May 30, 2024

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Modern teeth straightening with Invisalign London

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Modern teeth

There are different types of braces that offer discreet orthodontic treatment for patients who are embarrassed by their teeth and want to straighten them without drawing further unwanted attention to their mouth. Discreet braces can be fixed to your teeth; some examples are clear ceramic braces and lingual braces; these have the same mechanism as traditional braces that are made of metal wires and brackets. However, the components are designed to be much more discreet when worn. For example, clear braces have brackets that are designed to match the colour of your teeth, and you can even find out about a translucent wire as an alternative to the stainless steel wire using traditional braces. Lingual braces provide much discretion in comparison to traditional braces because the brackets and wires are attached to the back surface of your teeth; this means that they are almost invisible from the outside of your mouth. Both types of braces are effective at correcting mild, moderate and complex orthodontic issues.

If you do not want to have fixed braces and are looking for a removable option, speak to your dentist about Invisalign London. Invisalign provides discretion and convenience at the same time; it is highly popular amongst the modern generation of adults who have either avoided orthodontic treatment as children or are looking to improve their smiles further. Invisalign is completely different to traditional orthodontic treatment; it uses medical-grade thermoplastic aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are designed using the latest digital dental technologies and can be customised to move teeth into neater formations. Most of the process can be carried out in the comfort of your own home with very few appointments at the dental practice. Most of the process can also be monitored using Invisalign’s very own online monitoring app, and you can get on with your life as normal. Most people will not even notice you undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign aligners

Speak to your dentist today to find out whether you are eligible for Invisalign. Invisalign is suitable for patients of all ages with no upper age limit, and it is the pioneer of clear aligners. There are different types of clear aligners available; however, Invisalign is the most tried and tested, having already straightened more than 14 million smiles across the world.

Your dentist will assess your teeth and gums and make sure that they are strong, healthy and safe to straighten. If so, your dentist will carry out an intra-oral scan of your mouth that will create a digital image of your teeth. The Invisalign software is then used to show you how your teeth can look after being straightened. The movements are measured and divided into 0.25 mm intervals to design a sequence of aligners that will help straighten your teeth. Models of these aligners are 3-D printed, and the patented thermoplastic is then moulded over these models to create your customised, precision-cut aligners that will fit your mouth and push your teeth into a neater formation. As mentioned, each aligner should move your teeth by approximately 0.25 mm; this can take two weeks, and then the aligner will stop working as it cannot move your teeth any further, and you have to move on to the next aligner in the series.

The process takes an average of 6 to 18 months, depending on your unique dental needs. For aesthetic orthodontic issues, it may take less time, whereas, for more complex orthodontic tissue issues, treatment may take longer. There are plenty of advantages to straightening your teeth. You will improve the appearance and health of your teeth and gums and prevent dental complications in the future.

By improving the appearance of your smile, Invisalign will boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, encouraging you to smile more often, which can have significant benefits on your mental health and well-being. Invisalign helps you look after your teeth more effectively because your teeth will become easier to brush and floss and less plaque and tartar will build up on the surface of your teeth, resulting in a reduced chance of tooth decay and gum disease. By improving the health of your teeth and gums, Invisalign will also help you maintain your natural teeth for longer. 

The quicker you begin, the sooner you can start enjoying these benefits. Speak to your dentist today to find out more.