Having straight teeth has numerous advantages. They help reduce wear and tear on your teeth from chewing and can give you a boost of confidence as give you an added aesthetic appeal.
Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed naturally with the perfect smile with genetics being the main decider on how our teeth form. However, regular check-ups and basic care can help improve your teeth no matter what genes you’ve been handed down.
However, if you are looking for treatment that will give you straighter teeth for that perfect smile Invisalign is an attractive option to look at.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic device that is worn by the user to straighten the teeth over time. They are clear aligners that fit around your teeth slowly pushing them into the desired position. The dentist will make a digital model of your teeth that a series of aligners will push your teeth towards. Delivering straight, well position teeth.
It can be used by adolescents trying to prevent crowding issues that can cause issues in later life. As well as this, it can cure numerous positional problems in adults’ teeth, including but not limited to over and underbites, crooked or gapped teeth and cross bites.
How It Works
It starts with a simple scan that can map out what your future smile could look like. This will give you a 3-D model of the end result. The great thing about this is that you can see what the end result should look like before you actually commit to the treatment.
This scan allows the dentist to see how your teeth can move and how the aligners will move and shape your smile. Every move of your teeth is planned out from beginning to end using the 3D technology to calculate the exact shape of your aligners.
Your custom aligners are created from these 3-D models and by wearing them they will shift your teeth into the correct position. The patient will need to wear their aligners for over 20 hours a day but don’t worry as they are unnoticeable to those around you and yourself, once you get used to them.
These aligners will slowly move your teeth into the perfect position. You will wear each aligner for 2 weeks before swapping it out for a new one. Over time this will shift the teeth carefully and precisely to wear you want them to be.
Invisalign treatments can give all the benefits of braces without some of the considerable drawbacks. Firstly, the treatment is mainly pain free beyond a tenderness sensation when switching to the next set of aligners but this is just a sign your teeth are moving and that they are working.
In addition, the transparent nature of the aligners means your life can go on without change. They are clear and virtually invisible and even your closest friends won’t be able to notice them. Many patients go through the entire treatment with those around them completely unaware till the fantastic results are noticed.
There will be no impact to your speech once your tongue becomes used to the added presence in your mouth and you will also need to make no changes to your diet but you can’t eat with them in.
The main benefit will be the end result with the retainers eventually moving your teeth to be straight which will help reduce wear and tear to your teeth and give you the perfect smile.