It would be nice if people were not so shallow as to make snap judgments about others based entirely on their appearance, but, they do. In a way, it’s not our fault we do this. Back in the mists of time before we could speak, we evolved to notice each’s smiles and the state of the teeth behind the grin. The smile told us if the stranger in question was friendly or likely to tear us limb from limb if we got too close. Looking at the teeth was one way to tell how healthy someone was. Dodgy teeth equal dodgy health and you didn’t want to get too close.
Interestingly, the more we discover about teeth, the more this is proving to be true, with decay and gum disease being linked to all sorts of diseases and conditions of ill-health in the body. Having straight teeth means having teeth that are easier to keep free from decay and gum disease, but getting straight teeth means having a dodgy smile for quite a while. Or, at least, it used to. But not anymore, now that you can get Invisalign in Clapham from Clapham South Dental Centre.
What is Invisalign in Clapham?
Invisalign changed the face of teeth straightening when it came on the market back in the late 1990s. It did so by not changing the face of the people using it. Invisalign in Clapham uses a series of see-through, plastic devices that look like very thin mouth guards. When they go on over the teeth, they are so thin and well-fitting that they cannot be seen except by the super observant.
You get a series of these aligners. You start off with aligner number 1 and when you put it in for the first time, it will feel uncomfortable, like it doesn’t quite fit properly, with bits pressing on various teeth. But, bear with it. It is these pressing bits that are gently getting your teeth to shift position. After 7-10 days the jawbone will have dissolved and rebuilt itself to relieve this pressure. You change to the next in the series, and so on, until your teeth are aligned.