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Invisalign Braces In Bournemouth, Poole, and Dorset
Start your Invisalign treatment at Dental on the Banks where all your treatment is planned and completed by the world-renowned Specialist Orthodontists, Dr Ramtin Taheri and Dr Damon Taheri, recently recognised by Invisalign as one of the top Specialist Invisalign providers in the World. Being recognised as one of the world leaders in Invisalign, they have been invited by Invisalign to help teach other Dentists and Specialists to master the provision of Invisalign to their patients.
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Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that has gained popularity during the pandemic. Invisalign® is an innovative and discreet orthodontic treatment system that can straighten your teeth and correct bite and jaw issues using clear removable aligners. Invisalign® aligners are made of a transparent plastic material and are customised to fit your teeth using advanced medical imaging technology. We upload your 3D intraoral scans to the manufacturer’s ClinCheck® software program, which enables your specialist orthodontist to chart your orthodontic treatment plan. ClinCheck® provides your specialist orthodontist with the information they need to have your Invisalign® aligners fabricated. It also allows you to view a visual representation of how your teeth will look once your orthodontic treatment is complete.
Invisalign® is convenient and easy to use. You will receive a set of aligners, one for each stage of the treatment and you wear each aligner for 20-22 hours a day for one weeks before switching to the next aligner in the series. Our specialist Orthodontists will monitor your progress regularly and are at hand if you ever have any questions via calls, texts, Instagram DMs And Emails. Invisalign® is one of the most discreet orthodontic treatment systems available. Patients can wear their aligners with confidence and without feeling self-conscious about their smile because the aligners are virtually invisible. Invisalign® aligners are removable and you can take them out during meals, when brushing and flossing your teeth and even for special events. Once you have reached the end of your treatment plan, your specialist orthodontist Will recommend fixed and removable Vivera retainers to prevent your teeth from relapsing to their former position.
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- Clear, virtually invisible
- Smooth and comfortable
- Removable & easy to clean
- Eat anything you want
- Wires and brackets
- Can decorate with colours
- Colours can be changed at every visit
- Non removable
Why thousands of people in Poole trust us with their smile
“Damon has been very thorough from the outset, explaining each step of the treatment and changes I should expect to see each week. The difference already, at 5 months, is incredible. Damon’s approach is professional yet welcoming and friendly. I am always allowed whatever time required and never feel rushed. The reception staff are helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating of any questions, changes in appointments etc. It’s a delight to visit Dental on the Banks; I never thought I would be able say this of any dental practice having been traumatised as a child.”
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Other clear aligners
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Easily removable for eating, drinking & flossing*
No emergency visits for broken wires
Made from traditional brackets and wires
Each aligner is trimmed to your gum line for optimal comfort and appearance**
Blue compliance indicator dots to help you stay on track
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Dental on the Banks The Number 1 Specialist Diamond II Invisalign providers in South of England
Invisalign is a very popular and modern way to straighten your teeth with a series of clear aligners / trays that guide your teeth into perfect position. They are clear, discreet, comfortable and quick - some cases take only three months to complete! Dental on the Banks has two Invisalign specialists here, Dr. Ramtin and Dr. Damon, both who work on your smile to straighten it and make it perfect with Invisalign.
Our World Renowned Orthodontic Specialists
Officially recognised by Invisalign as among the top 300 Invisalign Orthodontic specialists in the entire world; Dr. Ramtin and Dr. Damon are expert users of the clear aligner system. They both graduated from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden which has been ranked as the number one university in the world for dentistry. As orthodontic specialists, this means that they have specialised in the area of teeth straightening and have years of education, training and experience to their names.
They also teach other orthodontists, dentists and dental professionals here in the UK on how to use Invisalign to an expert level with their Aliners training called ‘The Complete Aligner Programme’. Attesting to their proficiency with the clear aligner system, they have earned a Diamond II certification with Invisalign, meaning Dental on the Banks has helped hundreds and hundreds of patients to straighten their smiles. This also makes us the number one Invisalign provider in Dorset and the south of England overall.
Meet Dr. Damon Taheri
With a passion for life and a passion for his work, Dr. Taheri has always been driven – having played tennis to a high level until his interests shifted to academia. Since graduating from Bristol University as a dentist, he has been proactive in furthering his knowledge in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics (braces). He successfully acquired his membership in the Joint Faculty of Dentistry and Royal College of Surgeons (MJDF RCS) after only one year and up until last year he had worked on mastering his skills as a dental clinician so he could provide only the best for his patients. His love for orthodontics however led him to follow in the footsteps of his brother at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden – one of the top universities in the world for its field where he received his Postgraduate Specialist Orthodontist degree.
