The core advantages of Invisalign braces

Invisalign is a great method of teeth straightening in a discreet way. It is a highly popular treatment, which offers the same results in some cases as traditional metal braces. Invisalign Bromley acts to straighten the teeth with a gradual process, incrementally. The invisible braces are created from thermoplastic, this visually unobtrusive material enables the movement of teeth into the positioning the patient desires. These invisible braces come in sets and must be changed every two weeks so that the movement continues on to the prescribed result. Since the process is gradual the teeth straightening will not happen overnight. The aligners are custom made using 3D scans and X-rays of the patient’s mouth structure and all this will make sure that Invisalign Bromley fits on comfortably. If this treatment is something that is under consideration by you, get in touch with our dentist. We at Bromley Dental Practice have expertise in this field and can deliver the smile you have often dreamed of.


The various benefits of Invisalign treatment

There are plenty of benefits when receiving this orthodontic treatment from our dentist, not least the aesthetic advantage that comes with this process. One of the main boons of clear aligners is that they are removable when required, they also provide more comfort than the usual traditional metal braces. Metal braces have sharp, extruding edges which can cause cuts in the mouth area, but since Invisalign is made custom-made to match your unique mouth area it fits comfortably. Invisalign also fixes many dental problems, as having misaligned teeth can cause many dental issues. There is a higher risk of developing gum disease and plaque forming to cause dental cavities. By having straight teeth it is easier to brush them and you will have better overall dental health.

Another benefit is that there is no need for any dietary changes. When an individual has traditional metal braces there have to be food restrictions, this is because the wires must be treated carefully so that they do not dislocate. As Invisalign Bromley can be removed when eating you can eat whatever you wish to during the treatment period.

A popular advantage is that Invisalign treatment is normally of shorter duration. Metal braces can, in most cases, take approximately 16-18 months to achieve the final result. For others it may take up to two years or longer and this is a long period to wait to have straighter teeth. Traditional metal braces have a longer duration treatment period as they don’t have a specific movement planned out, whereas clear aligners have a specific movement plan from the very beginning of treatment.

Since Invisalign is designed and manufactured to be transparent, the public will not be aware that you are wearing braces. It means that you can have the best of both worlds, knowing you are having your teeth aligned in a subtle way, with little impact on your appearance whilst doing so, unlike many other methods of teeth straightening.

The side-effects of Invisalign treatment

Invisalign braces take time to get used to. There are a few potential side effects, however they are rare, for instance, some patients may get irritation or an allergic reaction to the Invisalign braces. However, this should heal itself within a few days, if not please contact us for help.

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.


Invisalign in Bromley for a beautiful and healthy smile

If you are thinking about improving the appearance of your teeth and smile, then speak to us at Bromley Dental Practice to find out about Invisalign. Many factors can affect the look of your teeth and smile, but thanks to the advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are now many different treatments available to address all types of aesthetic issues. Many people suffer from crooked teeth, and even after having braces early on in life, you may find that your teeth become misaligned as you get older. To help prevent this, you must use good retainers after any orthodontic treatment. However, if you have not done so and are looking to improve your teeth or this is your first attempt at fixing your smile, then Invisalign in Bromley could be a suitable solution for you.


How does it work?

Firstly, you need to book an initial consultation with us at Bromley Dental Practice to find out more about Invisalign in Bromley and talk about your dental requirements and what you are looking for from our dentist. Not all issues can be fixed by Invisalign in Bromley, so you can learn about other treatment options that are available for you if this is the case.

If you have moderate dental misalignment problems, such as crooked or protruding teeth, then Invisalign in Bromley could be the right choice for you. Your dentist will need to take a set of photographs, x-rays and scans of your teeth and mouth to help set up the treatment plan for you. These will then be used to create a virtual simulation of your mouth with which your dentist can experiment to find out more about how your teeth will look following successful treatment with Invisalign. Once you and your dentist are happy with the expected results, these images will be sent to the manufacturers, Invisalign technology, who will create a series of tailored clear aligners that can help create a beautiful smile for you. This process normally takes around four weeks if your results are sent digitally. If you need to provide impressions of your teeth to the manufacturers, then the process can take up to 8 weeks.

