If you are thinking about getting your teeth straightened and you are an adult in a profession that involves dealing with the public, you might not be so keen on the idea of having brackets and wires fixed to your teeth for a year or two, however discreet they may be. But don’t let that put you off exploring other options. There are ways to get teeth aligned that are more or less invisible, and these include Invisalign in Glasgow from us at Park Orthodontics.
Instead of brackets and wires there are clear aligners that look like very thin mouth guards. You wear them over your teeth, and once they are in place, they are very hard to spot by the casual observer.
How Invisalign works
Once you have had your consultation and we have sent your detailed measurements off to Invisalign, you will receive a series of aligners. You start with the first set and put the aligners over your teeth. You snap the aligners into place and go about your daily routine.
Each aligner has built-in pressure points that press on your teeth to nudge them gently along the path to their correct alignment.
Every time you need to eat or drink anything other than plain water, you remove your aligners. You brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in place.
You work your way through the series of aligners, wearing each one for 7-10 days before replacing it with the next.
There are some things to bear in mind with Invisalign in Glasgow. These include:
You may need some attachments to help them stay in place. The attachments are also clear.
Sticking to the schedule
You must wear your aligners for at least 20 hours every day if you are going to keep up enough sustained pressure for your teeth to move.
At the end of treatment, you will need to wear a retainer in order to settle your teeth in the right place and stop them drifting.
Invisalign works best on mild to moderate alignment issues. Invisible lingual braces are a good alternative for more complex issues.