An introduction to teeth alignment


In this day and age where social media plays a massive role in influencing our choices and decisions, and impacts on how we perceive our own appearances, teeth alignment has become a very popular choice of cosmetic dentistry. Celebrities and influencers have straight teeth and the masses wish to follow these influencers and change their appearance accordingly. Teeth alignment is not always for cosmetic purposes. Young teenagers often require teeth alignment and this is usually performed under the NHS. However if you are considering having cosmetic teeth alignment then look into UK Dental Specialists in St Albans, where our expert team will be able to provide you with professional advice.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign St Albans is one of the most popular methods of aligning teeth. Invisalign is essentially a type of brace used to straighten the jawline and the teeth, but the main perk of Invisalign St Albans is that it is invisible and therefore the treatment gives people more confidence.

How does Invisalign work?

At the initial consultation our dentist will first examine your teeth and analyse the extent to which your teeth require alignment. In some circumstances Invisalign may not be the right option for you and you may be offered another type of teeth straightening treatment. However in the majority of cases Invisalign St Albans will be able to achieve the results that you are looking for.

Based on the degree of alignment required our dentist will discuss the length of the treatment process. Most Invisalign treatment plans range from 6 months to 18 months and in some cases up to 24 months. Again, this is dependent on each patient’s individual needs, circumstances and preferences.

At this appointment if you are happy to go ahead with the treatment and start the process our dentist will also take impressions of your teeth and these will be sent off to the laboratories where your set of Invisalign trays will be ordered for you.

Once the trays are delivered you will be contacted by our dentist for a follow up appointment at which they will ensure that the trays fit and will explain to you how to use them. It is important to follow our dentist’s advice and guidance to ensure that you achieve the optimal results that you are looking for. Invisalign trays often need to be worn for up to 18 to 22 hours a day and it is essential that you do as is required.


It is also important to take care of both your teeth and the Invisalign trays during your treatment period. Ensure to brush your teeth and the trays twice daily and avoid consuming any foods or drinks except for water whilst wearing the Invisalign trays. This is to ensure that the trays do not get damaged and therefore continue to work as they are intended to. If you follow our dentist’s advice and guidance you will start seeing results as soon as 6 weeks from the start of your treatment. Ensure that you continue your treatment to achieve optimal results.