When it comes to having straight teeth, there are an array of treatment options available to those who are looking to achieve a beautiful smile. Braces Windsor offer both fixed and removable options to address any alignment issues that you may be facing. For those with mild to moderate alignment issues such as crowded teeth, gapped teeth, over or underbites, or crossbites, Invisalign is an extremely popular choice with patients around the globe. This is because of its ability to allow patients to have control over their treatment; a treatment which is discreet and comfortable. In fact, Invisalign can achieve results in as little as 6 to 18 months on average, so if you’re looking for a fabulous smile in a short space of time, this could be the treatment for you!
How Invisalign works
Invisalign is a system that consists of plastic aligners, which are worn over the teeth and apply pressure to them to push them into the correct position over a period of time. The aligners need to be changed every couple of weeks and your dentist will be able to give you enough to switch between for 6 weeks, after which you will be required to go and get more and have a check-up. The aligners are made bespoke for your mouth, so they should provide maximum comfort and efficiency. Dentists use an iTero digital scan to get the measurements of your teeth for the aligners to be manufactured in the Invisalign laboratories. With this scan, they can also produce a video animation of what your teeth will look like once your treatment has been completed! It can be a very exciting prospect as you embark upon your treatment.
What are the other benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers many benefits for patients. One of the most convenient aspects of it is the fact that you can remove the aligners for up to 2 hours every single day! This means that you have time to take them out, while you are eating, so you won’t need to worry about adapting your diet to avoid hard or chewy foods, for example, as there is no risk of breaking your aligners as you munch if they aren’t in your mouth! Another benefit of being able to remove the aligners is the fact that you will then be able to continue to follow a good oral hygiene routine, so you won’t have to worry about developing any dental issues with your teeth or gums. But of course, for teens – which Invisalign has a special range for – and adults alike, the bonus has to be the fact that when you wear your aligners over your teeth, only your teeth should actually be visible through the transparent plastic. This means that you can continue to wear your aligners while you go to school or to work, when you’re meeting friends or have special occasions to attend, as nobody should know you are wearing them in your mouth. Basically, you can continue with life as normal!
Find out more
To discover which brace choice is right for you, you will need to find a dentist offering the treatments you are interested in and book in for a consultation to discuss what might be the best option for you. They will use this time to examine your mouth and to advise you on the suitable treatments. Do your research about the right practice for you. You may be interested in finding a practice which is a member of the BDA Good Practice Scheme, for example, as this requires a certain standard is achieved to become an accredited member.