What is Invisalign?
By Hannah Kemp 07th Jun 2021
Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that is involved in straightening the teeth and correcting issues with misalignment and other aesthetic issues, as well as resolving bite disorders which are also known as overbite, underbite and crossbite. Orthodontic treatment uses dental braces to help straighten the teeth to not only improve the aesthetics of your smile but also improve overall oral health. When teeth are straight and aligned properly, it is easier to maintain good oral hygiene because you are able to clean your teeth more effectively whereas if your teeth are crooked or wonky then there may be hard to reach areas in which plaque will build up and lead to the formation of tartar which are the main causes of many dental issues. Conventional orthodontic treatment uses highly visible metal wires and brackets and can be commonly seen in teenagers. Adults are reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment because of the visibility of conventional braces and therefore much research and design in cosmetic dentistry have seen the introduction of invisible orthodontics over the last few decades as an attractive alternative to conventional metal braces. Invisalign is an increasingly popular form of invisible orthodontics which has helped improve the aesthetics of thousands of smiles over the last two decades, so speak to us at Buttercup 7 Day Dental to find out about how Invisalign in Glasgow can help improve your smile too.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign in Glasgow uses transparent, metal-free aligners to help improve the aesthetics of your smile. Orthodontic treatment requires good oral health so the dentist will carry out a full examination of your mouth to make sure that your teeth are all clean and healthy. A specialised 3-dimensional scan of your mouth will be taken to help show you an accurate vision of what successful treatment using Invisalign in Glasgow will be able to do for your smile. The scan is also used to create a series of individually tailored aligners which are designed to be worn for 2 weeks at a time, and will gradually move your teeth by 0.25mm per aligner when worn for 22 hours a day. You will work your way through the series of aligners until you have reached the desired results and visiting the dentist during this time will help the dentist check that the treatment process is coming along successfully and any questions that you may have can be dealt with too.
Advantages of Invisalign
There are many advantages of Invisalign in Glasgow, mainly as the name suggests the invisibility of the treatment procedure makes it a highly attractive alternative to conventional metal braces especially in adults who have not undergone orthodontic treatment as a child. Invisalign is a discrete, comfortable and convenient form of orthodontics and as the aligners can be taken out of your mouth and put back in as necessary they do not hinder your daily activities in any way. There are no restrictions with food or drink as you can take the aligners out before your meal and also they are very easy to maintain and keep clean and require brushing with an ordinary toothbrush and toothpaste and then can be put back into your mouth as required. Speak to our team at Buttercup 7-day Dental to find out how Invisalign can help improve the aesthetics of your smile and ensure good oral health at the same time.