Filling in your smile with dental implants

Suffering from tooth loss?

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Losing a tooth through accidental damage or natural causes can have a detrimental impact on your emotional wellbeing, your appearance and, in time, your overall oral health. Understanding the impact of tooth loss and how to get help is something that our team at Bromley Dental Practice deals with every day. So, let us help you on your journey to restoring your beautiful smile.

Why might oral implants suit you?

The first main things to understand are what dental implants in Bromley are and how they work.

Implants are small, titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone, in turn stimulating the growth of the surrounding bone. The body is able to secure these screws in place creating an extremely sturdy base for a replenished tooth. Whilst reading this on paper may sound like a ghastly experience filled with pain and discomfort, it is far from it and the insertion of the screw into the jawbone causes only minimal discomfort during the healing process.

During the procedure, a local anaesthetic is applied to the area ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the process. No need to worry about your pain threshold levels or how much time to take off of work because, when you have dental implants in Bromley, you will be able to continue as normal with only minimal discomfort throughout the healing time.

Now, before any procedure takes place, our wonderful dental team at Bromley Dental Practice will ensure that you are a suitable candidate for it and that it will be the right solution to your tooth loss. To determine this, we will arrange a consultation for you during which we will not only discuss the procedure but also perform a physical examination, along with x-rays and digital scans. The examination will allow us to ensure that the jawbone has significant depth to hold onto the implant and that your oral hygiene is of a high standard. Both of these greatly impact the effectiveness of the dental implants in Bromley and, therefore, need to be taken into consideration.

Is insufficient jawbone depth a barrier to having implants?

Whilst having sufficient bone depth is of great importance to the success of the implants, it is great to know that there are ways to create the required depth using bone grafts. Using a piece of your own bone from another part of your body is often the preferred method due to significant advantages in healing. However, synthetic material can also be used, enabling patients to decide on which approach to take under the guidance of their dental team.

Filled with uncertainty and unsure what to do?

At no point will you be alone when making any of the important decisions. Our dental team at Bromley Dental Practice is here to guide you through each step of the process to ensure that it is the right one for you. After all, we will consistently work as a team throughout all of your dental work.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Are you happy with your smile or would you feel better after help from Invisalign in Bromley?

The impact of a smile

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When looking in the mirror or taking a quick glance on our phone, we always want to see a smile that we are proud of and happy to show off. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for some and hiding behind our masks has never been easier.

A smile can be so important as it can lighten up a face creating a warm glow to the facial features. Or, it can create a kindness to the eyes that affects another person’s day and not just our own. Whilst, in everyday life, a smile can be brushed off as just another facial expression, the overall impact of that smile is of great significance which is why we, at Bromley Dental Practice, want to help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. This is where Invisalign in Bromley can help.

Straightening your smile as an adult

Whether in our teens or fully emerged in adulthood, our appearance carries great importance and is, in most cases, something that we take great pride in. Whilst we all do not love every aspect of our body, it is important to know that, when it comes to straightening your smile, you can do so without hiding behind camera filters or a mask! Invisalign in Bromley is an excellent way to realign the smile whilst allowing you to go about your everyday life.

So what are they and how do we start?

The most efficient way to describe Invisalign in Bromley: clear, removable aligners. It may sound simple but the treatment is highly effective and works with you, the patient, to fit into your everyday life seamlessly.

The first thing that will happen when looking to straighten your smile will be a friendly consultation with our dental team at Bromley Dental Practice. Whilst discussing your end goal, we will take a look at your smile and help ensure that the treatment plan is the right option for you. We are not here to put you off, but rather guide you and work with you to achieve your goals. After all, we are a team when it comes to your dental care.

During your consultation, we will take a series of digital scans and x-rays which will then help create your custom-made aligners. Each aligner made will be slightly different as they will be worn in stages and changed as the teeth shift placement. Using pressure points in certain areas, these aligners push the teeth gently but efficiently into a new position. Therefore, following the treatment plan is of great importance to gain the desired results.

What happens once the treatment is over?

Once the treatment process is over and the desired result is finally shining through your beautiful smile, we would want to ensure that the hard work is maintained. For this reason, a final retainer will need to be worn ongoing to stop the teeth from shifting back to their original positions. Just like earlier, this retainer will hardly be noticeable either so, finally, smiling brightly will not be an issue and can be done with confidence.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Are you in need of dental implants in Bromley?

