Getting things back on track
The past year has been a tough one, and for lots of us, our oral health has felt the impact of not being able to get treatments such as Invisalign Weybridge as easily as before.
However now, as life gradually returns to a pre-pandemic normal, these sorts of cosmetic orthodontic treatments are becoming increasingly accessible, and anyone who feels they could benefit from such treatment should reach out to a trusted, reputable provider today.
Having poorly aligned teeth can cause several problems for patients of all ages, and can extend beyond the purely cosmetic and into the functional.
Why should I seek out orthodontic help
As with all things dental, orthodontic problems and misaligned teeth are not things that go away on their own if left untreated. Rather the opposite is more common, with teeth becoming increasingly crooked and the patients finding it increasingly difficult to enunciate certain words or eat certain foods.
This is why anyone who needs it should speak to a professional about their cosmetic orthodontic options. Since its launch in 2001, the Invisalign retainer system has become one of the world’s most recognised and successful alternatives to conventional braces.
How is Invisalign different from normal braces?
While conventional braces are fixed in position throughout the length of treatment and use brackets and a tension wire which is bonded to every individual tooth to apply tension and pull them into place, the Invisalign method adopts a completely different approach.
The entire orthodontic alignment process of the Invisalign method is achieved through a removable, plastic retainer that has been built specifically around the shapes and contours of each individual patient’s teeth.
This retainer is constructed from a patented dental material called SmartTrack and is both wafer-thin and transparent. As such, when a patient wears their Invisalign retainer it becomes almost totally undetectable to the unknowing eye.
Because the Invisalign system consists entirely of the custom-built retainer, the patient has the unique advantage of being able to remove their orthodontic aligner whenever they choose. This is starkly different from most other orthodontic treatments which are commonly fused in one position for the entire duration of treatment.
How does Invisalign align crooked teeth?
As previously mentioned, the Invisalign system is made up entirely of a plastic, transparent and custom-fitted dental retainer. Within the construction of every retainer, dental practitioners or orthodontists have placed pressure points and grooves. These have been deliberately placed to apply pressure and force to the teeth which have been identified as being crooked or misaligned. When the patient wears their Invisalign retainer it gradually and gently shifts these teeth into position over time.
Because the Invisalign method approaches the problem of poorly aligned teeth in such a way that no brackets or wires are ever bonded within the patient’s mouth, it is commonly cited as the most comfortable and relaxed way to discreetly realign your smile.
If you’d like to find out if Invisalign could help transform your smile through minimally invasive, cosmetic means, then speak to a trusted, local provider today and book an appointment to discuss your treatment options.