Invisalign Hertfordshire: How to Realign Your Smile

Having misaligned teeth is no laughing matter; there can be issues with chewing food, being able to brush and floss effectively, as well as putting a strain on your jaw and potentially risking breaking your teeth. Aside from the medical issues, there is also the impact the aesthetics of your teeth can have on your self-esteem. While you may not be happy about the appearance of your teeth, you may not be keen to have to have, a fixed metal brace. Whether you’re an adolescent who needs to survive high school, or an adult who needs to survive in the boardroom, the emotional impact of wearing visible braces can be too much for some to consider. However, with Invisalign Hertfordshire, there is another way that you can realign mild to moderate alignment issues. 

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is a system that uses clear plastic aligners. They are provided by the dentist in sets to last for 6 weeks, each one being worn for a week. After the 6 weeks, patients go back for a checkup and to receive the next batch of aligners. They are worn over the teeth like a gum shield and they apply pressure to the teeth to move them into position over a period of time. Treatment can be completed in as little as 6 months. 

The benefits of Invisalign 
Apart from the treatment time ranging on average from as little as 6 to 18 months, there are a whole host of other advantages. Invisalign’s aligners - as the name suggests - are barely visible when they are being worn. This is thanks to the clear plastic from which they are made. When they are over the teeth, only the teeth can be seen. This means that patients can have the confidence to continue with their daily lives, knowing that people won’t be staring at their mouths - or trying not to look! Another benefit of Invisalign is that it should be more comfortable than fixed metal braces. This is partly because the aligners are made bespoke to fit patients’ mouths. With iTero technology, a 3D scan is taken of the mouth to get the measurements for the aligners to then be manufactured bespoke. This scan can also be used to generate an animation of what the teeth will look like after treatment, which can be a really motivating factor in patients’ Invisalign journey. A further positive of Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for up to 2 hours a day. This means that teeth can still be looked after properly with regular brushing and flossing, as well as giving some respite from wearing the aligners when needed. Whether they are taken out for a date or playing sports, the freedom of choice is a real bonus! 

Getting Invisalign 
If you’re interested in finding out more about Invisalign, book in for an initial consultation with an Invisalign dentist. They will be able to examine your mouth thoroughly and advise whether or not it's the right treatment for you. With a number of discreet options available, don’t worry if Invisalign is quite right for you. If it is, what are you waiting for? Get wearing Invisalign, so you can wear that smile on your face you’ve been dreaming of!