When you have misaligned teeth, you may feel a little fed up and frustrated; you may wish that your smile looked like one in magazines and films, but it’s not happening, unless Austin Powers is your bag, baby?! Thankfully, you don’t need to worry about feeling a little less than groovy, and if you want to improve your mojo, why not visit your orthodontist Liverpool for treatment? You may think fixed, visible metal braces are not your thing, but there are many options for discreet and convenient realignment of your teeth. One popular treatment is Invisalign.
What is Invisalign
Invisalign is a system that consists of plastic aligners to realign your teeth, and they can be custom-made for your mouth precisely. With the use of iTero technology to scan your mouth for the exact measurements needed to make your aligners, you can feel confident that they will fit snugly and should be as comfortable as possible. When the aligners are worn, they apply pressure to your teeth to move them into the target position. You will receive batches of aligners to change between on a weekly basis for six weeks before going in for a check-up and another batch of aligners.
How long does treatment take?
Every patient is different, and Invisalign is used to treat mild to moderate alignment issues such as crossbites, underbites, overbites, crowded teeth and gapped teeth. This means that treatment time usually varies between 6 to 18 months, which isn’t too bad at all when they may be removed for up to 2 hours a day. Also, nobody should see you wearing the aligners when you are, because they are made of clear plastic!
What are the other advantages of choosing Invisalign?
While Invisalign offers discretion thanks to them being virtually invisible when they are worn, the fact that you can remove them for up to 2 hours a day offers the wearer a huge amount of flexibility to take a break when needed. However, it is more than this. By being able to remove your aligners, you can brush and floss as normal, allowing you the best possible chance to maintain excellent oral hygiene and not develop any other dental problems as a result of wearing them. Furthermore, you won’t need to change your diet because of the aligners. You can take them out and eat an apple a day or a chewy toffee treat – it’s up to you (just remember to brush and floss afterwards!).
If you’re wondering whether all the effort of wearing aligners would be worth it, your dentist will be able to show you a 3D animation after you’ve had your scan to get the measurements for your aligners. This animation will show you what your teeth will look like after treatment before it’s even begun. So, when you need a little extra motivation, you can recall the image of your new smile that’s waiting for you!
What do I need to do next?
If you would like to find out whether Invisalign is right for you, simply book in for an initial consultation with a clinic that offers orthodontic treatment. They will be able to assess your smile and discuss your concerns to generate a treatment plan that you can get excited about. If it includes Invisalign, you can certainly smile and get ready for many more where that came from! Groovy, baby!