You will be given a series of aligners that should be worn for approximately two weeks at a time, sometimes less or more, depending on how crooked your teeth may be. These have to be worn for at least 22 hours a day and removed before you eat or clean your teeth. The number of aligners that you need will also depend on how much straightening is necessary to achieve the smile that you are looking for.

The average treatment time with Invisalign ranges from six months to a year, and this varies between each patient. Here at Bromley Dental Practice, we recommend that you visit our dentist once every six weeks after you have started wearing your aligners to make sure that the process is coming along successfully. These regular visits can also help us to ensure that you are not experiencing any dental issues caused by the treatment. Speak to us at Bromley Dental Practice and find out more about Invisalign today.

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.


Invisalign aligners; common FAQs answered by Bromley Dental

Ever wanted to straighten your teeth as an adult, but don’t want the inconvenience of wearing the traditional metal brace?


Well, now you can get straighter teeth, even past the age of 50, without needing to have metal or orthodontic braces fitted. If you have a single crooked tooth that you want to push back into line, or if there is some minor spacing between your front teeth, the use of an invisible aligner may be just the ticket to set it straight!

And at Bromley Dental Practice, our team can offer those who have mild to moderate misalignments, Invisalign in Bromley. This clear plastic aligner slots over your teeth and gently pushes them into position, helping you to get the stunning smile that you want in less time.

Want to learn more? Here, our team answers common questions that we receive about Invisalign in Bromley.

How long do invisible retainers take?

When you begin considering wearing an orthodontic tool and are given the green light by our team, one of the first questions you are most likely to have is how long does Invisalign in Bromley take?

Well, the good news is that on average, invisible aligners take between 3-6 months to work for most patients. However, several factors can impact this, such as how regularly you wear them and if you have a more complex case of dental misalignment. If you fail to keep your retainers in for the required 22 hours per day (or more depending on what our team advises), then your teeth may revert to their former positions, which will inevitably delay the treatment.

Can they correct an overbite?

Yes, they can, but it will usually depend on the severity of the condition.

If you have a mild to moderate overbite, then invisible aligners may be able to help you, but ultimately it will be a member of our team who decides if this is a suitable treatment for you.

However, our team may decide to use an invisible aligner at the end of a treatment that initially uses a standard brace, which will straighten the teeth without the aesthetic issues that come with traditional braces.

Do clear aligners hurt?

Many patients who have had both a standard brace and an invisible aligner have stated that of the two treatments, clear aligners are the more comfortable to wear in day-to-day life.

This is because they do not utilise force or pressure in the same way as standard braces and, of course, they are removable.

How often will I need to see a dentist?

With invisible aligners, you will need to see our team once every 6-8 weeks.

However, the app that accompanies this aligner allows you to send us selfies, which we can use to determine if you require an appointment with our team. This also allows our dentists to see as many patients as possible without wasting appointments.

Are clear aligners expensive?

You may be surprised at their affordability, but we cannot quote prices here!

For more information on the cost of clear aligners, contact our team for an assessment.

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.


Invisalign in Bromley: Bromley Dental Practice can realign your smile

Have you got misaligned teeth? Does looking in the mirror at your teeth make you want to grimace more than smile? Don’t fancy having fixed metal braces because you don’t want to be seen wearing them by anybody? If any of this applies to you, then it’s likely you’d be interested to know about Invisalign in Bromley. You can realign your smile without the need for wires and brackets, and you don’t have to be working on realigning your teeth all day, every day! Invisalign offers a discreet and convenient method of realigning your teeth that’s comfortable and suitable for anyone with adult teeth and mild to moderate alignment issues. At Bromley Dental Practice, we have flexible opening hours to suit busy lives and our friendly team of experts are ready to welcome you and to get you smiling your best smile!


