Since Invisalign dental aligners first hit – and shook up – the UK dental market some fifteen years ago, Doctors Graham Tinker and Jas Singh have been working closely with the newfound treatment that has redrawn the boundaries of contemporary orthodontics. Over their expansive careers in cosmetic dentistry, the two doctors combined have helped to restore the smiles of over 4500+ happy customers, which is more than any combined collective group of dentists in the UK. At Clear Braces Direct in London, we understand that each set of teeth is as unique as those who smile with them – and as such, each treatment ought to be unique to those receiving it. We also understand that not every procedure requires a hands-on approach, which often results in patients taking lengthy, costly and time-consuming journeys to dental offices to receive treatment. We, at Clear Braces Direct – through the utilisation of cutting edge 3D rendering techniques – have created the first digital Invisalign treatment process which affords patients the ability to undertake the revolutionary Invisalign process entirely from the comfort of their own homes. At the same time simultaneously having each step of the procedure overseen by trusted professionals.
Invisalign is a revolutionary form of discreet removable orthodontics offered as a replacement to conventional fused ‘train-track’ braces. First created in 1997 by Stanford University graduate Zia Chishti, Invisalign has grown to be the preferred methodology of orthodontics for teenagers and young adults. Unlike conventional methods of dental realignment – it is removable, discreet and allows patients to undertake essential dental alignment without affecting their outward appearance. Thus avoiding attracting any unwanted scrutiny from peers or colleagues. The process of Invisalign utilises a patented ‘SmartTrack’ plastic removable retainer – chosen for its unique durable yet malleable nature. When worn over the course of treatment – which varies but typically lasts around twelve months – the patient’s teeth are gradually aligned to their correct specifications through built in pressure points within the custom built retainer. When worn, the mouthguard is practically undetectable, allowing its users to discreetly undertake treatment. Additionally, as the retainer is removable, Invisalign affords patients the ability to undergo treatment at a time that is convenient to them, such as when sleeping or at home.
Treatment here at Clear Braces Direct aims to create new boundaries of contemporary dentistry, and utilise the interconnectivity afforded to us through the digital era as a means of bringing the dental experience to you. By combining our decades of dental experience with 21st century ingenuity, the entire Invisalign process can be carried out and monitored from the comfort of a patient’s home. Through the use of our iOS and Android monitoring application, each step of the Invisalign process can be monitored by us without the expense of the patient having to travel to appointments. The app also allows for seamless communication to take place between patient and practitioner through the use of the messaging feature which includes automated messaging to allow consultations to take place at a time that is convenient to the patient. So if you are thinking of having clear braces you can’t do better than contact Clear Braces Direct!
At Clear Braces Direct, we understand that each smile is as unique as those who smile it – and as such, dental care and treatment ought to be a uniquely targeted and bespoke experience. It is also our understanding that many people make lengthy, and often expensive trips across the UK to seek out dental treatment that suits them. It is for this reason that Dr Graham Tinker and Dr Jas Singh first collaborated to provide a unique, patient centred dental service that – by utilising the ever-growing web of online connectivity – rules out the need for patients to travel long distances to receive treatment. Collectively, Dr Tinker and Dr Singh have helped to restore the smiles of over 4500+ patients, and a large portion of this success has been through the incorporation of Invisalign into their treatment techniques.
Clearly a success
Invisalign is the brainchild of Dr Zia Chashti, a 1997 Stanford University graduate who had the innovative idea of replacing conventional fused ‘train-track’ braces with a removable retainer which would gradually align a patient’s teeth over the course of treatment. Since its inception, Invisalign has grown into a phenomena that re-establishes the very core of what is deemed as conventional orthodontics, and has almost replaced conventional methods of dental realignment in it’s popularity. The process of installing an Invisalign mouthguard consists initially of a mould of a patient’s mouth being created using a patented ‘SmartTrack’ plastic – which is utilised due to its durable yet malleable nature. After a mould has been created of the patient’s teeth, they are then able to take it home with them, and wear it at a time that is suitable for them. When worn, the retainer gradually aligns the patient’s teeth to the specifications that were established with the practitioner of their choosing before treatment began. Invisalign treatment has proven to be far more popular than conventional orthodontic treatment as the brace – unlike conventional ‘fused braces’- is removable, and as such can be worn at a patient’s leisure. Another reason for the popularity of Invisalign over conventional orthodontics is that, when worn, the retainer is practically invisible – which allows users to undergo essential dental alignment, without attracting any unwanted attention from peers or colleagues.
