Straightening teeth can be one of the biggest and most influential decisions a person can make regarding the health and appearance of their teeth. There are many different ways a person can do this now thanks to the advances in technology over the years.
Dentists have listened to the needs and demands of their patients and as a result, have come up with a variety of different styles of teeth straightening devices to suit the differing needs that patients can present with.
One of the most successful and useful models that have come into frequent practice over the years is Invisalign Glasgow. This treatment consists of a series of clear, plastic trays that are worn over teeth and are used to gradually straighten teeth by pushing them into their correct position.
The secret behind the success of this invention is the digital scanning software named iTero. Patients can see potential results during the consultation phase to get them inspired to go through with the treatment plan, which is more successful, because movement is digitally pinpointed for faster and more comfortable results.
This software also enables more people to be suitable for the treatment programme as it is able to determine viable methods to straighten teeth for a wider variety of cases. By speaking with their dentist about their options, patients will be able to determine whether invisible, removable aligners will be suitable for them as their choice of device to take them on their teeth straightening journey.
How long does it take?
This really varies from patient to patient, however most people will see results in around a year and within two years. For a lifetime of healthier smiles and the process being so simple and seamless, this is not a lot to ask from many individuals.
People enjoy using this treatment because it conforms to their lifestyle more readily than other treatments available. Individuals are able to eat the foods they enjoy as they can simply remove the aligners before a meal.
They should simply remember to brush their teeth before replacing the trays so as to keep teeth healthy and to reduce the chance of bad breath.
If patients wear their aligners at least 20 to 22 hours each day, they can expect to see the results that were discussed in the consultation. By changing the aligners every couple of weeks, they will work through the months required before reaching that final point.
At this stage, it is imperative that they wear a retainer in order to maintain that position of their teeth. Ligaments that hold the alignment of teeth readily snap back into their previous position if they are not retained for a period of time in order to relax. This is why 2 years is generally set aside from commencement to completion as a more realistic time frame.
By speaking with a dentist, patients will be able to determine the expected time frame and other considerations that are unique to their own smile. They can ask specific questions and raise concerns that they may have, so that they are confident about moving forward with the procedure.