If you have had the misfortune to lose a tooth due to either an accident or natural causes, you may be looking at ways to replace it and restore your smile to what it once was. A missing tooth can have an impact on your oral health as well as your confidence. At Bromley Dental Practice, we understand the negative impact this can have, which is why at our practice we offer treatments within restorative dentistry including dental implants in Bromley which will help you on your journey to replacing your missing tooth and restoring your smile to what it once was.

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Dental treatments we offer for missing teeth at Bromley Dental Practice

If you are considering dental implants to replace a tooth or multiple teeth, at our practice we offer a number of dental treatments in restorative dentistry. One of the most well known dental treatment options is to have dentures. Made from hard wearing materials which are designed to look like your teeth and gums, dentures are considered to be a suitable option for those who have lost a few or all of their teeth. Although it may take some time to get used to, dentures are made so they fit snugly over your gums and in time, you will be able to speak, eat and chew without any difficulty. Dentures are also removable, so you will be able to ensure that they are regularly cleaned, which is important as not keeping up with your hygiene regime can lead to oral health issues such as bad breath and in some cases gum disease.

If you are still worried about the prospect of your dentures falling out whilst you are talking or eating, another option which is available for our patients who have a missing tooth are dental implants in Bromley.

What are dental implants?

Another form of restorative dentistry, dental implants in Bromley are used to replace teeth. Dental implants are essentially screws made typically of titanium which are inserted into the jawbone where the tooth should be and a crown, bridge or dentures are fixed onto the screws. In order to ensure you are suitable for the treatment however, you will have a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. This will give us the opportunity to determine whether you have a good amount of healthy bone to support the screw.

For this procedure, the screw is inserted into the jawbone surgically and under a local anaesthetic. Once this has been done, you will then be asked to return to the practice after a number of weeks. This is in order for the screw to fuse with the jawbone and heal completely. Once this has happened, when you return to our practice, the implant (which would have been custom made to match your remaining teeth) will be fixed onto the screw.

Dental implants in Bromley are made to look and feel natural, practically indistinguishable from your remaining teeth. This treatment also allows you to eat and chew normally, restoring the full functionality of your teeth.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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How much do you know about Invisalign in Bromley?

Are you currently unhappy with your smile and considering dental treatment to straighten your teeth? You may have a gap or crooked teeth which you want to correct, but are unsure of what dental treatment options are available for you. At Bromley Dental Practice, you’ll be pleased to know that we offer treatments within cosmetic dentistry which aim to straighten your teeth and restore your smile.

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An introduction to our practice

Based in Bromley, our highly experienced team of dentists and hygienists work together to provide high quality dental care for all our patients. Specialising in cosmetic dentistry, at our surgery, Bromley Dental Practice, we are dedicated to providing bespoke dental treatments in order for you to achieve the smile you desire.

We provide cosmetic dentistry

At our dental practice we understand how important your smiles are, which is why we offer treatments in cosmetic dentistry for both children and adult patients. Led by our cosmetic dentist Zaki Bashir, our team at the surgery are highly experienced at providing cosmetic dental treatments whilst also listening to our patients in order to provide the best services available for their dental needs and to achieve their desired smile. One of the cosmetic dental treatments we offer at our practice is Invisalign in Bromley.

Invisalign in Bromley

A popular option for our adult patients, Invisalign is a highly advanced cosmetic dental treatment which makes use of 3D technology and clear aligners in order to straighten your teeth.

Unlike the traditional metal braces that many of us are used to, Invisalign in Bromley are removable, however they do need to be worn for a minimum of 20 hours a day. Throughout your treatment you will also be required to come to the practice every four to six weeks in order for us to check the progress of your teeth and give you new aligners.

So what are the benefits of Invisalign?

One of the most obvious benefits in having Invisalign treatment is that because the aligners are clear, no one will know you are undergoing dental treatment unless you tell them. As the aligners are also removable, you can take them off to eat and drink as usual, especially if you are attending a special occasion like a wedding or party. And you are also able to brush and floss your teeth as normal ensuring you maintain a good oral hygiene regime.

The aligners are also made to be comfortable when worn, and you do not need to worry about your gums or inside of your mouth becoming irritated whilst they are being worn.

Invisalign can be used to correct a number of dental issues including crooked teeth, gaps, crowded teeth and any problems with your bite. You will also find that with Invisalign the treatment time is shorter when compared to other teeth straightening treatments such as traditional metal braces.

