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Mar 2023

Invisalign To Widen The Smile And Improve The Bite

Invisalign The Progressive Dentistry Way

Invisalign is one of our favourite treatment techniques. It is a phenomenal clear aligner therapy which is head and shoulders above the rest. The technology behind the treatment is simply amazing and we can treat virtually every case with Invisalign. The days of 'this can only be treated with fixed braces' has gone! However, it is important to understand that each treatment is bespoke and planned by us carefully. We do not just simply accept the algorithm from Invisalign and we put our mark on each and every case. Not all Invisalign is the same.

Invisalign To Widen The Smile

Invisalign is excellent at arch expansion or arch development. In turn, this widens the smile line and improves the overall aesthetics. If you cannot see your back teeth when smiling, this is often due to a narrow arch and the teeth being inclined inwards. This is called the 'buccal corridor'. In our opinion, there is no better technique than Invisalign for widening the smile.

Invisalign To Expand The Arch And Improve The Bite

Our case of the month is a simple yet stunning one to expand the arch and improve the bite. Our client complained of bite issues, sore muscles and joint problems. On examination, Dr Nissit Patel was able to see that the bite was a major contributory factor to the problems and a plan was made to make some simple changes which would reduce the impact on the teeth and hence the muscles and the jaw joint. Invisalign was the agreed technique for this and within 6 months the changes were made and the bite improved.

Before Arch Expansion

Invisalign expansion before

Look carefully at the back teeth before arch expansion. You can see them inclining inwards which was a major issue on everyday function

After Arch Expansion

Invisalign expansion after

Now look at the back teeth after arch expansion - all of them are visible and this leads to a smoother bite

Interested In Invisalign?

If you are looking at improving your bite and smile with Invisalign, please contact us and arrange a free video call with Dr Patel.


Sep 2023

What is Invisalign Express and How Much Does It Cost?

Invisalign, as you may have seen online or on social media, is the world's most popular clear aligner treatment for straightening teeth. Over 15 million people worldwide have now been treated with the system which just goes to show the universal appeal of Align, the company behind Invisalign. The treatment itself was released in 2000 after a few Stanford University students came up with the concept and today, Align has grown into a huge corporation that also owns i Tero scanners and Exocad digital planning … READ MORE
Sep 2023

Invisalign To Correct Gaps Between Teeth And Correct An Open Bite

Our case of the month for September 2023 involves the use of Invisalign Comprehensive to close large spaces between the teeth and correct an open bite. With such cases it is critical to plan properly with a realistic view of the end result in mind before embarking on treatment. We spend a great deal of time planning our Invisalign cases so that aesthetic, functional and natural results can be achieved. Invisalign Comprehensive is the option that we use the most as this allows us unlimited numbers of Invisal… READ MORE
Apr 2023

Invisalign Comprehensive Treatment To Widen The Smile

Our case of the month for April 2023 involves ones of our favourite treatments; Invisalign Comprehensive to widen the smile. Comprehensive treatment means just that; we can correct all sorts of orthodontic issues such as tooth crowding, rotation, uneven levels, cross bite issues and narrow arch problems. The planning is always the key to success, not all Invisalign is the same! We spend a great deal of time planning treatment which is functional, aesthetically pleasing, biologically sound and easy to mainta… READ MORE
Jan 2023

Invisalign Comprehensive For Rotated Teeth

Our case of the month for December 2022 was a wonderful one where Invisalign was used to corrected a heavily rotated tooth. In the past, we would not have been able to treat this type of tooth rotation with Invisalign and only fixed braces would have been considered. However, with the advancement of technology and digital treatment planning, we can now treat virtually any case with Invisalign. In fact, the system is now so advanced that the end results we are seeing with Invisalign is far superior to the tr… READ MORE