We all remember that child at school with the braces and how they seemed shy and reserved, because that was all that was available at the time. The braces in those days were designed with only the practicalities in mind and the aesthetics were not even taken into account. Modern science and technological advances have changed all that today! Dentists have a full range of treatments for correcting teeth alignment and often they recommend Invisalign St Albans. The results from this type of aligner fulfills two important aspects of straightening teeth; the practical requirements as well as the aesthetic aspect. No longer do you have to wear braces for twenty- four hours a day month after month, these aligners can be removed when you want to eat, play sports and they also allow you to brush your teeth properly. These aligners are also made from a transparent material which is less visible and is more comfortable to wear.
Treatment designed around the patient
No two people are the same and for this reason it is essential that the treatment fits exactly. The latest technology allows dental professionals to scan the patient’s entire mouth in 3D taking six thousand images a second to produce a replica of what the results will look like. The patient can see what their future smile will be after a full course of treatment. Using the latest mapping technology an image can be produced of each stage, from the very first aligner used to the very last, showing each careful individual small adjustment. There is no guesswork involved when it comes to the amount of pressure produced by each aligner to move the teeth into the correct position, as each calculation is done by an algorithm. If any extra pressure is required the software will highlight when the extra pressure needs to be introduced and which position will best be suited to aid the aligners. The pressure applied is powerful enough to move the teeth but gentle enough to ensure that the experience is comfortable. The software calculates the exact amount of force making complex movements of the teeth possible without the use of braces as would have been the case in the past. Even if a patient is shown to have very complex issues, the aligner has additional add ons which can be attached to help move the teeth to exactly where they should be. Because the aligners are transparent they work almost invisibly without a patient looking as though they have braces attached to their teeth. This subtlety enables potential patients to accept treatment they may have refused in the past.
Long-lasting smile with confidence
Invisalign is suitable for children or adults and with a new smile comes renewed confidence, when a patient smiles allowing them to face the world secure in the knowledge that their teeth will be a long-lasting asset. If someone has suffered embarrassment because they have crooked teeth or teeth with gaps, dentists have the solution and can offer the opportunity to face the world with renewed confidence and vigour.