Due to the recent advances in teeth straightening technology, more and more adults are choosing to wear braces. The braces in question are not the traditional ‘train-track’ type, fixed to the front teeth and impossible to ignore; these new types of braces are referred to as invisible braces. There are a number of different brands including Invisalign, which has helped many people, more than 3 million in fact, to improve the appearance of their teeth.
We are all aware of the positive effect that a smile can have, think about a time when someone gave you a beautiful smile. Ask yourself how confident you would feel knowing your smile showed your teeth to their best advantage. Many dental practices such as Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge offer their patients adult orthodontic treatments such as the Invisalign system.
The Invisalign system uses a system of virtually invisible removable retainers to realign your teeth. The aligners must be worn for a minimum of 20 hours each day, and should be removed when you are eating. These aligners are changed every two weeks throughout the treatment. At the start of the treatment your dentist will use a 3D plotting system to produce a map of your teeth; you will then be able to see a projection of the final results of the treatment before you even begin. Once you decide to go ahead, the information is sent to the laboratory where the aligners are made.
DDIY (don’t do it yourself) Dentistry
Having your teeth straightened is a big investment in terms of time, effort and cost but there are many long-term benefits, not only will you have a smile to be proud of, you will have also taken steps to protect your long-term dental health. Most people realise it’s vital to consult an expert when it comes to realigning their teeth; however, you may be surprised to know that there are companies who offer a superficially similar product to Invisalign braces that you can buy on-line.
If you have ever watched DIY SOS, you will realise that some things such as plastering are much harder than they look; the same is true for tooth straightening. Trying to straighten your own teeth without consulting a dentist may lead to many serious problems including permanently damaged teeth, tooth loss and gum disease.
Remember, to become a dentist requires many years of intensive study, and many hours of ongoing training to stay up to date with new technology. Orthodontists then devote another seven years to learning the skills of their particular area of expertise. If you care about your teeth, put yourself in the hands of the experts.