Are you self-conscious about your crooked teeth and how they make you look and feel? Misaligned teeth are very common and can be repaired with various teeth straightening treatments – most frequently braces. However, many adults are reluctant to wear braces because of the way they look.
Gone are the days when patients in need of teeth straightening had to simply put up with a flawed smile, if they didn’t want to endure sporting a mouthful of metal. Advances in modern dentistry have expanded the options available for teeth straightening. At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we provide our patients with an innovative and discreet alternative to traditional braces in Harley Street: Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of a series of transparent, removable, and comfortable aligners, which help move your teeth into their straightened positions. Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth and gums. They are created with 3D computer imaging technology, which means you can get a look at how your treatment will proceed from the start to the end.
Depending on your condition, you will wear each set of trays for one to two weeks, before progressing to the next set in the series. The gentle but constant pressure of the carefully engineered trays is tailored for different stages of your treatment over a pre-arranged period of time, usually no more than twelve months. Throughout your treatment, you will still need to visit the dentist for routine check-ups to ensure that the treatment is going to plan.
Am I suitable for Invisalign?
Invisalign is ideal for most teenagers and adults. However, it cannot treat very severe cases of misalignment. In these cases, your dentist will probably suggest traditional braces or another type of fixed braces. Your Harley Street dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you determine whether Invisalign is the right choice for you. Teenagers who wish to undergo Invisalign treatment must be at least 16 years old.
Book your appointment today
If you’d like to discuss changing the appearance of your smile, our friendly dentists can answer all your questions. If you’re interested in Invisalign in Harley Street, contact us today and learn how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.