A straighter, more attractive smile doesn’t necessarily have to involve the bulky heavy traditional braces that a lot of people think of when they consider orthodontic treatment. Let’s find out more about Invisalign W1 and how it could help you.
A set of clear aligners, this system uses transparent plastic devices to consistently push on your teeth, moving them into new positions. They are a very lightweight comfortable shield and each aligner is only useful for a short period – up to 2 weeks. Therefore, a set of aligners is used to take your teeth from their current position to a more aligned final one.
Best used on cosmetic cases or those involving the front teeth, these aligners can be useful in the event of surprisingly complicated situations if used appropriately and diligently by the patient. Aligners have to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day to be effective. If you fall behind in your treatment schedule you may wear out an aligner before it is appropriate to move on to the next one. Should you fall behind on your treatment, there may be delays and your teeth may even revert back to their original position due to the overuse of one aligner.
Invisalign W1 has been particularly popular with our working patients and this is probably due to the convenience and subtlety. Fewer dental appointments are required throughout the treatment cycle with clear aligners. Additionally, for those who have to partake in public speaking or regular professional meetings and may be concerned about their appearance, aligners also offer discretion. One of the issues that we find is patients removing their aligners too often, which can become a little counterproductive towards their goal. But, with diligent use, we have found aligners to be highly effective in most situations matching that of a brace.
Having well meshing and close-fitting teeth is not just an aesthetic concern; many problems are caused by having an ill-fitting dental arrangement. But your body will attempt to compensate for your teeth position by chewing differently, thus putting additional stress on your temporomandibular joint.
Distress is not initially noticed but will eventually result in chronic headaches, neck pain, jaw discomfort or a clicking and locking jaw, all of which can be resolved by dealing with the underlying misalignment.
We are very pleased to be a distributor of Invisalign W1. If you are curious about how clear aligners could help you or one of your family members, please feel free to get in contact with us at Harley Street Dental Clinic. We will be happy to answer as many questions as possible over the phone; however, each patient’s care is different and we may need you to come in for an assessment to be sure that clear aligners are an appropriate treatment option for you. Unfortunately, we cannot give estimates on how long the treatment may take without the initial assessment as the level of misalignment can vary greatly and this can impact the overall treatment cycle.