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What is the purpose of clear aligners?

Invisalign Golders Green is an alternative option to teeth straightening and is one of the most popular and widely used treatments. It is suitable for those who would like to realign their teeth or treat conditions such as crossbites, over or underbites, crowded teeth and gapped teeth. This orthodontic treatment uses clear, thermoplastic aligner trays which cause the movement of teeth whilst applying pressure. The aligners move the teeth into a corrected position and work by being worn for around 22 hours a day. The aligners are removable and can be taken off when brushing your teeth and carrying out other daily activities such as eating. When having metal braces it becomes a worry to the patient about preserving the brackets with care. With Invisalign there is no pressure of metal brackets and wires. If this process is something you are looking into, please feel free to contact us at The Garden Dental Practice in Golders Green . We offer advice on this area of dentistry and specialise in this orthodontic process creating happy, bespoke smiles for many of our patients.

What does Invisalign Golders Green entail?

Once a patient has booked their consultation with the dental team this allows our dentist to see whether they are suitable for the procedure. This assessment is a perfect opportunity to discover more about the Invisalign process, therefore it is highly recommended you visit the dental practice accordingly. Once agreement has been made as to suitability, the next step can be further processed. A set of 3D digital impressions will be created based on your dental impressions and X-rays. These dental impressions will be turned into images that will be forwarded to the Invisalign laboratory. This is where the aligner trays will be created to help realign your teeth into position. The amount of trays in an individual's set is always different, based on the severity of their dental situation. You must visit our dental practice to receive your sets of aligners, as these must be changed every 2 weeks. Once all trays have been used you will be left with your final results.

The beneficial role of Invisalign

Patients usually wonder what the benefits are of opting for these alternative braces. There are many factors that come into play for different patients when receiving the Invisalign treatment. One of the main benefits of Invisalign Golders Green is that the aligners are removable. This comes as an advantage for those who do not want visible brackets and wires on their teeth. Every single patient has different preferences; this treatment is suitable for those who want a discreet process. Invisalign gives our patients the opportunity to see how their end result will look before even receiving the aligners. This is a benefit as it gives the patient an idea of how the end result will look beforehand and helps the patient make their decision. Another advantage of the clear aligners is that they give you a new smile without needing to use a visible process. You can feel confident and happier with your new, straightened teeth. This process encourages the use of daily brushing and flossing, which means oral hygiene is improved and maintains the health of your mouth area. Invisalign can be used for different age ranges and is popular among those in professional occupations.

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