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Now you see them, now you don’t

Everybody’s dream braces are braces that don’t show. This is especially true for adults. Somehow, it’s okay for kids to spend months on end with metal brackets and wires glued to their teeth. Unfortunately, this means that wearing braces has connotations with awkward adolescence and being the nerdy one at the back of the class. If you are in a high-powered job or want to project an image of smooth efficient togetherness and authority, then wearing metal braces is going to seriously detract from that. Having wonky teeth doesn’t help much either and you can end up feeling very much between a rock and a hard place when it comes to sorting out your smile.

Invisalign has been the saviour of many a professional with wonky teeth because it allows you to get your teeth straightened without obscuring your teeth with train track braces.

Instead, Invisalign in Stanmore uses transparent rigid plastic aligners that look like mouth guards. They are so thin, 0.3mm, that when you pop them on over your teeth, they disappear from view. No one but the very keenest observer is going to spot them. Don’t believe us? Ask yourself, have you ever seen anyone wearing in Invisalign in Stanmore? No? And yet, they are everywhere. At the Centre of Dental Excellence, we know they are out there interacting with you, maybe when you go to the bank, or visit the beauty therapist. We know, because we fit so many of them.

How Invisalign works

You receive a series of incrementally different aligners and wear each set for 7-10 days. At first, each one will feel like it doesn’t quite fit properly with a bit of pressure on various teeth. That pressure gently nudges your teeth along the path to correct alignment and when it wears off, your teeth have moved and it’s time for the next set of aligners.

The average treatment time is a year and after treatment is over you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in place. We can bond a retainer to the insides of your teeth.


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