Invisalign; A quick guide


Let us start by saying that having misaligned or crooked teeth is completely normal. We do understand, however, that the effects of having crooked teeth go much further than the medical side. As the smile is such an important device of communication, when you don’t feel confident with it you can suffer more than you know, both from a lack of happiness and self esteem, to worrying about your first impressions with those around you. Without a smile you can be proud of, it is possible that you’ll miss out on some of the highlights of life. That’s where Invisalign St. Albans comes in, as they are the clear aligners that can put you on the path to confidence.

Here at UK Dental Specialists, we understand the importance of a smile. With you at the heart of every decision we make, our main goal is to have you feeling at home when you visit our practice, and more than happy when you leave. Using all the knowledge and advice that we have, we want to see you smiling stronger than ever.

In this short article, we’ll provide you with a quick guide to Invisalign St. Albans, including the process and a compact list of benefits.

What is it?

Invisalign St. Albans are just one treatment within the orthodontic branch that can give you straight teeth in a considerably short amount of time. They are made from clear aligners that offer a subtle alternative to the fixed metal braces that you might be more familiar with. This form of teeth straightening technique can be more appealing to adults due to the ability to straighten your teeth subtly. Each aligner is custom made completely for the benefit of your teeth, so you won’t have to worry about having the exact same smile as someone else! Our aligners are unique, just like your smile.

What is the process?

Before you’re fitted for the aligners, it is important that you attend consultations and check ups with us. We will take pictures, x-rays and scans of your teeth, jaw and gums to make sure that there are no problem areas that need to be addressed before the teeth straightening journey begins. Then a dental impression will be made of your teeth to help to create the clear aligners. We’ll also give you a desired result picture so you know what you’re working towards! You will be given a series of custom made aligners for you to wear for 2-3 weeks at a time before switching them out for another tray. This is how the teeth straightening magic happens, as the different trays will move your teeth a little more each time.

What are the benefits?

There are a variety of benefits to the clear aligners, but one of the more popular is the fact that they are removable. This means that you can remove them for a few hours a day to thoroughly clean your teeth and the trays themselves. This also means that you don’t have to worry about changing your diet too much!