When you book in for a new haircut or beauty treatment, it can be nice to save the big reveal for friends and family and show off the results of your latest indulgence. But when it comes to straighter teeth most of us don’t want to draw attention to the fact that we’re getting braces, even if only because it highlights our less than perfect teeth. Thankfully, you can stealthily straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Clapham, available right now at our friendly practice, Clapham South Dental Centre.
Invisible alignment: how is that possible?
If we told you that we would fix metal brackets onto your teeth and then pull them into alignment with wires, you would probably be quite easily convinced that it would work. But with Invisalign in Clapham there are no brackets or wires, just a series of plastic moulds shaped to the contours of your teeth, called aligners. That really is all it takes to straighten out mild to moderate misalignments.
It works because these aligners are precisely designed with grooves and bumps along their inner surfaces that gently nudge your teeth into position. This level of precision in their design is down to the innovation of 3D printing. So that’s the alignment part.
Now the invisible part. This is down to the aligners being clear, so once they’re on they seem to disappear against the teeth.
Invisalign in Clapham: the treatment process
When you come in to see our Invisalign dentist, we’ll thoroughly check your teeth and surrounding tissues to ensure that we can correct your misalignment with Invisalign. We may take some x-rays too. Then we’ll set about designing your series of aligners based on impressions of your teeth. When your aligners are ready, we’ll show you how to put them on and take them off with ease. That’s one of the best things about Invisalign, it’s removable. So you can pop them off and enjoy your mealtimes and clean your teeth just like you always have.
During your treatment, you’ll pop in to see us so we can check that all is going to plan. Then in 12-18 months, you’ll be done and ready to show off your newly straightened teeth.