Here at the iSmile Dental Care we are seeing an increasing number of adults who are seeking to improve their smile through orthodontics. If you think this is likely to involve wearing ugly and highly visible metal brackets and wires then think again, as often Invisalign can be a good solution for correcting a huge range of common problems. Invisalign® is an innovative orthodontic treatment that corrects bite problems and straightens teeth using custom-fitted thermoplastic aligning trays that are virtually invisible. In years past, adults and children spent about a year wearing the traditional metal braces. Invisalign® fits comfortably over your teeth and works by moving teeth over time in a sequence determined by the dentist. So why should you think about straightening your teeth?

Advantages of Having a Straighter Smile

We know most people want to have this treatment for cosmetic purposes, but there are a number of reasons why you should think about having orthodontic treatment. For example if you have badly misaligned teeth then this can cause your teeth to wear down unevenly, increasing the risk of some teeth becoming chipped or fractured. Additionally, having an uneven bite can place stress on your jaw joints which are called your temporomandibular joints. If this happens then it can cause jaw pain that may spread out into your neck and shoulders and which can even cause chronic headaches. Then there is the problem of keeping crooked teeth thoroughly clean, as sometimes it can be impossible to floss in between teeth that are tightly packed in or overlapping. Once your teeth are straightened then you should notice they are much easier to keep clean, improving your chances of enjoying good dental health for life and of course improving the appearance of your smile.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign consists of wearing sets of clear plastic aligners, with each set being worn for two weeks before being discarded for the next set in the series. This continues your tooth movements until your teeth are in their predetermined positions, leaving you with a beautifully straight smile. Once the aligners are in your mouth they are virtually invisible and you will soon become accustomed to the way they feel. You will need to come in to see us every few weeks, just so we can check the progress of treatment and can supply you with additional sets of aligners as required. One of the top reasons for choosing Invisalign is because this particular system is incredibly easy to use. You just have to make sure that you wear the clear plastic aligners for 22 hours each day, preferably only taking them out for eating and drinking and for brushing and flossing. The fact that they are removable means it’s super easy to maintain good dental health right throughout your treatment and of course you won’t need to avoid any particularly hard or sticky foods that could break traditional fixed braces. As well as being easy to use, Invisalign can correct most orthodontic problems including issues with the way your teeth occlude or bite together and problems such as overbites, under bites, cross bites and open bites. It’s also good for correcting problems with teeth that are overlapping or overcrowded, or for closing up or minimizing spaces in between teeth. Getting a straighter and healthier smile has never been easier with Invisalign and the really good news is that it is never too late to straighten your teeth. As long as your teeth are strong and healthy then it’s highly likely we can use Invisalign to straighten them up.

Will Final Invisalign® Results Last?

As with any other orthodontic treatment, good oral hygiene and maintenance will help one retain final results and keep one’s teeth in their ideal position. The dentist will give one Invisalign® retainers to wear while one sleeps. With the Invisalign® retainer system, teeth are guaranteed to stay in the final aligned position.