Are you an adult with crooked teeth? Many adults with misaligned teeth regret refusing braces when they were younger and cringe at the idea of having traditional orthodontic braces fitted during adulthood. If you have a high-powered career or are very conscious of how you look, you are not going to choose to have braces fitted, regardless of how misaligned your teeth are.
Luckily, as dentistry has advanced, so have the treatment options for adults who want to have their teeth straightened. Many clear braces and aligners are available today which can help correct issues such as overcrowding, spaces between teeth and of course, misalignment issues.
At Clapham South Dental Centre, we are proud to be able to offer our patients Invisalign in Clapham, a customised, invisible realignment system that has proven results.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, designed to correct mild to moderate misalignment issues with your teeth. The system behind Invisalign in Clapham uses both computer 3D modelling and a set of customised, clear aligners to straighten your teeth in an average time span of 6 months. Our dental team have used Invisalign in Clapham to help many adults of all ages straighten their smile and can explain this process to you in more detail if you are deemed suitable for treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign in Clapham has the obvious advantage of being very discreet in its appearance, but there are many other benefits to undergoing Invisalign treatment.
after having orthodontic braces fitted, patients are advised to avoid certain foods as they may damage the metal on the braces. With Invisalign, as they are removable, you can take them out when you eat food and put them back in afterwards without issues.
in a similar vein, when patients are fitted with traditional metal orthodontic braces, many have to attend hygienist appointments alongside regular dental and orthodontic appointments. This is so the hygienist can clean the teeth, suggest ways to brush at home and can check for gum disease. With Invisalign, as they are removable, you simply take them out to brush, floss or use mouthwash and put them back in. They are better long term for maintaining high standards of oral hygiene and they are easier to clean than other types of aligners.
traditional orthodontic braces can be uncomfortable after they are fitted; the metal can be difficult to sleep comfortably in, can be difficult to speak correctly with and it may constantly rub against your inner cheek during the day. Invisalign is designed to fit snugly over your teeth, so there is no protruding metal or pain associated with having your braces tightened or adjusted.
Remember, if your dentist believes you are suitable for treatment with Invisalign, you must be committed to wearing this aligner for at least 22 hours each day, or else you will not experience the full benefits that this treatment can offer you.