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Invisalign is Not Complicated If you’re interested in Invisalign’s clear aligners, you’ll likely be keen to know more about what...

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Invisalign is Not Complicated

If you’re interested in Invisalign’s clear aligners, you’ll likely be keen to know more about what the treatment entails.

Do not let misinformation about Invisalign prevent you from having your teeth fixed.

Platinum Invisalign dentists from Mint Dental are here to dish the facts in this straight-laced guide to the Invisalign process.

1. Assessing your suitability

With Invisalign, you do not need to undergo long and arduous appointments – the entire process is designed to be swift, accurate and convenient.

  • The first step in the Invisalign process is the initial consultation. This will be our opportunity to examine your oral condition and assess whether you can qualify for Invisalign or if we will need to suggest alternative discreet straightening methods. It is also your chance to learn more about the process and whether Invisalign is right for you.

Whilst Invisalign promises excellent results, it’s not always well suited to patients who require severe orthodontic work.

During this initial appointment, we will also explain how Invisalign works, what the treatment protocol is and estimations on how long your treatment might last if you decide to pursue it.

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2. Bespoke moulds and custom-fitting

Once you’re happy to progress, we’ll get the ball rolling immediately.

Our Platinum Elite Invisalign dentist will take photos, x-rays, and scans of your teeth and jaw. This is where you’ll truly begin to experience the difference in Invisalign.

Invisalign uses advanced technology and software that allow for more accurate planning:

  • Using the iTero scanner, we will take thousands of images of your smile within minutes, enabling us to map out exactly how your smile will transform at each stage of the treatment.
  • Using the smile simulator and ClinCheck software, we can take all the guesswork out of adult braces. For example, patients can see what their finished smiles will look like and make changes and tweaks.

Usually, this is the only mould we will need, as you will receive your new aligners as you go without the need to take new images or see us again. The only time you will go through the process again is when the dentist is unhappy with the treatment’s progress.

3. Wear your aligners

We’ll send the treatment plan and diagnostics to the specialist Invisalign lab, where Invisalign doctors will manufacture your custom aligners.

Even this process is faster as we upload them digitally and do not have to worry about delays often caused by posting.

Within a few weeks, you will receive your aligners in trays, be ready to wear them and begin treatment.

The likely process involves changing your aligner trays every two to three weeks to keep moving your teeth into their successive gradual positions.

Then, over the next few months, you will visit us for a check-up so we can monitor your progress, pick up your next set of aligners and be ready to go again.

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The amazing results

And once you have completed your last set of trays, you’re done! Depending on your case, some patients will receive a removable retainer to wear at night to prevent the risk of retention.

However, if you’re the kind of person who tends to forget their retainer, we can always help you qualify for a permanent retainer instead.

And that’s it. Can you see how easy Invisalign can be?

In terms of treatment length, this can vary case by case.

As Invisalign has different systems, the length of treatment will depend on which one is best for you. Treatment can take three to eighteen months.

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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.