Here at Clear Braces Direct, with their combined experience of over 12 years, it has been the understanding of Dr Tinker and Dr Singh that not all dental work requires a ‘hands-on’ approach, and that some treatments – such as Invisalign can be carried out safely and professionally, without any face-to-face interaction. Clear Braces Direct is the only online platform that combines 21st century ingenuity with over two decades of first-hand dental experience and allows for every step of the Invisalign process to be monitored and controlled by a registered dental practitioner through the use of the iOS and Android app that allows instant communication and consultations to take place through instant messenger systems. This allows dentists to track the progress of each patient, without them having to travel great distances at an inconvenience to themselves.
Clear Braces Direct is the brainchild of Dr Graham Tinker and Dr Jas Singh, who have been working with Invisalign dental aligners since they were first introduced to the UK market, some fifteen years ago. Combined, both dentists have helped to restore smiles to over 4500 + people – which is far larger than any other collective group of dentists in the UK. At Clear Braces Direct, we understand that every set of teeth is as unique as those bearing them – as such, not all cases necessarily require a ‘hands on’ approach, but rather can be dealt with from a distance. By utilising the latest in cutting-edge 3D rendering and modelling, Dr Tinker and Dr Singh can oversee the innovative Invisalign process without having to see patients directly – thus making the entire process more convenient for the patient and simultaneously cutting the expense, as travel is not necessary.
Invisalign was first created by Stanford University graduate Zia Chishti in 1997, and has since caused a dental revolution by re-defining the boundaries of conventional orthodontics. The revolutionary concept of Invisalign is to replace conventional fused braces with a non-invasive alternative. The process of achieving this goal consists of a custom made mould of a patient’s teeth being constructed from patented SmartTrack® plastic, which is both malleable and firm. Once the mould is made, the patient wears the retainer for the duration of treatment – which typically lasts up to twelve months – and during which time the retainer gradually aligns the patient’s teeth to the specifications set out with their dental practitioner or a site such as Clear Braces Direct, before beginning treatment. When worn, the retainer is virtually undetectable to the naked eye, and as such Invisalign has become the treatment of choice for teenagers and young adults as it allows them to undergo essential dental alignment, without attracting any unwanted attention from peers or colleagues. Another reason why Invisalign is favoured over conventional fused ‘train-track’ braces is that the retainer is removable, and as such can be worn at the patient’s leisure at a time convenient to them – such as when at home, or asleep.
Moving with the times
At Clear Braces Direct, it is our aim to take down the barriers of contemporary dentistry, and utilise the ever-expanding connectivity afforded to us via smartphone and internet technologies to allow patients to undergo such treatments without leaving their homes. We are the only service which combines 21st century ingenuity with decades of dental experience and – through the use of our Android or iOS monitoring app – every stage of the Invisalign process can be monitored by trusted practitioners, without any face-to-face consultations. This innovative digital monitoring system allows dental practitioners to keep patient’s progress on track through automated or live messaging, which allows seamless communication to take place and enables patients to receive instructions and consultations throughout the length of the Invisalign process.
We are the only online platform that offers direct to your door, Invisalign treatment, consultation and care – and affords you the ability to achieve the smile of your dreams from the comfort of your home and at a price that is affordable.
Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth but the idea of metal braces makes you uncomfortable? You are not alone. Fortunately, dentistry has evolved over the years and you can now achieve a straighter smile without compromising your style. Thanks to Invisalign.
At Clear Braces Direct in London, we appreciate that not everyone is ready for metal braces. And while metal braces were the norm a few decades ago, things have changed rapidly in teeth straightening technology. If you want to straighten your teeth inconspicuously and improve your bite, then Invisalign is a viable option. To keep smiling while in treatment, book your complimentary Invisalign consultation today.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is made of a series of transparent, removable aligners that help move your teeth into their correct position as designed by your dentist. These aligners are custom-made with the aid of special software and help your dentist monitor your progress from the beginning of the treatment to the very end.
Patients are expected to wear each set of aligners for a week approximately (or per your dentist’s instructions) and then move to the next one in the series until they reach the last aligner.
If you follow this process carefully, your teeth will look and feel straighter within a few months of the treatment.
