Thanks to advancements in the field of orthodontics, there are now innovative options when it comes to straightening teeth. Even as an adult, it's never too late to improve your teeth, when it comes to both function and aesthetic
Traditional metal braces tend to be bulky and can cause adult patients to feel self-conscious. One of the best and most effective orthodontic solutions for adults, Invisalign makes use of clear aligners to move and straighten your teeth. An added benefit is that they are virtually invisible, making them a great choice if you don't want to change your appearance while you undergo treatment. For this reason, they are gaining popularity amongst patients who are looking for an orthodontic option that is discreet and comfortable.
Invisalign is made up of a series of clear, removable aligners. The aligners are manufactured with the use of 3D scanning technology and are completely customised for each patient. Thanks to the same technology, it is possible to see how your teeth will move and realign before you even begin treatment.
Dr Vautin will take a scan of your teeth, which will be used to create your unique aligners. Your aligners will be replaced every two wee , until your teeth have moved into the desired position. Invisalign works by exerting pressure on your teeth, forcing them to gradually move into new positions.
Treatments can last anywhere between 12 and 24 months. The duration of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your case. Generally, it is only necessary to see Dr Vautin every six weeks so that he can check on your progress. He will provide you with a number of aligners, allowing you to take out and replace your aligners every two weeks.
It's important you wear your aligners for the time period recommended to you by your orthodontist. Generally, the aligners should be worn for 22 hours every day. Failure to comply with your orthodontist's recommendation could result in the treatment taking much longer to complete than it should, or the results may not be as effective as they could be.
There are a number of advantages to choosing Invisalign invisible aligners, rather than traditional metal braces. Because they are clear, the aligners are virtually invisible and won't make any difference to your appearance. This is especially appealing for adults who don't want to wear traditional braces in a professional environment or don't want to deal with the inconvenience of traditional orthodontic treatments. They are also comfortable, as there are no metal brackets or wires obstructing your smile.
The aligners are removable, which means that you can take them out to eat without worrying about food getting stuck in wires or brackets. There are also no dietary restrictions for this reason. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth, which makes it easy to maintain your dental hygiene throughout the treatment.
It's important to us that our patients receive the best possible treatment, so we make use of only the best technologies and techniques. If you have any concerns about the process, please feel free to chat with your orthodontist—we are happy to answer any questions at any stage in your treatment.
For more information about Invisalign, or to book a consultation, please contact the friendly team at Ocean Orthodontics here.
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