Many adults who missed out on having crooked teeth treated as a child have resigned themselves to putting up with a smile that is not as they would like it. This can affect their social interactions and confidence. Often people assume that having their teeth straightened involves months of putting up with the inconvenience, discomfort and ugliness of metal braces. However, for many people in London, Invisalign has been a great solution. This is one of range of clear braces available to straighten teeth without the visual impact of a mouth full of metal. Invisalign is an effective and popular system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently move teeth into the correct position.
What Should I Expect From Treatment?
The first step for patients seeking Invisalign in London is a thorough assessment of the health and condition of their mouth. Most dentists find that Invisalign in London is suitable for less complex cases where the teeth do not have to be dramatically moved, however there are some, such as Graham Tinkler, who is a pioneer of pushing the boundaries of what Invisalign can do. Computer scanning is used to create a 3D image of the teeth which enables patients to see the end result in advance and also allows the aligners to be made to fit their mouth precisely. The aligners are changed every two weeks to progressively adjust the position of the teeth until they are in the correct place. People using this system need to wear their Invisalign braces for around 20-22 hours per day for the best results.
What Are The Benefits?
For hundreds of people in London, Invisalign has been a popular choice as it has the benefits of being discreet, comfortable and effective. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning. There may be some feelings of tightness when the new set of aligners are first used but the whole process is generally painless as the braces are made of smooth plastic. This means that there are no wires or brackets which can rub. Having straighter teeth not only looks better, it also facilitates great oral health as they are easier to clean and more stable.