For people who have issues with their smiles, there is a convenient and discreet way to realign your teeth. Invisalign St John’s Wood offers a simple solution that can have your teeth realigned in as little as 6 to 18 months. Whether you have underbites, overbites, crossbites or gapped teeth, Invisalign’s clear aligners can help – all you need is your adult teeth!
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are made of plastic and can be worn over the teeth. Patients are provided with sets of aligners to change between on a weekly basis. Each aligner applies a certain amount of pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position; this will be achieved gradually over the whole treatment period. Every 6 weeks, patients will need to have a checkup with their dentist and receive another batch of aligners for the next 6 weeks. The aligners can be removed for 2 hours a day, which offers convenience and flexibility for patients every day of the week.
What are the advantages of wearing clear aligners?
Compared to more traditional methods of aligning teeth, such as fixed metal braces, clear aligners offer convenience as they can be removed each day. Whether you need to uphold your oral hygiene routine with brushing and flossing or take out your aligners to play sports, the choice is all yours! All you need to do is keep your aligners safe and remember to put them back in (your dentist will know if you cheat, cheeky!).
The aligners should also give confidence to the wearer because they can barely be seen when they are being worn. This is a great advantage, particularly for teenagers who can be more self-conscious; there is a special range of aligners for teenagers too! Adults can also relax when wearing the aligners as they may feel they are too old to be wearing fixed metal braces and they should have had them at school.
Another advantage of choosing clear aligners is the fact that the aligners are difficult to break; they are made of highly durable plastic. They should also be comfortable to wear because they can be made bespoke to fit each patient’s mouth, thanks to the iTero technology, which takes a 3D scan of the mouth to get the measurements needed for the aligners. An animation may also be generated from this scan to show what the teeth will look like after the treatment has been completed before it even begins! It’s a great way to get motivated to wear the aligners and get the treatment you need.
Anything else I need to know?
To ascertain whether treatment with clear aligners is right for you, you will need to book in for an initial consultation with your dentist. During this appointment, you can discuss any concerns you may have, and your dentist will examine your mouth to determine the right treatment for your needs. You can be sure that you’ll be smiling wide before you know it.