We get dental patients of all types come and see us every day of the week and nearly all, given the chance, would like a beautiful smile with perfectly straight, white teeth. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t? The truth, however, is mother nature rarely gives us the smile we want. That’s why it’s often the case teenagers see us to fit braces on their teeth to fix their crooked teeth or to close up the spaces that occur naturally between teeth. Teenagers get their teeth straightened for all sorts of reasons but what about if you’re passed your teens and desire straight, beautiful teeth? A lot of adults think the prospect of wearing metal braces for an extended period of time is just not worth the hassle of stares and perceived judgement from friends, family and work colleagues.
Well the good news is there is an alternative to fixed metal braces and we offer it here at Advanced Dental Aesthetics. The alternative is Invisalign. Southend-on-sea and other local residents can take advantage of a teeth straightening system that is clear and almost invisible to the naked eye. So, if you’re one of the many adults who’d like a perfect smile then Invisalign offers an ideal solution and without any stigma you may get with metal braces.
Invisalign fits over your upper and lower sets of teeth in the form of a clear plastic aligner, like a mouth guard but invisible. Some patients wear only the top or bottom aligner but most use two clear aligners. The aligners are made of a special thermoplastic material that fit perfectly over the teeth that need to be moved. Every patient is different which means each aligner is custom-designed to fit over the teeth and slowly move them into the desired position. As your teeth slowly move into place you’ll need a new set of custom fitted aligners every two weeks or so. We provide each set of Invisalign aligners at Advance Dental Aesthetics and will explain the process in detail when we design your bespoke dental treatment plan.
Because every patient is unique the time needed to straighten teeth so you get the desired smile you want various from case to case. If you have one or two teeth that are slightly crooked or skew then this would be considered a minor case and you may need to wear you invisalign aligners for no more than 5 or 6 months. For more complex cases where multiple teeth and gaps need to straightened and closed you may need to wear the aligners for one to two years. At Advanced Dental Aesthetics we’ll be able to give you an accurate estimate for how long you’ll need to wear your invisalign trays.
One of the reasons why Invisalign is considered the best option for teeth straightening is because the aligners can be removed easily. You can pop them out any time at any time without professional help. You can remove them before eating, going out for a drink and before brushing and flossing your teeth so there’s no need to worry about food getting trapped between your teeth and braces. It also makes it easy to keep your aligners clean too.