What if i feel i do not have enough space in my mouth?

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Many people may be dissatisfied with the appearance of their smile due to the crowding of teeth, which leads to crooked teeth. There may appear to be insufficient space in your mouth for all your teeth.

Our consultants have seen this impact our patient’s confidence. Bad teeth are also damaging to your oral health and hygiene.

Overcrowded teeth can cause tartar and plaque build-up, which can lead to symptoms of gum disease, infection and even tooth decay.

teeth can appear crowded due to a variety of reasons:

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  • The jaw bone may be too small so cannot accommodate all the teeth
  • The teeth may be too big so do not fit the “normal” size jaw bone
  • There may be an imbalance between muscles of tongue, cheeks, and lips

If you have crooked teeth because there doesn’t seem to be enough space in your mouth, then the orthodontist will have to create the necessary space.

There are several ways to do this, however, the most common way is either to extract some teeth, redesign the arch form or to use a technique called IPR (Inter Proximal Reduction).

In most Invisalign cases we may re-design the arch form or use IPR. The technique of choice will ultimately be dependent on the results of your orthodontic examination and assessment and the complexity of your specific requirements.

Your Perfect Smile professional dentist will advise the appropriate method for you.

the dental arch

One way of fixing crowded teeth is by expanding the bone. But this can involve complex, lengthy treatment.

However, we can create the illusion of an expanded bone by flaring out the arch form of the teeth to accommodate the width of all the teeth and align them to appear straight.

However, this treatment is very case-specific, and if correct teeth width versus arch length is not analysed, the teeth could look flared. Your dentist will be able to advise on your specific case during the assessment.

IPR – interproximal reduction

The teeth are prepared on the sides to make the necessary room for levelling and aligning your teeth. The amount of tooth involved in very little (maximum 0.5mm) and we always remain in enamel.

This is often a more suitable and practical alternative to tooth extraction for space.

In most cases, Invisalign can create beautiful results with very minimal intervention.

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The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.

We are at this stage, able to assist you with potential options available to you.

Depending on your requirements we can customize and tailor-make individual treatments plan to suit your needs and budgets.

We can also provide you with a computer-aided smile analysis and a handcrafted Trial Preview, to gives you the opportunity to see your smile before we even touch your teeth.

We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long-lasting, comfortable and healthy final result.

what bite problems invisalign treats

Invisalign treatment can be used to widely correct many orthodontic issues.

The procedure solves oral problems like:

  • Overcrowding, which causes crooked teeth
  • Diastema; spaces between teeth
  • Overjets
  • Narrow buccal corridors also referred to as narrow smiles/arches
  • Underbites
  • Rotated teeth
  • Crossbite

For the best results, you will be required to wear your aligners for 22 hours each day. They can be removed to eat, drink, floss and brush.

Yes, in order to avoid retention, retainers are to be worn following treatment – the length of time will vary from patient to patient and will be advised by the dentist during your consultation.

Invisalign timeline and steps

  • STEP 1: Comprehensive Assessment
  • STEP 2: Digital 3D CliniCheck Simulation
  • STEP 3: Personalised Aligner Manufacture
  • STEP 4: Fitting of Aligner
  • STEP 5: Review and Adjustment
  • STEP 6: Fixed & Vivera Retainer
  • STEP 7: Review
  • STEP 8: Refinement and Enhancement

We know that seeing is believing and with Invisalign SmileView, you can do exactly that; see your new smile.

All you need to do is upload a photo of yourself smiling to Invisalign in order to see how powerful the aligners could be to transform your smile and teeth.

You can upload via your mobile device and laptop and in just 30 seconds you can visualise what your smile could look like.

Take your selfie.

When visiting our practice for a consultation, we will show you a computer-generated simulation of your smile, so please do bear in mind that we will do extra work here to meet your requirements and expectations, so our results may vary slightly. But rest assured, the results will be great!

  • Removable
  • Invisible
  • Strengthens oral health
  • Does not disrupt the day-to-day
  • Treatment is done at home and in private
  • Fewer dental appointments
  • Monthly orthodontic readjustments
  • More comfortable
  • Powerful
  • Results are noticeable in just a few weeks
  • Faster
  • No wires, no brackets, no bands and no metal

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An unparalleled level of patient trust: Dr Rahul Doshi is the founder of the Perfect Smile and is the current President of the BACD. He is also rated one of the top 50 influential dentists in the UK.

With over 25 years of experience, Perfect Smile Studios has a highly skilled team that has access to the latest dental technology.

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One of the best Invisalign providers in not just the UK, but Europe. This status means the practice has completed hundreds and hundreds of Invisalign cases making them one of the most experienced Invisalign doctors.

Some discomfort can be experienced when wearing them for the first time as your mouth get used to them, however, this is nothing compared to the discomfort experienced when braces are tightened or placed. Made from SmartTrack materials, Invisalign is designed to be comfortable and non-disruptive to daily lives or activities.

You will be provided with spares in case this happens! However, if you have lost your spare you should get in touch with us immediately so we can organise for a new one to be sent to you.

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Pay monthly with 0% interest for amazing, discreet dental solutions that realign your smile. Our recommended cosmetic treatments have left thousands of patients feeling better and more confident about their appearance and how their smile functions.

invisalign-trained doctors and orthodontists

Not all dentists are Invisalign approved.

Doctors who offer the treatment must have completed specialised training.

Our expert orthodontists provide a unique experience and a personalised approach to our highly-rated tooth straightening treatment, Invisalign.

Booking a consultation with us is free and easy; all you need to bring is your questions and brief information concerning your dental history.

We will highlight any problems areas during the consultation and discuss your straightening goals with you.

Treatment times and how quickly you wish to reach your new smile, as well as treatment prices, will also be discussed.

compare invisalign against other brace systems

ConsiderationsInvisalignTraditional Braces
Cost£1,500-£5,000£3,000-£7,000
DurationWorn 22 hours a day (3-12 months)Cemented 24/7 (18 months)
MaintenanceAligners need to be kept clean by brushing and rinsingBrush teeth whilst wearing braces and floss
AppointmentsInitial consultation, fitting appointment and reviewRegular visits to get braces tightened and final removal
AftercareRequires a retainerRequires a retainer
Ideal forChildren, teens and adultsComplex dental problems

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Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.

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