Choose Invisalign in Cornwall for successful teeth straightening

If you are thinking about straightening your teeth then you need to speak to us at Archway Dental Surgery and find out about Invisalign in Cornwall, one of the most popular teeth straightening options across the world. To begin with, we will carry out a thorough assessment of your teeth, looking for any signs of cavities or decay. We will assess the alignment of your teeth and this will help us decide which type of orthodontic treatment is necessary for you. We will also assess your periodontal status and your bone health to determine whether you require dental treatment prior to orthodontic treatment and if so this will be put together as part of an individually tailored treatment plan. If we are happy with the health of your teeth and gums then you are ready to straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Cornwall.


Before you begin Invisalign in Cornwall, we will recommend that you undergo a professional clean with your hygienist if you have not done so in the last six months. Regular visits to the dentist and regular hygienist appointments are very important for maintaining good dental health. During your Invisalign treatment you should also continue to visit the dentist and hygienist to make sure that you do not develop any dental health complications whilst straightening your teeth and also to make sure that your teeth and gums remain clean, strong and healthy throughout this time.

Achieving optimal results

The process itself can take between 6 and 18 months and this will depend on how crooked or wonky your teeth were to begin with. Most patients complete the treatment within 12 months. It is important that you adhere to the instructions that are provided to you with regard to wearing and looking after your aligners, so that you can achieve optimal results. This means that the aligners need to be kept in your mouth for 20 to 22 hours of the day. The aligners need to be removed at meal times or if you are drinking anything other than water. When looked after properly Invisalign aligners are almost invisible in the mouth. If you drink anything other than water whilst wearing your aligners then you are likely to stain them and this will affect how they look in your mouth. If you do not take them out to eat then you risk damaging your aligners and also you will not be able to bite or chew your food. By taking the aligners out of your mouth you can enjoy your favourite food and drink, clean your teeth thoroughly by brushing and flossing and using a fluoride mouthwash before replacing the aligners back into your mouth.

If you do not wear the aligners for the prescribed period of time then this will affect the end results. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth by approximately 0.25 mm. Our dentist will track your progress at regular intervals and it is important that you retain your previous aligners in case you need to wear one of them for a longer period of time than originally planned. Also if you lose your current aligner then you can always wear the previous one until you receive a replacement. Speak to us at Archway Dental Surgery today and find out more about Invisalign and how you can straighten your teeth successfully very soon.