Marina came to see me because she was unhappy with the spacing between her upper and lower teeth – she also felt the teeth protruded too much.
Invisalign works amazingly well in many situations where there is spacing so I was quite confident we could get a very nice result without the need for braces.
If you’re new to wearing aligners while playing sports, you might question how to successfully navigate this task. You may wonder if you can play rugby with aligners, or if you should wear a mouthguard over your aligners. Balancing contact sports and aligners doesn’t have to be tricky, though!
There’s a lot to be said for a beautiful smile. It’s one of the first things anyone’s going to notice about how you look. But having crooked teeth is more than just a mental downer. When your teeth are improperly aligned, you’re at higher risk for a number of health problems that can compromise your quality of life. Crooked teeth have a significant associationwith a variety of medical issues, including gum disease, heart disease.
Rachael first saw me in 2019 wanting to improve her smile. She had already been to a range of clinics offering Invisalign and been given widely varying advice in terms of both cost and time frame. I’m really glad that Rachael came to see me because actually her case was really straightforward
Rebecca presented wanting to correct her crowded teeth. She has always had issues with crowding and an orthodontist had extracted an upper tooth in her early teens to help create some additional room. Apart from the amount of crowding present, treatment was complicated by the fact that she had a number of areas of gum recession around her teeth – any orthodontic treatment could potentially worsen this.
Sara saw me last year unhappy with her smile – a number of her front teeth were crossed over and slanted and close examination showed that a number of them had also been chipped and worn. Although of lesser concern to Sara, there was also a canine on the lower jaw that was heavily twisted around – 10years ago I would have had sleepless nights thinking how I was going to correct that canine but now days Invisalign’s technology handles these movements easily.
over the years I have found the same questions popping up again and again both during initial Invisalign consultations, and also reading clear aligner forums where people have commented on things that they had wish been explained more clearly to them before they started the journey.
Alex came to see me because she was generally unhappy with her smile. When we look at her smile we can see some crowding, a deepbite (where the top front teeth heavily overlap the bottom front teeth), some chipped teeth and some discolouration. A lot of things to get right but also one of my favourite sorts of cases!
While it can be exciting to get started, there is no doubt that there is definitely a learning curve when it comes to wearing Invisalign for the first time.
Did you have braces as a teenager and have noticed that the teeth have started to go relapse in your 20’s? Don’t worry you are not alone! Relapse in the late teens early 20s can be very common without proper retention. The key is to get on to things as early as possible before the teeth have had a chance relapse further.
Anna presented wanting to discuss Invisalign to correct upper second front tooth which was in crossbite (sitting behind the lower tooth). Like many of our patients, Anna already had a friend who was having treatment at our practice so already knew a lot about the process.
When I started doing Invisalign in 2008 this sort of case would have been very difficult to treat and I would warned Jeremy that he would be looking at 18-24months to achieve a good result. Fortunately Invisalign invests huge amounts into R&D every year and with the introduction of optimised attachments a 5years ago open bites are now quite straightforward to treat in most instances.