If you have misaligned teeth – a crossbite, overcrowding, an overbite or an underbite – you may well have heard about Invisalign in Cornwall. At Archway Dental Surgery, we offer a discreet solution to realigning your teeth, giving you the opportunity to smile with the confidence you deserve to have. Not everyone fancies having their teeth realigned for fear of having to wear metal braces and looking like an overgrown teenager, but thankfully this doesn’t have to be the case.
What is Invisalign in Cornwall?
Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces. It consists of clear plastic aligners that are bespoke fitted to your mouth. We will take a scan of your mouth using iTero technology from which your aligners will then be made to measure, fitting comfortably along the gumline. Using this scan, we can also create a 3D animation to show you how your teeth will look after treatment has been completed – it’s clever stuff and should get you motivated to wear your aligners for the recommended average of 22 hours a day. When worn, the aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth to move them gradually into the desired position.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
There are so many benefits to Invisalign in Cornwall that we could talk about it all day! We’re always happy to run through everything with you in person if you book in for a consultation, but here are the highlights. The first major plus point of Invisalign is that when worn, the aligners are barely visible to onlookers. The clear plastic simply shows your teeth through them and people shouldn’t notice you are wearing them – unless you choose to tell them, of course! You can remove the aligners whenever you need to, including when you eat and drink; this means that you won’t have messy clean ups after eating – at least not with your aligners! Another benefit is that you can also remove them when you have a special occasion or a sports fixture – the flexibility is there for you to make the decisions that suit you and your lifestyle. By being able to remove the aligners, you will also be able to maintain great oral hygiene by brushing and flossing as normal. With fixed braces, it can be difficult to keep teeth and gums as healthy, due to issues with brushing and flossing.
A further benefit to choosing Invisalign to treat mild to moderate alignment issues is that the plastic aligners are provided in sets which you will change between every couple of weeks. You get enough sets that you only need to come for a check-up every 6 weeks or so. This means you won’t need as much time off work and, with plastic aligners, there is less chance you will need emergency appointments either, as there is less that can go wrong with them than traditional metal braces (the boss won’t be breathing down your neck because of us!)
So, if you fancy realigning your teeth discreetly, conveniently and effectively, why not get the ball rolling with us at Archway Dental Surgery? We’re here to help get you the great smile you deserve and without feeling uneasy about people knowing what you’re up to – Invisalign can be our little secret.