Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

Invisalign Teen

at Dentalcare Pangbourne

Invisalign Teen clear braces in Pangbourne

Invisalign Teen works just like Invisalign adult braces, but they have been especially made to work for growing teenagers.

Just like Invisalign braces, Invisalign Teen are:

  • Made of thin clear plastic which work by sitting over the top of your teeth to gently move them into position
  • Practically invisible as there’s no brackets, metal wires or elastic bands
  • Removable – you can take them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth

 

And just like Invisalign braces, you still have to change your aligners with Invisalign Teen on a weekly basis to accommodate the slight movements of your teeth. Your dentist will still check up on your teeth every 6 to 8 weeks.

The main differences with Invisalign Teen braces are:

  • Invisalign Teen takes into account the growing jaws and teeth of teenagers, so the aligners have room for adult molars and canine teeth
  • The Invisalign Teen has a blue indicator on the aligners which fades as time goes on. This is helpful in checking that you are wearing the aligner for the correct number of hours per day and to remind you when to change the aligner to the next one in your set
  • With the Invisalign Teen, you get 6 replacement aligners included in your set, in case any go missing during your treatment

Invisalign Teen are a good brace for growing teenagers but because they are a cosmetic form of dental brace, you would have to pay for this treatment. Your dentist can tell you the cost at your consultation. We offer interest free finance to help spread the cost of payments.

 

Invisalign Teen

The difference between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign

The important points to note with Invisalign Teen braces are:

  • Invisalign Teen takes into account the growing jaws and teeth of teenagers, so the aligners have room for adult molars and canine teeth
  • The Invisalign Teen has a blue indicator on the aligners which fades as time goes on. This is helpful in checking that you are wearing the aligner for the correct number of hours per day and to remind you when to change the aligner to the next one in your set
  • With the Invisalign Teen, you get 6 replacement aligners included in your set, in case any go missing during your treatment

Invisalign Teen are a good brace for growing teenagers but because they are a cosmetic form of dental brace, you would have to pay for this treatment. Your dentist can tell you the cost at your consultation. We offer interest free finance to help spread the cost of payments.

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The advantages of Invisalign teen braces in Pangbourne

Just like Invisalign braces, there are many reasons why teenagers like the Invisalign Teen brace:

  • Made from a clear plastic, these braces are practically invisible and most people won’t know you’re having your teeth straightened
  • You can take these braces out, which means it’s easier to eat, drink, clean your teeth and socialise
  • Treatment time is short. Most patients achieve brilliant results within just months. There’s no need to spend years in braces
  • You can maintain greater oral hygiene with these clear bracesbecause you can brush and floss your teeth as usual
  • Invisalign Teen can help with a range of orthodontic issues including protruding, overcrowding and crooked teeth

Frequently asked questions about Invisalign Teen

Is Invisalign Teen better than traditional braces?

This is more about personal preference. Traditional fixed braces cannot be removed, and some people find this easier to deal with especially when it comes to eating and drinking. Other patients love the fact that you can remove your braces to socialise on special occasions. Many patients love the fact that Invisalign Teen are clear and so barely noticeable to others. Invisalign Teen can fix most orthodontic issues, but fixed braces can help with every orthodontic issue no matter how complex, so it is best to seek advice from your dentist. The final point to note is that Invisalign Teen is a cosmetic form of orthodontistry so there would be a cost implication. Fixed braces for patients under the age of 18 can often be prescribed on the NHS if you have a clear orthodontic need.

How do I clean the Invisalign Teen braces?

Remove the aligners and clean them with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Don’t forget to brush your teeth before inserting the braces back into your mouth.

How long will I need to wear my Invisalign Teen braces?

Each patient is different. You will be given some indication on the length of your treatment when you first receive your Clin plan which shows week by week how your teeth will move by treatment. Most patients complete their treatment within months.