If you have crooked or wonky teeth then it is important to speak to our dentist at Align & Smile and find out about the different teeth straightening options that are available for you. Thanks to significant advances in dental technology, teeth straightening can be carried out more conveniently than ever before. During previous generations dental alignment was carried out solely using traditional orthodontic braces made of metal wires and brackets which often drew unwanted attention to the mouth. This meant that many adults were reluctant to undergo teeth straightening and braces could only normally be seen in teenagers. Much research and development has been carried out to create more discreet methods of teeth straightening to help adults address the misalignment issues of their teeth. Thanks to Invisalign, millions of adults have undergone orthodontic treatment which they otherwise might have avoided and to date more than 13 million smiles have been corrected using Invisalign.
By speaking to our dentist in Canary Wharf you can also improve the issues that are affecting the appearance and health of your teeth. A crooked dental alignment is more prone to oral health problems including tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked or wonky teeth are more difficult to keep clean and they also have an effect on the aesthetics of your smile. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile then this can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. By visiting our dentist in Canary Wharf on a regular basis you can look after your teeth and gums and you can also find out how teeth straightening can improve the aspect and the overall wellbeing of your teeth and smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is an efficient form of cosmetic orthodontic treatment. It uses clear, BPA-free, thermoplastic aligners which are digitally designed and printed to fit your mouth with accuracy and precision. When worn in the mouth they are almost invisible. They apply gradual pressure to your teeth and push them into a neater formation. Invisalign continues to grow in popularity and it is used by teenagers and adults of all ages to help straighten minor or moderate misalignment issues of the teeth.
How many hours do the aligners need to be worn?
Invisalign aligners have been designed to be kept in the mouth for as many hours of the day as possible, and this includes wearing them whilst you sleep at night. For best results Invisalign aligners need to be worn for approximately 22 hours of the day. By setting a timer on your watch or mobile phone you can keep an eye on how long they are out of your mouth, reminding yourself to replace them as soon as possible. Invisalign aligners are only to be taken out of your mouth at meal times and when brushing your teeth. If you are unable to comply with the procedure then this will affect the final results and you will need more aligners to complete the treatment.
Speak to our dentist in Canary Wharf and find out more about correcting the misalignment issues of your teeth and whether Invisalign could be the best option for you.