Having a great smile allows a person to feel at their most attractive best. When the teeth are misaligned, this can have a significant effect on confidence in the smile that has an impact on all areas of a person’s life. Invisalign in Weybridge is the modern solution to correcting misalignment and giving people their self-esteem back. This is an explanation of what the treatment is and the benefits that the patient can enjoy.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a kind of teeth straightening that does not involve the traditional wires and brackets that most people think of when it comes to braces. It is the brand name for a treatment that uses clear plastic trays which are called aligners to correct the position of the teeth.
Aligners are placed snugly over the teeth to help move them into a better position. This movement is aided by the patient getting new trays every few weeks that gradually adjust where the teeth sit within the mouth.
One of the main reasons that people choose these braces is the fact that they are invisible. This means that whether the patient is socialising with friends, networking within their business or even going on a date, there is no need to explain or account for the fact that they are wearing braces. No one but the dentist or orthodontist needs to know unless the patient chooses to reveal this information.
Clear aligners are unique to every patient. They are created after the dentist has taken a scan or mould of the teeth which allows them to ensure they are tailor made. This, and the fact that they are made from very soft flexible plastic, means that they are very comfortable to wear. Most patients report very little discomfort. There may be some when the aligners are changed, but this can be easily alleviated by taking over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
Few dentist visits
When someone is having their teeth straightened using traditional braces, they need to make regular visits to the dentist so that they can be manually adjusted as the teeth move position. There is no such requirement with clear braces. It is simply a case of collecting the new aligners every few weeks, with little or no time spent in the dentist’s chair.
No need to change diet
Some other types of braces require the patient to restrict their diet a little, and they may even have to avoid some types of foods altogether. The patient who is getting treatment with invisible braces has no such concerns. This is because the aligners are supposed to be removed for eating. This means that they can eat all their favourite foods as normal, before cleaning their teeth and replacing the braces.
Treatment with clear braces compares very favourably with other types of orthodontic treatment when it comes to the length of time taken for the final results. Many patients find that they have the smile they wanted after just a few months, though this can of course vary depending on the individual case.