Did you know that over 4 million people worldwide have now had their teeth straightened using Invisalign? That’s a lot of people in just 20 years. This system of teeth straightening is a firm favourite with people who come to see us at Weybridge Orthodontics, and there are several reasons why.
The perks of Invisalign
First of all, Invisalign in Weybridge is a removable device. It snaps on over your teeth like a mouth guard and is usually kept in place by two discreet metal clips on your back teeth. Anyone who has ever had a fixed bracket and wire brace will testify to their longing to be able to just take it off and clean it rather than having to poke about with interdental brushes and get dental floss in behind the wires. It can seem to take forever. Not so with Invisalign. You just snap it off your teeth, eat your food, give your aligner a clean and also your teeth, and then snap it back on again. That said, you must not drink anything but plain water when you have your aligner in. And that can be a plus. Patients report losing weight when they are no longer having mindless snacks and cups of coffee at their desks during the day.
Secondly, Invisalign is invisible. This is the aligners’ best selling point. They are incredibly thin. Only 0.3 millimetres of transparent, rigid plastic hugging your teeth, getting between them and the world. Your colleagues will have to get up Every close and peer at your teeth to spot them, and that kind of behaviour doesn’t go down too well at work. So, you can now have your teeth straightened as an adult and not have everyone know what you are up to. You can tell people if you like, but it might be more fun to keep quiet and see if anyone actually notices the gradual straightening of your teeth.
In Weybridge, Invisalign works best on mild to moderate misalignments, so we can’t use it on all of our patients. If you would like to find out if it can work for you, why not come in for a consultation?