Embarrassed to smile? Why? Invisalign Glasgow is here for you!
By Hannah Kemp 04th Nov 2022
Misaligned teeth, also known as malocclusion, are not uncommon in the twenty-first century. In the past, it took a lot of grit and determination to undergo the treatment, which involved a metal appliance being attached to the front of the teeth. Adults tended to shy away from this treatment, and it was usually used to correct misaligned teeth in children if the condition was detected early enough. Now that has all changed, and as a progressive dental practice, we use Invisalign Glasgow; this is one of the most advanced and unobtrusive malocclusion correction systems, which can be used to treat children and adults alike.
The conventional brace that was used to correct misaligned teeth for decades made use of blocks, wires and bands. The blocks were attached to the front of the teeth, with the wire passing through the blocks and bands attached to increase tension. Lately, new versions have been developed, including braces that can adjust automatically. Braces that can be fitted behind the teeth, making them inconspicuous, are another modern invention, using blocks, wires and bands. Invisalign Glasgow does not use blocks, wires and bands. Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners, and it uses an entirely different method to correct misaligned teeth.
First a consultation
At Buttercup 7 Day Dental, any dental procedure must be preceded by a thorough consultation and discussion about your condition and the best course of action. Everything will be explained to you in detail, and you will be encouraged to ask questions until you fully understand what is involved. Using a scanner which can produce images of the entire interior of your mouth, we will be able to show you a virtual image of what your smile will look like after treatment.
A comprehensive treatment plan
Once your treatment plan has been created, it is sent digitally to the laboratory. Because everything is done digitally, progress is quicker than in past dental misalignment treatments. Contained in the treatment plan is a detailed description of how we want your teeth to be moved throughout the treatment. The laboratory will feed this information into a computer which will produce a computer model. We can view this model and communicate with the laboratory making adjustments where necessary until the model is exactly correct for your condition. They will then produce a series of aligners pertinent to only your mouth. Each aligner is slightly different and designed to move your teeth slowly to the desired position.
Fitting and instructions
The aligners must be worn for a period of 22 hours per day, but can be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. You must wear each aligner for about two to four weeks before moving on to the next in the series.
End of treatment
Once we are happy that your treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer, which looks similar to the aligners but is slightly thicker and will hold your teeth in their new positions, allowing them to settle. Once your teeth have settled, you can wear your retainer for shorter periods each week.
Smile without being self-conscious
Now you can smile confidently for the world to see and enjoy sending selfies of yourself smiling to your friends and family wherever they may be.