Stand out from the crowd
More and more value is increasingly being placed on looking good. With the rise of social media and the increasing amount of our lives that is documented, more and more people are going to lengths to ensure that they always look their best. Having a healthy, white and straight smile is generally thought of to be one of the most attractive qualities in a person, and something which makes them stand out from the crowd. Whilst in the past, anyone who wanted to realign their smile would have to wear fused braces – which largely impact the way patients look – today there are several different forms of discreet orthodontics such as Invisalign, which are designed to let patients achieve a straighter, healthier set of teeth – without impacting on the way they look or are perceived by those around them.
Why choose the Invisalign method?
There are several advantages to the Invisalign retainer method which sets it apart from other, similar orthodontic treatments. One such advantage is that the retainers are typically thought of to be far more comfortable and less impeding on speech than conventional, fixed braces may be. Another health advantage of the system is that the risk of periodontal (gum) disease or any other dental infection is massively reduced through Invisalign. This is because any gaps between the patient’s teeth – where plaque and tartar can form – are closed over the course of treatment. Another positive to the Invisalign method are the cosmetic advantages. Each installation is uniquely tailored to the patient and their dental shape, as every retainer is formed from a mould of the patient’s teeth. As such, and because of the deliberately chosen, transparent material that is used to make each retainer, when it is placed over the patient’s teeth it fits so perfectly it becomes almost impossible to see. Another cosmetic advantage to the Invisalign method, is the fact that the retainer is removable. Unlike conventional orthodontics – which are usually fused in place throughout treatment, the Invisalign retainer can be taken out at the patient’s choosing. This is a freedom which very few orthodontic options afford to patients.
How does the system operate?
The Invisalign retainer system operates entirely through the use of pressure points that are built within the structure of every retainer. These pressure points are deliberately placed to apply force to the specific teeth which are required to be shifted. This process is different for each patient, and – as they wear their retainers throughout the day – will gradually shift their teeth until their jaw shape is aligned. The Invisalign method is today one of the most widely sought out and requested forms of cosmetic orthodontics – and this is even in orthodontics as a whole. This is particularly evident with the demographics of teenagers and young professionals, who may have otherwise refrained from undertaking orthodontic alignment, if it weren’t for the discretion of Invisalign treatment. Anyone who is interested in aligning their teeth and maximising the potential of their smile ought to seek out a local provider of cosmetic dentistry whom they can trust, and begin the initial stages of treatment.