So if you are looking to straighten your teeth, by visiting us at Bromley Dental Practice you can be confident that we will help you on your journey to achieve your desired smile.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Replacing teeth with dental implants

At Bromley Dental Practice we go the extra step with restorative dentistry and offer dental implants in Bromley. So, we can replace teeth that have been lost perhaps decades ago!

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Dental implants are becoming more and more popular at our clinic; public initial scepticism seems to be fading as oral implants become more common and those that have had them already readily spread the word about what it is like to live with an immobilized prosthetic.

Across the practice we have a great deal of experience and a substantial portfolio of past successful implantations. We aim to  provide the highest standard of care to our local community.

What are dental implants?

The dental implants we use in our clinic are a three-part system. The implant itself is a small titanium rod with a slightly tapered side when fully integrated into the jaw. The titanium implant is not visible as it is completely beneath the gum line. Attached to the implant is the connector, which is a two-sided component, allowing the semi-permanent attachment of an oral prosthetic to the titanium implant. This prosthetic could be a single tooth similar to a porcelain crown; alternatively, a pair of implants can be used to hold a bridge in place independently of any adjacent healthy teeth.

Five implants spread equally out across the arch of the mouth is considered sufficient to immobilise a full set of dentures. This has the advantage of supporting the denture and preventing it from moving therefore eliminating the chance of sores forming. Once a denture is immobile in such a way, it can no longer be removed for cleaning or overnight soaking, making the patient return to a twice-daily brushing routine for many patients. This is seen as a big improvement and a return to an earlier time when they used to regularly brush their natural teeth. It also makes their dentures feel more like a part of the patient’s body. And many patients also feel confident when it comes to consuming hard foods, laughing and talking without the concern of dentures coming loose.

Can I get oral implants?

Most people are suitable for receiving dental implants in Bromley but there are some counter-indicated conditions. For instance, special operations will have to be enacted if you are on blood thinners or have a transmissible blood disorder. There are conditions that will affect the overall treatment time as the integration of an implant into the jaw and this is dependent on the patient’s rate of bone growth; if you have a condition that reduces your rate of bone growth or bone density, implantation becomes more challenging but you would have to discuss your personal situation with our dentists in order to get a definitive answer. If you are curious about dental implants in Bromley for yourself or a loved one, please feel free to get in contact with the clinic and we will be happy to advise you further. We are happy to take queries by phone or by email.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Straighter teeth with less hassle

Lots of adults are looking into orthodontic treatment using Invisalign in Bromley. So, let’s see what has made clear aligners so popular.

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Orthodontics has long been associated with adolescent and teenage patients. Many people, therefore, come to the conclusion that there is something about orthodontics that is more effective in young adults and children than adult treatment. This is simply not true, as there is no supporting evidence showing that altering tooth position is particularly easier in younger people compared to adult patients. Still, there is a strong trend of most orthodontic work being carried out during late high school early college years.

This is encouraged by the funding structure currently in use with the NHS. Orthodontics is not a cheap or quick procedure and as child dental costs are free at the point of use, there is a strong incentive to have the majority of orthodontic treatment carried out before that funding opportunity is lost. Beyond this, there is also a higher tolerance among younger patients towards wearing braces. Adults often worry about how they will be seen if they wore a brace and how it may affect a job interview or public speaking. Although some sort of embarrassment is also on the mind of a younger adolescent patient, especially when it comes to dating, they seem to be more pro the idea in general of a fitted brace.

How can Invisalign help?

This is where Invisalign in Bromley comes in. As a popular treatment option with working professionals,  it is extremely thin and translucent making them barely noticeable even at close range. The effect on your speech pattern is close to none except stopping whistling or lisps that are associated with gaps. There are fewer appointments that have to be attended during the treatment schedule, and costs are usually lower than a standard metal brace. Moreover, the see-through form of a clear aligner allows the patient to see their orthodontic treatment at work. This is quite different to a brace, which requires you to wait until they are removed until you can enjoy your realigned well-meshing teeth.

Invisalign in Bromley also gives the patient the opportunity to remove their aligners at any time; this is often a double-edged sword as in order to complete the treatment in a timely manner you need to consistently wear your aligners; a recommendation of 20 to 22 hours per day is the standard. You should only remove them to eat and drink but if you have a particularly important event like a wedding, you could have an aligner holiday, something that would take several hours of work in the dental chair to do with the standard brace.