Treatment time with Invisalign is different for each patient, however, it will take between 9 and 12 months for most adults. In this respect, Invisalign aligners can work faster than regular braces.
Why would I want to get Invisalign?
Invisalign is an appealing treatment for many reasons. Not only are the aligners virtually imperceptible, they are also removable, which means that you can take them out to eat and drink. You will also be able to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. However, you should wear them at least 20-22 hours per day for best results.
Overall, Invisalign is an ideal treatment for self-conscious teenagers and adults, who want to change their smile without compromising their lifestyle.
To learn more about our affordable and highly effective Invisalign packages, contact Clear Braces Direct in London today.
Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth but the thought of metal braces makes you feel uncomfortable? Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional metal braces. This innovative treatment consists of custom-made, transparent aligners that gradually move your teeth into their correct position almost invisibly. Wondering how this is possible?
If you come to see us at Clear Braces Direct in London we will happy to tell you all about the many benefits of Invisalign and how it works. Invisalign aligners can be worn by most people with crooked or crowded teeth, but they are not suitable for severe or complex cases of misalignment.
Apart from getting a brand new smile, getting Invisalign at Clear Braces Direct in London also offers other benefits, some of which may be surprising to you. Let’s discover a few of them.
The Invisalign diet
Invisalign aligners need to be worn almost all day in order to be effective; general advice being to wear them for at least 20-22 hours a day to ensure your teeth move as planned by your dentist. However they must always be removed when you eat or drink. This is because food and drink can stain your aligners rendering them far more visible to onlookers. Invisalign users have therefore noticed that this simple guideline means they are less likely to snack during the day and as a result can lose a bit of weight.
Discover a new, confident you
Some people find the thought of smiling, showing your teeth, or speaking with unsightly metal braces anxiety-inducing. This can affect the way you see yourself and cause embarrassment in social situations. In contrast, Invisalign aligners at Clear Braces Direct in London are clear so only a trained observer who gets up close will notice them. You can therefore smile with confidence.
Invisalign benefits your oral health
Though traditional metal braces are very efficient at straightening your teeth, they can also make cleaning your teeth more challenging as food gets lodged between the teeth and braces, making plaque and tartar build-up more likely. With Invisalign your dental hygiene routine is no more challenging than before your treatment begins.
If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth but you don’t want to wear metal braces, then Invisalign could be the right treatment for you. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses advanced software and digital technology to help move your teeth into their correct position over time using clear aligners.
At Clear Braces Direct in London, we will examine your teeth carefully and determine whether you are suitable for treatment with Invisalign. Invisalign is ideal for most adult patients with moderately crooked or misaligned teeth, but it isn’t a great choice if you have severely misaligned teeth or complex bite problems. In any case, we will let you know as soon as we finish examining your teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth straightening treatment that is not permanently fixed onto your teeth for the duration of your treatment. Instead it consists of a series of aligners that can be removed when you want to brush and floss your teeth or eat and drink. Your dentist will provide you with these custom-made aligners and you will need to wear each aligner for 7-10 days before moving onto the next in the series to ensure that your treatment progresses according to schedule. Total treatment time takes on average 12 months.
Advantages of Invisalign
Admittedly, the biggest benefit of Invisalign is the degree of invisibility it provided to patients who do not wish to display metal brackets and wires when they smile. Moreover, Invisalign is very comfortable to wear, doesn’t require constant adjustments and is less likely to irritate the interior of your mouth. Invisalign aligners are also removable, adding to your everyday convenience. Finally, with Invisalign at Clear Braces Direct in London you can get on with your day-to-day activities at work and socially without anyone knowing that you are getting your teeth straightened, such is the discreet nature of this treatment.
Choosing your teeth straightening treatment
If you think that you would make a good candidate for Invisalign, then it’s time to book a complimentary consultation. Our dental team will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign at Clear Braces Direct in London.
If you’ve always been self-conscious of your smile, but you are afraid of getting braces, then Invisalign may be the most viable solution for your crooked teeth. Invisalign aligners offer the same effective results as metal braces but are less visible due to their innovative technology.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and its benefits for your oral health, it’s time to visit Clear Braces Direct in London. You can also check if you are a good candidate from the comfort of your home by taking our free, 3-step online assessment. By the time we confirm your suitability, you can reserve your spot. If you are not suitable for Invisalign, you can book a consultation appointment with our dentists who will guide you through alternative treatments.
