The summer time is all about holidays, festivals, BBQs or spending time in the glorious sunshine with your loved ones and you can’t wait to enjoy all of those blissful memories! However, you long for perfectly straight teeth and you dread the thought of the appearance of your smile, in the inevitable selfies on social media. The summer season may have already started, but why not start your orthodontic journey now too? We can offer you a variety of orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth, with one very popular technique being Invisalign.
What are Invisalign braces?
Invisalign braces are the newest and most invisible way to straighten your teeth. They use a set of invisible retainers, known as an aligner, to straighten the teeth. Invisalign braces benefits those who want to have straight teeth, but do not like the idea of having visible braces.
How do they work?
The Invisalign experience starts with a series of photographs, x-rays and impressions taken of your mouth. These scans are used to create 3D images, to virtually show how the teeth will be straightened over time. The computer images will then be used to create your own custom set of aligners. Each aligner will is worn for around 2 weeks and you will be able to see your teeth gently straighten out through the process.
What are the benefits?
As the aligner is made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic, it means that there are no unsightly wires to tighten or metal brackets to attach. This ensures that the overall appearance of your teeth and mouth are significantly more attractive than that of traditional braces.
Want to be able to take your aligner out to enjoy all that yummy BBQ food? No problem! With Invisalign, you can remove the brace for any occasion that could otherwise cause you some discomfort. You will enjoy a comfortable experience over the timespan of your orthodontic treatment.
The typical time period can be between 3-18 months depending on your circumstances. So although you might not be able to get that summer set of straight teeth, the sheer difference that can be made in such short space of time, will completely boost your confidence. The time it takes to perfect your smile, is based not only on the complexity of the straightening issue, but what is most convenient for your lifestyle.