Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Straightening

Clear Aligners in Martock, Somerset

Invisalign & Clear Correct Teeth Straightening

Clear aligners are a discreet, effective way to straighten your teeth without the need for traditional metal braces.

We are proud to offer clear aligners, including Invisalign, Clear Correct and 32Co., as a popular orthodontic treatment option. Our team of experienced dental professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality dental care and helping you achieve your ideal smile.

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What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear plastic trays to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions.

These trays are custom-made for your teeth and are worn for 22 hours per day, only to be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you progress through the series of trays, your teeth will gradually shift into their final positions, giving you a straight, even smile.

Advantages of clear aligners

One of the primary advantages of clear aligners is that they are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth without the stigma of metal braces.

They are also removable, which means you can enjoy your favourite foods and maintain your regular oral hygiene routine without the restrictions of traditional braces.

Additionally, clear aligners are often more comfortable than traditional braces, as they do not have any metal brackets or wires that can irritate your cheeks, tongue or lips.

How does the treatment process work?

The first step in the clear aligner treatment process is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. During this appointment, we will evaluate your teeth and determine if clear aligners are the right treatment option for you.

If so, we will take a 3D scan of your teeth and create a custom treatment plan using 3D computer imaging technology. This plan will show you how your teeth will move throughout the course of your treatment.

Once your custom aligners have been created, you will wear each set of trays for one to two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. We will also monitor your progress virtually using specialist software.

You will visit our office periodically throughout your treatment to ensure that your teeth are moving according to plan. Most patients achieve their desired results within six to eighteen months.

If you are interested in straightening your teeth with clear aligners, schedule a consultation with Martock Dental Practice today.

FAQ

Can aligners straighten teeth?

Clear aligner treatments have become a viable alternative to fixed wire and bracket (train track braces) treatments for many misaligned teeth.

Although newer compared to fixed alternatives they are heavily researched and can very much help in teeth straightening.

Will my teeth go back after clear aligner treatment?

After completion of any orthodontic treatment, using Invisalign aligners or otherwise, has a tendency for teeth to relapse.

In fact, it has been shown that teeth get crowded as part of normal dental ageing. It is for this reason that we ask to retain teeth to keep them straight for life. This usually means you would need to wear retainers for two to three times a week at night for life.

How long does it take to get straight teeth with Invisalign?

Results with clear aligners can be achieved as quickly as 3 months but can extend to under 2 years based on the complexity of the case, at-home compliance at wearing the aligners and sometimes the age and medical history or genetics of the patient.

Despite the wait, most patients cope really well with treatment and achieve a smile that they deserve.

How much do clear aligners cost in Somerset?

It may be difficult to give an exact figure for this as this is based on several factors such as the complexity of the case and your dentist should be able to give you a more exacting cost.

This would include all your aligners irrespective of the number of aligners needed or the time it takes to correct your malocclusion. A detailed treatment plan would be made available to you and any questions would be gladly answered by our experienced clinicians at Martock Dental Practice.

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