Misaligned teeth can cause a variety of different problems, which will affect your lifestyle. Some of the problems associated with dental misalignment are self-consciousness when smiling and difficulty pronouncing certain words. Invisalign Hertfordshire can help you to overcome these two problems as well as many more.
What a difference a few decades makes
Misaligned teeth have been a problem for many years, and many of us can remember that one child going to school with what we affectionately referred to as “teeth gallows” attached to their teeth. They were in effect a set of metal braces that fitted onto the front of their teeth and operated by regular adjustments to the bands and wires. A few decades on and technology and dental science have combined and modified the metal dental brace, making it more effective and more comfortable to wear.
Over time and with the amazing advances in technology, more targeted appliances were created. Today, in addition to the metal dental brace, we have braces made from ceramics because they are closer to your natural teeth in colour and clear braces. There are even braces that can fit onto the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible. These all work on a similar principle to the original metal braces and require adjustments from time to time.
Even more development continued
Development into dental misalignment continued and is ongoing. More recently, a new procedure to correct misaligned teeth has been created, and a whole new array of hardware and software has been developed to complement this procedure. The appliance used now resembles a gumshield that can fit over your teeth, unlike braces, which use blocks attached to your teeth. There are no wires or bands necessary, and the “gumshields” are referred to as trays.
Using the power of science and technology
Invisalign Hertfordshire uses the latest technology to take as many as 6,000 pictures per second of the interior of your mouth. These pictures give us the opportunity to very accurately assess your condition and design a treatment plan that suits your particular condition. We are able to send these pictures to the laboratory where technicians can produce the trays necessary to correct your particular condition. Your treatment will be tailor-made, especially for you. Each tray that is created has a slightly different orientation and gradually moves your teeth into the desired location. Each tray must be worn for at least 22 hours per day and may be removed to allow you to eat, brush and floss. The treatment duration depends on your condition and can be anything from 6 to 18 months.
The end result
Invisalign Hertfordshire can even show you a virtual picture of how your smile will look after treatment before treatment has commenced. At the end of the treatment, we at Elegance Dental will ask you to wear an aligner for a number of weeks to allow your teeth to settle. You can then smile without feeling self-conscious, and you will be able to speak without any difficulty.