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During your potential treatment planning, we will use special innovations in software digital technology to plan any preliminary treatment that may be required beforehand.
This not only outlines the preparation needed for the teeth but also we will be able to incorporate any specific enhancement features into the design of the aligners as well.
In order to maximize the Invisalign treatment for an optimal outcome and success, we may need to prepare the teeth.
The prepared teeth help the aligners to move the teeth as desired into the correct positions.
Dental problems like gum disease, infection and tooth decay can cause severe threats and risks to your general dental healthcare in the future.
IPR – Inter Proximal Reduction
This preliminary preparation can consist of minimal preparation (maximum 0.5mm) between the teeth to create space for correct alignment and position of teeth. This allows the teeth to fit correctly together and appear straight.
This type of teeth preparation involves placing tiny attachments called Optimised Attachments on the outside of your teeth. These are special features unique to Invisalign.
The Optimized Attachments can have “active” surfaces and “inactive” surfaces used to facilitate a specific type of movement. The attachments are small miniature composite pieces that are bonded to the outside of certain teeth.
They are tooth coloured and not visible. Once treatment is completed the attachments are removed.
Your dentist will discuss any preparation that needs to be done to your teeth before any treatment commences.
Alternative types of brace treatments:
Call the team on 01992 552115 to book an appointment or for further information and advice.