ORTHODONTICS AT SMILE WELLING DENTAL CENTRE
At Smile Welling we have decades of experience in orthodontics, being an orthodontic referral centre for more than five decades and have had thousands of smiles transformed over the years.
Expert Teeth Straightening Team
Our team builds on this expertise and utilizes the newest cutting edge technology and latest techniques to provide minimally invasive smile transformation.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is the alternative to having a fixed brace, and straightens teeth using a series of discreet and removable clear plastic aligners which are custom made superficially for your teeth. An aligner is a plastic tray that fits tightly over your teeth, similar to a night guard or whitening tray. They are much less noticeable than braces and can come off for eating, special occasions and meetings. By wearing each aligner for 20-22 hours a day, and replacing each aligner every 7-14 days with new ones, each aligner moves your teeth gently and progressively towards your desired and perfect smile, digitally planned by us.
All you need to know about Invisalign
A beautiful, smile is a powerful thing. It can change your outlook, help you overcome inhibitions and give you greater confidence – in both your professional life and when you are out socialising.
With Invisalign, you can achieve this smile without using traditional fixed braces. This Fact Sheet provides information about the Invisalign System, so you can discover if a clear, convenient and comfortable teeth straightening treatment is the right course of action for you.
If you've ever thought about improving your smile, Invisalign could be the clear way forward.
Why Choose Invisalign Aligners?
Are comfortable and nearly invisible.
Gently and continuously move your teeth in small increments.
Are worn for approximately two weeks. Then you switch to a new set of aligners.
Are removable so you can eat whatever you want and maintain good oral hygiene.
What Are Treatable Issues Using Invisalign?
By using advanced technology, Invisalign can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues that were previously treated with traditional braces – from minor tooth movements to more complex cases.
These issues include:
Overly crowded teeth.
Widely spaced teeth.
4 steps to your new smile.
We will take you through the Case Assessment, which is a simple set of photos to determine whether you are suitable for Invisalign treatment.
If treatment is right for you, we’ll take photos, X-rays and digital scans, or a dental impression, of your teeth. Then we’ll create you a digital treatment plan, using our state of the art technology, showing you what your results could look like via a 3D video.
We’ll give you a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks (as directed by your Dentist). You can comfortably wear your aligners for 22 hours a day (the recommended daily wear). And because they’re removable, it’s easy to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine and enjoy your usual diet.
We’ll invite you back to the practice around every 4-6 weeks to monitor progress and hand over your new aligners. At the end of your treatment, you will need to wear your retainers to maintain your new smile.
An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite is orthodontics. Orthodontics is a subspecialty area in dentistry that focuses on aligning and straightening teeth using wires and brackets, applying gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into a particular position. The discipline has advanced over decades and today treatment is a lot faster and more comfortable than it was in the past. Here is an overview of orthodontics:
Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their top and bottom teeth line up against each other are good candidates for orthodontic treatment.
Impressions, photos and x-rays are taken at the start of treatment to determine the course of action.
Brackets are bonded to individual teeth and wires clip onto them that gently guide the teeth into position over time.
Good oral hygiene habits are essential during treatment and regular visits are required for check-ups and adjustments.
Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, as there are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.
Having an attractive smile will have a positive effect on your confidence.
Orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.
Thanks to fixed permanent retention you can be assured that your teeth won’t move after treatment is completed.
For children and adolescents, we provide removable braces including upper removable appliances and functional appliances i.e. twin block appliances, which can be used to aid the developing dentition and correct bite problems.