He has since completed three years perfecting his technical prowess and theoretical knowledge through the specialty programme there. Dr. Taheri now works solely in Dental on the Banks treating only orthodontic patients, with a large focus on Invisalign. The Swedish philosophy is that all treatment should only be carried out if there is sound evidence to support it. This has allowed Dr. Taheri to bring this principle and level of work to England, making it so that patients in Dental on the Banks receive only the best and most up to date treatments with the help of the state of the art technology when they need it. As a natural people person, he enjoys working with nervous patients as he is adept at making all of his patients feel welcome and at home by creating a calm, enjoyable and stress-free environment during treatments with him.
Meet Dr. Ramtin Taheri
Dr. Ramtin Taheri ensures that only the most effective and proven treatments are offered to his patients, using evidence backed research and case studies to plan his cases. His special interest lies in lingual braces (Incognito) which are braces placed on the inside of the teeth so that they are almost invisible. He completed specialty training in orthodontics (braces) from The University of Gothenburg which is voted as the third best university in the world for its field. Patients of Dr.Taheri can rest assured that the best possible results will always be achieved under his care. These results are not limited to just straightened teeth, but more importantly are tied to the healthy straightening of teeth.
Dr. Taheri always strives to make sure that the teeth work in harmony with the facial appearance and lips, with excellent long term results and healthy dentition. He has been working with patients ranging from between the ages of five to eighty and believes no case is beyond some sort of help or too difficult to work on. He loves a challenge and his infectious passion for his work creates an enjoyable and stress free treatment journey when you visit him at Dental on the Banks. Putting this into perspective, he was recently voted as having the best child treatment case nationally.
MDDr. Specialist Orthodontist, GDC 179105
Six reasons why you should choose us foryour Invisalign® treatment
Outstanding customer service
Complimentary initial consultation
No 1 Specialist Diamond Invisalign providers in the South of England
Complimentary fixed and removable retainers worth £1100
Beautiful teeth in as little as three months, using safe cosmetic braces
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How does Invisalign Work?
After taking a full 3-D scan of your teeth and mouth here at Dental on the Banks (which we use to plan your smile and show you your simulated treatment results), your records are sent to the Invisalign labs so they can custom make the trays for your mouth. Along with straightening your teeth, our Invisalign specialists can also use the clear trays to help correct any bite function and jaw misalignment issues too! They also work to minimise the black spaces at the corner of your mouth - known as the ‘smile corridor’ or ‘buccal corridor’ - and therefore you get a nice full wide smile of teeth.
What can Invisalign® fix?
Crowded teeth is a condition where you do not have enough room for your teeth to fit normally. This can cause plaque or tartar and other harmful bacteria to build up as it is harder for you to brush and floss well.
Gaps between teeth
Gaps between teeth is when there is extra space between two or more of your teeth. This can cause pockets between your teeth and gums and can cause food to get stuck making them tender and sore. This might also lead to gum disease.
An Open bite is when your upper and lower teeth don't touch when you close your mouth. An open bite can make it hard for you to chew or difficult to bite even the most common of food like apples.
An underbite is when you close your mouth and your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth. In many cases, this is actually a problem with your lower jaw being too far forward. An underbite can make it hard to chew properly and speak clearly, and it might cause your teeth to wear down more quickly.
An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Most people have at least a little overbite. When your overbite is too large, your doctor might tell you you have a deep bite. This can cause problems, from your teeth wearing down to pain in your jaw.
A crossbite is when you close your mouth and yet some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth rather than on the outside. A crossbite can make your teeth wear down or chip. It can also make your gums start to recede or make little notches above your gum line. This kind of damage can lead to painful gum problems or even bone loss.
Free virtual 3D scan
We can create a 3D image of your teeth in just minutes using an iTero scanner, a leading digital scanner from the makers of Invisalign® clear aligners.
1. What is the treatment process?
What is the treatment process?
Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. you will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your doctor. each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months. but you’ll start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like?
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign treatment.
2. What is Invisalign® treatment?
What is Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like?
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign treatment.
How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth?
Your Invisalign Doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your Invisalign Doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break.