If you have had your curiosity piqued about aligners and how they could help you, feel free to look further on our website about how we implement aligners and our success stories. If you have any further questions or a specific medical condition that could impact your treatment,  please feel free to contact the clinic and we can provide advice tailored to you.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Should I consider dental implants?

Many people have missing teeth but are unsure about what treatment to use to remedy this, if this sounds like you, you are in the right place to receive the best help. If a patient is looking for Dental Implants in Bromley, then they should consider the Bromley Dental Practice.  Their implants have been specially designed to allow you to complete your smile again. There are many reasons why you should consider this treatment, not only for the aesthetic reasons of having a good looking smile. Having a complete smile will prevent issues from occurring in the future, such as gum disease. The structural integrity of the face can also be compromised due to missing teeth so having a complete smile can prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting. If you think that the implants could be for you and your smile, then you should read on to the next section to see how the implants are fitted.

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How are implants fitted?

The Dental Implants in Bromley are fitted in a specific way so they last. These implants can be seen as an investment into your smile. These implants, if properly cared for, can last a long time and can look, act and feel like the tooth that you lost. The implants are fitted at the site in the jaw and given sufficient time to heal. The post that is left behind can be fitted with a crown, bridge or denture to complete the procedure. Your new crown, bridge or denture is matched to your surrounding teeth so your smile looks complete. Your dentist will work with you to determine if this treatment is the best choice for you. Your dentist will be there every step of the way to ensure that you are getting the correct support that you require. If you think that these implants could be the correct treatment for you, then you should consider reading on to see what you should do next to get the smile that you deserve.

What should I do next?

If you think that Dental Implants in Bromley could be the right choice for you, then you should consider getting in contact with us. We are always welcoming to new patients, we want to make all of our patients experience the best level of healthcare when they visit our practice. You can get in contact with us here at Bromley Dental Practice in a number of different ways. You will always be put first to ensure that you get the help that you need. You can call us directly or you can contact us through our website. Our website is a good place to read up about this treatment as well as other treatments that we offer. You will be invited for a consultation. We will use this time to get to know you and your smile so we can best put together a treatment plan for you. We look forward to hearing from you and being able to help you get one step closer to completing your smile again.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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I wish I had a straighter smile

For those who wish that they had a straighter smile Invisalign in Bromely could be the right treatment. This treatment allows you to straighten your smile in a safe, quick and effective way. We understand that many people are unhappy with the appearance of their smile and this often comes from their smile not being straight. This treatment has been specially designed to ensure that you can enhance your smile in the most efficient way possible. Your teeth will be mapped out in their current position and then fitted with a series of aligners. These aligners are then worn in a specific order to gradually force the teeth into a straighter position. The aligners are made to be worn for most of the day only being removed for eating, drinking and oral cleaning. These aligners can fit around your life. Your smile will straighten as you go about your day to day life. This article will run through how you can maintain your smile as well as why we recommend this treatment.

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How do I maintain my smile?

After utilising the treatment of Invisalign in Bromley, you will be issued with a retainer. This will ensure that your smile stays in its new position. You can work with your dentist to ensure that the smile that you achieved during your treatment is maintained. Your dentist will have been on hand for the entirety of your dental treatment. They will be on hand to answer any queries or qualms you have and be able to support you in your endeavour to achieve a straighter and healthier looking smile. Some patients, post having their treatment opt for a teeth whitening treatment, which can give your new smile the lease of life it deserves. You should read on to the next section to see why we think you should have this treatment.

Do you recommend Invisalign?

There are many reasons why we recommend Invisalign in Bromely to our patients. A straighter smile is a healthier smile as it minimises the risk of issues such as gum disease. A straighter smile also allows you to chew and talk without hindrance. One of the reasons we recommend coming to us for this treatment is that we will always put you first. We take the time to listen to you and get to know your smile. We give you the space and time you need to ensure you get the most out of your treatment. We ensure that we are a convenient practice to access with late-night hours and lunchtime openings. Our team is friendly and caring at the same time as being highly experienced in our field. You can be assured that we utilise the most up to date technologies to enhance your experience. Many people who have had this treatment in the past, have been impressed by the results. If you think that this treatment could be for you, then you should consider getting in touch with us here at Bromley Dental Practice. We look forward to hearing from you and being able to help you on your journey to a healthier smile.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Think oral implants are purely cosmetic? Health benefits of dental implants

In 2021, there are many ways to resolve the hindrance of a missing tooth or teeth.

