If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth, then it is most likely that you have come across lots of different braces and may be confused as to which is the most suitable for you. You may have heard of Invisalign London. Invisalign has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments across the world. Invisalign has made teeth straightening simpler than ever before. Invisalign is great for those patients who avoided straightening their teeth with traditional braces and now have an excellent alternative that can help straighten their teeth without anyone noticing. You need to speak to your Dentist and find out what Invisalign can do for you.

First, you need to find out whether Invisalign London is suitable for your dental needs. This means undergoing a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that they are clean and healthy. You also need to make sure that you have good gum health and good bone health. This makes sure that teeth straightening is safer for you. If you have healthy teeth and gums and sufficient healthy jawbone, you are a suitable candidate for teeth straightening. Your dentist will be able to carry out a 3-dimensional scan of your mouth; this involves taking thousands of pictures of the inside of your mouth, which are then put together to create a digital image of your teeth. This image is then manipulated by your dentist to show you how your teeth can be moved using Invisalign.

If you are happy with what you see, your scan results will be sent to the Invisalign laboratory, where a series of clear Invisalign aligners will be designed to help you achieve a neatly aligned smile. These aligners work together and fit tightly over your teeth to push them in small increments and towards the final desired positions. This can take approximately six months or up to 2 years, depending on the alignment of your teeth, to begin with.

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Invisalign or traditional braces?

There are similarities and differences between Invisalign aligners and traditional braces. The similarity is that it takes a similar amount of time to straighten your teeth with Invisalign or traditional braces, depending on the unique positioning of your teeth. They can both be uncomfortable to begin with although Invisalign is quicker to become accustomed to than braces. They both require that you maintain excellent dental hygiene to prevent cavities, tooth decay and gum disease, and they help you achieve long-term results. You must wear a retainer after straightening your teeth so that they do not relapse and move to become crooked and misaligned again. The key difference between these two types of teeth straightening is that Invisalign is a discreet method of straightening your teeth whereas traditional braces are very obvious in the mouth. The other difference is that Invisalign can be removed whereas traditional braces must be fixed to your teeth. Speak to your dentist to make an informed decision about the right treatment option for you and straighten your teeth sooner rather than later to enjoy the benefits.