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Why Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?

The dental industry has changed massively over the last 20 years, with many new techniques, materials and technologies making treatments easier. This is true of not only Invisalign dentistry, but also other cosmetic dentistry such as dental implants and veneers. Not only does this make the treatment more efficient and long lasting, but also a lot more comfortable for the patient and this can be said when choosing Invisalign aligners over traditional train-track braces.

So, what are the differences between the two, and most importantly, the benefits? We provide a rundown of our frequently asked questions in regards to Invisalign and how it could transform your smile and confidence for the better.

Firstly, The Importance of Routine In Oral Health

When it comes to oral health, making sure you practice a regular routine of brushing, flossing and mouth washing is paramount to achieve optimum results, so the only time you have to go to the dentist is for your six monthly check up or dental hygiene appointment! Don’t be fooled when we say that Invisalign, as well as traditional braces, require just as much attention, too! After all, if you don’t look after your teeth or braces, then the results aren’t going to be as effective as you had imagined. Do make sure you ask questions to your Bath Invisalign dentists during the initial consultation to make sure Invisalign is the right thing for you.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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Widcombe Dental Practice’s Dr Paul Vivian has helped hundreds of orthodontic patients achieve the smile of their dreams with Invisalign treatment in Bath over the years. So why should you choose Invisalign over traditional braces? Take a look at just some of the many possibilities when it comes to Invisalign treatment and don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions or would like to book your Invisalign consultation with Widcombe Dental Practice.

Hardly Visible To The Naked Eye

As the name suggests, Invisalign aligners are see-through and hardly visible to the naked eye. Unlike clunky, traditional braces, Invisalign braces are very minimal and discreet in appearance, so if you’re out with friends or family, they will be hardly noticeable when you’re speaking to them. Of course, it might take a bit of practice when getting used to the braces, but after a couple of days, it will become a lot easier to speak with the aligners in!

Easier To Clean

If you or your child had train-track braces when you were younger, you will know how hard it was to clean in between each tooth and around the brace to ensure minimal build-up of plaque throughout the duration of wearing them. With Invisalign, however, because the aligner is easy to take out of the mouth and the hard-wearing material it is made out of, you can easily clean the aligners in between eating and drinking, so you can still take part in your daily dental routine. All you’ll need is a bit of toothpaste and a toothbrush to clean the tray and you’re all set!

Take a look at one of our articles, ‘How To Clean Invisalign Aligners’, for more information.

A Lot More Comfortable

Unlike traditional braces, where a continuous trip to the orthodontist was on the cards to tighten your braces and brackets, Invisalign is more or less a pain-free alternative! You will be able to take your aligner out whilst eating, drinking and brushing your teeth and you won’t have to go through the cycle of having to have a brace tightened to ensure perfect alignment.

Depending on your individual requirements and the severity of your teeth misalignment, your Invisalign dentist in Bath will arrange a number of appointments to come back to the practice to give you your new aligner tray(s). You may require only one aligner, some may require two or three to get complete satisfaction, so it’s best to talk through this in detail during your consultation.
Doesn’t Just Help Teeth Misalignment

For people who have an underbite or overbite, Invisalign is one of the treatments offered to improve the appearance of your smile. Further to these common alignment issues, Invisalign can also help with the following:

    • Open bite
    • Crowded teeth
    • Cross bite
  • Gap teeth

If you would like to discuss whether Invisalign could be the right fit for you, do feel free to contact our helpful Invisalign team.

Widcombe Dental Practice – Providing Expert Invisalign Treatment in Bath

Start your Invisalign treatment with our professional and highly qualified Invisalign dentists in Bath. We will assess your requirements using smile evaluation software, to ensure we are as precise as possible when making your aligner to fit your mouth and help realign the teeth to the preferred position. Book your appointment with us today on 01225 317681 and start your journey to a straighter, more confident smile!

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How Do I Clean My Invisalign Aligners? The Do’s & Don’ts

We’re often quizzed by Invisalign patients at the start of their journey as to the precautions they should take and the best methods for keeping their Invisalign aligners clean. If you follow our do’s and don’ts guide to cleaning your Invisalign aligners, your trays will remain as sparkling as your teeth will look following the completion of your treatment. 

