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Asking Your Dentist in Golders Green About the Benefits of Invisalign

Corrective dental technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the years and at the Garden Dental Practice we’re offering a modern approach to tooth correction that doesn’t involve surgery or semi-permanent headwear. Using Invisalign in Golders Green we’re able to realign any crooked teeth that you may have using a high-tech scanning and mould system.

What are Invisalign braces?

The braces are basically custom fitted see-through moulds of your teeth that are used to slowly adjust your teeth over a set period.

When you’re first brought in for Invisalign in Golders Green you will have a thorough scan taken of the area that will be altered with a 3D image being created of your teeth. Using this your dentist will then show you how they will start their alterations and what the end result will look like.

Once everyone involved is happy with how things look you will then have to wear a series of corrective braces that will gently push your teeth to their final destination.

Are there benefits?

Your dentist may also advise you on the various benefits of trying out Invisalign in Golders Green. The biggest one being that they’re completely transparent, which can be comforting to anyone that might be feeling self-conscious about having to wear corrective dental appliances as they go about their daily routine.

The braces are also incredibly easy to clean. We recommend you use a small amount of retainer cleaning solution and lightly scrub away any staining or build-up caused from general wear and tear. The relatively quick speed and ease of the appliance fitting process is another benefit, as it frees up the rest of your day for anything that needs to be done, instead of spending it lying in a chair in the practice all afternoon.

Finally, the braces are removable which allows you to take them out for things like eating, brushing or for a short break from wearing them. However, we do recommend you keep them in for a minimum of 22 hours a day.

Any downsides to Invisalign?

Like any recurring dental treatment there are a few things that you need to be aware of. Chief of which is that the entire process can be lengthy since teeth, things that normally shouldn’t move, are being pushed around. So the slower this is done the less potential damage can occur. On average it can take up to 13 months from the first initial visit for the desired results to appear.

There can also be some mild discomfort or ‘pressure’ on the teeth as they are being gently pushed to their new positions. The main way to counter this though is to just take store bought painkillers to counter any ongoing discomfort.

These are just a few of the many benefits to trying Invisalign, if you have any misaligned teeth you want to correct then why not give it a consideration the next time you’re in the practice.

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