Many patients dream of having straighter teeth. Crowded, crooked or gappy teeth are a common reason people are self-conscious about smiling, and as well as aesthetic worries misaligned or crowded teeth can cause problems with biting and chewing food and can be difficult to clean properly.
If you are concerned about the alignment of your teeth, you may think the only option is traditional metal braces. The thought of wearing very obvious "train track" style braces that patients remember from their school days is enough to put many people off seeking orthodontic treatment. However, modern orthodontic techniques have advanced greatly in recent years, and in many cases there are far more discreet option available.
One popular alternative for adults and teenagers with mild to moderate orthodontic problems are Invisalign invisible aligners.
Invisalign uses a series of bespoke clear aligners to gently move your teeth into a new position, straightening them, realigning them or closing gaps as necessary. Because they are clear and are made uniquely to fit your teeth, nobody will know you're wearing them unless you choose to tell them. What's more, because they are not fixed in position, you can take them out for short periods to clean, brush your teeth and to eat and drink.
If you are interested in tooth straightening with Invisalign in Battersea, we will initially see you for a consultation, where your dentist will confirm whether this treatment is suitable for you. Your dentist will take impressions and photographs of your teeth so that your aligners can be made to fit your mouth perfectly.
Once your aligners are ready we'll see you again to check they fit properly. You should wear them for 20-22 hours per day. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, before moving on to the next one. We will want to see you at the practice every 6-8 weeks to check how your treatment is progressing.
At the end of treatment you will be provided with a set of retainers to ensure your teeth stay in their new position. At Glow Dental we also offer all of our Invisalign patients free at-home teeth whitening at the end of treatment, meaning you will have a dazzling smile you want to show off.
Invisalign in Battersea is an effective, discreet way to realign your teeth in a way that has minimal impact on your life. To find out more about Invisalign invisible braces or to book a consultation, contact the practice today.
Fantastic service by Hooman and the rest of his team – a lovely experience coming to the dentist
K.J Dec 2014