Many people are put off having life-changing braces through fear of the upkeep, or the change in appearance and lifestyle during treatment. It is true that with a traditional fixed brace you may have to be careful with what you eat so as to not damage the braces. You also have to return to the dentist multiple times in a year for adjustments. Moreover, the whole course of treatment can take several years to complete in some cases. Fortunately, due to advances in technology, we have teeth straightening treatments that are faster, more comfortable and easier to fit into your lifestyle, such as Invisalign. In Weybridge at Weybridge Orthodontics we can offer this modern and clinically proven treatment to you today.
What is Invisalign in Weybridge all about?
Invisalign is a treatment that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to move your teeth little by little into their straightened positions. As the name suggests, Invisalign treatment is virtually undetectable, which is what often appeals to adults, especially those working in areas where appearances matter.
Each transparent aligner is custom-made to fit snugly around your teeth using 3D computer technology. The aligners are changed every 2 weeks, moving you along through the series until your teeth are re-aligned. The total number of aligners you will need depends on the extent of the misalignment of your teeth.
Due to their removable design, your usual oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing will be easy to maintain, so you don’t have to worry about your dental health suffering during your treatment. You can also enjoy mealtimes as normal by removing your aligners when you eat. However aligners should be worn for 20–22 hours a day for the treatment to be effective and run on schedule.
The benefits of straighter teeth
Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, reducing your chances of gum disease and tooth decay. This means you’ll be spending less time visiting the dentist and more time showing off your new smile and enjoying the confidence boost that comes with it.
So if you are unhappy with your crooked teeth, then get in touch with us to find out about Invisalign in Weybridge.