Crooked or wonky teeth, also known as malocclusion of the teeth can affect your dental health and it can have detrimental impact on your overall well-being. Firstly it affects the appearance of your smile and this can have a direct impact on your self-esteem and the way other people perceive you. Next it makes it difficult for you to clean your teeth well. This is because plaque and bacteria as well as food particles can become stuck within the nooks and crannies of the teeth. Over time this causes further plaque to build up on your mouth and hardens to become tartar. Tartar on your teeth can cause cavities which if left untreated cause tooth decay and you are also more likely to suffer from gum disease which if left untreated can cause periodontal disease. These issues can have irreversible effects and result in tooth loss. By speaking to your dentist you can find out about addressing malocclusion issues by undergoing teeth straightening.
What is Invisalign?
There are different methods for straightening your teeth. Some are easier than others. Speak to your dentist and find out about invisalign Ryde. Invisalign Ryde is a modern, well established and highly effective method of teeth straightening that has become highly popular across the world. Millions of adults have addressed the malocclusion of their teeth thanks to Invisalign Ryde. Invisalign replaces traditional orthodontic treatment with a discreet treatment option. Adults are now able to straighten their teeth without drawing unwanted attention to their mouth. This is because Invisalign as the name suggests is an invisible treatment procedure. It works by using clear thermoplastic aligners that are individually designed and manufactured to move your teeth into a neater formation.
How does Invisalign work?
By undergoing a three-dimensional scan of your mouth you will have a digital image of your teeth that can be adjusted to show you what a neatly aligned smile could look like for you. If you are happy with what you see then the software will be used to calculate the movements necessary for your teeth to create the predicted alignment. To move the teeth into these new positions the aligners will be created as a series and will move your teeth a little at a time until you have reached the end result. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth by approximately 0.25mm, this may take between 7 and 21 days after which you move on to the next aligner in the series.
According to your dental requirements the number of aligners that are required to to correct your teeth will differ. On average the treatment takes 6 to 12 months. One advantage is that you do not have to visit the dentist very often; rather you can visit the dentist for a quick appointment every 3 or 4 months to make sure that the process is coming along successfully. If you adhere to the protocol then soon you will be able to achieve a beautiful smile free of malocclusion issues that is healthier and easier to look after. Speak to your dentist today and find out more about Invisalign sooner rather than later to prevent dental health issues and fall in love with your smile.
All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.