A healthier brighter smile is within every patient’s reach, thanks to a diverse range of teeth correcting treatments and procedures that we offer at our Harley Street Dental Clinic. In the past when metallic braces were the only option to straighten teeth, many older patients were put off by the distracting look these basic braces offered. Wearing these dental instruments could also be painful and uncomfortable for some patients, and the length of time it takes for the treatment to work only adds to the discouraging nature of such teeth straightening solutions. With the introduction of clear plastic trays in the arsenal of teeth correcting treatments and solutions, patients now have an alternative that addresses the discomforts of basic metal braces. For effective treatment in Invisalign in Harley Street, we have the experience in helping our patients obtain results they are happy to smile about.
Why does the teeth straightening process take so long?
Correcting teeth alignment issues takes a long time as dentists have to be careful not to place excessive pressure on teeth and risk causing further complications or damage that may be irreversible. Treatment varies from patient to patient depending on their situation and can last from a year up to two.
How do Invisalign aligners help address discomfort?
The key to answering this question lies in their purposeful design. The treatment comprises of transparent aligner trays that are individually made for a particular patient so that they sit comfortably over teeth. As the design does not feature wires and brackets like those of traditional braces, the discomfort factor is eliminated. Instead of wires and brackets, the aligners feature clear, thin flexible plastic material to align teeth effectively. Patients find the virtually invisible aligners not only comfortable to wear, but once a patient is used to the strange sensation of wearing them, they can quite easily forget that the aligners are actually there. The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate is to schedule a consultation for Invisalign in Harley Street.
- Eating is no longer a difficulty
Another huge advantage of these invisible aligner trays is that they can be removed without any fuss before eating. Patients are also not restricted to particular types of food as long as they continue to practice good dental health habits, which is also made easier with these particular teeth correcting clear aligners. Brushing teeth and flossing between teeth can be tricky with regular braces.
- Eliminate the stigma and embarrassment
One of the biggest deterrents to wearing braces is the fact that they are so noticeable to others which makes patients feel very self-conscious. The invisible nature of these dental instruments means that patients can discreetly wear them at work and enjoy a social life without having to worry about what others might think.
Straightening teeth is often a long-term process for patients to deal with and the more comfortable and pleasant this process is, the more we find a patient becomes invested in his or her dental health. This is why the design of the invisible plastic aligners has been breaking ground since its introduction to the dental industry.
Patient comfort is very important to us at our Harley Street Dental clinic which is why our range of services, treatments and procedures centre on this goal. If you’ve been avoiding straightening your bite because you don’t like the thought of wearing braces, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists who will be happy to discuss with you all available alternative options.