Ideally, teeth should be as straight as possible in order to avoid unnecessary oral health problems. However, not all people are born with perfectly straight smiles. Crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth raise more than simply aesthetic concerns. They can be difficult to clean properly, encourage gum disease and tooth decay, and are more likely to cause jaw problems. Poorly aligned teeth may also impair speech and affect a person’s chewing ability.
Although childhood is the ideal time for teeth straightening, not all patients had the chance to wear braces when they were young. Luckily, straighter teeth can be achieved at any age with Invisalign, an innovative and discreet treatment that is ideal for adults who wish to straighten their teeth without disrupting their lifestyle. Invisalign in Luton is provided at many dental practices, including Vogue Dental Care.
Invisalign consists of a series of 3D printed, plastic, transparent, removable aligners, which help move teeth gradually into their right position over a specific period of time. Most patients receive from 12 to 30 aligners, each of which is worn for about 2 weeks before being replaced with the next one in the series. Total treatment time is different for each patient, depending on their unique dental needs.
Invisalign can treat a wide variety of dental problems, but it’s not ideal for everyone. The best way for a patient to decide whether Invisalign is the right treatment for their case, is to schedule an appointment with a dentist. They will take into consideration many factors, including the state of the patient’s teeth as well as their bite pattern. Generally, people who can have braces can also opt for Invisalign, although Invisalign is not recommended for patients with severe alignment problems.
The most important advantage of Invisalign over other teeth straightening treatments is discretion. Patients can have their teeth straightened without anybody knowing they are undergoing treatment. Invisalign aligners are also comfortable to wear and can be removed for eating and brushing the teeth. However, patients should wear them for at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment. Overall, Invisalign aligners require fewer adjustments and little maintenance.