The most usual time to have teeth straightened is during childhood, but many adults miss out on treatment and endure years of teeth that are not in the correct position. This looks unsightly and can also cause problems in terms of eating and speaking correctly. If smiling is an issue because of unattractive teeth, this can start to affect social interactions and confidence. Traditionally, braces were made of metal and could be uncomfortable, ugly and time-consuming. However, there is now a range of clear braces available to straighten teeth without the visual impact of a mouth full of metal.
For many people in SW14, Invisalign has been a great solution. Invisalign is available from dentists such as Sheen Dental. This effective and popular system uses a series of clear plastic aligners to discreetly move teeth into the correct position.
What is the process?
Most dentists find that Invisalign in SW14 is suitable for less complex cases where the teeth do not have to be dramatically moved so the first step for patients seeking Invisalign in SW14 is a consultation. This allows a dentist to decide whether the treatment is right and gives the patient an opportunity to ask questions.
If Invisalign is appropriate, the next stage is a thorough assessment of the health and condition of their mouth. The patient is given aligners, which are changed every two weeks to progressively adjust the position of the teeth until they are in the correct place. People using this system need to wear their Invisalign braces for around 20-22 hours each day for the best results.
Why choose Invisalign?
For hundreds of people in SW14, Invisalign has been a great alternative to fixed braces as it has the benefits of being discreet, comfortable and effective. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning. The aligners are so unobtrusive that people can carry on with their lives as normal without anyone noticing that they are having treatment. Patients who have had Invisalign in SW14 also report that the whole process is generally painless as the braces are made of smooth plastic and there are no wires or brackets, which can rub.