When you’re feeling happy and you smile, you want a smile that radiates your positivity and joy, right? Yet, if you have misaligned teeth, you may find that catching sight of your smile in the mirror or in photographs doesn’t make you feel that way at all and you may be feeling self-conscious or anxious about the appearance of your teeth. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many people with their adult teeth feel that they can’t do anything about the appearance of their smile because they don’t want to have fixed metal braces, or that they are no longer in high school, so they’re too old to have them. With Invisalign Dublin, this is not the case at all and you could have a realigned smile in as little as 6 to 18 months.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of aligners that apply pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired position. They are almost invisible when worn, because they are made of clear plastic. They are custom-fitted to your mouth, sitting comfortably along the gumline. iTero technology is used to take a 3D scan of your mouth in order to get the measurements required to have your aligners made bespoke for you. From this scan, an animation can also be produced to show you what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed, before you’ve even started wearing the aligners! It’s a great way to get excited about how Invisalign can work for you if you have mild to moderate alignment issues. You will be provided with sets of aligners to change between on a weekly basis, and you just need to visit your dentist every 6 weeks for a checkup.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The beauty of Invisalign is that the aligners shouldn’t be noticeable when they are being worn, so if you are feeling self-conscious about realigning your teeth, you can forget about that with Invisalign. If there’s a situation where you think you really don’t want someone to see you wearing a dental appliance, you can simply remove the aligners. In fact, you can remove them for up to 2 hours every day, allowing you the flexibility to choose when you wear them and when you don’t. You can also remove them for all of your meals, so you won’t have to clean the aligners of masticated food! The treatment can also be completed in as little as 6 months, depending on your dental needs, which means that you won’t have to worry about wearing your aligners for too long either. You also shouldn’t need to visit the dentist for emergency appointments as the plastic aligners are durable and very difficult to break, unlike more traditional braces.
What types of alignment issues can Invisalign help with?
Invisalign can be used to treat a range of alignment issues such as: crossbite, under and overbite, gapped teeth, crowded teeth, and open teeth. There is also a special range for teenagers. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, simply book in for a consultation with a dentist who offers Invisalign. They will be able to examine your mouth and advise upon the right treatment options for you. If it isn’t, there are many other discreet options available too. So, check in with your dentist and put a smile on your face that makes you truly happy.