Misaligned teeth can affect a person’s self-esteem and confidence. With teeth that aren’t aesthetically pleasing, a person could be forgiven for resenting the camera phone being pointed their way, or for feeling down about not having had their teeth realigned when they were teenagers. Thankfully, however, all is not lost and it isn’t too late to do something about it. All that is needed is some get up and go to visit the dentist and find out about the discreet treatments that are available which are a big step away from fixed metal braces. For those willing to physically head over for a consultation with their dentist, they can find out about Invisalign Macleod.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a method of realigning mild to moderate alignment issues. It consists of sets of clear plastic aligners that are placed over the teeth like a gum shield and they sit on the gumline. Being neatly positioned, they will then be virtually unnoticeable as they are transparent, so only your teeth should be on show! The aligners apply pressure gently to the teeth to gradually move the teeth into the position they need to be in.
As with anything, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, it’s likely that the benefits of Invisalign will be appreciated by many patients! It is a convenient method of realigning teeth because it does so discreetly, but also because the aligners are removable. This means that you only have to wear them for up to 22 hours a day and you have a couple of hours to play with where you can remove them while you get physical and play sport (what else were you thinking of?!) or you can take them out while you attend a special occasion such as a hot date! Whatever your reasons to take them out, the choice is yours. You can also remove the aligners while you eat and drink, which means that you can continue to follow a normal diet and you won’t have to adapt it while you are undergoing treatment. You also won’t have to clean off masticated food and your aligners shouldn’t break as they weren’t in while you were eating. They also shouldn’t break in general as the plastic is pretty tough to damage.
Another major bonus with Invisalign is that the aligners are made to measure your mouth thanks to iTero technology which is used to perform a 3D scan of your mouth. This can then be used to generate an animation of what your mouth will look like after treatment as well, before you’ve even started wearing the aligners! By doing this, it can be an incentive to wear your aligners – if you need one!
Sounds great. What next?
If you like the sound of using Invisalign to realign your smile discreetly, then why not book in for a consultation with your dentist to see if Invisalign is the right treatment for you? Your dentist will need to examine your mouth, but if they feel that Invisalign is a potential treatment option then you will be able to ask as many questions as you need to before they start scanning your mouth for the aligners to be made. Ultimately, you need to be happy about the treatment options and your choice of treatment, so that you can get your smile on track and you can get physically smiling again!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.