Many people look at their teeth in the mirror and feel disappointed with the appearance of their smile. Maybe you find yourself daydreaming at ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures on dental websites and wish your teeth could look the same. A significant percentage of the adult population here in the UK wish they could change certain anomalies with their teeth for a more beautiful smile, however most people are reluctant to consider traditional orthodontics. Traditional orthodontics use metal dental braces, (which you can commonly find teenagers wearing), that are highly effective in doing their job, but are strongly visible in the mouth. If you are also worried about having metal braces in your mouth, but you would still like to improve the look of your smile then you need to look no further. Invisalign in Sheffield is designed exactly for this. As the name suggests, Invisalign is an almost invisible method of improving the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Rather than using dental braces or metal braces, Invisalign works using clear plastic aligners which are individually manufactured to place gradual pressure on your teeth to push them into a neatly aligned position.
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It is important that your teeth are strong and clean, and that your gums are healthy to be eligible for Invisalign, to make sure that moving your teeth does not cause any detrimental effect on your oral health. To make sure of this and also to find out more about Invisalign and begin your journey you need to book an appointment to visit your dentist in person. You will first need a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that you do not have any underlying issues which may either be worsened by treatment, or may mean that you begin the process but are not able to continue. Once your dentist is happy that you have good oral health then they may recommend that you book an appointment with your hygienist to clean your teeth further. This will help remove any excess tartar or plaque that may be on your teeth before you begin the process.
How does it work?
To begin your treatment with invisible aligners you will undergo a special three-dimensional scan which is carried out using the iTero scanning machine, which has been designed by Invisalign themselves. The scan results will then be sent to the technicians and are used to manufacture a series of individually designed aligners which will help move your teeth and create a neat and beautifully straight smile that you can be proud to show off to the world. Each of these aligners needs to be worn for 2 weeks at a time, and the number of aligners that you require will depend on how much your teeth need to be moved to create the smile that you are looking for. If you have significant misalignment of your teeth then the treatment may take longer, however an average programme of Invisalign takes between 6 to 12 months. It is important that you visit your dentist at regular intervals to help make sure that the process is coming along successfully and so that you are able to speak to them about any problems or questions that you may have at the time. Find out more about Invisalign today and look forward to a beautiful and healthier smile very soon.