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Unhappy with your smile?

Do you find it hard to smile in photographs? Or maybe you worry about whether people notice your teeth when you speak or laugh. If this applies to you and you are unsure as to what to do, why not visit us, The Garden Dental Practice.

At The Garden Dental Practice we offer dental services including cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic orthodontic treatment refers to the use of appliances in order to correct teeth that are crooked or crowded. These treatments aim to correct the teeth of patients who have underbites, crossbites, overly crowded teeth and widely spaced teeth. A popular way of correcting these issues is by using fixed braces.

Braces not only aim to straighten crooked or crowded teeth, they can also help improve an individual's oral health by contributing to healthier teeth and gums. This is in addition to boosting your confidence and improving your smile. If you, however, prefer a more discreet way of straightening your teeth there is also the option to invest in Invisalign, which was developed in 1997 by Align Technology together with leading orthodontists.

So if you are considering improving your smile, investing in Invisalign in Golders Green could be your next step to achieving the smile you want.


Considered to be the world's most advanced clear aligner system, Invisalign is a popular choice for adult patients as they are both discreet and easy to use. With the use of 3D computer imaging, patients are given clear acrylic aligners which are created to fit over a patient’s teeth in order to help gradually move them into place. Treatment can last between 9 to 18 months depending on whether a patient’s issue is complex or not, however they are known sometimes to have a shorter treatment time in comparison to fixed braces.

With Invisalign, patients are required to change their customised aligners every one to two weeks in order for their teeth to move gradually into their desired position. At The Garden Dental Practice, we schedule appointments every 4 to 6 weeks so that we can monitor your progress and provide you with more aligners. Each aligner is slightly different, which means your teeth are able to gradually move in the right way until the treatment is complete.

At The Garden Dental Practice, before we issue our patients with a treatment plan, we take impressions of your teeth to make sure the Invisalign treatment is suitable for you.

The benefits of Invisalign in Golders Green

There are many benefits with Invisalign. As they are near invisible they are considered a discreet way of straightening teeth, meaning no one will notice them when you speak or in photographs. They are also removable appliances so patients have the flexibility of removing the aligners for special occasions such as weddings and parties.

You can also remove your aligners to eat and drink which means you are able to maintain a good oral hygiene regime as you can still brush your teeth and floss after every meal. It is important however, for patients to remember to wear their aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day to ensure best results.

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