30 / 10 / 2023

Understanding the Invisalign Process: From Consultation to Perfect Smile

Embarking on a journey to enhance your smile is an exciting decision, one that can impact your life in countless positive ways. At Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice in East Sussex, we’re here to guide you through this journey. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of Invisalign, a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment that is making waves in dental healthcare.

Understanding Invisalign

Invisalign, as the name suggests, is an innovative treatment designed to invisibly align your teeth. It utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners tailored to fit your mouth, providing a comfortable and almost unnoticeable alternative to traditional metal braces. Ideal for correcting a range of dental malocclusions, Invisalign boasts the unique ability to straighten your teeth without disrupting your lifestyle.

Consultation and Assessment

Your journey towards a captivating smile begins with an initial consultation at Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice. Our experienced dental professionals will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your oral health to determine your eligibility for Invisalign treatment. During this consultation, we utilize state-of-the-art Itero scanning technology to create a 3D model of your teeth, which allows us to accurately diagnose your orthodontic condition and strategize an effective treatment plan.

Creating the Personalized Invisalign Plan

Post-consultation, we leverage the 3D model to create a personalized Invisalign treatment plan. This process involves mapping out the exact movements your teeth need to make to achieve the desired alignment. The plan is designed to cater to your unique dental needs, promising an end-result that complements your facial structure. Moreover, you’ll have a chance to visualize your treatment outcome even before it commences, thanks to our advanced simulation tools.

Receiving Your First Set of Aligners

Upon finalizing your personalized treatment plan, we will craft your first set of Invisalign aligners. Made from patented SmartTrack material, these aligners are comfortable and easy to wear, causing minimal interference in your day-to-day activities. Upon receiving your aligners, we will instruct you on how to wear and care for them, ensuring your comfort and the effectiveness of your treatment. At Crowborough Gentle Dental, we remain by your side at every step of your Invisalign journey, providing continuous support and guidance.

Regular Check-ups and Progress Tracking

Periodic check-ups are a crucial part of your Invisalign treatment. Typically scheduled every 6-8 weeks, these appointments allow us to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Using the Itero scanner, we track the movement of your teeth, ensuring they are shifting as predicted and that you’re on track towards your perfect smile.

Transition to New Sets of Aligners

Every couple of weeks, you’ll transition to a new set of aligners that will gradually guide your teeth into their ideal positions. Each aligner set is meticulously crafted to fit your teeth at each stage of the treatment, exerting the right amount of pressure at the right places. This systematic and controlled movement of teeth results in an effective and comfortable treatment experience.

Maintaining Your Perfect Smile

Upon completion of your Invisalign treatment, we’ll help you maintain your newly acquired perfect smile. This often involves the use of Vivera retainers that prevent your teeth from gradually shifting back to their pre-treatment positions. Like Invisalign aligners, these retainers are clear, custom-made, and removable, offering continued discretion while preserving your smile.

Conclusion

The path to your dream smile can be smooth and comfortable with Invisalign treatment at Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice. Our experienced team, led by Dr Shrikant Kulkarni and our Practice Manager Shiva, are dedicated to providing an excellent, patient-centric experience. We’ve transformed over 1,200 smiles with Invisalign and our commitment to creating confident smiles has earned us the accolade of “Highly Commended Best Practice of the Year.”

Notably, we understand that quality Invisalign treatment is an investment. To ensure that our superior patient care is accessible to everyone, we offer a variety of flexible payment plans and financing options. Starting at just £74.90 a month with no hidden charges, our Invisalign package includes a host of benefits, such as a free initial consultation worth £95, free 3D teeth scan (Itero scan) worth £150, free three pairs of Viera retainers worth £600, and free teeth whitening worth £395.

(Please note that the prices mentioned in this blog post are applicable as of June 2023 and may be subject to change.)

Moreover, the transparency in our services extends beyond the financial aspects. We value your participation in your smile transformation journey and welcome your input at every step of the process. With our personalized care and leading-edge technologies, we aim to make your experience as comfortable and satisfying as possible.

Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment, providing an effective and aesthetic solution to a range of dental alignment issues. It’s a lifestyle-friendly solution that allows you to eat the foods you love, maintain oral hygiene with ease, and continue living life without interruptions.

If you’re contemplating embarking on your smile transformation journey, we invite you to book a free consultation at Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice. Let us guide you towards a future of radiant smiles and robust oral health.

