Why Invisalign is becoming so popular


There was once a time when you would have to have an unsightly metal appliance attached to your teeth if you wanted to straighten them. This in itself often puts people off from having treatment and they end up tolerating their crooked, uneven smiles instead. Here at UK Dental Specialists we have a range of straightening appliances, but amongst the most popular is our removable appliance that is almost invisible. We believe that people should be able to straighten their teeth conveniently and comfortably, without the worry of what people think of their appearance whilst wearing an appliance. We make getting Invisalign St Albans as simple and straightforward as possible. If you aren’t happy with your smile because of your front teeth then get in touch to make a consultation appointment with one of our dental practitioners. They will be able to check that this treatment is suitable for your circumstances and answer any questions that you may have.

Custom made for your smile

When you get Invisalign St Albans you will have to attend an appointment to have a 3D scan taken of your teeth before you receive treatment as all of your aligners will be custom made specifically for you. The scan that is taken will then be used to produce further images to show the positions at which your teeth will be in at each stage of your treatment. You will be provided with a set of aligners for every stage of your treatment, but your practitioner will only issue a few sets at a time as you will need to attend appointments in between to check that your treatment is working effectively. Your practitioner will then issue you with your next few sets. It is always important to make sure that your aligners are being worn in the right order otherwise your treatment may not work as effectively.

A comfortable, clear appliance you can trust

One of the main benefits of these aligners is that they are completely clear and removable. This means that you can take your aligners out to eat meals and brush your teeth and you wont need to worry about getting food stuck in your appliance or navigating metal brackets with a toothbrush. Whilst you can remove your appliance it is still necessary to wear it for at least twenty-two hours of the day if you wish for your treatment to work effectively.

Another benefit of getting Invisalign St Albans is that your treatment time is likely to be considerably shorter than if you were to wear an alternative appliance. Your aligners work quickly with each set only needing to be worn for around two weeks each, so you will notice results quickly. The total length of time that treatment takes varies from patient to patient, but you can normally expect it to last between six and twelve months. It is important that you do not try and speed up this process by skipping a set of aligners or by beginning to wear your next set earlier than you should as this could end up damaging your teeth and hindering the progress of your treatment.