Invisalign – The Discreet And Easy Way To Straighten Your Teeth
If your teeth are crooked it can impact on the appearance of your smile and even have a negative effect on your oral health and social life. Teeth that are misaligned or overlapping can cause harmful bacteria to become trapped and this in turn can lead to gum disease, decayed teeth, and even tooth loss. Many adults refrain from visiting an orthodontist in Clacton because they fear they may have to wear train track style metal braces which are commonly regarded as being for children. We can provide you with Invisalign braces which offer a discreet method of straightening your teeth without the hassle of wires and brackets.
What to expect
Here at Clacton Dental Care we believe that patients should be as fully informed as possible to help them make the best decision about their treatment. Your first appointment will give you a chance to ask questions and raise any concerns and to learn more about the Invisalign treatment. You’ll be given a personalised treatment plan so that you know just when and what is happening at every stage of your treatment.
The next stage involves the use of diagnostic tools and state-of-the-art 3D computer imagery in order that impressions taken of your mouth and teeth can be sent to the Invisalign laboratory where your custom braces will be fabricated. After a couple of weeks these should arrive back from the lab and we’ll call you in for another appointment. Your dentist in Clacton will talk to you in great depth about the Invisalign treatment, telling you how long to wear each tray for and when to visit the practice for a check-up to monitor your progress.
Invisalign consists of a series of clear plastic aligners which have been fabricated in accordance with the dentist’s plan of how your teeth need to be moved to their correct positions. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks and for around 22 hours a day before being swapped for the next set in the series. As you move through the aligners you’ll start to notice small changes taking place to the alignment of your teeth. The number of trays that you need to wear varies from one patient to another but is somewhere between 18 to 30.
It’s important to keep your Invisalign trays clean so that harmful bacteria doesn’t build up. Twice a day brushing and flossing of your teeth is also important and you may want to use an antiseptic mouth wash too. Your aligners must be worn for the majority of the day and night but can be removed to eat and to clean them.
Once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful straight smile and since it will be easier to brush and floss your teeth, your oral health will benefit too. When it comes to teeth straightening in Clacton Invisalign is a great system for adults who don’t want others to know that they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Why not make an appointment to find out more about Invisalign and whether it will meet your dental needs. Call us on 01255 221001 to make an appointment or book online at www.clactondentalcare.co.uk.