Teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners in Stockwell

Are you an adult who wants to straighten their teeth but you are put off by the thought of metal braces? Luckily, modern dentistry has come a long way and you can now find many discreet teeth straightening treatments which are ideal for self-conscious adults.

At SW9 Dental we understand the negative impact that metal braces can have on your appearance and self-confidence. This is why we offer Invisalign, an innovative teeth straightening treatment without braces. Invisalign is virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you are undergoing teeth straightening treatment.

Invisalign Clear Aligners in StockwellHow does Invisalign work?

Unlike metal braces which are fixed, Invisalign clear aligners are removable. The treatment consists of a series of plastic, transparent, custom-made aligners that need to be changed every two weeks or so. Your dentist will monitor your progress as you go through each set of aligners. Your teeth will move gradually into their right position, day by day and month by month.

Treatment time varies for each individual patients, but it can last as little as six months. Invisalign is ideal for correcting a wide variety of dental problems including bite issues, however, it cannot treat complex cases. If your teeth are severely misaligned or you have complex bite problems, your dentist may recommend metal braces or other fixed braces.

Advantages of Invisalign

Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit of Invisalign is invisibility. The aligners are made of high-quality, clear plastic, therefore, they are very discreet and virtually invisible. This way you can continue your daily activities without worrying about your treatment. Invisalign aligners are also removable. This is important because you don’t have to change your diet or your oral routine.

You can remove the aligners anytime in the day in order to enjoy your favourite meals or brush and floss your teeth. However, Invisalign requires a high level of commitment, since it is imperative to wear the clear aligners at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment.

Finally, unlike metal braces which can be quite uncomfortable and require adjustments, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic that fits snugly over the teeth and gums. As such, you are less likely to hurt your mouth or gums.