We are one of the largest providers of Invisalign in Leeds
Invisalign® is an almost invisible and extremely comfortable way of straightening spaced, crowded or protruding teeth and has revolutionised orthodontic treatment for adults and older teenagers. With Invisalign®, there are no unsightly wires or brackets, no difficulty in eating or with cleaning the teeth but most importantly, no-one will see that you are even having the treatment.
Invisalign® can help to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including teeth which are crooked, crowded or with gaps – but as it is clear, removable and comfortable, it won’t interfere with your life.
As it’s nearly invisible almost no-one can tell you are wearing Invisalign®, so you can smile more during as well as after your treatment. You can remove Invisalign® so you can eat and drink what you like and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene* during treatment as well! With no metal or sharp edges, Invisalign® is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies.
So far over 480,000 patients worldwide have more reasons to smile – thanks to Invisalign®.
If you are looking for the smile you have always wanted, contact ToothPassion to discuss the teeth staightening possibilities of Invisalign®.
We are conveniently located in Albion Place, Leeds City Centre, for easy access to your appointments that you can fit into work or a shopping trip. We look forward to welcoming you.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
After being custom-made and shipped to the practice, you will receive a series of clear aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks.
How do clear aligners work?
The aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement that each brace delivers, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, following the treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system
You’ll visit the practice around every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and receive new aligners. After finishing your treatment plan, retainers will be required to maintain your new smile.
Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is an important step, because it keeps teeth stable in their new positions. If you want your teeth to remain in their ideal position, it’s best to wear a retainer as directed by Dr Rosenstone.
In many cases your last aligner will be your temporary retainer, until your retention option is determined. Dr Rosenstone can advise you on longer term retention options.
How long do clear braces take to work?
The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. During your consultation, Dr Rosenstone will give you more detailed information.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days when they insert a new aligner at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s a sign that the aligners are working and it usually goes away in a couple of days.
How does it work?
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign® uses your dentist’s instructions to create a series of custom made removable mouth trays (aligners). These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to move. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position.
How long will Invisalign® take?
Invisalign® only works while you wear the aligners. We recommend they are worn full time day and night (min 22–24 hours).
Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, (before moving onto the next in the series), moving your teeth millimetre by millimetre, week by week, until you reach your desired result.
Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average Invisalign® treatment is nine to eighteen months.
During treatment you should visit us periodically at Toothpassion, until it is determined that your treatment is complete.
Once active treatment is complete, there may be some fine tuning to create that perfect smile.
How many appointments will I need?
You will need an initial consultation with our Invisalign® dentist, Dr Rosenstone, to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment.
During this consultation Dr Rosenstone can give you an indication of an achievable final result, the length, and cost of your treatment.
Impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your teeth will be taken and sent to Invisalign®, to construct the 3-D image of how your teeth will look at each stage, the beginning to the end of treatment.
The treatment software allows you to see a model of the proposed treatment plan, and discuss what is most important to you before you start.
With Invisalign® you decide your treatment!
Once you and Dr Rosenstone are happy with, and have agreed on the achievable result, you will receive your aligners within 2 weeks. Dr Rosenstone will then create an appointment schedule which will enable him to see you every 6 weeks to monitor the progress of the treatment, with additional visits to carry out IPR and adjustments as appropriate.
Advantages of Invisalign®
In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign® offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
Predictable treatment. As Invisalign® is planned in advance your dentist can more accurately predict when your treatment will be finished
Improved periodontal health through better dental hygiene during treatment
No metal allergies from metal or wires
Greater treatment visibility and easier planning with treatment software
Custom manufacture means a tailored match to your teeth, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches
Invisible, so you can smile as much during treatment as you can after
Removable so you can eat, drink, brush and floss
*Effect of Invisalign® aligners on Peridontal Tissues, Taylor et al, First Presented at the AADR Annual Meeting, 2003
For more information, visit www.invisalign.co.uk
Case Study 1:
42 upper aligners + 7 refinements and 18 lower aligners.
Treatment took 24 months
Case Study 2:
30 upper aligners and 42 lower aligners + 7 refinements
Treatment took 24 months
23 uppers and 16 lowers
Treatment took 11 months