Unlike other brands, Invisalign clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material, which is more comfortable and provides a better fit.1 Invisalign aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance. As the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, we have successfully improved over 8 million smiles, including 1.4 million teen smiles.
Am I guaranteed to have straight teeth with Invisalign treatment?
Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation. During your consultation, your Invisalign Doctor will help you determine what Invisalign treatment could do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome, but encourage you to share your treatment goals with your Invisalign Doctor at your consultation.
3. Who is Invisalign treatment for?
Could Invisalign treatment be right for me?
Invisalign treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Our innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life. And, thanks to a discreet blue dot on the outside of teen aligners, parents can be sure their child is wearing their clear aligners enough.
What is the treatment process?
Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained doctor. Your Invisalign Doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customised digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your Invisalign Doctor. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, towards your beautiful new smile.
How do I get started with Invisalign treatment?
Our Smile Concierge Team can help you make an appointment with an Invisalign-trained Doctor near you. You can also find an Invisalign-trained Doctor near you using our online locator.
Many Invisalign Doctors offer free initial consultations. For the best experience, take the time to find the right Invisalign Doctor for you — someone who makes you feel comfortable and has the experience you’re looking for.
What is the Smile Concierge Team and what can they do for me?
The Smile Concierge Team is a friendly squad, here to help make getting started with Invisalign treatment even easier. They can help you schedule a consultation and find an Invisalign-trained Doctor near you.
Can I go to any dentist or orthodontist for Invisalign treatment?
Many orthodontists and dentists are Invisalign-trained Doctors, but not all are. Orthodontists and dentists who want to offer Invisalign treatment must complete specialised training. Our Smile Concierge Team can help you find an Invisalign-trained Doctor near you or you can use our online locator.
What should I bring to my consultation with my doctor?
Bring your questions (we’ve got a list to get you started here). You should also bring any information you might have about your dental history.
What should I expect during my consultation?
During your consultation, your Invisalign Doctor will discuss your teeth-straightening goals with you and examine your smile in order to determine your specific needs. Your Invisalign Doctor may also talk to you about how quickly you could reach your new smile, as well as your individual treatment cost. *treatment cost can placed/linked on the Practice’s page*
Your Invisalign Doctor will most likely recommend scheduling a dental check-up and cleaning before you begin Invisalign treatment, to make sure your teeth and gums are in top health and to avoid unnecessary risks.
How long will treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Your Invisalign Doctor will determine exactly how long your treatment could take based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months2, though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
How often will I change my Invisalign aligners?
Your Invisalign Doctor will tell you how often you should change to new Invisalign aligners (this can vary based on your individual treatment plan). Many Invisalign Doctors recommend changing Invisalign clear aligners weekly or every other week.
How often will I have appointments with my Invisalign Doctor?
Your Invisalign Doctor will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.
My Invisalign Doctor mentioned “attachments”. What are they and why would I need them for my Invisalign treatment?
Your Invisalign treatment may require SmartForce attachments, small tooth-coloured shapes that are attached to your teeth.
These shapes serve as handles, giving the aligners something to gently push on in order to move your teeth with the right amount of force, and are what make complex tooth movements possible without braces. Invisalign clear aligners fit smoothly and tightly around them, so they’re barely noticeable.
While not everyone who uses Invisalign clear aligners will need SmartForce attachments, if you need them, your Invisalign Doctor will attach them to your teeth at the start of or during your treatment and remove them when they are no longer needed.
4. How much does Invisalign treatment cos and what are the payment options?
How much does Invisalign cost?
like other types of orthodontic treatment, the price of the Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your dental correction and your course of treatment.
Is Invisalign treatment more expensive than braces?
Invisalign treatment typically costs about the same as braces.
5. Why should I feel confident about Invisalign treatment?
How many people have used Invisalign clear aligners?
Over 8 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles.
How is Invisalign treatment different than other teeth-straightening options?
Invisalign treatment is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation.
Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favourite foods.
And no other clear aligner is made from SmartTrack material. This advanced technology helps move your teeth more predictably3 and can help you get the smile you want up to 50% faster.4 Learn more about the Invisalign difference or view our treatment comparison chart.
How old is the company behind Invisalign clear aligners?
Align Technology, Inc., the company that makes Invisalign clear aligners, was founded in 1997.
6. What if I've had braces or other types of Dental Work?
I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign treatment?
Possibly. Invisalign Doctors are treating a significant number of patients with a combination of braces and Invisalign clear aligners — consult your Invisalign Doctor to determine the best treatment approach for your smile.
Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign treatment fix this?
Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign treatment as the discreet solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.
I have veneers or crowns. Will Invisalign clear aligners work with them?
It depends. Talk with your Invisalign Doctor about the dental work you’ve had done, including veneers and crowns, and he or she will evaluate your individual needs.
I have bridgework on several teeth. Will Invisalign clear aligners still work?
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move each tooth individually. Because bridgework connects two or more teeth, clear aligners may not be effective.
7. How will Invisalign treatment affect my life?
Can anyone tell that I’m wearing the aligners?
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Others may not even notice you’re wearing them, making Invisalign treatment a seamless fit with your lifestyle.
Can I take my aligners off whenever I need to?
Yes, you can remove your Invisalign aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding, job interview, or for playing your favourite sport or instrument. Just remember to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.
Are there any restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
None! Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all (hello popcorn!). With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy, as they can damage or get stuck in your braces.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Invisalign treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.
Please see your Invisalign Doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.
Sometimes when I remove my aligners, my teeth feel loose. Is that common?
Yes. As your Invisalign aligners gradually shift your teeth into their proper position, your gums are re-forming around each tooth as it moves. Be sure to talk to your Invisalign Doctor about any concerns.
Will Invisalign treatment still work if I only wear my aligners while I sleep?
You need to wear your Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to get the results you want.
Will wearing Invisalign clear aligners affect my speech?
It may take a couple of days for your tongue to get used to having your Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and you may have a slight lisp. But this should disappear quickly.
Will smoking stain my aligners?
We discourage smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners because it can stain them.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
No, gum will stick to your Invisalign aligners. We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks, including gum.
Can the aligners slip off while I’m asleep?
It is very unlikely that your aligners would ever fall out, no matter what you are doing: sleeping, talking, laughing, etc. Invisalign clear aligners are designed to fit snugly around your teeth, so this should not be a cause for concern.
I went on a trip and forgot to take my aligners with me. Will my aligners still fit?
The answer depends on how long you’ve gone without wearing your Invisalign aligners. If it’s only been a short time, your aligners should still fit, but they might feel uncomfortable. If it’s been a longer time, talk to your Invisalign Doctor about your unique situation.
8. How do I take care of my aligners?
What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water and using the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. It’s important that you brush your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your aligners to maintain good oral hygiene.
If I have food residue (like blueberries or pasta sauce) in my mouth when I put my aligners back in, can they become stained?
Yes. That’s why it’s important to brush after every meal, before placing your Invisalign aligners back in your mouth.
What if I lose or break an aligner. What should I do?
If you lose or break an Invisalign aligner, immediately let your Invisalign Doctor know. Your Invisalign Doctor will work with you to ensure you stay on-track with your treatment plan, which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or ordering replacements aligners.
Can I order replacement aligners from the Invisalign brand directly?
All aligners and retainers must be ordered through your Invisalign Doctor, as they are considered a prescription item. Please contact your Invisalign Doctor directly if you need to order a replacement.
9. What happens when I'm done with Invisalign® treatment?
Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?
Most Invisalign Doctors recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Every case is different, so ask your Invisalign Doctor if you need retainers.
What type of retainer should I use?
While there are many different types of retainers, we recommend Vivera retainers. Vivera retainers were specifically designed for use after Invisalign treatment, and are made from a proprietary material 30% stronger than other leading clear retainer materials, which helps you to keep your new smile.
Your Vivera retainers will be virtually invisible, and custom-made from an impression or scan of your teeth, using the same start-of-the-art technology used for Invisalign clear aligners.
How much do Vivera retainers cost?
Contact your Invisalign Doctor for more information on Vivera retainers, as pricing can be based on your individual needs. All Vivera retainer orders will include an extra set, in case you lose one.
How do I order Vivera retainers?
You can order Vivera retainers through your Invisalign Doctor.
How long will I have to wear my Vivera retainers?
Your Invisalign Doctor will give you specific instructions on how often you need to wear your retainers. Typically, you wear your first set full time, then based on your Invisalign Doctor’s recommendation, you may gradually reduce how much you wear them until you only wear them at night.
Lost your Vivera retainer? No problem.
If you lose or break your last set of Vivera retainers, or simply run out, just get in touch with your Invisalign Doctor. They can work with you on purchasing a new set of Vivera retainers, so you can keep showing off that smile!
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