If you are troubled by crooked teeth then speak to your dentist and find out about the different types of braces that are available for you. Different types of braces work in different ways, but they all have the same ultimate goal to create a neatly aligned smile that is attractive to look at and to help maintain healthier teeth and gums.
Traditionally teeth are straightened using metal braces consisting of wires and brackets and, although they are still very popular especially for teenagers, most people look for more discreet treatment options especially for adults who want to straighten their teeth. If you are looking for a discreet treatment option then you need to find out about Invisalign in Sheffield.
Invisalign in Sheffield is one of the most popular methods of discreet teeth straightening. It is very different to traditional braces in that Invisalign Sheffield uses a sequence of clear medical grade thermoplastic aligners to straighten your teeth rather than metal wires and brackets. These aligners are almost invisible when they are in your mouth. Each aligner is designed to fit tightly over your teeth and apply pressure to move your teeth by approximately 0.25mm. The gentle pressure occurs over a period of two weeks and subtly moves your teeth in a certain direction until you have achieved a neatly aligned smile. Some patients can achieve a neatly aligned smile using Invisalign in Sheffield with as little as 10 aligners; whereas, other patients with more crooked or wonky teeth require 30 to 50 aligners to straighten their teeth.
You will be pleased to know that Invisalign is suitable for patients of all ages and most types of orthodontic needs. It can be used to correct aesthetic issues and it can be used to correct malocclusion. For those with very complex issues you may need a combined treatment plan, or your dentist may recommend an alternative form of orthodontic treatment. Otherwise, Invisalign can help correct the alignment of crooked and wonky teeth, overlapping teeth, overcrowded teeth, teeth with gaps, and those who have bite disorders.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign helps create a beautiful new smile and it also helps improve your dental health at the same time. During the treatment process it’s important that you look after your teeth properly. You need to brush your teeth after you eat and before you put your aligners back in your mouth; however, this is an easy process due to the aligners being removable. Once your teeth are straightened, you will find that they are easier to keep clean compared to cleaning crooked or wonky teeth. Teeth with less nooks and crannies create less surfaces for which bacteria and food particles can linger; this means less plaque and tartar will develop on your teeth. In this way you can prevent cavities, tooth decay and gum disease, and you can enjoy your natural teeth for many more years and with the right care for the rest of your life.
Speak to your dentist and find out more about Invisalign sooner rather than later. You can smile confidently and happily and enjoy healthy teeth and gums for the future.