Having misaligned teeth can cause anxiety and low self-esteem. If you have a mild to moderate alignment issue such as crowded teeth, gapped teeth, under or overbite, crossbite, or open bite, there is a discreet solution which doesn’t involve metal wires and brackets. In fact, there are many reasons why Invisalign Maidstone could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Getting your teeth realigned can improve self-esteem and make you less self-conscious the next time someone pulls out a camera phone and points it in your direction.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a removable system that comprises clear plastic aligners that sit over your teeth like a gum shield (but far more streamlined!) They are custom-fitted to your mouth and this bespoke system means that they are as comfortable as can be. With iTero technology to take a 3D scan of your mouth from which the measurements will be taken, you also get a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like once treatment is completed, before you even start wearing the aligners! Once they are made, you will be given 6 weeks’ worth of aligners to change between on a weekly basis and then you have a checkup with your dentist, who will then give you the next batch of aligners for another 6 weeks. The aligners apply pressure to your teeth to gently move them into the desired position. Treatment can be completed in as little as 6 to 18 months.
Why should I choose Invisalign?
The joy of Invisalign is that they are custom-fitted to your mouth and made of clear plastic. When they are worn over your teeth, you only see your teeth through them, so they are barely visible to anybody else (unless they like to stare at your mouth and if they do, it’s probably time to move away!) They should also be comfortable given that they are made to measure. You can also remove the aligners when you want to eat and drink, so you don’t need to change your diet or clean masticated food off them. You can also remove them for up to 2 hours a day, so if you have a special occasion or want to play some sports, for example, you have the flexibility to choose what works for you! With treatment time being as little as 6 months depending on your alignment issues, this system will not be in your life for a long time, but it will have life-long rewards when your teeth are realigned. And remember, you will know from the outset what your teeth will look like, thanks to the animation you will be shown as well.
Anything else I need to know?
Invisalign may not be suitable for more complex alignment issues, but by booking in for an initial consultation with a dentist who offers it, they will be able to examine your mouth and tell you what the right treatment is for you. There are many discreet methods of realigning your teeth available, so it is well worth checking in with your dentist to find out more and get your smile on track without any ‘train tracks’ in sight.