What is Invisalign Glasgow and what are its benefits?
By Hannah Kemp 08th Jul 2020
What are orthodontic treatments, and how can they help you?
Orthodontics is a special area of dentistry concerned with the treatment of misaligned teeth and also jaws. There are many different ways that a dentist can fix crooked teeth nowadays, from the use of headgear, (often orthodontic appliances attached to a patient’s head with straps), to dental adhesives, and the metal braces we know today.
Unfortunately, patients often choose not to get orthodontic treatment when they should, due to aesthetic issues, and if orthodontic conditions are left untreated they can sadly become more severe later. Luckily the invention of invisible braces, such as Invisalign, addresses most of these issues. If you would like to straighten your teeth in a subtle way with minimal discomfort, you can get Invisalign Glasgow from our dentist at Buttercup 7 Day Dental.
What is Invisalign and how does it work?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that can be used to straighten a patient’s teeth. Invisalign was one of the first brands of invisible aligners. These are moulds of a patient’s dental arches made out of a transparent, clear plastic material. A series of these is made throughout the treatment in order to incrementally increase the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth to achieve the desired result with the least possible discomfort. The aligners are removable, however, you need to wear them for at least 22 hours every day, therefore this type of treatment does require some degree of patient commitment, unlike traditional braces.
Invisalign is best suited for orthodontic conditions with severity ranging from mild to moderate, as certain types of conditions, such as malocclusions or overly large gaps between teeth cannot be treated with it. It is best to book a consultation session to find out if you are a suitable candidate for getting Invisalign Glasgow with our dentist at Buttercup 7 Day Dental. This way, we can advise you on what the best treatments for you may be, and help you to figure out exactly which treatment would be efficacious for you.
What are the benefits?
If you do turn out to be a suitable Invisalign Glasgow candidate, it has numerous benefits compared to other treatments. The first and most obvious one is that people around you will probably not notice that you are wearing Invisalign – unless you tell them about it! Another benefit is that you can remove the brace if you are eating or drinking something, therefore you can prevent it from getting stained.
You also do not require specific oral hygiene routines, as you do with other treatments – you can just remove your aligner and brush your teeth like you normally would. This is often seen as ideal for patients with busy lifestyles who may prefer a dental treatment that requires minimal effort. It also requires far fewer dental appointments, as you just need to go for the consultation session, and wear the custom made series of aligners – with only a couple of check-ups during treatment with your dentist!