The burden on patients with crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth can be a hard one to bear. Not only can it affect their self-confidence due to the cosmetic implications but it can also have an impact on their dental health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, with fewer places for plaque to build up, ultimately reducing the chances of developing dental problems such as gum disease. What’s more crooked or misaligned teeth can undergo uneven wear and become more vulnerable to damage. It is therefore no surprise that adults in the UK are increasingly seeking teeth straightening solutions.
Today dental practices across London offer more discreet, comfortable and speedy treatments with braces than ever before. Aura Dental is one such practice in St John’s Wood. Invisalign is a popular option for patients at this practice thanks to its near invisible appearance.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign in St John’s Wood and elsewhere across the country involves the use of a series of clear plastic aligners moulded to specifically fit around the patient’s teeth. This is made possible using 3D imaging technology, which generates a model of the teeth from which the aligners can be designed. Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks before moving onto the next in the series, with anywhere from 12 to 48 aligners used per treatment depending on the issues that need to be addressed.
The perks of Invisalign in St John’s Wood
Aside from the almost invisible appearance of Invisalign, one of the biggest benefits of this treatment is its removable nature. This means aligners can be taken out to eat, brush or floss. Not only does this make mealtimes more enjoyable than with a mouthful of metal but it also makes maintaining good dental hygiene as easy as it was before treatment began. However a certain level of discipline is needed in order for Invisalign to work effectively and to schedule; namely the aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours a day, every day.
When it comes to discreet teeth straightening, which has minimal impact on a patient’s lifestyle, invisible aligners are an obvious choice. Patients seeking Invisalign treatment should book a consultation with an Invisalign dentist to find out if it is right for them.