Invisalign

Invisalign’s® invisible:

Invisalign’s® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you’re wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.

What is Invisalign®?

  • Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces
  • Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets
  • Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide

HOW DOES INVISALIGN® WORK ?

  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss
  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the their final position
  • You’ll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned

A PRODUCT OF GROUND-BREAKING TECHNOLOGY:

Invisalign is a product of ground-breaking dental technologies. At the beginning of the process, the oral cavity of the patient is profiled using technologies such as 3D scanning and X-rays. Impressions of the teeth as well as natural movement of the teeth are also recorded.

Afterwards, dentists proceed to designing the treatment process for the patient:

​The customer’s specifications are forwarded to the manufacturer of the aligner trays. Each aligner tray is built to the exact requirements of the patient. Using the proprietary SmartTrack® material, the aligner trays are virtually invisible and highly resistant. Invisalign in Wimbledon is available through Ridgway Dental, from the initial measurements all the way through till you have the smile you’ve always wanted.

INVISIBLE BRACES:

Your smile radiates confidence. With perfectly aligned teeth, you won’t be able to help but show off your confidence. People will barely notice they are there, if at all. Invisalign offers alignment treatment with similar effects to that of conventional braces without affecting how you look.

Made of special plastic material, there are no metal or hard materials to irritate the gums or other parts of the mouth. Any discomfort felt, especially during the beginning of the process, may occur from the plastic aligner gently pushing the teeth into the right location. As aligners are replaced periodically, the treatment adapts to the progress of your teeth alignment.

If you are interested in Invisalign’s® invisible aligners please don’t hesitate to bring it up at your next dental appointment or call us to arrange a consult appointment at a time convenient for you!

Visit The Invisalign® Website for more details

Invisible Braces

Your smile radiates confidence. With perfectly aligned teeth, you won’t be able to help but show off your confidence. People will barely notice they are there, if at all. Invisalign offers alignment treatment with similar effects to that of conventional braces without affecting how you look.

Made of special plastic material, there are no metal or hard materials to irritate the gums or other parts of the mouth. Any discomfort felt, especially during the beginning of the process, may occur from the plastic aligner gently pushing the teeth into the right location. As aligners are replaced periodically, the treatment adapts to the progress of your teeth alignment.

If you are interested in Invisalign’s® invisible aligners please don’t hesitate to bring it up at your next dental appointment or call us to arrange a consult appointment at a time convenient for you!

Visit The ​Invisalign®​ Website for more details

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • ​Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing or extracted teeth.
  • Dental implants can be the next best thing to a natural tooth, and can replace a lost tooth so that it looks, feels and functions like your normal teeth.
  • They are in most cases a long term solution to missing teeth. They are placed into healthy bone and can last many years and even a lifetime. They still need to be looked after and cleaned well just as your natural teeth do, otherwise can lead to the need for maintenance or repair.
  • Dental implants will help retain your natural face shape and smile as areas of your jaw without teeth can give your face a sunken appearance.
  • They will allow you to speak normally! Removable dentures that move in your mouth can be uncomfortable, and lead to altered speech!
  • A dental implant will allow you to eat your favourite foods as they are fixed in the bone and therefore allow you to bite naturally.
  • Dental implants protect your natural teeth. Dentures and bridges often result in compromising the natural health of your surrounding teeth as the teeth on either side need to be ground (drilled) away to make room for the bridges, and dentures put extra forces on surrounding teeth and compromise gum health and cleaning.

If a space is un-restored after a tooth is lost, then this can result in the surrounding and opposing teeth drifting into the space, which can cause problematic changes in your bite. You will also lose bone around the area.

Implants have been shown to be the restoration of choice compared to a denture/bridge.

 

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root of a tooth which fuses to the top or bottom jaw bone, which a false tooth (crown) is then added to. Here at The Windmill Dental Practice we refer all our implant placement to the prestigious Implant Centre.

The dental implant itself is divided into three components:
  • The implant – which is a titanium tube which is placed in the bone where the missing tooth is.
  • The abutment – is a connector, connecting the dental implant to the crown
  • The crown – is the bit you see in the mouth – the artificial tooth which is made in a laboratory and designed to blend in with your own teeth. This part will be carried out at our practice.

How long does treatment take?

The placement and restoration of a dental implant usually takes between six weeks – six months depending on the health of the gums and bone. This will be discussed more at the consultation with the Implant Centre. Once the implant is happy in its new place then we will place the crown on top here at the practice.

How much does a Dental Implant cost?
  • The cost is dependent on the amount and quality of bone that you have but if everything is healthy then the cost will be approximately £2500.
  • To contact us regarding a consultation appointment please ​click here