Straighter Teeth=Wider Smile!

If you have misaligned teeth, you may be on the lookout for a way to address this. Invisalign is a wdely known method of teeth straightening and it’s very possible that you have heard about it on social media, by word of mouth or even through knowing somebody currently using clear aligners. Maybe you feel self-conscious about your teeth and this inhibits your confidence in your smile. Perhaps you are aware that realigning your teeth may help to improve your overall oral hygiene. Whatever the case is for you personally, it is important to know that there are many methods of realigning teeth and it is paramount that you discuss your options with a qualified dentist. It’s possible, at this discussion, that Invisalign clear aligners are recommended to you.

What does the process of realignment look like with Invisalign?

At an initial consultation your Invisalign Weybridge dental practitioner will take digital scans of your mouth and teeth and in discussion with you should create a plan for your treatment. Over a course of time (the length of which is determined on a case-by-case basis) you will be given multiple aligners to use. Each aligner differs slightly from the last, which is how your teeth are realigned during this process, helping move your teeth slowly into a straighter position in your mouth. Alongside the use of your aligners, it is important to maintain regular appointments with your dentist. This would allow them to check your progress as you move forward in your care plan. 

You must wear your clear aligners for 22 hours a day in order for them to work well, thus affording you the ability to remove them for eating, playing sports and keeping up with good dental hygiene habits. When you have finished the care plan to help you feel happier with your smile, don’t immediately stop wearing your aligner. This may cause movement back to where your teeth were earlier in your course of treatment, so it is important to keep up your use of your aligner to maintain their final position.

Why should I consider using Invisalign clear aligners?

There are many benefits to using Invisalign aligners alongside the process to more aligned teeth. As these aligners are clear, they may be less noticeable to those around you which in turn might help you to feel less self-conscious throughout your treatment plan. Because your journey with clear aligners begins with a detailed scan of your mouth and teeth, they can be tailor made to create a good fit, meaning there is minimal discomfort as rubbing against the gums may be dissipated. To help achieve this more comfortable fit, the aligners can be trimmed with a laser when your first aligner is fitted by your appropriately qualified dentist.

With more aligned teeth comes the benefit of reducing the likelihood of damage to prominent or misaligned teeth. This also increases the probability of thorough teeth cleaning where good oral hygiene practices are present. Where these routines are maintained and regular visits to the dentist are observed it’s possible for damage to the teeth to be reduced in this way too. Realigned teeth may help increase the confidence you have in your smile if misalignment is causing you self-consciousness. 

So, if you would like to find out more about Invisalign aligners or discuss whether they would be a good fit for you, get in touch with your dental practice or visit for a consultation with your dentist.