Orthodontics is the area of dentistry which deals with straightening the teeth and jaw alignment, using either a fixed or removable brace (technically referred to as an appliance).

The majority of patients are children, although there has been a considerable increase in the number of adults receiving treatment in recent years due to new advancements in techniques and materials.

There are many types of appliance, ranging in colours and finishes. At Imogen Dental we provide a full range of orthodontic treatments including Fastbraces, rxAligners and Invisalign, details of which can be found by clicking on the images below.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner.

What's more, a virtual 3D treatment plan (ClinCheck © treatment plan) shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck treatment plan, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.

If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as Invisalign.

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

Will it fit my life?

The Invisalign treatment can slot simply and easily into your daily routine, without any fuss or embarrassment. There are no metal wires or brackets, so no need to worry about mouth irritations, as the aligners are comfortable to wear and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing as normal.

If it weren't for the remarkable way Invisalign transforms smiles, you'd hardly even notice you're having treatment. As the Invisalign aligners are transparent and difficult to detect when worn, they allow you to straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious - and should you have an important meeting or event coming up that's causing concern, you can always remove the aligners for that short space of time.

Health Benefits

It's easy to see that a straight, even smile of glossy pearly whites look great. But a cosmetically perfect smile often means it's also a healthy smile. So put yourself in a healthy state of mind, and take a look at the additional benefits of a properly aligned smile.

Healthier gums

Signs of periodontal disease, such as swollen gums and redness, can surface due to teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Clinical studies have shown that when teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit tighter around the teeth, which can lead to better gum health. Since Invisalign's greatest advantage is its ability to effectively straighten teeth, your gum health may improve after Invisalign treatment. And since you can brush and floss normally with Invisalign, unlike with traditional braces, you can more easily prevent tooth decay and related gum disease.

Better oral health

One of Invisalign's best qualities is that it uses no metal bands, brackets, or wires that may trap food and plaque like traditional braces. And since the removable nature of Invisalign allows you to maintain good oral hygiene, you may also reduce chances of plaque build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Improved chewing and speech

When you leave incorrectly positioned teeth and jaws untreated, it can lead to speech difficulties and uncomfortable chewing issues. Invisalign treatment can improve both of these problems by providing better-aligned teeth and jaws.

Maintain comfort and tooth structure

Misaligned teeth and jaws can result in abnormal stress. This can cause painful trauma to supporting bone and jaw joints. These issues can also cause abnormal wear on your teeth, which can trigger continued problems in the future. Invisalign treatment can improve the alignment of your teeth and improve your bite.

How FASTBRACES ® Work

With safety in mind, FASTBRACES ® Technology was developed to straighten teeth differently - allowing for a fast, safe and affordable solution.

FASTBRACES ® Technology high performance bracket systems allow for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final positions from the beginning of treatment by torquing them from the very first appointment.

Patients can now get results often with less sensitivity, in times measured in weeks or months. They have been developed and tested over the past 25 years and available in multiple countries around the world.

FASTBRACES ® Technology is fast, safe, easy and affordable treatment. With the patented triangular design of the braces, cutting edge techniques and a special heat-activated wire, this new technology is revolutionizing the field of orthodontics by now allowing both general dentists and specialists orthodontists to offer very efficient nonextraction comprehensive orthodontic treatment to their patients.

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Teeth are crooked because they didn't erupt properly and came in tilted, sideways and not upright. FASTBRACES ® Technology uprights in one stage the roots of the teeth from the beginning of treatment with just one square wire. Treatment time can now typically be completed in weeks to months instead of years.

FASTBRACES ® Treatment Process

The decision to get braces can be scary one. However, knowing the entire process from consultation to beautiful smile can help a patient be more confident about the decision to choose FASTBRACES ® Technology. It should be the right of every child and adult to go to their neighbourhood dentist and get a beautiful smile without having to pull teeth in most cases.

Once you have found a treatment provider that you are comfortable with, the journey can begin.

A Customised Plan is created for each patient

Once a FASTBRACES ® Provider has been selected and a consultation scheduled, the doctor will take radiographs and pictures of the patient's teeth. This will help the doctor create a customized plan for each patient. While there are no miracle shortcuts in orthodontics, FASTBRACES ® Technology is different by design, which allows for the treatment to be measured in weeks to months, not years.

The plan is to complete in about 20 weeks if the patients bone responds really well

Traditional braces are usually square in shape and typically move the crown of the tooth in the first year, and the root of the tooth towards its final position in the second year, thus requiring about two years of treatment.

FASTBRACES ® Techonology allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, thus completing treatment in weeks or in months instead of years!

The result is a beautiful smile!

The braces are removed and treatment is completed! After treatment, the provider may recommend that the patient wears a retainer every night during a normal 8-hours sleep period ("Teeth Pajamas") or just in the shower for 15-20 minutes every day ("Tooth Shampoo").

Enjoy that beautiful smile!

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Clear Braces/Aligners by RXaligners

RXaligners are unlike metal braces - they are clear, removable, comfortable and convenient. With a series of various aligners worn 22 hours a day and changed every 2 weeks, they help move your upper and lower front teeth to improve your smile.

Dental Impressions are taken and sent to the technicians for digital scanning. Each RXaligner is finished by hand - custom made for you. RXaligners clear braces fit with your lifestyle, and only you will know that you are wearing them.

 

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