Teeth straightening at a dentist in Tooting

Here at Broadway Dental Centre we are proud to be a dentist in Tooting which strives to help our patients meet their dental goals alongside the important work of treating dental problems. Sometimes these two things go hand in hand and one such circumstance is when we consider straightening teeth. Of course, it is possible to undergo treatment for the straightening of your teeth for purely aesthetic reasons, but more often than not additional dental problems can also be addressed through the use of braces or aligners.

Teeth straightening with Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are made from clear, nearly invisible polyurethane plastic (SmartTrack material) and are known for being removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. They work by applying controlled forces to teeth to move them gradually into a better position, similar to traditional braces.

Invisalign aligners can correct many malocclusions, including crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and crowded teeth. It is important to consult with your dentist in Tooting to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this form of treatment. It may not be possible to correct severe malocclusions through the use of these aligners. Your dentist in Tooting will be able to examine your mouth and teeth and direct you to a suitable course of treatment in order to meet your personal dental needs.

The treatment time with Invisalign aligners varies depending on the severity of the case, but most people wear them for between 6 and 18 months.

What are the advantages of treatment with Invisalign?

One of the key advantages of Invisalign aligners is their removability. You can take them out for important social occasions, sports practice, eating, and brushing teeth, making them an attractive option for many people. Invisalign aligners are also recognised for their comfort. They are custom made for each patient helping to ensure you receive a snug yet comfortable fit. Invisalign aligners are also made using a 3D printing process, which creates custom made aligners that fit the teeth precisely. They can be trimmed down to match the shape of your gum line which reduces the likelihood of you experiencing discomfort caused by rubbing.

Another advantage of Invisalign aligners is that they are almost invisible. If you are conscious of your smile, then this could make them a good option for you. Due to their transparency they are unlikely to be particularly noticeable to those around you, which means they shouldn’t add to any self consciousness. When treatment is finished, you may even expect your confidence to grow as self consciousness about misalignment or malocclusion diminishes, giving you a reason to smile!

It is widely recognised that straighter teeth can be healthier teeth as they are most often easier to properly clean than crooked and crowded teeth. Therefore, having straighter teeth can be considered advantageous for the lifespan of your teeth and your overall oral health and wellbeing.

What should I do if I don’t know which treatment to go forward with?

If you are unsure about which treatments might be good for you, then it could be beneficial to undergo a smile makeover with us. These can be particularly helpful for those who wish to improve the aesthetic of their smile, but don’t know where to begin. Of course, you can always book an appointment with your dentist in Tooting if you wish to discuss this at length. For more information regarding Invisalign at Broadway Dental Centre, or our other treatment options, please visit our website, pop into the practice or give us a call.