Keeping Invisalign Aligners Clean – The Do’s

As a non-invasive procedure that brings patients extremely quick and outstanding results, our Invisalign treatment in Bath is the leading alternative to traditional wire braces. Once our patients have committed to the treatment, following a clear projection of the results via our free smile consultation, there are three things that we encourage them to do. These three things will ensure that your Invisalign braces remain in top condition:

Do – Clean Your Trays Daily

It is important to give your Invisalign braces a thorough clean every morning, to prevent the build-up of bacteria over time. Bacteria can grow on your aligners over night, so washing them properly each morning should be part of your daily routine. In addition to this, you will want to give your aligners a rinse each time you take them out. Doing so will discourage an inviting environment for bacteria to build up while guarding against the accumulation of dry saliva and plaque.

If possible, it is important to look after your aligners in this way, even when you are not at home.

Do – Soak your Invisalign Braces Each Day

Carrying out this ‘do’ daily is the best way of ensuring that your aligners are fully clean and that your mouth is protected against germs. Soaking your aligners in Invisalign cleaning crystals or denture cleaner – following the first step – will give you peace of mind that you have taken care of your oral health as far as your aligners are concerned. The official Invisalign accessories package, which included the Invisalign crystals, is the ideal option. 

Do – Plan Ahead When It Comes To Next Set of Invisalign Aligners

This is applicable to those who plan of travelling or going away for an extended period of time. We don’t want there to be delays in your Invisalign treatment and not progressing onto the next set of Invisalign aligners when you should can cause setbacks. It’s also an idea to take your former aligners with you as a backup – in case you lose your current stage aligners whilst away. If you know you are going to be out of the area for a while, speak to our friendly team, so that you have your next stage aligners at the ready. 

Avoiding Mishaps with Your Invisalign Aligners – The Don’ts 


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There are three things that you should be aware of with your aligners. As we tell all patients who undergo Invisalign treatment in Bath, avoid doing the following:

Don’t – Eat or Drink with the Aligners in

The only thing that we permit to pass your lips whilst your aligners are in is water! Invisalign aligners are not designed for you to chew food with and can easily get damaged if you attempt eating with them in. Food can get stuck in between your teeth when you try eating with your aligners in while both food and drink are likely to stain the clear aligners.

Don’t – Expose Your Clear Aligners to Open Air

Exposing your clear aligners to open air will all bacteria to build up and, in general, will mean that you are more likely to lose them some place! They may also be in harm’s way if left out in the open somewhere, especially in certain kinds of environments. You don’t want to be paying for replacement aligners when damage can be avoided so easily. If your aligners are exposed to the open air, clean them before putting them in. 

Don’t – Use Toothpaste to Clean Them

This ‘don’t’ comes as a surprise to some of our patients. However, despite toothpaste being the best medicine for your teeth, it can cause issues if applied to your aligners on a regular basis. Issues such as discolouration and general damage. Toothpaste can also lead to a lustre forming on your aligners, which will make them more noticeable as it develops. Therefore toothpaste is to be avoided if you want your cover to remain intact.

Invisalign Treatment in Bath – Widcombe Dental Practice

Contact us to learn more about aligners and our Invisalign treatment in Bath altogether. Our team of established and knowledgeable cosmetic dentists will answer any questions you may have relating to this, or any of the other treatments we provide. We are proud members of the MiSmile network have provided many happy patients with a smile that they now love.

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Your Dentist In Bath Helps You Smile Away on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and whether you have plans to enjoy this day of romance with your partner or you’re looking to find the one this year, make sure you’re ready with the assistance of your dentist in Bath.

Discover A Confident Smile With Your Dentist In Bath

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Having complete confidence in the appearance of your teeth allows you to wear your smile freely and proudly, and what better day than Valentine’s Day to show your beaming smile? The expression of joy and happiness on your face should not be inhibited by staining, a chipped tooth or any other dental situation that may cause embarrassment and reservation. 

