Teeth straightening is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may have missed on metal braces when you were younger or you may have developed crooked or misaligned teeth after your childhood. Either way, you can now straighten your teeth without having to wear metal braces, with Invisalign. This innovative treatment provides an easy, quick, safe and effective way to straighten your teeth without putting your life on hold.
At Orpington Dental in Orpington, Invisalign is a great choice for patients who are searching for a more discreet teeth straightening option. However, Invisalign doesn’t make the best choice for correcting all types of misalignment. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and help you decide whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners, which are custom-made with the aid of 3D technology specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner with the next one in the series every two weeks, your teeth will move gradually towards their final position. Unlike regular braces that require frequent appointments for adjustments, Invisalign will not have a major impact on your schedule and lifestyle.
Benefits of Invisalign
Unlike traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic and fit snugly over your teeth and gums. They are transparent therefore no one will notice that you are undergoing treatment. You can carry on with your normal activities and professional commitments without having to worry about what people will think of your teeth straightening.
Secondly, Invisalign clear braces are removable. Although you have to wear them at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment, you can take them out for eating as well as for brushing and flossing your teeth.
While it’s true that your properly aligned teeth will give you more reasons to keep smiling, teeth straightening is also important for your oral and overall health. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy. This way, you can avoid gum disease, jaw problems and sleep apnoea.
Explore your options
To find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you, contact our practice and schedule an appointment with our friendly dental team.