Should I get Invisalign?

Should I get Invisalign?

If you are unhappy with how your smile looks and are looking for an effective and easy treatment then Invisalign in St John’s Wood could be the choice for you. This treatment involves receiving a set of custom aligners that will gradually straighten your teeth over time. The aligners are made from a clear, soft plastic that fits perfectly around your teeth.

What’s the process?

As with any dental treatment, you will firstly have a consultation meeting with your dentist to make sure that you are eligible for the treatment. During this appointment, scans will be taken of your teeth and examined by the dentist. If you are eligible, these scans will be sent off to a dental laboratory so your aligners can be created. This stage takes a couple of weeks, as it can take some time for your aligners to be made.

Once your new clear braces in St John’s Wood have been created, your journey to straighter teeth can truly start! You will usually be given a few different aligners, with each one being designed to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. The treatment usually takes between 6-18 months to complete and during this time you will only need to visit your dentist every 6-8 weeks.

Once the treatment is completed, your dentist will usually examine your teeth again to see how they are doing and make sure they are as healthy as possible. As with any orthodontic treatment, it is recommended that you wear retainers afterwards to ensure that your teeth stay straight. This is because sometimes your teeth can try and move back to their original position, and retainers help stop this from happening.

What are the advantages?

The appearance of these clear aligners in St John’s Wood is one of the main reasons the treatment is so popular. When you are wearing your aligners, other people won’t be able to tell the difference, due to the clear plastic material used. This is great if you are self-conscious about drawing attention to your teeth.

These aligners are also comfortable to wear, which helps massively, as you will need to have them in for around 20 hours a day. The use of plastic as the main material means there is nothing sharp that will scratch or cause friction with your mouth.

A huge reason for the popularity of Invisalign aligners is that they are very easy to care for. They are removable, which makes them easier to clean after eating food. All you have to do to keep them clean is rinse them with water and brush them with your toothbrush. It’s as simple as that! 

Another great advantage of this type of orthodontic treatment, is that it is suitable for any age group. Whether you are an adult, teen or child, you can use Invisalign, this is especially good as teenagers usually feel the most self-conscious. Your child can have straighter teeth and not feel embarrassed about what their mouth might look like due to the aligners.

Disclaimer: Dental treatments can carry risks, always make sure you are aware of these and have discussed them with your dentist before proceeding.