The Invisalign orthodontic system corrects misaligned teeth by moving them into place over time using a set of clear, removable aligners. These aligners are nearly invisible when worn. Proven to be successful, Invisalign aligners are created using 3-D imaging technology.
Invisalign is clear and almost invisible whilst being removable. This allows patients to consume whatever they want throughout treatment as the aligners can be removed for eating. It is also easier to clean teeth because patients don’t have to deal with braces being in the way. Invisalign aligners are generally very comfortable. Since these aligners don’t use brackets and wires, the aggravation to the cheeks and gums doesn’t occur.
Following assessment, photos and impressions, a series of clear aligners are custom made for the patient. Patients wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks and then change them for a new set. Patient’s teeth will shift into place a little at a time as the aligners are changed for the next in the series until teeth have been moved to their final, correct position. Roughly once every 1-2 months, patients visit the dentist to ensure that the treatment is going as planned. The length of time and number of aligners required will vary dependent on the degree of misalignment.
Before any treatment is undertaken we will assess all the teeth and take x-rays as required, and discuss suitability of invisalign and other possible treatment options.
Dental Practices across the UK were allowed to open their doors to patients on the 8th June and we are pleased to announce The Bretton Dental Practice is open to offer a limited range of dental treatments.
The treatments available depend on the official advice of the Government and Chief Dental Officer for England.
Prioritising patients in need
The Bretton Dental practice is open to see patients, however, due to strict social distancing protocols and limitations of PPE, we are only able to see emergency patients who have been phone triaged by our team. People in the greatest need of seeing a dentist will be seen first and we will prioritise all emergency appointments before any routine appointments are made
Please do not visit the practice without a pre-arranged appointment, as you will not be seen. In the interest of safety to our staff and other patients, only patients that have been triaged on the telephone will be offered an appointment to attend the practice.
If you have a routine appointment scheduled at the practice in the future please call us on 01733 262623 prior to attending as this may have to be rescheduled in line with government guidance.
Speak to us if you need support
Please continue to call us for advice about any dental issues. Our teams are always available to offer you support by phone and will advise when you may be able to be seen if you are in pain.
Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Our reception team will explain these to you when the appointment is made.