So, you want to realign your teeth and get a photo-worthy smile; good for you! You may be prepared to endure the brackets and wires being fitted to your teeth and you’ve broadened your shoulders to take the jibes that will ensue from colleagues, friends and family. But, what if you didn’t have to? What if you didn’t have to have brackets and wires, and what if nobody knew you were wearing anything in your mouth while your teeth became realigned? With Invisalign in W1, this could be the reality.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit your mouth and sit over the teeth. They should rest on the gumline making them comfortable to wear as they apply a small amount of pressure to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. You will be given sets of aligners to change between on a weekly basis and you will need to go for checkups with your dentist every 6 weeks. Results can be achieved in as little as 6 months depending on the complexity of your alignment issues.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Choosing W1 Invisalign has many advantages; the biggest ones are the fact that they are virtually invisible to other people, allowing you to smile confidently when you are wearing them, as well as the fact that they are removable. The aligners can be taken out for up to 2 hours a day, whenever you want to. This flexibility of approach enables you to take them out one day for playing sport, and on another day for going out on a date – it’s totally up to you! They can also be removed when you are eating and drinking which means that you can continue to eat whatever you like, so order the cinder toffee ice cream for dessert! You can also remove them when brushing and flossing which means that you can continue with your normal oral hygiene routine and shouldn’t incur any further complications with your teeth and gums as a result of having aligners.
The other advantages of clear plastic aligners is that they are highly durable and less likely to break than traditional braces, which means less time needed to visit the dentist. When the aligners are made for your mouth, you will also be given an iTero scan of your mouth; this 3D technology allows your dentist to map out the measurements for your aligners and from this, a digital animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment can also be produced, giving you the vision that can motivate you throughout!
What should you do next?
If you are interested in finding out more about Invisalign, book in for an initial consultation with your dentist. They will be able to examine your teeth and may also take x-rays to determine if this is a suitable treatment for you. During this time, you can also ask as many questions as you need to about the treatment and what it involves. If you do pursue treatment with Invisalign, you will be able to get smiling straight away!