Using the latest orthodontics, our Epsom dentists can help you to achieve a great smile.
Have you ever felt a little self conscious when you smile, knowing that your teeth are crooked? If so, you may have considered having them straightened but been deterred by the thought of having to wear unsightly metal dental braces.
If this is the case, we have some good news for you! We now offer our patients a revolutionary way of straightening teeth that doesn’t use conventional braces; namely the Invisalign system which does not rely on wires or brackets to straighten your teeth.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign braces system offers patients a means of having straighter teeth in a manner that is both more comfortable and almost invisible. Instead of the wire and brackets approach of most orthodontic systems, Invisalign instead uses a series of medical grade transparent plastic trays which fit directly over the teeth. These trays are produced after impressions are taken and are designed specifically for each individual patient. Each one in the series of aligner tray exerts a small amount of pressure on the teeth, gradually re-positioning them to the desired positions.
Once the first tray has achieved its aims, the next in the series is fitted, which continues the process. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and then replaced until all of the trays have been used and you have straight and even teeth again. Naturally, we will monitor your progress during the full duration of the treatment.
Apart from the obvious advantage that very few people will even notice that you are wearing the aligners; another significant bonus is that they are designed to be easily removed by the patient in order to eat and when cleaning your teeth. This is a major advantage over the traditional brace method which sometimes forces people to avoid certain food in case it gets stuck in their braces, causing social embarrassment. Trapped food can also lead to problems such as tooth decay and halitosis too, something which Invisalign wearers, providing that they clean their teeth, should not have to be concerned about.
It should be noted that, whilst the trays can be removed for cleaning an eating, it is advisable to do so only for these reasons, or perhaps a rare occasion such as an important interview if you feel you need to. Removing the trays for too long or too often may result in a longer treatment time than you had expected.
If you are unhappy with your uneven teeth and would like to find out more about the Invisalign system, please call the Clock Tower Dental Clinic in Epsom on 01372 720136 to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.