More and more adults are looking to straighten their teeth later in life. Whether they missed out on standard orthodontic treatment as a child or teenager, or had treatment only to suffer adult relapse, adult patients demand a subtler approach to tooth straightening than that offered by traditional metal braces.
Vogue Dental Care in Luton offers both fixed and removable cosmetic orthodontic appliances, which are designed to straighten adults’ teeth gently, quickly, and discreetly. The best option for each patient can only be decided during a consultation with a cosmetic dentist.
It is worth remembering that as well as creating a beautifully-aligned smile, cosmetic orthodontic treatment can bring a number of health benefits. Because it is easier to keep your teeth clean when they are better aligned, with fewer gaps for plaque or food particles to amass, straightening your teeth can help you to avoid both gum disease and tooth decay.
As well as being one of the major causes of tooth loss in the UK, gum disease has also been linked to a wide range of general health conditions including diabetes, strokes, and heart disease. Of course, losing teeth through disease or decay also brings with it numerous problems with eating a healthy diet, speech, and self-confidence.
The advantages of Invisalign
Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that gently guide your teeth into an improved position. Every patient is different and will require a different number of aligners, thus having different treatment times; your cosmetic dentist will advise you of this after your initial consultation.
Invisalign is a very popular method of tooth straightening because it is versatile – can treat a wide range of issues large and small – it is convenient – the aligners are removable for eating and cleaning, meaning that you don’t need to worry about learning any special hygiene techniques during treatment – and because the aligners are invisible to the untrained eye in everyday life.
If you play a brass or woodwind musical instrument, or take part in contact sport, you can remove your aligners for short spells, although you should ensure you put them back in straight after playing.