In modern society, there seems to be no way to escape those Hollywood celebrities with their straight, white smiles.
When you have a smile that is less than perfectly straight or not as white as ice, it can make you feel insecure or even resentful of such flawless images.
In this instance, you have two choices; accept that your teeth aren’t perfect and secretly avoid and resent anyone from tinsel town or you can visit your nearest cosmetic dentist and do something about it!
If you have a more complicated alignment issue, then the bad news is that you may require the traditional, orthodontic or ‘metal’ brace to help you straighten your teeth. This is not a bad thing and will lead to that gorgeous smile you deserve, though it will take a bit more work.
If your dentist decides that your alignment issue is moderate to mild, then you may be able to undertake treatment with Invisalign in Hertfordshire.
What are the advantages?
When you choose to try treatment with Invisalign, there are many benefits, not only for the long term appearance of your teeth but also in the short term too!
This aligner is, as the name suggests, invisible.
It is made from a clear, durable but malleable plastic, which fits over your teeth snugly, without any wires or metal.
Its discretion makes it a great option for adults or teenagers, who may be self-conscious about their appearance.
As it sits over your teeth and does not use force to move your teeth (also known as tightening), this aligner is incredibly comfortable to wear.
You will need to wear it for up to 22 hours a day, which will require you to sleep in it, and without any metal pressing against your inner cheeks, you can do just that without worry.
Orthodontic treatments are traditionally a lengthy process but this aligner creates a straighter smile in as little as 6 months!
On average, wearers usually wear it for between 9 to15 months but this is still an accelerated treatment time.
Sometimes, predictability is a good thing; this is especially true with any appearance altering treatments.
This invisible aligner comes with sophisticated computer software, which your dentist will use to scan your teeth and predict the movement required to reach the desired end result.
This will allow your dentist to create a personalised set of aligners, for you to wear at different stages throughout the treatment and will also enable an extremely accurate prediction of how your teeth should move during the duration.
No metal to snap and or rub against your inner mouth makes this invisible aligner extremely safe.
It is also easy to maintain, without excessive polishing or specialised cleaning; just run it under a tap and voila! It is clean!
If you are concerned about your aligners becoming worn or damaged, talk to your cosmetic dentist as soon as possible, as you may need a duplicate retainer made.