Teeth straightening has finally become super accessible to everyone. For those of us born before the millennial having our pearly whites pushed and pulled into place was limited to traditional wired braces. Although these are definitely still a great option for lots of people, Invisalign as the latest trend has been long sweeping through the market and filling our social media feeds. It seems to be the best way to settle our smile worries. But how do they work and more than that, does Invisalign Luton actually do the job?
What can they fix and how do they work?
Well like most other brace systems, Invisalign Luton can treat overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bite, gapped teeth and overcrowding.
The first step would be for us to take you through the Invisalign case assessment, which is a simple set of pictures to show if we think you are the right candidate for the Invisalign Luton treatment. If we decide it is appropriate we will then take more photos, x-rays and 3D digital scans or dental impressions which will then be used to create a digital treatment plan. This state of the art technology will actually be able to show you your results post treatment. After this, you will be given a set of aligners to wear every day and then to change at home on average every 1-2 weeks. You can comfortably wear your aligners for 22 hours a day which is the recommended daily wear. We will invite you back to the practice every 4-6 weeks to check on your progress and finally post-treatment you will need to wear an aligner.
We have had lots of successful patients and have many examples to view – you may also visit the Invisalign website to see further examples of success stories.
So what are the benefits of Invisalign?
Well unlike other braces these are basically invisible (hence the name), so no one should really notice you’re straightening your teeth – which is great if you’re working or in education and worried about people noticing. We understand teeth straightening can cause anxieties about our appearances and it’s nice that with Invisalign you don’t need to draw much attention to yourself.
With Invisalign also being totally removable you are able to really keep on top of a great dental hygiene routine. There would be no worse story than finally getting to the end of treatment and then having to deal with further dental complications. Gum disease and decay are very common and both left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It has been reported that people with fixed braces can frequently develop both of these issues as being able to clean your hard to reach gum line areas becomes much more difficult.
Plus of course you can actually take the aligners out, so if you’ve a special occasion you won’t have to worry about your teeth in photos. Not to mention you can then still eat whatever you like – no need to avoid crunchy apples or french baguettes. You can live life as normal.
Please contact the practise for any more information on Invisalign, and one of our lovely team will be happy to answer any of your questions.