Factors affecting the aesthetics of your teeth

There are many different factors that can affect the aesthetics of your smile and the good news is that you no longer have to be unhappy with the look of your teeth. Healthy teeth and gums are vital for overall well-being but we know that the aesthetics of your teeth can also affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. Misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, protruding teeth and wonky teeth can be embarrassing. In the age of social media and selfies, we want you to smile happily, and a beautiful white smile can increase your confidence and positively impact your life.

What is Invisalign?

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that is involved in improving the aesthetics of your smile by straightening your teeth and dealing with misalignment issues such as bite disorders, including overbite, underbite and crossbite. Traditionally orthodontic treatment is carried out using highly visible metal wires and brackets which can usually be seen in teenagers. Adults are very reluctant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment because of the visibility of the braces and therefore to encourage adults who have not undergone orthodontic treatment as a child to consider improving the aesthetics of their smile, much research has been carried out in the field to develop invisible orthodontics.

Invisalign in Fulham is increasingly popular and sought after invisible orthodontic treatment which has successfully treated hundreds and thousands of smiles over the last two decades. Invisalign uses transparent, metal-free aligners which gradually push the teeth into the required position. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for any orthodontic treatment and you will first need to visit your dentist and make sure that your teeth are clean and you have no dental issues present. Once the dentist is happy that you are eligible for the treatment then you can discuss what you are looking for and what your expectations are from the procedure. Speak to us at Chelsea and Fulham dentist to find out more about how Invisalign in Fulham can help improve your smile.

How does Invisalign work?

After a careful examination of your teeth and a professional cleaning when necessary the dentist will carry out x-rays and scans of your teeth and these will be used to show you an accurate prediction of what a successful course of Invisalign can do for your smile. The test results will also be sent to the technicians to manufacture individually tailored aligners which are each designed to move your teeth by 0.25 mm until they have reached their desired positions. Each aligner needs to be worn for two weeks for at least 20 hours a day. then you move onto the next aligner until you complete the series. Visiting your dentist in between will help make sure that the procedure is coming along successfully and that your teeth are clean and healthy. Speak to the team at Chelsea and Fulham dentist and book a consultation to find out more about how Invisalign in Fulham could be the perfect treatment solution for you.