Teeth straightening can be achieved conveniently and discreetly with Invisalign London. Designed for the modern generation, Invisalign is almost invisible in the mouth. It works using clear thermoplastic aligners to replace brackets and archwires to apply pressure on the teeth and create a neatly aligned smile.
Crooked and wonky teeth
Invisalign London has been designed to correct mild and moderate misalignment issues of the teeth. It can be used for crooked and wonky teeth. If you have crooked teeth, it is difficult for your toothbrush or floss to reach all surfaces and between your teeth, leaving bacteria to grow in the mouth, which results in tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can be used for crowding and spacing issues. Crowded teeth are harder to clean and again this can cause bacteria and plaque to build up in the mouth, which is responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. If you have gaps between the teeth and cannot clean the gap thoroughly, you could develop periodontal infections. Addressing these issues with Invisalign will help you achieve a neatly aligned smile which is beautiful to look at and easier to clean; this will improve your dental health significantly.
Invisalign can also be used for patients who suffer from overbite, underbite and crossbite. Bite disorders can cause serious, lifelong complications. Bite disorders affect the appearance of your mouth but more importantly if your upper and lower teeth do not align properly this increases your risk of sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth damage. With bite disorders, you are more likely to grind your teeth, and this causes greater wear and tear. The longer you wait to straighten your teeth the more complications you will face in the future. This may mean extensive restorative dental treatment, which can be expensive and also cost you many hours and days at the dental practice. Speak to your dentist and find out about Invisalign sooner rather than later and begin straightening your teeth.
The science of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners gently apply the forces of tension and compression to reposition the teeth and create a neatly aligned formation. This movement relies on the resorption of the bone in one direction and the formation of new bone behind it. The aligners work in a sequence. Each aligner will be worn for 10 to 14 days, depending on your prescription. During this time, your teeth should move between 0.25 mm to 0.3 mm if you were your aligners for at least 20 or 22 hours of the day. The longer you wear your aligners, the better results you will achieve by the end of the treatment period. Your dentist will carry out regular checkups to make sure the process is coming along successfully, but these appointments take no longer than 10 to 15 minutes, and you can carry out the rest of the treatment in the comfort of your own home. Speak to your dentist today and find out more about straightening your teeth with Invisalign to help promote better dental health for life.