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Clear Cut Straightening with Invisalign in Clapham

A Piece of Invisalign

A Piece of InvisalignBeing able to choose is one of the great things about teeth straightening today. Time was people who wanted straighter teeth had one option, which was bulky, metal braces cemented onto their teeth.

Now there is another option, Invisalign in Clapham. Invisalign is a removable straightening system that doesn’t use brackets and wires to pull the teeth into position. Instead, it uses a series of mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners that snap on over the entire arch of teeth, upper or lower. This system is available from accredited dentists in Clapham, such as Clapham South Dental Centre.

Why removing is great

Being able to remove one’s braces makes eating much easier. There is no need to worry about whether the foods on the menu are going to break the braces, or get stuck underneath them. The patient can eat whatever they like, which is great when one considers that teeth straightening can only go so fast and usually takes at least a few months. The average treatment time with Invisalign in Clapham is one year.

The patient removes the aligners to eat and also to drink anything other than plain water. This is so that the aligners do not get stained and so become visible against the teeth. After mealtimes, the patient gives their teeth a brush and then puts the aligners back in. Straightening requires sustained pressure. Patients can remove their aligners for up to 4 hours a day without affecting the straightening process. Any longer than that and the signal for the teeth to move is turned off and the process has to begin all over again.

Not being seen

People generally feel self-conscious about getting their teeth straightened. Invisalign is made of plastic that is only 0.3mm thick. The aligners are 3D printed using pin-point accurate measurements, resulting in devices that hug the teeth like an extra layer of enamel. They can’t really be seen once they are in place, and so, to the casual observer, there is no indication of braces treatment going on. It’s almost as if the teeth are being straightened by magic, with results really starting to show after about 6 months.

What Do Dentists Have to Offer?

Dentists Offering Dental ImplantsIn today’s field of ‘biting-edge’ technology your dentist has a huge range of treatments at their fingertips. Everything from dental implants, braces, invisalign and even botox are all available to give you the treatment that you want.

Finding a dentist in Ruislip is simple, a quick internet search will give you an extensive list, and probably a map covered in tags. Finding the right dentist for you is a little more difficult, you need to find someone you will be comfortable with so don’t be afraid to do a little investigation.

I’m a nervous patient

One in four people dread going to the dentist. If you’re nervous then you may not go to your dentist which can lead to problems with your teeth, which means your dentist may have to recommend more drastic treatment, which only reinforces your fear of the dentist. It’s a vicious cycle but it is one that modern dentists are aware of and try to help you overcome.

Dentists are aware of their stereotype and are doing their best to overcome their old image. Hard as it is to believe they want to help you!

What can I expect?

The first thing your dentist will do is perform a check-up to see what, if anything needs to be done. They can offer advice on preventative treatment and good oral hygiene to start your relationship off on the right foot. If you have a particular need or problem, then they have a range of options they can offer. Dental implants can be used to replace missing or broken teeth.

Braces can be used to gently re-align crooked teeth. There are many forms of brace available on today’s market including traditional braces, invisible, invisalign and lingual braces.

The field of cosmetic dentistry is just as varied offering everything from teeth whitening and botox through to veneers. Even a simple clean and polish can add to your smile and your confidence.

Talk to your dentist about the wide range of treatment options and your oral health in general and they will be happy to give you advice on what to do to stay healthy and smiling.