The Epitome of Discretion: Invisalign

What is it about humans and staring? People find it hard to tear their gaze away from anything about others that is slightly out of the ordinary. It’s as if their brain tells them to keep on looking and looking until the oddity is embedded in their memory for next time. The desire to avoid being the object of this compulsion for staring is the driver behind many people’s choice of invisible aligners, such as Invisalign with Graham Tinkler in London.

Invisalign takes teeth straightening into a whole new dimension with regard to modern materials and techniques – in fact, it is a completely different way of straightening teeth. Most dentists who use Invisalign, Graham Tinkler in London included, get excellent feedback from their patients.

How does it work?

Invisalign aligners make teeth straightening treatment less visible so that wearers can feel less self-conscious. On a mechanical level, this system pushes rather than pulls the teeth into position, using pressure exerted by the rigid plastic of the aligners.

Invisalign aligners are made specifically for each patient. They are 3D printed from digital scans made from impressions taken by their dentist. The scan measurements are first fed into a programme that can show the patient how the teeth will need to move to come into alignment, and what their smile will look like when the teeth are aligned. The lab uses the scan information to print the aligners. Each aligner is designed slightly differently from the previous one, to create a succession of them to guide the teeth along their way.

It takes about 2 weeks for each aligner to move the teeth. When the pressure has worn off, it’s time for the next aligner. Depending on each individual case, patients need to wear between 12 and 48 of them.

The other great advantage of Invisalign in London with Graham Tinkler is that they can be removed from their attachments on the back teeth. This makes them much easier to keep clean, and allows the patient complete freedom of choice in their diet. The aligners can also be left off entirely for a few hours for very important occasions. The aligners should, however, be worn for at least 22 hours a day every day for the quickest results.