Avoid such instances by booking an appointment with our Bath dentists before Valentine’s Day. General treatments such as routine checkups or fillings, can help get your oral hygiene and teeth in perfect condition for the 14th of February.

A Visit to Our Bath Hygienists 

At certain points of the year, our Bath dental hygienists see waves of patients attending our practice as part of preparations for special occasions. Valentine’s Day is undoubtedly one of those. Is your smile Valentine’s Day ready for 2020? A trip to see one of our dedicated hygienists can help address issues such as staining, bad breath and general bad oral health of both teeth and gums. Wherever the setting for your romantic encounter, your smile will be one of the first things noticeable following a trip to the hygienist!

It is unsurprising to see more people perfecting their smile during events such as Valentine’s Day and Christmas, with a trip to our dental hygienists in Bath. However, it is important to note that a visit to see a dental hygienist has as many health benefits as it does cosmetic. Our dentists in Bath recommends that you see a hygienist routinely throughout the year to keep on top of your oral health. 

Give the Gift of Straight Teeth – Invisalign Treatment 


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If you are unsure of what to get a loved one this Valentine’s Day, we have a fabulous suggestion in our Invisalign treatment. While morish chocolates and enjoying beautiful flowers are likely to be ever-present this Valentine’s Day, set them on the Invisalign journey and watch their face light up as they realise that they’re on the pathway to perfectly straight teeth!

Has your partner hinted at a desire to achieve perfect teeth through Invisalign treatment? The beauty of this present is that you can show you care with a thoughtful idea while going as far as you wish in terms of the cost. Book them in for a free smile consultation or go all the way and pay for their Invisalign treatment outright. 

Perhaps achieving 100% confidence in their smile was a New Year’s resolution for 2020? We can safely say from experience that our Invisalign treatment will provide your partner with a smile to be envious of. 

Show A Loving Smile With the Help of a Dentist in Bath

Our team of Bath dentists hope that you have a romantic time this Valentine’s Day and we look forward to doing all we can to provide you with a confident smile in the lead-up. You can book an appointment to see a skilled dentist in Bath dentist or one of our bath dental hygienists online. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone or email to arrange an appointment or a free smile consultation for Invisalign treatment. 

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The Appeal of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

We’ve been delivering effective Invisalign treatment in Bath for many years and demand for the treatment continues to rise, but exactly what are the outstanding differences from traditional braces? Invisalign treatment is a relatively new treatment in our industry, having first been introduced in 2000, whereas, traditional braces have been about for a number of decades now.

Both options hold the same objective – to align and straighten teeth – but more and more people are opting for Invisalign braces over wire braces.

How Do Invisalign Aligners Work?

With traditional braces, alignment of the teeth is a consequence of metal wire and brackets being attached. These have to be worn for an extended period of time while some will need to wear them for several years to see a set of fully aligned, straight teeth.

Invisalign aligners are full trays that are completely transparent and similar to gum shields in appearance. Made from an advanced BPA-free (bisphenol A) plastic, Invisalign plans the exact stages that your teeth will go through on their journey to fully straight alignment through computer modelling. A succession of specially formed trays is made for each of the stages.

Invisalign Appearance

An obvious benefit of Invisalign is that it’s near enough impossible to tell that someone is wearing a brace as subtle, clear or tooth-coloured braces are applied. Traditional braces, however, are much more conspicuous.

Are Invisalign Braces Hygienic and Easy to Maintain?

Trays are very low maintenance and once created, you do not need to go back to your dentist. With braces, you’ll need to go to an orthodontist for check-ups and tightening. Trays are removed for eating, meaning hygiene and cleanliness are extremely easy to monitor, while traditional braces can cause discolouration of the teeth and in some cases breakages. It is important to take note of The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Invisalign Aligners to avoid replacement costs. 

Are Invisalign Braces Comfortable?

Naturally, traditional braces are going to cause discomfort due to wires rubbing a getting caught in your gums. Certain areas of the mouth will become sore throughout the process of your teeth re-aligning. You may experience slight discomfort with Invisalign, however not on the scale that you could with wire braces.

