As Semisonic crooned, ‘Nobody knows it, but you’ve got a smile’. While you may be wondering what on earth that means, you may be intrigued to learn that you can realign your teeth without anyone knowing how you are doing it. Having misaligned teeth may normally ignite images of fixed metal braces, however, for mild to moderate alignment issues, there can be another treatment that doesn’t involve anybody knowing you are wearing an appliance in your mouth. Clear Braces W1 are offered by various brands and one of the most popular is Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system that uses plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth like a gum shield. They are transparent, so when they are worn, nobody should know that you are wearing anything in your mouth at all. The aligners are interchanged on a weekly basis and each applies a varying amount of pressure to the teeth to gently push them into the desired position over time. The aligners are provided in batches to last 6 weeks after which, patients visit their dentist for a checkup and to receive more aligners.
What are the advantages of choosing Invisalign?
While patients’ needs will vary and a qualified dentist will be required to have an initial consultation to determine what the suitable treatments are for your specific dental requirements, if Invisalign is an option that is presented to you, there are many reasons to feel excited by the prospect. Invisalign offers a range for teenagers and a range for adults, so care is specific and effective for your age group. Furthermore, Invisalign averages results in as little as 6 to 18 months, which should have as small an impact on your life as possible in the grand scheme of things.
While you are wearing your aligners, they should be comfortable to wear. The aligners are made bespoke to fit patients’ mouths using iTero technology. This scan collects the measurements required to have the aligners made to fit your mouth precisely. From this, a 3D animation can also be generated to show what your teeth will look like after treatment as well.
Other advantages of Invisalign are the fact that you can remove the aligners for up to 2 hours a day. This means that you can brush and floss, keeping up with your usual oral hygiene routine, so you shouldn’t develop any issues with cavities, for example. Also, you can continue to eat whatever you like; with fixed braces, patients are required to avoid certain food that can damage the wires and brackets. With plastic aligners, they are very difficult to break and there should be little need to have an emergency appointment with your dentist. By removing your aligners when you need to, it also allows you a flexibility that is not afforded by fixed braces.
So, if you are considering getting your teeth aligned and you want to do so without anyone knowing how you are doing it, Invisalign could be for you. The treatment is convenient, comfortable and comes with a pretty promising timescale. For those who are anxious about having to wear an appliance in their mouth and are worrying about other people’s opinions, Invisalign will help you to continue smiling while secretly reforming the appearance of your smile. Who wouldn’t love that?