Wondering if you can get straighter teeth as an adult? Sick to death of those gapped teeth ruining your smile? If you want to know which issues are reversible in dentistry today, look no further!
Dental conditions such as misalignments, protrusions, and spacing have always been common problems for dental patients and in years gone by, the only way to resolve such issues was with orthodontic (or metal) braces.
Traditional orthodontics offered a simple solution to these issues, with orthodontic practitioners adjusting (or tightening) the brace until all the crooked teeth were aligned. Of course, many adults are far from eager to have metal braces fitted on their teeth!
Luckily, in this day and age, there is a modern and sophisticated take on traditional orthodontics, which can provide you with straighter teeth, without the hassle of metal braces. Growing exponentially in popularity, invisible braces in Clapham are the easiest way to get that straighter smile you deserve!
But how do they work? Is it painful? Is the treatment time longer? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more!
How to invisible aligners work?
Different from traditional braces that rely on pulling the teeth into the desired positions, invisible braces in Clapham gently push your teeth into their new location, using metal coils and custom-fitted trays.
When you undertake this treatment, your dentist will provide you with a set of multiple trays to wear, each designed for a different phase of the treatment; all you have to do is change them!
Are they painful to wear?
Many dental patients worry that invisible aligners will be uncomfortable to wear.
However, many previous wearers of this style of brace have reported a higher level of comfort than expected. They do not rely on pulling, therefore there is no uncomfortable pressure created in the jaw or teeth.
As they are made of clear, durable but malleable plastic, there are no protruding wires or metal brackets to irritate the inner cheeks.
How long will I need to wear them for?
This will depend on your specific clinical situation and can therefore only be answered by your dentist.
However, it is worth noting that on average, treatment with an invisible aligner is usually completed in 6 months, so if you are looking for a quicker way to straighten your smile, this is the way to do it!
I have an underbite; can they help me?
While invisible aligners like Invisalign can help correct an underbite, whether or not your individual clinical case is suitable for treatment with this brace is ultimately up to your dentist.
If you are unsuited for Invisalign, your dentist may suggest the Inman Aligner or even an Incogni