Feeling self-conscious about your smile and worried that braces will only add to your embarrassment? Forget about fixed braces, wires and uncomfortable aligners and try Invisalign, which straightens teeth with discreet removable aligners, custom-made for the perfect fit. Developed to reduce the impact on patients’ day-to-day lives, Invisalign gently repositions your teeth without anyone knowing, fixing overbites, underbites, crooked teeth and gap teeth among other dental concerns, in a safe and efficient manner. Because they’re also removable, patients can eat and drink whatever they want, whenever they want to, instead of having to adhere to a strict diet that can cause more frustration than good. Enhancing and transforming your smile, Invisalign can give you the teeth you have always wanted, allowing you to smile with confidence and self-assurance.
Approximately 90% of orthodontic cases can be successfully treated with Invisalign, so it’s very likely that you are suitable. Treatable cases include:
Crowded Teeth: Teeth that bunch up, overlap and twist, because you don’t have enough room in your mouth to fit all of your teeth in. This can make it hard to brush your teeth and floss them, allowing plaque, tartar and bacteria to build up, damaging your oral health.
Overbite: This is where your upper teeth overlap with your lower front teeth, wearing down your jaw. It’s normal to have a little overbite, but if you’ve been told you have a deep bite, then it’s worth correcting.
Underbite: If you close your mouth and your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth, then you have an underbite. This can make it difficult to chew properly or speak clearly, and potentially cause your teeth to wear down more quickly.
Crossbite: If you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth rest inside your lower teeth, then you have a crossbite. Unfortunately, this can cause wear and tear of your teeth (‘chipping’) and make your gums recede. This can lead to discomfort, painful gum issues, and even bone loss.
Gap Teeth: Having extra space between two or more of your teeth can create small pockets between your teeth and gums where food can get stuck and plaque can build up. This can leave your gums tender, sore and even lead to gum disease.
Open Bite: This is where you close your mouth and your upper and lower teeth don’t touch, making it hard to chew or difficult to bite into food such as apples and carrots.
Invisalign can also be used to help children develop their jaws and arches, as well as fix any pre-existing conditions that may, overtime, get worse.
During your consultation, we’ll go through your dental issues and concerns, and show you how Invisalign can correct them. An initial examination will be required to assess your jaw, teeth and their structure.
Step 1: Using Invisalign’s iTero Element scanner®, we take an accurate 3D image of your teeth.
Step 2: We then send these images off to Invisalign, who create your custom-made aligners for you.
Step 3: Using ClinCheck® technology, we can show you a representation of how your teeth should look once the treatment is complete, in approximately 12 months time. You can also see how your smile will change throughout your treatment.
After being custom-made, you will receive a set of aligners to wear every day, which you’ll need to do so for up to 22 hours per day, only to be removed for eating and a good clean. These aligners will make slight adjustments to teeth positioning, and after every 2 weeks, will be swapped out for the next one in the set, perfectly fitting the new and improved position. Because they are so easy to remove and refit, this treatment doesn’t require constant trips to the dentist, making it a less taxing one too.
When you reach the end of your treatment, we will give you retainers to stop your teeth from reverting back to their old position, and to keep them straight for the rest of your life. Treatment time length depends on the severity of your case. 12 months is a benchmark, though some patients require 18 months of Invisalign care.
"I had a fantastic experience at Charisma Clinic. I will never go to a different dental practice ever again. I cannot thank Dr Talal and his team enough for all my treatments. They were very friendly and supportive. For my first appointment I was quite nervous and both Dr Talal and nurse Sam made me feel so comfortable and calm and addressed all my needs, Sam held my hand throughout my treatment and making sure I was okay. They explained each step they were going to take and explained why, which I think is very important for a patient to know. They made sure that I was happy with the action plan. The end outcome has completely changed my life, I am more confident about my smile, which I was always self- conscious of for as long as I can remember. This is the first time I have been so confident smiling. I cannot recommend this practice enough, if you want fantastic results with excellent service then this is the place to go. Dr Talal's humour made me feel right at home!! The team will most definitely look after you. Thank you so much Dr Talal, Sam, and Khadija for helping me!"
Patient complained of upper tooth sticking out
This is the result after 12 weeks
Male patient before teeth straightening
Male patient after teeth straightening
Female patient before teeth straightening
Female patient after teeth straightening