Smile Guide For Parents

Smile guide for parents

What everything parents need to know about invisalign

Teeth move! With Invisalign treatment, your child or teenager can enjoy straightening their teeth without the need for brackets or wires getting in the way.

Millions have transformed their smiles with Invisalign.

This means they can be left to enjoy the things and activities that make these years the best of their life!

So, why not pick a tooth alignment system that blends in with their busy day-to-day lives?

the right amount of force, at the right times

Invisalign is…

  • Removable: Children can brush, floss, eat and drink as normal. The fact that the aligners can be removed means children can stay on track with an oral hygiene routine that will keep their teeth healthy and strong.
  • Comfortable: The custom aligners are bespoke to every individual mouth shape. Made from a high-grade, smooth clear plastic, the clear aligners do not require brackets or wires.
  • Invisible: Some people may not even notice that you are wearing aligners to straighten your teeth – this means your children can continue to smile with confidence no matter what stage of the treatment they are at.
  • Proven: Yes, that’s right! The SmartTrack material that is used in the aligners is clinically proven to improve the movement of the tooth, which means it performs so much better than any other clear aligner material on the market today.

Book a consultation with an Invisalign dentist.

does your child qualify?

There are different systems available for different ages to ensure that the alignment technology works flawlessly.

  1. Ages 6-10: Children of these ages are now able to receive Invisalign First for the same reasons they would require traditional braces. Invisalign First aligners are specifically designed to address younger patient teeth problems, making it the perfect solution for growing mouths.
  2. 11-17: Invisalign Teen is often preferred by teenagers who want to avoid hearing “brace face”. We know that teenage life is stressful enough without having to feel insecure about your smile. Invisalign Teen is easier to wear, less noticeable and so much more comfortable compared to metal braces.
  3. 18+: No age is too old for braces and it’s Invisalign’s discreet properties that make it so popular amongst adults and working professionals. In fact, research even suggests that 1 in 3 orthodontic patients are over the age of 18 (see source).

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Eat with freedom & keep up with hygiene

With the Invisalign treatment, your child’s eating habits will not need to change.

As they are completely removable, children or teens can take out their aligners to eat their favourite foods whenever they like.

The aligners, however, will need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day for optimal results.

The fun never stops

Whether your child is sporty or musical, they can still continue to take part in these activities with no change.

Again, as the aligners are removable they can be taken out to play contact sports and play musical instruments.

Straighter teeth equal a healthier smile

Acting now and straightening your child’s teeth will not only save them a lot of hassle as they grow older, but it means their oral health will be in a much better state.

Not only this, but healthy teeth can make for a happy child as they not only increase overall dental health but self-esteem.

Have you ever known someone hide a beautiful smile?

Designed only for them

Bespoke and custom-made to the wearer’s teeth, Invisalign clear aligners fit snugly over the teeth to encourage precise and accurate movement.

The advanced SmartTrack material is proven to improve the control of the tooth when it’s moving, which means achieving the results you want can actually happen!

On theirs and your terms

Using state-of-the-art treatment planning and tools, children or teens can receive everything they need to complete treatment within two weeks of their initial consultation.

Things with Invisalign are much faster, which means you can expect to see results quickly.

proven to be effective in younger patients

  • Fix overbites
  • Correct crooked teeth and overcrowding
  • Close gaps up to 6mm wide

When you’re in the hands of an experienced provider like The Perfect Smile, we can help you treat a wide range of misalignment problems from simple to complex cases.

This specific Invisalign system (Invisalign First for children) can be used on erupted teeth, permanent dentition and also milk/baby teeth.

It’s during your consultation that you will discover if the Invisalign treatment is suitable for your child.

Step into the future

Invisalign has advanced so much since it first launched in 1998 – originally, it was designed to fix only small and minor issues, hence the misconception today.

However, we can sit here all day and tell you how great Invisalign is, but it’s your choice to make the best decision for your child.

invisalign vs braces

Made specifically for children

Children are constantly on the move, therefore Invisalign has designed a clear aligner system with some special features added…

  • Blue indicators (optional): These blue dots change from blue to clear in order to guide you and your child with the correct amount of wear time.
  • Eruption compensators: This is especially useful for children who still have growing teeth – this allows the teeth or erupt naturally whilst the tooth alignment begins and progresses.
  • Precision wings: Often used in cases of Class II malocclusions, so when the patient bites down the lower jaw is kept stable in an advanced positioning.

three steps forward, no steps back…

invisalign advanced software

Movement that’s 75% more predictable

Just as this treatment is advanced, it’s simple and that’s the way the creators at Invisalign envisioned it to be.

