When it comes to straightening teeth some people spend years waiting for their treatment, and when the treatment itself takes around two years, this can be seen as a very tedious process. Some people will make the decision that their teeth are not that bad anyway, so they can just make do without treatment. At Clear Braces Direct in London getting treatment could not be easier, and in just three steps they can help you achieve your straight and even smile.
Booking a consultation is easy
When you have made the decision to get straight teeth the first step you need to take is booking a consultation appointment with your practitioner. This can generally be done online or over the phone, and a consultation should be free, as at this stage you are able to change your mind if you think that the treatment is not for you.
At your consultation your dental professional will carry out a complete assessment of your mouth and confirm that you are suitable for this type of treatment. Once this has been done you will have to have a 3D scan, and this will provide you with images of how your teeth currently look, how they will be after the treatment, and how they will move at each stage of your treatment.
Wearing your aligners correctly is important
As soon as your practitioner supplies you with your aligners it is imperative that you wear them in the correct order and for at least twenty-two hours of the day. The aligners are completely removable so you are able to take them out to brush your teeth and when you are eating as well. It is recommended that you always brush your teeth after eating something before putting your aligners back in.
You will be given several sets of aligners to wear, and each set must be worn for around two weeks each. After the first few sets have been worn you will notice that your teeth have started to move. If you do not wear each set of aligners properly then you will risk the chances of your treatment not working efficiently and you may need to start the process again, which will cost you additional money.
Make sure your teeth stay straight
After your treatment has come to an end and you have worn your final set of aligners, your dental practitioner will provide you with a retainer to ensure that your new, straight smile stays in place. Usually a retainer needs to be worn constantly for the first few weeks after your treatment has ended, as this is when your teeth are most susceptible to returning to their original, crooked positions. After these weeks have passed you may only have to wear your retainer at night, but this is something that your dental practitioner will advise you on.
Some people will need to wear their retainer at night for their entire life, whilst others may only need to wear one for ten years or two years, depending on their individual circumstances. It is vital that you wear your retainer as your dental practitioner has suggested, otherwise there is a chance that all the hard work and dedication you put into getting straight teeth will come undone.