Are you an adult who would like to have their teeth straightened, but are now in a world of responsible work where being seen with braces would not enhance your professional reputation? If so, it may feel like you are caught between a rock and a hard place.
Misaligned teeth in a world increasingly focused on perfect appearances will not enhance your reputation either. Misaligned teeth are also harder to keep clean and in years to come may lead to problems resulting from plaque build-up and decay.
However, there is a way out of this conundrum. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we provide many people in the same boat as you with Invisalign.
Using Invisalign in Weybridge to straighten your teeth is somewhat different to the more well-known brackets and wire braces systems that most of us associate with teeth straightening. This is because Invisalign uses transparent plastic trays, which look rather like mouth guards, that fit over the teeth.
The trays are made from impressions taken by your dentist and are sent to Invisalign’s laboratory in the USA. They use these impressions to calculate the path along which your teeth need to move to become beautifully aligned. The laboratory makes a series of aligners. Each aligner represents one step towards the final positions your teeth need to reach to achieve your desired smile. The pressure that the plastic applies to your teeth is what gently nudges them along this path.
You need to wear each tray for about 2 weeks before moving on to the next one. Depending on your individual case, you will need to wear between 12 and 48 trays over the course of your treatment.
In Weybridge, Invisalign clear aligners have other advantages as well as being almost unnoticeable. These stem from the fact that they are removable. This means that during your treatment they are easy to clean, and so are your teeth. Also, you can take them out if you really don’t want anyone to see you are wearing aligners, perhaps for a special event like a wedding, or an important business meeting or job interview.