Generally, having Invisalign braces are less likely to hinder you in performing your daily routine. Eating hard or sticky foods and participating in contact sports, for example, may pose difficulties with traditional braces.  

Book Invisalign Treatment With Widcombe

Invisalign braces or trays have one glaringly exceptional advantage over wire braces: their ability to go undetected day-to-day. However, as outlined above, choosing Invisalign treatment over traditional braces will not only benefit you appearance-wise during the alignment process, but also in terms of comfort and practicality.

Come in and see a highly-skilled Invisalign dentist today, or visit our dedicated cosmetic dentistry page to learn of other treatments we offer to improve the appearance of your teeth! Our Bath dental clinic offers specialist Invisalign treatment, get in touch to book a consultation.


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Invisalign Treatment in Bath: How Can it Help My Smile?

Widcombe Dental Practice is one of the leading Invisalign dentists in Bath. Our team pride themselves on giving our patients the best results when it comes to dental treatment services and equally as proud of their dedicated Invisalign treatment which has helped many new and existing customers achieve their perfect smile. Come with us and see how your Invisalign dentist in Bath can help to improve your smile now, and in the future

Dental Treatment to Boost your Confidence

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“I give many thanks to the Widcombe Dental Practice for giving me the confidence to trust Invisalign which gave me the smile I’ve always wanted.”

We understand that some individuals struggle with anxieties when attending their dental appointments, but we want our patients to feel completely at ease when they attend their Invisalign consultation with us. We want to make sure the start of your journey is relaxed, informed and most importantly, successful. Our Invisalign procedures have helped many new and existing patients achieve their perfect smile in a matter of months and have told us they wished they had done it sooner!

When you come to Widcombe Dental Practice for your first consultation, you will meet Dr Paul Vivian who will go through the whole procedure with you; what you can expect through the course of treatment, how the braces work and most importantly, the final result. Using our free innovative Invisalign Smile Evaluation Software (worth over £300) our dental staff will be able to scan your teeth at their current position and give you a final image as to what your teeth would look like after successful Invisalign treatment.


From Minor to Major Invisalign Teeth Straightening

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Regardless of the severity of your teeth alignment, the dental team at Widcombe Dental will make sure your smile is just as brilliant as your personality. From small movements to complex realignment, there is nothing that we can’t help with here at our Bath dental clinic and we wish for all of our patients to leave us with a positive and confident smile.

The Invisalign teeth straightening procedure realigns the teeth over the course of several months. It consists of removable, invisible braces that are changed every two weeks to ensure maximum results and customer satisfaction. Discover a list of Celebrities that Have Used Invisalign Treatment in a previous blog post of ours. 


Widcombe Dental for your Invisalign Treatment

Widcombe Dental Practice is a proud member of the MiSmile network and offers professional and qualified Invisalign treatments within the beautiful city of Bath, Somerset. If you would like to discuss our dental services and our unique dental plans further, please contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you further advice, as well as booking your consultation with our Invisalign dentists at a date and time which is convenient for you.

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Celebrities That Have Used Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is slowly being used by more and more around the world. The reason why is simple: before, many didn’t realise you could perfect your smile without most knowing. With our Bath Invisalign treatment, that’s exactly what you can do. And it’s not only us 9 to 5ers who are using it; due to this incredible feat, the treatment has become a popular choice amongst many celebrities, too! Here’s who’s had the treatment!

Justin Bieber

Teen sensation Justin Bieber’s teeth used to look less than impressive. That was no secret. As his stardom grew, so did his and his agent’s want for Bieber to have that knockout smile. So he opted for teeth whitening and also got Invisalign to straighten his pearly whites. From then, he’s had one of the best smiles in Hollywood and his stardom has only risen! Perhaps without those great looking gnashers, he may not have had the bravado to pull hits like What Do You Mean out the bag. Who knows!


