This is a guide for anyone who is considering opting for straight teeth at home in London. It contains information on what the treatment involves and how it works. Teeth that are misaligned can affect a person’s self-confidence, their oral health and the general health of the whole body. Therefore, it is important to have this issue corrected.
What is the treatment?
The treatment involves moving the teeth into a straight and more uniform position using a type of orthodontics known as Invisalign. Invisalign is the trade name for a type of braces which are completely invisible. They are made up of transparent trays of super soft plastic that are also known as aligners.
How does the patient get started?
The first step to getting treatment with clear braces at home is for the patient to take some photographs of their teeth. They send these to the provider to allow them to identify if they have the potential to be a suitable candidate.
If this appears to be the case, then the patient is invited to go for a scan of the teeth and gums. This is the most up to date method for getting a comprehensive view of the position of the teeth and is used in place of the previous technique of asking the patient to bite down on moulds to take impressions of them. The scan is conducted in 3D using the best technology available. It is easy and comfortable, which helps to ensure the patient feels relaxed and at ease.
The results of the scan are emailed to the patient with the recommendation of whether they are likely to benefit from wearing invisible braces. Most people are suitable candidates, and if they are not, then another alternative can be suggested if they want to enjoy the benefits of having straight teeth.
One of the great advantages of this treatment is that the patient can get a good idea of the results they can expect at the end of treatment. They are given images and a description of how they can expect the teeth to move during the process and are also allocated a time period that should achieve the desired results.
Getting the braces
Once the patient has decided to go ahead and get their smile improved using clear aligners at home, the braces will be ordered. They are custom made for the teeth of each individual patient. This tailoring has two benefits. Firstly, it means that the braces are extremely comfortable to wear which makes life much easier during treatment. Secondly, the fact that the individual teeth of each individual patient are targeted means that they deliver very impressive results.
Wearing the braces
The patient has the option to have their new aligners delivered to their home or to have a fitting with a professional. This flexibility gives the advantage of choice alongside expertise when needed. A special app helps the patient to keep an eye on their progress as time goes by, and to get help and advice whenever they need it.