Have you heard of Invisalign, the discreet route to straighter teeth? They are just one of the subtle orthodontic options available at Simplyteeth dental centre in Essex, and can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues.
Straightening your teeth has many health benefits. At our Essex dental practice we are always keen to point out that these are not just cosmetic issues, although a beautifully aligned smile can seriously boost your self-confidence.
But straightening your teeth – whether with Invisalign or with one of the other orthodontic appliances available from Simplyteeth in Essex–can also benefit your dental health by making your teeth easier to clean. Because gum disease has been linked to general health conditions including heart disease and strokes in a number of studies, straightening your teeth can also be beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing.
If you have issues with your bite (the way your jaws meet) you may have problems eating some foods, and some of your teeth may be subjected to excessive strain. So it is clear that teeth straightening has a lot of benefits you may not have thought of.
Essex Invisalign treatment
Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners, which fit snugly over your teeth to nudge them gently into an improved position. Little by little, the Invisalign aligners move your teeth until the desired outcome is achieved. You wear each aligner for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next one.
A huge benefit of Invisalign is that you can take the aligners out for brief periods to eat, drink, and clean. This means you don’t need any special dental hygiene techniques during treatment – you just pop your aligner out to brush your teeth as normal.
Thanks to the advanced smile design software behind Invisalign, when you have your consultation at our Essex clinic your dentist will be able to show you exactly the results to expect even before your treatment has begun.
Treatment times with Invisalign vary, dependent on the type and amount of correction required. Your dentist will advise you of the length of your treatment when you come for a consultation.