At any moment, snap, a photo gets taken. It is the world of smartphones and tablets, a world where photos aren’t just taken at parties and events, but on the go, at home, at work, on public transport, and the list goes on. There is barely a moment to register what is going on before people have to plaster on a smile. For those with crooked, crowded or gappy teeth this can leave them quite on edge. Feeling self-conscious about their smile and thinking they can do nothing about it now they are well into adulthood is a real shame. Why? Because they can do something about it with innovative adult braces, specifically Invisalign in Weybridge.
Rather than feel even more self-conscious about their teeth by wearing conspicuous metal braces, Invisalign in Weybridge, available at dental practices such as Weybridge Orthodontics, gives patients the chance to straighten their teeth discreetly.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners worn over the teeth to push them into alignment. The plastic aligners are designed with pressure points along their inner surfaces. When the pressure wears off, it is time to switch to the next set of aligners. All of this is made possible thanks to 3D printing, which is how the aligners are made, and digital planning software, which is how the dentist plans out the patient’s treatment after impressions of their teeth are taken.
Living with Invisalign
There is no need for patients to feel self-conscious when they use Invisalign in Weybridge. Their clear design means untrained observers won’t be able to spot them when they’re on. In order to keep the aligners clear, patients will need to remove them every time they eat or drink anything but plain water. After having a meal, they will need to clean their teeth before putting the aligners back on. When it comes to brushing and flossing, once again the aligners come off. At all other times the aligners should be kept on. Unless worn for at least 20-22 hours a day, treatment may not run to schedule or be as effective. Follow these rules and patients can enjoy straight teeth in on average 12 months.