Why You Should Be Asking Your Dentist About Clear Aligners in Stockwell

If you have ever thought about straightening a particularly crooked tooth or if you want to improve your already perfect smile, at SW9 Dental one of our staff may recommend an alignment. If you’ve never heard of these before then this is why your dentist may recommend them.

Clear Aligners in StockwellWhat are clear aligners?

They are shaped, transparent plastic that’s used to slowly adjust your misaligned teeth to their correct positions. They work the same as normal braces, but are used for more mild to moderate treatment of tooth crowding.

The dental apparatus is custom fitted for comfort and since it’s transparent it’s easy to clean. Also, it can be removed to allow you to brush your teeth and floss after meals for those that keep up a rigorous oral health regime.

How does the process work?

The whole process is straightforward. When you book your first appointment for clear aligners in Stockwell you will be brought in and your teeth will be scanned, and your bite registered to create a 3D image of your teeth. This will then be used to map the progress of the specific parts of your smile you wish to improve, and you will even get to see how your teeth will look at the end.

Using this 3D image, we will then create a series of aligners for you to wear that will gently adjust your teeth over time, giving you that perfect smile you’ve always wanted at the end of your treatment.

What are the benefits?

There are a lot of positives for this treatment, we’ve picked out a few of them below for you to mull over before you book your next appointment.

  • Since they’re transparent you can walk around wearing your clear aligners in Stockwell without feeling self-conscious.
  • Fitting the aligners is a relatively quick procedure.
  • Although we recommend wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, you can remove them whenever you like if there’s too much discomfort.
  • To clean them you don’t have to soak them for hours in Listerine as all you need is a brush and a small amount of dental solution in water to keep the apparatus sparkling clean and hygienic.

Are there downsides?

The only real downside of going through with this can be some mild discomfort whilst wearing them as your teeth are being forcibly moved to a new position. We often refer to this as a feeling of ‘pressure’, but it’s a completely normal reaction and any pharmacy pain relievers are an easy solution to this.

When it comes down to it, the only one who can truly decide if you should go through with this is yourself, we can only recommend the safest and cleanest way to go about it. If you’re happy with your smile, then that’s great and for those that are not we’re always able to help give you that gorgeous grin you deserve. So don’t delay ask us about clear aligners in Stockwell today.