If you’re an adult thinking about teeth straightening, then odds are you value the aesthetics of your smile and your dental health. After all, teeth straightening is quite an investment of time and money but brings great cosmetic and dental health benefits. But perhaps you are hesitant to commit because you don’t really want to endure the full metal look on your teeth and see your glinting smile in every photo that gets snapped on somebody’s phone camera. Thankfully you don’t have to be camera shy with Invisalign in Weybridge.
At Weybridge Orthodontics, we’ve waved off countless patients happily wearing their Invisalign clear aligners. It is the most discreet way to straighten out mild to moderately misaligned teeth. You no doubt have a few questions about how that is possible, so let’s try and answer them now.
What are clear aligners?
When you choose Invisalign in Weybridge, you’ll be given a series of clear, plastic aligners. These are similar to mouth guards, but much thinner at just 0.3mm in thickness. They are made based on digital impressions of your teeth that are sent off to the Invisalign lab in the USA. Here, they are 3D-printed and then sent back to us here at Weybridge Orthodontics.
How does Invisalign work?
The clear aligners are designed with pressure points along their inner surfaces that push your teeth into straighter positions. Each aligner is responsible for one step along your teeth-straightening journey and is switched out for the next in the series every 7-10 days.
What is the treatment journey like?
Without the need to get wires periodically pulled at the dentist, as you would with fixed metal braces, you will have fewer dental appointments. Instead you switch out your aligners yourself at home. But we will still see you periodically to check everything is on track and you’re happy with your treatment. You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day for your treatment to stay on schedule. You also need to take your aligners out whenever you eat, drink, brush and floss and clean them every day. It’s as easy as that.
Interested? Get in touch with our dental team today to book your Invisalign consultation.