Does the thought of having unsightly metal train tracks stuck to your teeth put you off getting them straightened? If so, you may be interested in Invisalign Luton which offers a state-of-the-art, ‘invisible’ solution with the exact same results!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign are clear aligners that are made of transparent plastic but work just like traditional metal braces do, to straighten your teeth gradually over time. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are not only more subtle looking but are also removable, and a set number of aligners are custom-made for you to change into every few weeks as your teeth undergo changes to their alignment.
What does Invisalign help treat?
Invisalign is designed to aesthetically improve the appearance of your smile by aligning your teeth and making them appear more cohesive. Invisalign aligners can be used to treat a variety of dental issues such as:
- Gaps in between your teeth
- Underbites and overbites
- Crowded teeth
All the above mentioned dental issues can be treated with Invisalign in order to achieve the same results. It is an ideal solution for adults who have delayed getting their teeth straightened in their younger years and who now no longer want to have permanent visible braces fitted onto their teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Getting Invisalign aligners is a fairly simple process, and the service is readily available through your dentist. At your initial appointment, your dentist will take a series of 3D images of your teeth to visualise the expected movement of your teeth in order to come up with a group of custom-made aligners or “trays” to use as the alignment of your teeth progress, until they reach your desired result. You can expect the aligners to be changed every two to eight weeks, to fit the new alignment of your teeth and overtime your teeth will straighten as they would do with metal braces. You should expect to feel a shift in your teeth within six months of beginning the treatment and see a difference within three months.
In order for the treatment to work as efficiently as possible, it is essential that you wear your aligners for a minimum of twenty-two hours a day, and only take them off when brushing your teeth or eating and drinking. The length of the treatment varies from person to person with the average length of the treatment being twelve months, however it is common for you to see and notice changes in the alignment of your teeth after the first three to six months. It is also important to keep up with the recommended aftercare to ensure that your teeth do not move out of place again after the treatment is complete.
Please note that you will need to clean your Invisalign aligners with extra care as using water that is too hot may disfigure the plastic making it impossible to wear again.
What are the advantages of getting Invisalign done?
There are many benefits to having Invisalign aligners which is why they have become increasingly popular in the past few years and why more people are leaning towards them than metal braces.
The main and most apparent benefit of having Invisalign is that they are clear aligners, making it a suitable option for adults and those working in a professional field who don’t want their braces to look so obvious. What’s even better is that they are removable, allowing you to enjoy eating and drinking without worrying about food getting stuck between the braces or staining them which is a usual occurrence with metal braces.
By removing your Invisalign aligners, you can also maintain good oral hygiene as your teeth will be bare and easy to clean with no obstructions. To the surface of your teeth. Not to mention aligning your teeth can make them look more aesthetically pleasing and boost your confidence.
Invisalign aligners come with less risk of breaking or becoming damaged; in the case of metal braces, eating hard foods can sometimes cause the brackets or wires to break resulting in an extra trip to the dentist to repair it, however this is not the case with Invisalign aligners which are removed before you eat or drink.
Is there any aftercare when the treatment is over?
Once your teeth are fully aligned, you will most probably want to keep them that way so the best way to ensure they remain beautifully aligned is to follow any aftercare recommended by your dentist. The most important way to maintain your newly straightened teeth is by wearing retainers every night while you sleep to ensure your teeth do not move out of place.