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Invisalign in South East London: ten questions answered



Uneven teeth are one of the most common complaints we hear from patients at CBC Dental Studio in Canada Water. Very few are lucky enough to be born with perfectly aligned smiles - but luckily, Invisalign treatment can help to create the straight smile of your dreams.


Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. These aligners gradually move your teeth into the desired position, without the need for wires or brackets.


But how does this increasingly popular treatment work? How long does it take? And what are the crucial things you need to know as a patient? In this blog, we will answer some of your most frequently asked questions about Invisalign:


1. How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of Invisalign treatment will depend on the complexity of your case. In general, treatment times range from six to 18 months. However, some cases may take longer, whilst others may be completed in as little as three months.


When you visit CBC Dental Studio in Canada Water for consultation, our expert dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and take 3D scans of your mouth to evaluate the severity of your misalignment. After this, they’ll be able to give you a more accurate estimation of how long your treatment will take.


2. How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?

For Invisalign to be effective, you need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. This means that you should only remove your aligners when you are eating, brushing your teeth, or drinking anything other than water.


3. Can I eat and drink while wearing my Invisalign aligners?

No, you should not eat or drink anything other than water while wearing your Invisalign aligners. This is because food and drink can get trapped between your teeth and the aligners, which can cause cavities and other dental problems.


Drinking anything other than water whilst wearing your aligners can stain the aligners, making them more visible. This defeats the purpose of their discreet, clear appearance!


4. Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Most people do not experience any pain during Invisalign treatment. However, you may experience some discomfort when you first start wearing a new set of aligners. This is because your teeth are being gently moved into a new position. This discomfort should subside after a few days.


5. How often do I need to visit the dentist or orthodontist during Invisalign treatment?

You will need to visit your dentist or orthodontist every 6-8 weeks during Invisalign treatment. This is to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned and to give you your next set of aligners.


6. Can I whiten my teeth while wearing Invisalign aligners?

When you visit CBC Dental Studio for Invisalign in South East London, we will offer you teeth whitening once your treatment is over. Think of it as the cherry on top of the cake: not only will your smile be beautifully straight, but it will have a healthy, white glow too!


7. Can I play sports while wearing Invisalign aligners?

Yes, you can play sports while wearing Invisalign aligners. However, you should wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and aligners from damage.


8. How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

You should clean your Invisalign aligners every time you brush your teeth. This means that you should brush your aligners with a toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste, and then rinse them with water. You should also avoid using hot water, as this can warp the aligners.


When you visit our dental practice in Canada Water for your Invisalign treatment, we’ll show you the correct way to care for your aligners, so that they remain clean whilst retaining their shape.


9. Can anyone get Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment is suitable for most people who have mild to moderate orthodontic problems. However, if you have severe orthodontic issues, you may need to consider traditional metal braces or other orthodontic treatments.


At CBC Dental Studio in Canada water, we offer a range of additional orthodontic solutions for more severe misalignments, such as ceramic and metal braces.


10. How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment will depend on a variety of factors, including the complexity of your case and the length of your treatment.


At CBC Dental Studio, Invisalign prices start from £3,500 and remember: you can always spread the cost of your care with our handy 0% interest payment plans.


Straighten your smile with Invisalign in South East London

At CBC Dental Studio, we offer a unique orthodontic experience to all of our patients. From receptionists to dentists, our skilled team speak a range of different languages alongside English, like Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, and Polish!


You’ll be able to tell us everything you want to get out of your treatment, and we’ll be able to keep you informed throughout the process.


We’re welcoming new patients now, and there are no waiting lists for treatment! Book a virtual consultation for just £25 today to start working towards your new smile.

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