure points placed in it, and their size and angle are carefully designed to press your teeth in exactly the right direction that they need to go to line up well with their neighbours. Each aligner takes about 7-10 days to do its work and you will know when it is time to change to the next in the series because the pressure will have worn off.

See-through

The aligners are see-through and only 0.3 millimetres thick, which means that when they are on your teeth, it takes a trained eye, or a really close friend, to spot them.

Take them out

The other big plus is that Invisalign aligners come out when you eat and drink fluids that are not plain water. You put them in your storage box and give your teeth a good clean before putting them back in. These two advantages are what makes Invisalign in Kings Hill so popular.

How to use your Invisalign in Kings Hill – a pocket guide

We all process information differently. It’s great for you to know how you learn and take new things on board so you can maximise your opportunities to absorb the what you need to know. For some people, visual learning is better so they need to see pictures and equipment. For others, auditory information is fine, so they can hear detailed instructions and take it on board.

Invisalign in Kings HillAt One Smile Oral Care, we customise your treatment when you come to us for a procedure such as teeth straightening with Invisalign® in Kings Hill. We can adapt our information flow, so you take on board all you need to know. There are several guidelines that you need to follow to have a successful, comfortable and healthy experience with Invisalign in Kings Hill. While we can’t meet everyone’s learning needs in a single blog post, we can make things simple here, so you have some idea of what to expect during your treatment.

This can also function as a handy pocket guide to Invisalign in Kings Hill, so you have something to refer to when you start your treatment. Also, if you check out the first letter of each reminder, you’ll find a handy mnemonic to help you even when you don’t have access to this guide:

  • Swap – changing your Invisalign aligner frequently is a vital part of treatment progression. At One Smile Oral Care, we will advise you on the appropriate interval for changing your aligners;
  • Clean – keeping your aligner and your teeth clean will give you fresh breath and healthy teeth during your treatment as well as keeping your equipment crystal clear;
  • Appointments – we look forward to seeing you at regular intervals during your treatment process; every 6–8weeks is enough depending on which stage of treatment you are at;
  • Look forward – always remember you are working towards a positive goal. Treatment with Invisalign is relatively easy but, if you ever find yourself feeling a bit fed up with paying so much attention to your teeth, remember you have a beautiful smile to look forward to;
  • Equipment – get used to carrying a toothbrush and floss with you for keeping on top of your hygiene routine.