Alignment, at any age
As you get older, it is often the case that the dental integrity and straightness of your teeth deteriorate – despite how regularly or how well you brush. However, adults who are slightly older yet self-conscious about the straightness of their smiles, need not be concerned as there are no age limits for those who seek out Invisalign in Harley Street. Whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment is determined by the extent of treatment that is required, and the strength of your teeth – rather than your age. Senior citizens who do not wish to wear cumbersome and often uncomfortable braces could find that the Invisalign retainer system is the perfect solution for them to achieve a straightener, healthier looking smile through a far more comfortable means.
What does Invasalign solve?
The Invisalign retainer method of dental realignment is effective in addressing a great number of orthodontic issues that patients may have. These include, but are not limited to, overbites, underbites, overcrowding within your teeth, and large gaps or spaces within your mouth. The success rates of the Invisalign treatment really depend on the level of commitment that is carried out by each patient. As the retainer is removable, there is often a tendency for patients to opt not to wear their retainers for the required length of time which is often around twelve months. This, sadly can sometimes result in the patient’s teeth moving back towards their alignment that they were in prior to seeking treatment. Those who do commit to wearing their retainer for the correct amount of time, which is estimated to be around 22 hours a day, however can usually find the process to have a massively transformative effect on both their smiles and their self-esteem. The Invisalign retainer method boasts a satisfaction rate of over 96% – based on patients who carried out treatment for the proper amount of time – which is far higher than those who opt for more conventional methods of orthodontics.
How does it work?
Patients that decide to pursue a straighter smile through the Invisalign method must first partake in a consultation period between themselves and their trusted cosmetic dental specialists. This allows the cosmetic orthodontists to gauge the level of treatment that may be required, as well as establish if the patient has any underlying health conditions that may impede the process. However, providing that there are no obstacles that prevent the patient from proceeding with the Invisalign process, the cosmetic orthodontist would then begin to create the custom-built retainer set, and the magic can begin. Each stage in the Invisalign process requires a new set of retainers to be worn, as the patient’s smile slowly begins to take shape. These retainers are all constructed from a perfectly accurate rendering of the interior of each patient’s teeth and their unique shape. They are crafted using a specialised dental plastic called Smarttrack, which is patented and only used within the Invisalign retainer method. These Smarttrack retainers are made from a thin, transparent plastic, and use specifically placed pressure points within their structure to push the patient’s teeth into their desired alignment. As each reaction set is custom made to fit perfectly over the patient’s teeth, when they are worn they are almost completely invisible – which may explain why the procedure is so greatly favoured over conventional orthodontics.