Healthy Teeth With Invisalign
Deciding to straighten your teeth is one of the best decisions that you can make for your dental health. Even if you have an excellent dental hygiene routine, your teeth are more prone to complications if they are crooked or wonky. A neatly aligned smile is not only highly attractive, but it is also healthier in comparison to a crooked smile. This is because when your teeth are neatly aligned, evenly spaced apart and correctly rotated then there is less chance of food particles or bacteria lingering in the mouth. If you have crooked, wonky teeth, overlapping teeth or overcrowded teeth then there are many more opportunities for bacteria and food particles to linger and this can result in an array of issues. If your teeth are crooked then your toothbrush may not be able to reach all the surfaces of your teeth. You may not be able to floss between your teeth if they are overcrowded or overlapping and the combination of not being able to brush or floss effectively can cause increased levels of plaque and tartar in your mouth. Plaque and tartar damage the enamel of your teeth and they also creep underneath the gum line and damage your gums. This results in tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening your teeth you can stop this from happening to you.
Healthy Teeth With Invisalign
There are many ways of straightening your teeth thanks to advances in dental technology. One of the most popular methods currently across the world is Invisalign London. Invisalign is a modern method of teeth straightening. Although the tried and tested traditional metal braces are still excellent at what they do, the modern generation is looking for convenience and discretion and this is exactly what Invisalign is able to provide. Speak to your dentist and find out if you are eligible for teeth straightening with Invisalign.
How Does Invisalign Work?
To begin with you need healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist will make sure that your teeth are clean and free of decay and disease. If they are happy with your oral health then you are ready to undergo a 3-dimensional scan of your mouth that will create a digital image to show you what your teeth look like on a computer screen. Then your dentist will create the very important ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures. They will show you how your teeth can look if you have them straightened with Invisalign. If you are happy with what you see then the movement between the before picture and the after picture will be calculated and divided in steps of 0.25 mm according to which you will have a sequence of aligners individually tailored for you. Invisalign works using these aligners to straighten your teeth as an alternative to brackets and wires as found in traditional braces. These aligners are made of a clear thermoplastic which means that they are comfortable to wear and they are invisible when they are in your mouth. This means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
If this sounds like exactly what you are looking for then speak to your dentist today and find out more.