When people meet for the first time, they usually greet each other with a smile. On a primeval level, a smile says ‘I am your friend. I am not a danger to you’. If someone doesn’t smile because, say, their incisors never really descended and teeth all tip in a bit, they can be thought miserable or unfriendly, whereas the real reason may be because they are ashamed of their wonky teeth. In Glasgow, Invisalign’s many benefits are solving this problem for people who have been ashamed to smile.
Invisalign is a revolutionary method for straightening teeth that relies on digital technology. Instead of the traditional components of brackets, bands and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, rather like gumshields, that push your teeth into a straighter position. In Glasgow, Invisalign is available from specially trained dentists, such as those at Park Orthodontics.
This method of teeth straightening is designed to fit with busy, professional lifestyles, where image is important. Visually, the use of transparent, very thin plastic aligners avoids the teenage look that can often be associated with train track braces. At only 0.3mm thick, the clear resin trays are designed to fit so snugly over the teeth that they almost cannot be seen by the untrained eye. Another bonus is that they hug the teeth so closely that they do not interfere with speech, another plus for working people.
Along with being almost invisible, Invisalign aligners are removable. They just snap out and can then be cleaned with a toothbrush, saving time and effort spent trying to remove trapped food. The smooth plastic does not rub inside the mouth either.
Also, if necessary, the aligners can be removed for important business or social events lasting up to a few hours (although the aligners do need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day for the treatment to stay on schedule).
Last, but not least, the speed of the treatment, usually about a year, makes Invisalign a more affordable option.
In Glasgow, Invisalign clear braces are designed for people whose orthodontic needs are limited to realigning their teeth, and is not suitable for serious bite correction orthodontics.