Achieve Straighter Teeth For Greater Self Confidence!

The latest technologies in software and hardware help Invisalign in Ipswich put a confident smile on the faces of patients who previously suffered with misaligned teeth. There is no doubt that having teeth that are not misaligned helps to boost a patient's self-esteem. If you suffer from crooked teeth, an overbite, an underbite or any other dental misalignment condition you can also enjoy a broad confident smile. 

Invisalign a game changer! 
The ancient Egyptians and the Romans created a variety of appliances to try and straighten patients' teeth. For decades there really was only one option which was used for the treatment of all dental misalignment conditions. The cumbersome metal brace which was first introduced in the seventeen hundreds and was made of gold or silver with silk ligatures. This was refined in the eighteen hundreds but was still not a comfortable device. Gradually over the centuries dental appliances were refined and in nineteen ninety seven Invisalign was invented but was not available until the year two thousand. 

Dental braces 
Dental braces have also made amazing advances which now gives dentists the opportunity to apply a far wider and more condition focused approach to dental misalignment treatment. The original metal brace has been dramatically improved over the decades and is now a more effective and comfortable appliance. It still works by being attached to the front of your teeth using blocks, wires and bands. A less conspicuous type of brace called a lingual brace fit onto the inside of your teeth making it almost invisible to the eye. Braces are also made from plastic or ceramics or a combination of these materials but still use the blocks and wires, some adjust automatically, reducing the number of dental visits. 

Invisalign: not just an aligner 
Because dental aligners work differently to braces they are referred to as aligners rather than braces. Invisalign resembles a gum shield because it fits over your teeth rather than being attached to your teeth. A series of aligners are produced each with a slightly different orientation designed to gradually move your teeth to their new location. Unlike dental braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed to allow for eating and drinking as well as brushing and flossing. They do however need to be worn for a minimum of twenty-two hours per day, to be effective. They are made from a clear dental material which makes them far less conspicuous than dental braces. 

The Invisalign software and hardware 
The technology that has been developed around Invisalign is where the true magic happens. The Itero scanner produces up to six thousand images per second and you endure no discomfort, and the dentist acquires far more accurate images than the old X-rays. You can also see a virtual view of how your teeth will look even before your treatment starts. In addition, because of the Invisalign software the transfer of data to the laboratory is all done digitally, speeding up the process. All this technology coupled with the dental science and skill of the dentist now affords many people the opportunity to face the world confidently with a broad and happy smile.