Straightening your teeth is an excellent way of improving the appearance of your smile. Most people have slightly crooked or wonky teeth which can affect your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Teeth straightening not only creates a neatly aligned smile, but it also helps boost your self-confidence, encouraging you to smile more happily and confidently wherever you are. Smiling is important for good mental health and well-being. Smiling releases neuropeptides, including serotonin, dopamine and endorphins which are associated with pleasure, happiness, and reduced stress and anxiety. Speak to your dentist and find out about improving the appearance of your smile by straightening your teeth so that you can smile more often and bring greater positivity into your life.
There are many different ways of straightening your teeth, each designed to meet your individual dental needs and your personal preferences. Traditional braces, consisting of brackets that are fixed to the surface of your teeth, connected by a wire that exerts pressure on your teeth is the most conventional method of teeth straightening and highly effective at achieving excellent aesthetic results. Traditional braces have been used for over 100 years for orthodontic treatment, but over the last few decades people became more reluctant to wear traditional braces because they draw a lot of attention to the mouth and so developers looked to find more discreet ways to straighten teeth.
This led to the development of many different types of discreet orthodontic treatment, the most popular of which is Invisalign Weybridge. Invisalign Weybridge was designed by a group of students in the USA in 1999 and quickly became established as a highly popular and effective method of teeth straightening, and an excellent alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign vs traditional braces
Invisalign Weybridge works differently to traditional braces in that it uses clear thermoplastic aligners to straighten your teeth. In comparison to traditional braces that are fixed to the surface of your teeth, Invisalign Weybridge can be taken out and replaced as you need. Invisalign aligners are designed to be almost invisible in your mouth, so they do not draw unwanted attention to your teeth, which was the main issue with traditional braces. However, they are still able to achieve highly aesthetic results and address a range of orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, wonky teeth, protruding teeth, overlapping teeth and overcrowded teeth. At first, it was thought that orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign would only be able to address minor or cosmetic misalignment issues; however, with further development, they are now able to address orthodontic issues of a range of severities.
Customised treatment plans
To find out if Invisalign is suitable for you, speak to a Dentist and undergo a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, making sure that there are no underlying dental health complications. If so, your dentist will put together a treatment plan to help you address these issues.
Often it is simply a case of improving your dental hygiene and looking after your teeth more effectively. Sometimes you may need dental treatment or a course of antibiotics to improve the health of your teeth. If your Dentist decides that your issues can be addressed using Invisalign, then you will undergo an intraoral scan which will create a digital image of your mouth. Invisalign’s very own software will then be used to show you how your teeth can be changed by teeth straightening. If you are happy with what you see, the dentist will use these images to design a sequence of aligners that will move your teeth to create a brand-new, neatly aligned smile. Once the aligners are ordered, they will be received at the practice within a few weeks and you can visit your dentist for your initial fitting. After the initial fitting, the rest of the aligners can be changed over by yourself in the comfort of your own home. The number of aligners that you need will depend on how crooked or wonky your teeth are to begin with. Some patients need as little as ten aligners to address simple aesthetic issues of the teeth whilst others with more complicated cases need thirty to fifty aligners to straighten their teeth.
It is important that you follow the guidelines and wear the aligners correctly so that within an average of twelve to eighteen months, you can improve the appearance of your smile and enjoy better dental health as well.
Speak to your dentist today and book your dental assessment and find out if Invisalign could be the solution that you have been looking for.