If you have been so unlucky as to break a bone and while the bone heals, you had to wear a cast for several weeks, then you will know how irritating and cumbersome it can be. Lugging an encased body part around with you, impeding your every movement makes everything extra hard, including sleeping.
If you think that’s bad, imagine having something similar in your mouth for months on end. Your favourite foods are off the menu, and what you can eat gets stuck in this thing and it takes forever to it get out. It’s hard to keep your teeth clean. You get sores where it rubs in your mouth and no one is entirely sure what you are saying.
That’s braces for you; the old-fashioned sort, anyway. Here at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, Invisalign is nothing like that. In fact, it’s a brilliant alternative to the traditional metal braces so often seen on teenagers.
Invisalign in Glasgow not only pretty much does away with metal, it also gets rid of the brackets and wires altogether, replacing them with rigid, smooth plastic mouth guard-like aligners. There is no rubbing on the inside of your mouth with these guys. The plastic is so thin, only 0.3mm, that once you snap your aligners into place they become as good as invisible. Only a trained eye can spot them.
As for all that having to change your diet and all that stuck food, there’s no chance of that because Invisalign in Glasgow is removable. You just take out the aligners each time you want to eat, or have any other drink apart from water, and then snap them back in. We provide a carry case to store your aligners in while you eat. It’s not unusual to lose weight with Invisalign because you have to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day, which makes endless snacks and cups of coffee almost impossible.
Treatment takes about a year. During your treatment, you will wear a series of aligners, the number depends on your alignment issues, changing from one to the next, as each moves your teeth one step nearer their alignment goal.