Archway Dental Surgery reveals all about Invisalign!

Shhhh! It should be a secret, but we have to share! If you have misaligned teeth, you might be wondering what treatments are available. Some patients are choosing Invisalign in Cornwall, and if you met them, you probably wouldn’t even realise that they have anything in their mouths realigning their teeth. Why? Because Invisalign, as its name suggests, is almost invisible when worn. At Archway Dental Surgery, we offer Invisalign to patients with mild to moderate alignment issues such as crossbites, over or underbites and crowded or gapped teeth. Within as little as approximately 6 to 18 months, you could have improved alignment, and others wouldn’t know how you did it, unless you let the cat out of the bag, of course!


What is Invisalign in Cornwall?

With plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth, Invisalign in Cornwall discreetly manoeuvres the teeth into the desired positions by applying pressure to them. They are transparent, so only the teeth should be visible. They can also be made bespoke to fit your mouth using iTero technology; this digital scan gets the measurements required for your aligners to be made. From this, we can also generate a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after your treatment is completed, so you can feel motivated from the outset, knowing how good your teeth will look after treatment is over.

What are the other benefits of choosing Invisalign?

Invisalign offers discretion for patients, but it also carries many other advantages. For convenience, Invisalign has got it made! The aligners are removable so that you can take them out for up to 2 hours a day, including when you are eating and drinking. This means that you can continue to eat your normal diet, and you won’t need to avoid chewy or hard foods. You can also take the aligners out when you want to play sports, attend an event or just fancy a little break from wearing them – whatever works for you!

Another benefit of removing the aligners is that you will be able to brush and floss as normal. This means that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy whilst getting a beautiful smile aligned. As your teeth become more aligned, it should also be easier to clean them.

The aligners are durable, being made of plastic; this means that they won’t get damaged easily and, therefore, you shouldn’t need to come for emergency appointments, taking time out of your busy life. Instead, you should only need to come for a checkup every 6 weeks, and we will send you home with the next batch of aligners to use until your next checkup in another 6 weeks.

Anything else I need to know?

To find out whether Invisalign is the right treatment for your specific needs, you will need to book an initial consultation with us. During this appointment, we will discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We will also thoroughly examine your mouth and jaw to determine what your alignment issues are and advise you on suitable treatment options. If Invisalign is an option for you, we know it’ll be a challenge to keep it a secret, because we can’t stop talking about it with our patients either!