What Invisalign is

Invisalign is a system that comprises of clear plastic aligners that are worn like a gum shield over the teeth. They are very streamlined and are made to measure your mouth bespoke thanks to iTero technology, which is a 3D scan that is used to get the measurements of your mouth. The aligners are changed each week and they apply a small amount of pressure on the teeth when being worn to gradually move them into position.

Why should I choose Invisalign?

How long have you got? The positives are plentiful! Many patients may wonder what their teeth could really look like with treatment. Here at Bromley Dental Practice, we will be able to show you how your teeth will look before you even start your treatment! With the iTero 3D scan that takes the measurements for your bespoke aligners, we can then generate an animation to show you how your teeth will appear after wearing them for 6 to 18 months. The results are always wonderful (in our humble opinion!) and we’re sure you’ll be pleased by what you see!

Another reason to choose Invisalign is the fact that they can barely be seen when they are being worn. Whether you are a teenager who isn’t keen on the thought of braces (there’s a special range for teenagers too!) or if you’re an adult who feels that braces are only for kids, Invisalign in Bromley takes treatment to a new level of discretion to give you the confidence to carry on with life while wearing the aligners. What’s more, you can remove them for up to 2 hours a day, as well as when you eat, so you don’t have to change your diet and you can remove them whenever you need to. With treatment time finishing, as soon as 6 months for some patients, you need to be careful you don’t blink and miss it!

A further benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are difficult to break as they are clear plastic, so you shouldn’t need to take much time off work or school to come and see us for emergency appointments (sorry, kids – and big kids!) You will just need to come for a checkup every 6 weeks, during which time we will also give you your next batch of aligners to take home for another 6 weeks.

So, if you would like to realign your smile, come and see us for an initial consultation and find out if Invisalign could work for you. We are ready to get going on giving you a great smile – say ‘Cheese!’

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.


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

The impact of a smile


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Just got Invisalign and finding it difficult? 5 survival tips from Bromley Dental

Are you fed up with having misaligned teeth, but don’t want the hassle of a regular brace?


While clear and invisible aligners now rule the adult orthodontic market and there are plenty of articles available to help new users adapt to wearing them. After all, any new appliance will require some getting used to. In order to ensure that you stick with the prescribed regime and to get the best results, we can offer some advice.

At Bromley Dental, we are proud to be able to offer our patients Invisalign in Bromley. A remarkable aligner that can straighten your teeth with discretion, it is the orthodontic appliance of choice for many teenagers and adults alike, but that doesn’t mean you won’t need to adapt to it!

What are some of our tips for getting the most out of Invisalign in Bromley? Read on to find out!

Dental wax

Firstly, when you first begin wearing Invisalign in Bromley, the durable plastic is going to feel sharp in your mouth, especially against your inner cheeks and tongue.

While this will subside eventually, it may be worth asking our team for some dental wax to place on the sharp spots. Dental wax acts as a cushion and will protect your softer areas against the rubbing of the hard metal.

Travel toothbrush

As mentioned, invisible aligners are removable and we advise that you take them out when you eat. But, in order to prevent food debris and bacteria from being pressed against your teeth (which can lead to decay and gum disease), we recommend purchasing a travel toothbrush, to give your teeth a quick scrub before putting the aligners back into your mouth.

Carry cases

All removable aligners come with carry cases and we advise you to use them.

The cases will prevent the aligners from becoming damaged, stained or even lost, so when they aren’t in your mouth, make sure they are in your case.


Aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day, so keep an eye on the time when you take them out to see the most benefit. This will involve living by the clock and, although most people have smartphones, it is worth setting timers or alarms to ensure the aligners get the required time in your mouth. Failure to adhere to the time limits set down by our team may result in your orthodontic realignment taking longer, or even a relapsing of the teeth to their former positions.

Pain relief

Many users of invisible braces are surprised by how tight they feel when they are put in. As we know, this tightness is required for them to be effective but it can be uncomfortable during those first few days when you wear each new aligner.

To ensure you are able to manage the pressure, invest in some over the counter pain relief, such as ibuprofen. Of course, if you are concerned about the level of discomfort you are experiencing, talk to our team promptly.

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.