Serena Williams’ Smile Sorted by Invisalign Dentist

Whilst most celebrities go to an Invisalign dentist to receive this treatment surreptitiously – such is the unique selling point of Invisalign – Serena actually spoke about the treatment and praised it; advising those conscious to get Invisalign treatment simply because of how great she found it! Serena now has perhaps the most impressive smile in tennis and as tennis is a confidence game, she, like you can to, invariably improved her career by getting Invisalign!

Tom Cruise Transforms Smile with Invisalign Braces

Tom’s terrible teeth were a common topic in Hollywood once. We mean, they were really atrocious – if you haven’t ever seen the state of his smile, have a look at what he once donned. But, through wearing Invisalign braces and other general treatments that we offer here, Tom totally transformed his smile. Invisalign treatment made him go from an actor who was in the one film one time to being one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. If he never had them fixed his career wouldn’t have had such longevity, we’re sure!

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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl rose to prominence on Grey’s Anatomy. Whilst on that show, she showed off what we would consider an 8/10 smile. Very respectable, of course. However, when it came to her wedding in 2007 she decided she needed a 10/10, knockout smile! And of course, she turned to Invisalign treatment of this. It really is a modern marvel.

Kate Middleton

Like many of these celebrities, Kate’s smile wasn’t too bad beforehand. But considering all the cameras that were going to be on her it seems she wanted a show-stealing smile rather than a slightly nice one! Indeed, reports say the Duchess of Cambridge used Invisalign in the months preceding her big day. Her smile sure did look something on the day, didn’t it? The Invisalign treatment treated her well.

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Widcombe – Invisalign Treatment Bath

Do you want the popstar pearly whites of Justin Bieber or perhaps the regal smile that Kate Middleton entertains? We offer the best Invisalign treatment in Bath, so if you decide you want teeth like these celebrities here, contact us and we’ll get you booked. Alternatively, make use of our booking form, which can be accessed by clicking on ‘book online now’.

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Bath Dental Clinic Offers Invisalign Treatment

Is your smile not how you want it to be? Have you spent years shying away from smiling at 100%? Particularly during pictures? It doesn’t have to be that way. In this day and age, we can fix almost anything we believe to be imperfect about ourselves – this includes our smile. But how? Well, how about Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment involves aligners that can solve a multitude of issues, including an underbite, cross-bite, and overcrowding of the mouth. With transparent fixtures, it’s almost impossible to see this magic at work, meaning that you can continue with your day to day life with no complex or worries.

A new, gleaming smile can afford you a wealth of confidence. As experts in dental care, we list a few places that this newly-formed confidence could take you:

A Promotion Through Invisalign Braces

You wake up in the morning, clean your teeth, and show off that 1000 kilowatt smile to you, yourself, and no one else. Your Invisalign braces fill you to the brim with confidence. You’re laughing more, speaking to an increasing amount of people, attacking work-related issues with bravado – all because of your new smile. There’s no denying that this could lead to a new promotion.

A Happier You with Invisible Braces

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Not everything is Hollywood. This new smile doesn’t need to result in anything grand or life-altering; invisible braces and the results they bring could simply lead to a happier you. Perhaps all you want this smile to do is afford a happier you. And that’s what this treatment will do. Make you happier.

Invisalign has revolutionised smiles around the world. People can now sort their smile, at any age, without fears of looking like the cliche nerd in an 80s teen drama – a very common fear when it comes to teeth straightening. And this is all possible to right here with our friendly team in Bath.

New Sparks

Perhaps you’re in the queue waiting for your morning coffee and listening to your favourite podcast, it makes you laugh – as it always does – resulting in you showing off those A-lister pearly whites. You catch an eye or two, thanks to our Invisalign teeth straightening process. You spark up a conversation. You go on a date. No one knows what could come next. We recently assessed The Appeal of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces and the benefits this non-invasive treatment can bring.

Bath Invisalign Treatment – Widcombe Dental Practice

At Widcombe Dental Practice, our goal is to make you smile and for that smile to blow us away. Our Bath Invisalign treatment is just one of our ways of doing this. Book your treatment now or, if you’d prefer, contact us to book a free, no-obligation smile consultation and see what your smile will look like after the treatment.