Choosing the Invisalign teeth straighten process, Lee embarked on an 18-month process to achieve his new smile.
“There was a lot of movement that needed to take place on both my upper and lower teeth and I extended the usual six-month treatment to get the results I wanted,” he recalls.
Practice principal Steven Burchell DipCDT RCS(Eng) GDC108353 explains: “Invisalign treatment is designed to slot seamlessly into daily routines without any fuss or embarrassment. The clear plastic retainers are changed every couple of weeks and the patient can help with self-managing the process.”
Invisalign uses no metal wires or brackets, so there’s no need to worry about mouth irritations as the aligners are comfortable to wear and can easily be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
“I’d come here [North Street] every six weeks so that Owain could check everything was okay. I’d get three new, clear, retainers, which I would then change myself. I could literally feel my teeth moving into their new position within a day,” adds Lee.
The aligners are difficult to detect when worn and gradually straighten the teeth that are mapped into position with the help of computer technology.
A virtual 3-D treatment plan (ClinCheck© treatment plan), configures the aligners, shows the series of movements teeth will go through and allows the patient a clear insight into what the finished look will be like.
“I love the new look and everyone at the clinic – from the girls on reception, to the nurses – and, of course, Owain, all have been really excellent,” concludes Lee.