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Amazing place, fantastic staff, receptionist lovely & really made us feel welcome. Free Consultation with Shiv was superb, free 3D teeth scan (Itero scan) 3 pairs of Viera retainers. Attention to detail is incredible with the latest equipment & technology, you know exactly what you’re getting. I had been researching a lot before I made my decision for my daughter to get her teeth straightened and a great experience so far. My daughter was feeling tense & anxious, but the dentist made her feel comfortable, safe & at ease. The name says it all! My daughter cannot wait for the Invisalign treatment to start and to see the results. Couldn't recommend high enough.
Alice Adams
Alice Adams
12:32 23 Aug 23
I visited Crowborough Gentle Dental as an emergency following a nasty incident where an old composite cracked off my front tooth. I was mortified and very upset. I was visiting family so came as an unregistered patient. The team were able to fit me in that very day. I saw dentist Hazel and dental nurse Paige. They were kind and understanding and were able to fix my tooth at the appointment. I cannot express how much I appreciated the care they showed me and the work they did was fantastic, to the point that the relief I felt at having my dental issue resolved so quickly brought me to tears! On top of this I feel that the cost of treatment was very reasonable considering the circumstances and level of care. I live 4 hours away but am still considering booking in with them to have any further work done! I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you are looking for a great dentist in the area. please do pay them a visit!
Louise Scanlon
Louise Scanlon
10:51 24 Jul 23
After not visiting a dentist for several years, due to an immense fear, I lost half a tooth and was in need of urgent treatment. I contacted Gentle Dental online Sunday evening and was seen as an emergency the next day. I was completely put at my ease by Julie the receptionist right through to the dentist. I was then booked in for a tooth extraction and given the option of sedation. The whole process was fully explained and I was treated with kindness and understanding every step of the way. There has been daily communication and I would like to thank everyone for putting me at my ease and treating me with such understanding, kindness and professionalism. Sally
Sally Knibbs
Sally Knibbs
14:45 29 Sep 23
My second visit to CGD and again a great experience. Have never said that having been to a dentist.Hazel is brilliant technically and explains exactly what is happening and what needs to be done. The added bonus is that she is very ably assisted by Estela, a truly professional nurse.They really are a great team.Thank you so much for your work so far. Looking forward to seeing you both in October when I know the receptionists, Julie and Alison, will also make me feel at ease and warmly welcomed.
Peter Shorman
Peter Shorman
08:59 06 Sep 23
My whole experience at Gentle Dental has been amazing all the way through my treatment plan.I had missing teeth at the bottom and was told and guided through the Flexi Denture , which has just been fitted . I could not be anymore happier and would highly recommend Gentle Dental to anyone .
Clare Lower
Clare Lower
14:10 05 Oct 23
I’m a nervous patient and after delaying the need of getting two implants for several years, I finally gained the will to get them done with Crowborough Gentle Dental. From start to finish they built my confidence and made me feel relaxed about it when I really didn’t think I could be.Shri as the dentist is an absolute pro and I love the way he explained how technology helps so much. Shiva the manager is a superstar too! I just think they are both great at what they do and I’m very happy to have found them.Really recommend!!
Robert Bradley
Robert Bradley
14:10 24 Aug 23
The staff here are kind, quick and professional. I’m a visitor to Crowborough and managed to lose a crown. I got an appointment for the next day with Hazel who supplied me with an emergency filling with zero pain. The dental nurse and receptionist were lovely too. Recommend!
Gillian Townsend
Gillian Townsend
15:42 03 Nov 23
As a very nervous and apprehensive patient I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Crowborough Gentle Dental. I have recently needed a tooth extraction which was handled with the utmost care, support and sensitivity. All the staff are incredibly kind and lovely and I couldn’t thank them enough for looking after me.
Louise Bullivant
Louise Bullivant
14:30 08 Dec 23
Having been in a lot of pain Saturday and Sunday, I messaged Gentle Dental at 14.06 on Sunday with the hope of being seen early Monday. Shiva messaged me back immediately and I was seen by Shri at 14.30 the same day!I was given Antibiotics and a follow up appointment for the Tuesday.Truly, a great experience from start to finish.
Lou Munro
Lou Munro
18:02 11 Jan 24
I have not been to the dentist for many years as i am not afraid to admit and a bit of a coward as a result of many bad experiences in the past.I can honestly say that the treatment i received from both Haris (Dentist) & Paige (very capable assistant) was fantastic.A large filling and two broken teeth fixed later i am a very satisfied customer and will be returning on a regular basis.I cannot praise the experience enough and would encourage anyone with a dentist phobia to pick up the phone and book an appointment.Thank you very much Crowborough Gentle Dental
Mark Calloway
Mark Calloway
11:17 31 Jan 24
I highly recommend Shri & Gentle Dental Crowborough. My gums/bones had really deteriorated through anti-cancer treatments. I dreaded my first visit for fear of losing teeth but I needn’t have! The team were just brilliant. I had the laser treatment over 3 sessions which was surprisingly painless. Now 3 weeks later & I am simply astonished at the results. My gums are healthy & tight again & my teeth feel much stronger already. I’m so happy with the results. Thank you!
Anadil Bridge
Anadil Bridge
16:07 05 Feb 24
