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Invisalign is the leading clear aligner technology brand. Since 2000, this removable teeth-straightening protocol has helped over 17 million people achieve a more natural-looking smile alignment.

If you’re seeking Invisalign, Leeds is home to a number of private dental practices offering this treatment. Whilst we may be biased, here at Meliora Dental we believe we’re your top choice of dentist for teeth-straightening treatment, and you don’t have to take our word for it. Just take a look at some of the testimonials our wonderful patients have left us.

But that’s enough showing off from us for now…! Here are some of the lesser well-known aspects of the Invisalign journey and system that you’ll want to be aware of prior to treatment.

Invisalign Aligners Are Recyclable

Here at Meliora Dental, we are thrilled to have so many eco-conscious patients who enquire about recycling their Invisalign after treatment is complete. The good news is that this is possible.

Invisalign aligners are made from BPA-free recyclable plastic. Whilst they cannot be recycled with domestic waste, you have the option of handing them back to us where we can recycle them on your behalf.

 

Your Will Need to Prioritise Your Oral Hygiene For Best Results

Oral hygiene is an important consideration when choosing to undergo any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign.

Failing to rinse your mouth out with water and brush after each meal (make sure you wait half an hour to give your enamel a chance to remineralise), can result in plaque and tartar build up, as well as decay.

Any food particles left behind on your teeth after brushing threaten not only to stain your Invisalign aligners but to increase your vulnerability to dental problems, as your aligners will be covering your teeth. With your teeth covered, saliva and any water you drink to rinse your mouth will not be effective in washing away residual plaque and decay-inducing bacteria.

 

Your Post-Invisalign Smile Is Viewable Before Treatment Starts

In an ideal world, we’d all want to see what the results of a treatment might look like before we go ahead. Well, with Invisalign that’s a reality.

The innovative integrated ClinCheck software allows patients to see a digital image of their post-treatment smile prior to beginning treatment.

This is made possible by scanning your teeth into our computer system, using our sophisticated iTero machine. This technology substitutes the manual impression-taking system, replacing it with a more accurate and comfortable alternative for our patients.

Having access to a mock-up of how your teeth will look can be of great benefit to your resolution during the treatment period (which can sometimes be up to 18 months long). With evidence that consolidates the promise of a straighter smile at the end of treatment, you can stay motivated to stick to your Invisalign routine each day of treatment. The Meliora team will of course, give you positive reinforcement every step of the way!

 

Invisalign (Typically) Requires Fewer Visits Than With Fixed Braces

Whilst it’s true that you will need to attend regular check-ups on your journey to a straighter smile with Invisalign, these tend to be less often than with fixed braces.

As there are no wires or brackets used during the Invisalign process, there is no tightening and adjustment of the brace required (as is necessary with fixed braces). Another factor that can reduce the number of appointments is that the risk of brace damage is far greater in the case of fixed braces.

You can expect to attend check-ups every 6-8 weeks as part of your Invisalign treatment.

 

Invisalign Isn’t For Everyone

Just as with all the treatments we offer as a private dentist in Leeds, going ahead with Invisalign treatment involves an in-depth consultation.

Severe misalignment and jaw-related orthodontic issues may require intervention with a fixed brace, or surgery. During your appointment we will present you with digital images showing the condition of your teeth and jaw, outlining if Invisalign is the best course of action for correcting alignment problems with your teeth.

If you are ineligible for Invisalign, don’t worry. We will explore alternative options for improving your tooth alignment, and in turn, your confidence.

 

Invisalign Leeds – Choose Meliora Dental For a Seamless Patient Experience

When we say we’re passionate about the level of patient care and treatment we deliver, we really can put our money where our mouths are!

Practice Principal Dr Kunal Rai has twice been a finalist for the Best Young Dentist award. He has overseen over 100 cases and won the prestigious ADA Case of the Year Award in 2022, making him an Elite Invisalign provider.

 

Be Prepared to Wear a Retainer After Completing Treatment

Many patients who enquire about Invisalign are not aware that once treatment with the aligners is complete, a retainer needs to be worn at nighttime.

Alas, even after Invisalign treatment, your teeth will be itching to move back into their pre-treatment position (even if you emphatically will them not to!)

Teeth that require moderate to complex corrections will be looking to shift back out of position at the first opportunity after you’re done with your Invisalign aligners. So, make sure you never miss a retainer-wearing night.

If you can, try to treat the action of wearing your retainer as you would the action of brushing your teeth each evening. Reframe it as a habit you know is going to pay dividends for your whole life long (your dentist here at Meliora Dental will be proud of you, even if you’re not proud of yourself for doing so!)

 

Private Dentist, Leeds: Contact Meliora Dental

Get in touch with us to book your Invisalign consultation. This is a completely no-obligation appointment, and your chance to ask us everything and anything you wish to know about the treatment.

We look forward to booking you in with a private dentist; Leeds-based Meliora Dental.

 

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect...

Andrea B

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth,...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles...

Charanprite D

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I was never conscious of my teeth much but over the years my teeth became more overcrowded, in particular my bottom teeth. I found myself smiling in photos with my mouth closed as I didn’t like the way my teeth looked this was something that over time I got even more conscious of and so...

Eve

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Kunal and his team gave me the best experience throughout my transformation. Everything was explained all the way through the process and he even accommodated my lunch time appointments every 4 weeks! He always gave his honest opinions and made me feel at ease. He is such a perfectionist and wouldn’t let me leave my...

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect for a replacement for me we agreed an implant was the route to go. The tooth removal however left an element of damage to the natural bone so I had to undergo a bone graft to repair this. One year after the extraction (as 2 bone grafts were needed in the end) I'm now fitted with my implant and I can honestly say I have never been as proud to smile as I am today. From start to finish Kunal...

Andrea B

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth, until I came across Kunal. From the first moment I walked into the practice, Kunal was very welcoming and talked me through every possible stage that would happen if I was to go ahead with treatment with zoom calls to show the perceived results and ensure I was happy to go ahead with treatment Kunal gave me a diagnosis of my open bite, which was behavioural, therefore instantly this behavioural trait was worked upon to receive the best results from...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout, and each time Kunal would make sure I was happy, not just with the work that had already taken place, but with the direction my smile was headed. Kunal engaged in discussion with me about each aspect making sure I fully understood what would happen and giving me the chance to have my own input. This combined with his vast knowledge and incredible skill left me feeling fully relaxed and in safe hands. Each step was performed in meticulous detail,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles and what can be done to minimize them. Kunal made it clear from the beginning that as a dentist his interest was the function of the teeth, better oral hygiene, the bite etc. I learned so much from him regarding my own teeth, that it was my bottom teeth that was causing the misalignment on my top teeth, l have gum recession due to excess brushing and l was in danger of losing two teeth due to it! Things my...

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