Some patients experience minor discomfort following the initial placement of the brackets. This will not interfere with your day to day life and the discomfort will subside within a couple of days.
Clear aligners can be effective and convenient as they’re removable. However, not everyone is suitable for clear aligner treatment and results can vary between the two treatments. Smilefast is generally more affordable than clear aligners and takes less time to achieve results.
Teeth straightening with Invisalign aligners is more reliable and has a higher chance of success when treatment begins with a face-to-face examination and continues to be supervised by a qualified dentist or orthodontist throughout the treatment duration. Face-to-face examinations allow your dentist to pick up on any oral health concerns that may not have otherwise been identified, prior to starting treatment.
Moving teeth when a patient has untreated tooth decay, gum disease or another dental issue may cause irreversible damage to teeth and gums. Another reason for seeing a dentist for clear aligner treatment is because they can monitor your progress, adjust trays when needed and address any concerns you have.
It can take between 4 and 24 months to straighten teeth with Invisalign. This varies from case to case and depends on the type of Invisalign system used and whether you wear your aligners as often as recommended.
We can give you an estimate of your treatment timeline after we examine your teeth and plan your treatment. You will normally have to wear a retainer after the completion of your Invisalign treatment to help maintain your new, straighter smile.
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the Invisalign option you choose and how many aligners you need. Invisalign at Kelmscott Dental costs between $6000 and $8000 on average, but this varies from case to case.
We can give you an accurate Invisalign price after we’ve examined your teeth and created your personal treatment plan. We offer a choice of payment plans if you need help managing your dental costs.
Invisalign treatment can be effective for treating minor to moderate orthodontic problems. Wearing removable aligners requires more commitment than fixed braces, as they must be worn for at least 22 hours a day to achieve the best results.
If you are not a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners, our dentists in Kelmscott can discuss other teeth straightening options such as tooth-coloured or metal braces.
We offer two options for Invisalign at Kelmscott Dental: full Invisalign and Invisalign GO.
Invisalign GO works faster than standard Invisalign and uses no more than 20 aligners to straighten teeth, which can be cheaper and more convenient. However, it is only suitable for relatively minor cases.
If you need more straightening than can be achieved with Invisalign GO, our dentists may recommend standard Invisalign or alternatives such as fixed braces.
There are 6 stages of dental implant treatment to replace a single tooth. These stages differ slightly depending on the implant solution you choose and the number of teeth that need replacing. Our stages are:
1. Consultation & Treatment Planning
We examine your teeth and gums, discuss your medical history and take a 3D cone beam scan and a digital impression of your bite. These records can be used to pre-plan your surgery and produce a surgical guide that will help the dentist precisely place the implant into in your jaw.
2. Placing Your Dental Implants
On the day of your surgery, your dental implant is placed (either by freehand or using digitally guided keyhole surgery if you choose). Your dentist makes an incision in the gum and carefully place the implant into the jaw bone. The implant is then left to heal under the gum or with a small metal cap or healing abutment.
3. Designing Your New Tooth
After two to three months, your dentist will check that your jaw has properly healed before taking digital impressions for the dental lab to design your crown.
4. Creating Your New Tooth
We arrange for your visit to the dental lab to meet our dental technician who will carefully craft and colour match your new crown to existing teeth.
5. Fitting Your New Tooth
Once your crown is ready, your abutment and crown are attached to the dental implant.
6. Maintaining Your Smile
Six months after your crown is fitted, you attend a follow-up appointment to check your dental implant and crown, then professionally clean and polish your teeth.
For patients who require extensive dental care or multiple treatments in a single appointment, sedation dentistry may be a suitable option. Sleep dentistry may not be suitable if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma or other respiratory issues. Upon visiting Kelmscott Dental, we will comprehensively assess your medical history before recommending the most suitable sedation option for your treatment.
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