In just three steps, you’re all set and ready to complete your treatment in private.

  1. Once we confirm your child is eligible for treatment, we will take 3D images of their teeth – these records will be then used to create a ClinCheck 3D treatment plan, designed just for them!
  2. Once custom-made and shipped to our office, you will receive your first series of aligners to wear daily and change at home (this can be every two weeks).
  3. You’ll visit us occasionally to manage your progress and check how things are going – all of which will be included in the final cost.

Start your journey today! call us on 01992 827122.

compare invisalign against other brace systems

ConsiderationsInvisalignTraditional Braces
DurationWorn 22 hours a day (3-12 months)Cemented 24/7 (18 months)
MaintenanceAligners need to be kept clean by brushing and rinsingBrush teeth whilst wearing braces and floss
AppointmentsInitial consultation, fitting appointment and reviewRegular visits to get braces tightened and final removal
AftercareRequires a retainerRequires a retainer
Ideal forChildren, teens and adultsComplex dental problems

your complete guide to invisalign

Thinking of pursuing the treatment? Below are helpful links and resources to educate you fully about the innovative treatment.

The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.

We are at this stage, able to assist you with potential options available to you.

Depending on your requirements we can customize and tailor-make individual treatments plan to suit your needs and budgets.

We can also provide you with a computer-aided smile analysis and a handcrafted Trial Preview, to gives you the opportunity to see your smile before we even touch your teeth.

We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long-lasting, comfortable and healthy final result.

what bite problems invisalign treats

Invisalign treatment can be used to widely correct many orthodontic issues.

The procedure solves oral problems like:

  • Overcrowding, which causes crooked teeth
  • Diastema; spaces between teeth
  • Overjets
  • Narrow buccal corridors also referred to as narrow smiles/arches
  • Underbites
  • Rotated teeth
  • Crossbite

For the best results, you will be required to wear your aligners for 22 hours each day. They can be removed to eat, drink, floss and brush.

Yes, in order to avoid retention, retainers are to be worn following treatment – the length of time will vary from patient to patient and will be advised by the dentist during your consultation.

Invisalign timeline and steps

  • STEP 1: Comprehensive Assessment
  • STEP 2: Digital 3D CliniCheck Simulation
  • STEP 3: Personalised Aligner Manufacture
  • STEP 4: Fitting of Aligner
  • STEP 5: Review and Adjustment
  • STEP 6: Fixed & Vivera Retainer
  • STEP 7: Review
  • STEP 8: Refinement and Enhancement

We know that seeing is believing and with Invisalign SmileView, you can do exactly that; see your new smile.

All you need to do is upload a photo of yourself smiling to Invisalign in order to see how powerful the aligners could be to transform your smile and teeth.

You can upload via your mobile device and laptop and in just 30 seconds you can visualise what your smile could look like.

Take your selfie.

When visiting our practice for a consultation, we will show you a computer-generated simulation of your smile, so please do bear in mind that we will do extra work here to meet your requirements and expectations, so our results may vary slightly. But rest assured, the results will be great!

  • Removable
  • Invisible
  • Strengthens oral health
  • Does not disrupt the day-to-day
  • Treatment is done at home and in private
  • Fewer dental appointments
  • Monthly orthodontic readjustments
  • More comfortable
  • Powerful
  • Results are noticeable in just a few weeks
  • Faster
  • No wires, no brackets, no bands and no metal

See them all.

An unparalleled level of patient trust: Dr Rahul Doshi is the founder of the Perfect Smile and is the current President of the BACD. He is also rated one of the top 50 influential dentists in the UK.

With over 25 years of experience, Perfect Smile Studios has a highly skilled team that has access to the latest dental technology.

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One of the best Invisalign providers in not just the UK, but Europe. This status means the practice has completed hundreds and hundreds of Invisalign cases making them one of the most experienced Invisalign doctors.

Some discomfort can be experienced when wearing them for the first time as your mouth get used to them, however, this is nothing compared to the discomfort experienced when braces are tightened or placed. Made from SmartTrack materials, Invisalign is designed to be comfortable and non-disruptive to daily lives or activities.

You will be provided with spares in case this happens! However, if you have lost your spare you should get in touch with us immediately so we can organise for a new one to be sent to you.

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Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.
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