Step 1 – have your teeth scanned
In order to create your bespoke Invisalign aligners, our dentists will scan your teeth and gums with an innovative, mobile, intraoral 3D scanner at our dedicated Scan Centre. Booking your scan is very easy. Simply visit our webpage and find the relevant information. Unlike traditional impressions, intraoral, digital scanning is quicker, more accurate and has a very small error margin.
Step 2 – get your aligners
Once we have the detailed digital impressions of your teeth, we will send them to the Invisalign laboratory where they will create customised aligners. Your dentist will give you a set of aligners to wear for 7-10 days and then you can move to the next set until your teeth are completely straightened. Each patient is different and the overall number of aligners required for them is also different. In any case, it’s really important to follow your dentist’s orders and change the aligners when you are instructed to do so.
Step 3 – enjoy your daily life with Invisalign
Unlike other teeth straightening options (especially fixed braces), Invisalign is very convenient and won’t cause disruption in your daily life. If you want to eat, brush or floss your teeth, you can simply remove your aligners for a few minutes.
Achieve a healthy and beautiful smile
Are you ready for a new smile? To learn more about Braces Direct in London, call us today.
When you come across a new dental treatment option, it’s important that you investigate it thoroughly before going ahead. You need to know about all the terms and procedures so that you feel 100% sure that it’s the right treatment for you. Something like teeth straightening is a significant investment of time and money. With Clear Braces Direct in London and across the UK, the financial investment is a lot lower than normal but still enough to make anyone curious about what they are getting for their payment.
Clear Braces Direct in London is a revolutionary approach to teeth straightening. We use clear aligners from Invisalign to refine your smile. This is a popular and trusted approach that you can find in many dental practices these days. It is the treatment process itself that we changed to make things easier, more affordable and accessible to more people. This means that there are a few terms that you might not have heard before that you need to be familiar with before going ahead with this treatment.
We have CBD Scanning Centres across the UK. You can find one that is close to you and visit it so that we can gather the 3D images we need to craft your equipment.
Clear Braces Direct
We call ourselves Clear Braces Direct in London because, once we have your data, we send your aligners out by post. You then work through the series that will straighten your teeth independently. Our handy app helps to keep you on track, tells you when to change your aligners and reminds you to take photos of your teeth to send to our qualified team who will monitor your progress.
Your aligners are a snug fit for your teeth. They need to be like this so that they apply the pressure that is required to reshape your smile. We give you plenty of instruction on how to insert and wear your aligner. However, because of the tight fit, we also give you Chewies to use to ensure that your aligner is as well-positioned as possible. They are just like pieces of gum. You chew them for about 15 minutes after inserting your aligner then remove.
It’s amazing what we can do with technology these days. The improvements appear in every aspect of life, including dental treatment. There’s no doubt that digital technology has given many procedures a new dimension in the past few decades. Now, at Clear Braces Direct in London, we are taking things to the next level.
What service do we offer at Clear Braces Direct?
With ordinary teeth straightening treatments, you have to take multiple trips to the dentist. This comes at a cost to you financially. You also need to find time in your busy life for all the appointments. When you get Clear Braces Direct in London and across the UK, you only need to attend one initial appointment. In between these, we monitor your progress via an easy-to-use app on your smartphone. You are still working with a qualified dentist, you just don’t need to be in the same room.
What about the cost?
This is the part that many patients are most happy to hear. With Clear Braces Direct in London, you pay a set price of £1599 after you decide to go ahead. The only additional cost to you is that of the initial scan which is £99 and payable online. During your treatment, you get free refinements if required and the cost of your retainer is included. Our price is 50-60% of the typical cost of braces at a regular dentist but you still get the same great results. You may also be able to spread the cost over a number of months with our payment plan.
You can sign up for our ‘Retainer for Life Programme’ at the conclusion of your alignment treatment. This is £5 per month. It ensures that, if you ever need a replacement retainer, you can get one straight away for free.
A perfect fit
Digital technology means more than just remote service, it also means a better fit. The precision scanner we use for Invisalign means that each aligner is uniquely contoured to fit your gums as well as being snug enough to prevent slippage. This also means accurate treatment as we use the scans to plan your treatment from beginning to end so you get the results you want.
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