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As many people know, two of the most common methods utilized in dental care today are still dentures for an entire set of missing teeth and a bridge if you have a single tooth or a few teeth missing in a row.

But, sadly, these restoratives are not without fault and can still cause rubbing and sores to form on your gums when you wear them.

Luckily there is a way to bypass these issues while still getting the same visual effect that these prosthetics offer and that is with oral implants.

At Bromley Dental Practice, we are exceedingly proud to be able to offer our suitable patients dental implants in Bromley. Placed into your jaw, these clever little titanium screws fuse with your jaw, which allows us to then attach a single tooth or, in some cases, an entire set of dentures. Secured in place, your new teeth will not move and will last for well over 20 years!

But wait, there’s more! Here are some other benefits to help you decide if dental implants in Bromley are for you.

Better oral health

As we all know, accumulated plaque leads to cavities, decay and gum disease.

When you have a missing tooth or teeth, plaque and bacteria can accumulate in the gap. With dental implants in Bromley, the gap is filled permanently, allowing you to maintain great oral health.

Better general health

As before, gaps in the teeth have been linked to excessive amounts of plaque.

And excess amounts of plaque have been linked to a myriad of general health issues; everything from cancers to cardiovascular disease. This is because plaque can cause the gums to swell and become more porous, allowing bacteria to get into your body. Yikes!

So, having oral implants fitted will not only improve your smile and keep your oral health in top shape, but it will also reduce the likelihood of secondary issues forming.

Better sleep

When you have gaps in your teeth, especially your molars, you are more likely to grind your teeth when you sleep.

This can cause you to wake up in the night, can create recurrent headaches and migraines while also exacerbating stiff muscles. With all the gaps filled, your upper and lower jaw will sit together comfortably, allowing for better sleep.

Better diet

With missing teeth or even dentures, you may feel worried about eating certain foods like corn on the cob or apples.

But, as oral implants are fitted in place, look and feel like natural teeth, you can begin to vary your diet more, allowing for better nutritional intake!

Better digestion

And of course, more teeth equates to better digestion too. Chewing food correctly requires all of your teeth to be grinding together, to make the eaten food smaller and to make digestion easier. With gapped teeth, larger chunks reach the stomach and cause problems like acid reflux and indigestion.

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Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Curious to learn more about invisible braces? Common Invisalign FAQs answered

When you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth as an adult, you may think that the only option open to you is a metal or orthodontic brace.

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Luckily as orthodontic technologies have advanced, braces and aligners have been designed to be more visually discrete, thus making them more appealing to adults and teenagers. And of course, as 3-D printing technologies have advanced, these once expensive aligners have dropped in price and are more affordable for everyday people.

At Bromley Dental, we are proud to be able to offer our patients invisible aligners. One of our more popular aligners is Invisalign in Bromley, which as the name suggests, is invisible and able to move your teeth with the precision and speed of a regular brace. Perfect!

Have some questions about Invisalign in Bromley? Read on for the answers to common FAQs.

How does the aligner work?

Invisalign in Bromley works via its custom-fitted design and in part due to its material.

As part of the fitting, our team will take a scan of your teeth and with computer software, we will plan how your teeth will move.

And so, when the aligner is in your mouth, its shape and flexible but firm material push your teeth into the desired position without the need for wires or tightening.

Are there food restrictions?

No there aren’t!

As you can remove this aligner to eat food, you won’t need to avoid foods like corn on the cob and can continue to eat a healthy diet. Just make sure that once you have finished eating before you put the aligners back into your mouth that you give your teeth a quick scrub with a toothbrush to remove any debris.

Can I take them out whenever I want?

Technically, you can but we will usually advise against it.

For an invisible aligner to be effective, you need to wear it for 22 hours per day and while you can take them out to eat, you will need to put them back in afterwards.

Failure to do so can result in a longer treatment time and potential reversion of your teeth to their former positions. So, keep the aligners in your mouth for the time spans set down by our team!

How long will I need to wear them?

To see a change in your smile, per day you will need to wear them for at least 22 hours.

However, the length of your treatment can only be determined by our team following an assessment and will vary based on the severity of your misalignment. Get in touch for more information about personalised time frames.

How do I keep them clean and functional?

Just rinse them daily under a cold tap and gently brush any debris away with a toothbrush. Do not use hot water, as it can cause the plastic to warp. To keep your aligners in good shape, keep them in the carry case supplied when they are not in your mouth.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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