Dr Umair Mohammed, one of our dentists at Barron Dental, Edinburgh provides our patients with Invisalign treatment. He will happily see you for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION and FREE TEETH WHITENING after your Invisalign treatment is completed!!
The questions and answers below should give you a good insight into Invisalign and how we help you achieve that smile you are looking for.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign shows you your complete treatment plan based on your prescription provided to you by Dr Umair Mohammed at our Edinburgh practice, from the initial position of your teeth towards the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little.
Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position. The treatment time depends on your specific needs and will be decided by Dr Umair Mohammed.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth can move, following the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
How much does Invisalign cost?
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening issue and your course of treatment. Costs start from £1900. Book a free consultation with Dr Umair Mohammed at our Edinburgh practice and he will be able to give you an exact quote after your initial consultation.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
Make an appointment with our dentist, Dr Umair Mohammed for an initial FREE consultation. at our Edinburgh practice in Leith. He will assess your teeth to see if Invisalign is suitable for you and be able to advise you on all aspects of the treatment and costs.
How long does the Invisalign treatment take?
The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally 6-12 months. During your consultation, Umair can give you more detailed information.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and typically hardly anyone notices that you’re wearing them.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine.
Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires. This means that in most cases less time is spent at Barron Dental for adjustments.
And finally, the Invisalign System allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you begin treatment, so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
Give us a call on 0131 553 2726 and make an appointment for your FREE initial consultation with Dr Umair Mohammed.
How many patients are being treated with Invisalign?
Millions of patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. (Data on file at Align Technology.)
Where is Invisalign treatment available?
Invisalign treatment is available directly in over 45 countries, including most of Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
What are aligners made of and what do they look like?
The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign® System. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.
Is the 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.
Once Invisalign treatment is complete is a retainer necessary?
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 Umair Mohammed. In many cases your last aligner will be your temporary retainer, until your retention option is determined. Dr Umair Mohammed can advise you on longer term retention options.
Does the procedure work on overbites?
Invisalign can be used to treat overbites in the vast majority of adults and adolescents.
Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude someone from being an eligible patient?
No – only being assessed by Dr Umair Mohammed can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.
Are bridges a factor in Invisalign treatment?
Because bridges firmly link two or more teeth together, they offer significant resistance to tooth movement. Dr Umair Mohammed will be able to work out whether bridges will be a factor in your treatment.
Are crowns an issue in Invisalign treatment?
Crowns (tooth caps) are usually not an issue in Invisalign treatment. However, sometimes in Invisalign treatment small tooth-coloured composites called ‘attachments’ are bonded onto teeth to help achieve certain movements, and these are more difficult to bond on crowns than on teeth. In these cases, the location of the crowns needs to be carefully evaluated. Dr Umair Mohammed can provide further advice.
Can Invisalign treatment close gaps?
Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with Invisalign.
Will TMJ affect Invisalign treatment?
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular or jaw joint. People with a TMJ condition can have a number of problems, some of which can be aggravated by appliances and treatments like Invisalign, and some of which can improve or remain the same. To find out if your treatment will have adverse effect on your TMJ problem, consult with Dr Umair Mohammed.
Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign treatment correct this?
A number of Invisalign patients have undergone a treatment involving braces at some point in their past, often during their youth. Invisalign can usually correct the shifting that occurs after braces – often referred to as a relapse.
I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign treatment?
A significant number of patients are being treated with a combination of braces and the Invisalign System. Dr Umair Mohammed will be able to work out the best treatment for you.
What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with the Invisalign System?
With experience, an Invisalign Provider can use the Invisalign System to straighten teeth for a majority of adults and adolescents. For teenagers, talk to Dr Umair Mohammed to see if Invisalign Teen may be the right treatment option for your child.
Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
No. Unlike traditional wires and brackets, with the Invisalign® System you can eat whatever you like while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. This also makes it simple to brush and floss your teeth after each meal to maintain good oral hygiene, before re-inserting your aligners.
What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water and using the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. It’s important that you brush your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your aligners to maintain good oral hygiene.
If you wish to discuss Invisalign with us please phone on 0131 5532726 and we will be happy to see you for a free consultation at our Edinburgh dental practice in Leith.