Modern teeth straightening with Invisalign

If you are suffering from crooked or wonky teeth, it is important that you speak to us at Archway Dental Surgery and find out about teeth straightening with Invisalign in Cornwall as soon as possible. Misaligned teeth can cause a range of dental health complications, and can even result in early tooth loss. If you have less-than-straight teeth then you need to do something about it sooner rather than later. Not only are crooked, wonky teeth unsightly to look at, but they make it difficult for you to brush or floss between your teeth, which means that bacteria and food particles remain in the mouth resulting in plaque build-up on the surface of your teeth, yellow enamel and bad breath. As plaque builds up on your teeth the number of bacteria in your mouth also multiply. There are millions of bacteria in plaque and these can have a harmful effect on your teeth and gums. This is because bacteria such as streptococcus mutans release acids that break down the enamel of your teeth resulting in cavities and tooth decay. They also release toxins that damage your gums resulting in gum disease. If you straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Cornwall, you will reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in your mouth and promote better dental health and wellbeing.

Invisalign can provide the answer


Firstly you need to visit us at Archway Dental Surgery and undergo a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. We will make sure that your teeth and gums are free of signs of tooth decay and gum disease. If not, then this will need to be addressed before you can straighten your teeth. This helps prevent any damage to your teeth or any breakage. It also prevents the worsening of any symptoms such as sensitivity. Once our dentist is happy to begin, you will need to undergo a 3D scan of your mouth.

We use the latest in digital dental technology to create a digital image of your mouth using the scan results and this image can be manipulated to show you how straightening your teeth can improve the appearance of your smile. The scan results will be used to calculate the necessary movements of your teeth and design a sequence of aligners. Each aligner can move your teeth by approximately 0.25 mm. The technology allows us to tell you how many aligners you need, and how long the process will take for you to achieve a neatly aligned smile. If you are happy with the possible results and the procedure that you will have to follow then we will order your aligners to be manufactured. This is done by 3D printing. The models of the aligners are printed and they are moulded using a patented medical grade thermoplastic. These aligners fit your mouth accurately, and work together to create a beautiful, straight smile. You will receive the full set of aligners which will be numbered to avoid confusion. Each of these aligners is worn for two weeks and then you move onto the next aligner in the series until you complete the set. Speak to us at Archway Dental Surgery today and find out more about Invisalign in Cornwall.