Have you ever spent your time daydreaming about what it would be like to have a smile that is aligned and attractive? If you have misaligned teeth, you may have spent a lot of time with your head in the clouds rather than focusing on the here and now. Having misaligned teeth can be a source of anxiety for some people, and if this is how you have been feeling, then it may be time to change all that. Fortunately, there is a way you can do this without the need for visible braces. Invisalign Chelsea Fulham is a clear aligner orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve a more aligned and more beautiful smile. Invisalign has been used to treat over 15 million patients worldwide – and counting! There are many reasons why it’s such a popular choice.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. The aligners must be worn for two weeks at a time, after which you simply have to switch to a new set. You will normally then go to see your dentist for a checkup every six weeks and receive more aligners to use at home. Over time, the aligners gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
What type of misalignment issues can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can treat a wide range of mild to moderate misalignment issues, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowded teeth, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of your misalignment. In general, treatment takes 6 to 18 months. However, some people may need treatment for as long as 24 months. Nonetheless, when other people shouldn’t realise that you have anything in your mouth, the treatment time may be academic to you anyway!
Benefits of Invisalign
If you’re not sold on the fact that the aligners are virtually invisible, there are lots of other reasons why you should love the prospect of Invisalign treatment. Firstly, as the aligners are made bespoke for you, they should be comfortable to wear. What’s more, they can also be removed for meals and brushing; this makes it easier to eat and maintain good oral hygiene. You also won’t have to avoid eating any particular foods for fear of damaging your aligners as they won’t be in your mouth as you eat, so nothing is off the menu. Anyone for fillet steak?! Another benefit of Invisalign is that it has advanced with technology and now uses iTero intraoral scanning to create a 3D image of your teeth; this allows your dentist to create a customised treatment plan specific to your needs. Invisalign also offers a 3D animation of your treatment and results to allow you to see how your teeth will move over time and what your smile will look like when treatment is complete.
How are Invisalign aligners made?
When you decide to proceed with Invisalign, your treatment journey begins with an appointment with your dentist. During this appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and a digital scan of your mouth with iTero. This information is sent to Invisalign, where it is used to create custom-made aligners for your teeth as per your treatment plan.
Once your treatment plan is complete and your Invisalign aligners are manufactured, they will be sent back to your dentist, and you will come in to see your dentist to receive the first sets you will need for six weeks before your next checkup appointment. The aligners are made from a clear, plastic material that is strong and durable. They are also designed to be comfortable to wear and easy to remove, and you can take them out for up to 2 hours a day. The length of your treatment will depend on your specific needs, but by using the iTero technology, your dentist should be able to tell you with accuracy how long the treatment will take for your specific needs.
Is Invisalign right for me?
If you are considering Invisalign, speak to your dentist to learn more. If you book an initial consultation, they can help you determine whether Invisalign is right for you and answer any questions you have about the treatment process. Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamt of: stunning smiles really can come true with Invisalign!