Are you embarrassed by your smile and would like to straighten your teeth? Invisalign can provide the solution.
It is an advanced, revolutionary treatment that uses nearly invisible aligners to straighten your teeth.
The treatment is used for correcting a wide range of problems such as overcrowded or widely spaced teeth, crossbites, overbites and underbites, and it consists of a series of removable aligners that are changed approximately every one to two weeks to move your teeth into the correct position.
The aligners should be worn night and day, except when you're eating or brushing your teeth, and a typical treatment can take between six and 18 months.
Invisalign treatment involves SmartTrack material that is clinically proven to improve the control of tooth movement. The aligners are created using a purpose-built computer program that maps out how your teeth will be straightened.
The aligners are engineered to treat teeth straightening issues using SmartTrack material for an improved fit and greater comfort compared with traditional fixed braces that feature metal brackets and wires.
Once your dentist has confirmed your teeth are suitable for Invisalign treatment, they will make three-dimensional computer images using x-rays and moulds to create a series of custom-fit aligners that are made from the lightweight, strong, clear, medical grade thermoplastic material.
Each aligner is worn for up to one to two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, and you'll visit your dentist every four to eight weeks to keep track of progress.
Kostas graduated in dentistry from the Carol Davila Institute, Bucharest, in 2000. He completed his diploma in orthodontics in 2003 and became a Specialist in orthodontics in 2004. Kostas has worked in private practice in Aberdeen and Harley Street, London, and offers Specialist orthodontics at Elmsleigh House, providing a wide range of bespoke braces for children and adults
Kostas Spathoulas, Specialist in Orthodontics, talks about his customised treatments
"You don't realise how important your smile is. Invisalign has had a massive impact on my life: I smile confidently and I look better in photographs. The results were everything I imagined.
I chose Invisalign because the aligners are clear. Nobody noticed I was wearing them and I liked that you could take them out to eat. I sent pictures to my friends throughout the treatment; they were amazed by how my teeth were changing and how good they looked. The treatment gave me confidence from start to finish. I wish I'd done it years ago.
It's priceless for what you get in the end, definitely. For the smile that I've achieved, it's worth every penny."