Best foot forward
One of the first things that a person notices about you when you meet them, is your smile. It is one of your most valuable and important social commodities and more of an asset than you may have imagined. It is estimated that in as little as a tenth of a second, an assessment of your character has been made – such as your trustworthiness – and within just seven seconds, that you have made a lasting imprint on the mind of the person you have met. This imprint is near enough impossible to reverse, and as such it is imperative that you put your best foot forward when meeting somebody important for the first time. One of the key factors, as unfair and superficial as this may seem, that influences this first impression, is the brightness and health of your teeth. Which is why it could be truly worthwhile to take action and visit a trustworthy dentist in W1 if you have teeth which are misaligned, to ensure that you can make a lasting impression that counts.
Why seek out orthodontics?
Many adults of all ages require orthodontic treatment to straighten and align their smiles, although many do not seek this, because they feel they are perhaps too old for treatment, or do not wish to wear conventional orthodontic braces. However, today there are several forms of orthodontics which can be fitted to be worn by adults of all ages and which are specifically designed to be completely unnoticeable within the patient’s mouth. Invisalign retainers are one such method of ‘hidden orthodontics’ which can help to discreetly move a patient’s teeth back to a more appropriate position, without causing them to attract any undue attention to themselves whilst doing so.
What is Invisalign?
Discreet dental aligners such as Invisalign are a relatively new type of orthodontics which offer patients an alternative to conventional braces. They work by creating a bespoke, fitted retainer which is constructed by using a mould of the patient’s teeth – which is either created digitally or with putty. From this mould, a retainer is formed using a specifically opted for, transparent plastic called SmartTrack, which is chosen for being both malleable enough to be comfortable, but durable enough to slowly push the patient’s teeth until they are straight, through the use of targeted pressure points that are built within it.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
One of the main appeals of the Invisalign method is that, as each retainer is created using a transparent, flexible plastic, it is considered by those who opt for it to be far more comfortable than more conventional systems of orthodontics. Also, as the plastic which is used is transparent, the retainer is almost completely invisible when it is worn over the patient’s teeth, which allows them to enjoy life as normal throughout treatment, whilst still achieving a straighter smile. Yet another advantage is that the retainer can be removed at the patient’s leisure, such as when eating food or taking a photograph, unlike most other forms of orthodontics which are generally fused to the patient’s teeth for the duration of treatment.