Invisalign- The Invisible way to Straighten your Teeth

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Invisalign- The Invisible way to Straighten your Teeth

  1. 1. 11562/64423.jp.FP:Layout 1 18/7/08 11:28 Page 80 leaders in cosmetic dentistry appearance | shape | beauty Dr Raj Kumar is at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry. He creates beautiful, healthy smiles without the need for metal braces, using instead a series removable aligners which slowly move teeth into place over time. PLATINUM ELITE PREFERRED PROVIDER HOW ARE INVISIBLE BRACES MADE? Firstly, Dr Kumar takes X-rays, photographs and moulded dental impressions of your teeth, then sends these off to the Align Tech lab in Santa Clara, California. Your dental impression is then scanned into a computer to make a 3D model of your teeth and gums. The software simulates the movement stages of teeth required to achieve the final result, which Dr Kumar checks online to make sure he’s happy with the proposed correction, before your personalised set of aligners is made. Align Tech laboratories then use special thermo forming technology, to produce the set of plastic aligners which represent each tooth movement generated by the computer software for your prescription. HOW DOES THE BRACE WORK? A series of plastic aligners are worn for two weeks at a time. As you move from one aligner to the next and your teeth will slowly straighten. They’re virtually invisible, so no one can tell you’re wearing them and you can eat and drink, brush and floss your teeth with ease by removing them when necessary. What’s more, they’re considered more comfortable and less Dr Kumar has devised a unique treatment schedule to reduce orthodontic likely to cause abrasions such as mouth ulcers. treatment time, reducing the need for extractions and little if any discomfort. His patient age range is 15 to 73 years. WHAT CAN IT FIX? forma London Dr Kumar has treated more 86 Harley Street, than 400 cases, and has seen London W1G 7HP a wide variety of irregularities 0800 015 0569 in the teeth of both adolescents Nearest station – Oxford Circus and adults, including: forma Birmingham • Spaces between teeth or Great Western Arcade, so-called ‘gappy’ teeth. Birmingham B2 5HU • Crowded or 0800 015 0569 overlapping teeth. Nearest station – Snow Hill • Crooked teeth. Opening hours 9am – 6pm • Complex conditions such as overbites, underbites www.form86.com and crossbites. admin@forma86.com The invisible way to straighten your teeth

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