I never thought I would look forward to going to the dentist until I came across Gentle Dental. All of the staff are so warm and welcoming and are brilliant at creating an inviting atmosphere in what can be quite a sterile environment. The dentist Shri is an absolute asset to the practice. His kind demeanour immediately puts you at ease and he is the literal embodiment of the 'gentle dentist'. I had my first ever filling last week and was so nervous about having an injection in my mouth but he was calm and patient and to be honest - I didn't even feel it! Great practice, thank you.
Sonam Srivastava
Sonam Srivastava
12:09 06 Feb 24
I’m very pleased with my Invisalign treatment, it has been well worth the journey. Shreyas and Estela pay great attention to detail and aim for perfection. The staff here are also so accommodating, attentive and approachable, thank you!
Bronwyn Davidson
Bronwyn Davidson
13:06 21 Feb 24
Just seen Haris at Gentle Dental - I needed advice about medication I may need to take alongside cancer treatment that could affect my teeth and jaw. After a thorough dental examination he reassured me all was well and the medication would be beneficial to my overall health. Great to be able to access help and advice like this!Thanks so muchTracey Moule
Charlotte Mackie
Charlotte Mackie
14:54 27 Feb 24
Haris and Paige were very kind to my elderly mother when I took her for her first visit since she moved into the area. Haris was helpful and informative issue with her dentures. Receptionist made sure a space was available for me to park.
Sharon HH
Sharon HH
20:51 18 Mar 24
I went today to see the dentist Harris Ahmed, what a great dentist. I'm a very nervous person in dental care but he explained everything and put me at ease. A lovely nurse helping who was great as well. I highly recommend this dentist if like me you are nervous patient. The nurse was Estela just wonderful.
Tracey Jervis
Tracey Jervis
11:39 23 Mar 24
What a fantastic dentist!The staff are always so lovely and friendly. I particularly had a great experience today...I have massive anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist and since recently moving to the area, I needed a filling. I have a big phobia of needles, however, the dentist Shri and dental nurse Paige were absolutely fabulous! They were so supportive and understanding, they were so easy to talk to and kept me distracted while having the injection. Shri then kept me updated throughout the entire filling and was very positive about everything. I feel my fear has definitely gone down after this visit. I couldn't recommend more!
M Alice
M Alice
17:57 28 Mar 24
Where do I start, I have never been happy with my teeth so I thought my only option was to go abroad and get my teeth done but then I had my invisalign consultation at gentle dental and they said what they could do. I was still very skeptical, but my wife wanted me to give it ago before going abroad. My treatment plan was 6 months, which I have just completed, and I must say I am very happy with the final picture. So please come and have a consultation and see what they can do for you before going abroad. I just want to say a big thanks to the whole team at gentle dental. I am always very helpful and professional.
Ben Heaton
Ben Heaton
17:32 17 Apr 24
Very very happy with the Invisalign process through Gentle Dental at Crowborough. Teeth look amazing and the team have been so good with me. Always happy to answer any questions and always with great customer care delivery. Thank you so much!
Carolyne King
Carolyne King
13:27 17 Apr 24
Having Invisalign treatment with Crowborough Gentle Dental has honestly been life-changing for me, & it’s the best money I’ve ever spent! I’m over the moon with my results & can’t stop smiling… Would highly recommend! Thank you
Laura Plane
Laura Plane
13:00 25 Apr 24
I have been going to Gentle Dental for a while now and I’m an extremely nervous patient with complex health problems and a wheelchair user. The receptionists and the Dentists are amazing. They are friendly and go out of their way to help you.I saw Shri today and he and his assistant were brilliant. I could stay in my wheelchair as have trouble transferring to the chair. All my questions and concerns were answered in great detail. I was treated with respect as always and although I still get extremely nervous before my appointments they soon make me feel more relaxed. I highly recommend Gentle Dental definitely a 5***** practice.
Mandie Barton
Mandie Barton
12:52 27 Apr 24
I honestly can't rate gentle dental enough! I've always suffered with extreme anxiety when it comes to dentists, this being due to a bad experience with a dentist many years ago. I then got recommended gentle dental, and since I've been with them it has truly been a life changer! I truly have lost my fear and I don't have to be put to sleep for anything at all anymore. I can't stop smiling and I couldn't be more happier. Every single member of staff is so polite, happy and they are always smiling. I love the positive and happy atmosphere every time I walk in. I honestly can't thank them enough for what they have done for me so far, and for being so truly amazing and supportive and getting me out of my fear. I have and will be continuing to recommend gentle dental to everyone.
Carley Lucchesi
Carley Lucchesi
15:55 03 May 24
I had a recent filling elsewhere and they cracked my tooth. Gentle dental were fabulous in fitting me in quick and tooth the whole tooth out for me. Hardly any pain and no side effects after.This was in September 2023.Like most people, I avoid the dentist as I’m scared. My daughter had recently had treatment from Shri and I thought I’d book in for a check up. Shri and Paige were lovely. He checked all my mouth and teeth, answered my questions and gave me a good report, just the hygienist would be good. I walked to the receptionists Julie and Alison commenting that Shri was nice! Little did I know he was behind me!! Well, that made me hot and red!!! In all honesty, Gentle Dentle have helped me and my daughter out in emergencies and the check up today was pain free. You get text and calls as reminders which isn’t a bad thing if, like my family, we have lots of appointments.Hygienist is in May so watch out for my review!!
The Breezy Bunch
The Breezy Bunch
15:49 08 May 24
Amazing dentist for Invisalign. They looked after me so well. The staff are lovely and I felt so at ease here. Thank you
Kayleigh Osborne
Kayleigh Osborne
06:47 21 May 24
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