Invisalign for Crooked Teeth

There is a global joke (or myth) about British people’s teeth.  Popular belief says they are crooked or less than pearly white. And it isn’t because there isn’t access to excellent dental – it is purported to be a cultural phenomenon.

Some countries have incredibly high-priced services, which explains why their nation’s teeth aren’t getting the care they need. But it is about what you want out of your dental treatment too.

And, for most people, they would love the idea of straight, white teeth.

People want to go Hollywood white, which is hard to achieve unless you are under the care of a dental practitioner. And for straight teeth, you can use Invisalign.

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There are a lot of benefits of Invisalign – so if you are looking to banish crooked teeth, then read on.

Ease of Use

If you are looking for a perfect smile without the braces, then this is your first port of call. They are basically invisible braces that can be taken out any time of day (for two hours) without worry.

Unlike typical braces you won’t get food wedged in them, they won’t catch on your cheeks or lips, and you run zero risks of damaging your wires with harder food items.

You do have to take them out if you are playing sport, but if you have a day of working from home, homework or even just cleaning the house then you can pop them in and get on with your day.

One Size?

Invisalign are amazing because they use a specialized advanced 3D technology to perfect the custom sizing. The technology will outline your teeth and gums and give the perfect fit.

After a period of around 6 to 18 months, you will have the straight teeth you are looking for. Every two weeks (or whatever time is advised by your orthodontist) you will be fitted with new aligner trays.

Of course, they will cause some discomfort as the teeth are moved into their new position.

Why?

Initially, you are hoping to get a straight set of teeth. Or perhaps fix an overbite. But the other side effect of having straight teeth is that they are easier to clean.

You can get between the teeth with floss more efficiently, you can feel the impact of mouthwash more – and of course, brushing becomes much more comfortable too. Because you can get into those hard to reach places without worry, you are less likely to get a plaque build-up or cavities.

Differences

Braces and Invisalign are very different. Although they both have the same purpose, they go about it in very different ways.

Regular braces are fitted to metal brackets that are glued to your teeth. There are the wire places between each bracket, which is tightened over a period of time. You won’t be able to move these, and they will impact how you clean your teeth and what you can eat for the duration.

However, clear mouthguards are removable. Which means you can simply take them out if you want to eat something that would ordinarily get wrapped around your braces.

In the end, you should choose what works with your lifestyle, and usually, Invisalign is the one for you. It’s certainly the option I’d go for if my Dentist recommended teeth straightening.  What do you think?