How Invisalign can improve your dental health
In this day and age we are heavily influenced by people around us and what they do. Our appearances have become more important to us and this is mainly due to the fact that social media now plays a crucial role in our day to day lives and we focus on what celebrities, influencers and bloggers are doing to their appearances and wish to imitate them.
One of the main causes of concern amongst people is having crooked and misaligned teeth. The most popular way of aligning teeth is Invisalign in Golders Green.
If you are looking to have alignment work done to your teeth then look no further than The Garden Dental Practice in Golders Green, where our highly professional members of staff will be more than happy to assist you with your individual needs and requirements.
What is Invisalign?
The most popular way of aligning teeth amongst young people and adults nowadays is Invisalign. Essentially Invisalign is invisible braces and is designed to align crooked teeth. A lot of people feel self conscious about having braces attached to their teeth. Invisalign in Golders Green is the perfect solution to that! You can have braces without anyone knowing you have braces.
How does Invisalign work?
If you are looking to have Invisalign in Golders Greenthen make an appointment with your dentist for an initial consultation. Here your dentist will go through a thorough examination and explain to you the benefits of Invisalign and how the treatment works.
The dentist will take an imprint of your teeth and do an X-ray to check the jawbone. The imprint of your teeth will then be sent off to the laboratory in order for the trays to be made. These trays are tailor made and designed to fit your teeth only, therefore it is imperative that you take care of them and do not share them with anyone else as they will not fit and can end up getting damaged or broken.
Once the trays are back from the laboratory the dentist will contact you and make an appointment for you where you will try on the trays to ensure that they are a comfortable fit and where they will explain the next steps.
How long is the treatment period?
The length of the Invisalign treatment will depend on the individual circumstances of the patient. Most Invisalign treatments last between 12 and 18 months. It is important to discuss the length of your treatment with your dentist at the initial consultation so that you know what to expect. Once your dentist has discharged you from your initial appointment you will have follow up appointments every six to eight weeks where the dentist will check the progress being made.
Important things you need to remember during your Invisalign treatment are that you must ensure to brush the trays properly after use. This is to avoid any bacteria from developing on them and ensure that they are clean and free of germs each time you use them. Also ensure that you avoid hard food and fizzy and hot drinks whilst the trays are in. Just take them out when you want to eat and then pop them back in straight after.