Misaligned teeth? What are your options?

If you have mild to moderate alignment issues, you may not be keen to have visible braces, especially if you are an adult with important places to be and people to meet. Thankfully, there are braces Windsor that don’t involve visible wires and brackets that are suitable for issues such as crossbites, gapped or crowded teeth and overbites or underbites. In fact, the treatment doesn’t use a brace at all; instead, it involves aligners that can be removed for 2 hours a day. Invisalign is the convenient, discreet and comfortable solution to aligning your smile in as little as 6 to 18 months on average. 

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses plastic aligners that must be worn and changed every two weeks or so. The aligners will apply pressure to the teeth and push them into the desired positions over time. When they are worn, the aligners are virtually invisible as the plastic is transparent, so only your gnashers should be on display! There is a special range for teenagers as well, so if you don’t fancy heading to school with metal in your mouth, Invisalign could be what you’re looking for. You will need to visit your dentist for checkups and to get your next set of aligners every six weeks.

Why do people choose Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the leading brands in clear aligners and is used internationally by dentists to treat mild to moderate alignment issues. In fact, 13 million smiles have been treated globally with Invisalign - that’s a lot of happy people! The aligners can be removed before you have a meal or brush your teeth; you will be able to brush properly without anything impeding your progress. This means that you won’t need to avoid eating certain types of food for fear of damaging your aligners. Since aligners are made of durable plastic, you should have little reason to need emergency appointments, saving you both time and money during your treatment.

Another benefit of Invisalign that patients love is the fact that the aligners are as comfortable as can be as they are made bespoke to fit their mouths. Using iTero technology to digitally scan your mouth, your dentist can obtain precise measurements for the aligners to be manufactured in Invisalign’s laboratories. They can also use this data to create a video of what your teeth will look like once the treatment has been completed so that you have a clear idea of how great your smile will be before you even start your Invisalign journey!

Find out more

If you are keen to discover whether Invisalign would be a suitable treatment option, you will need to research dental practices offering this treatment. Book a consultation with a dentist to discuss your needs and wishes, and they will examine you and provide you with the relevant treatment options. You can ask all the questions you need to make an informed decision, and if you do choose Invisalign, you can look forward to a healthy and happy smile in just a few months.