One of the best ways to improve your dental health is by speaking to your experienced dentist about straightening your teeth. Crooked and wonky teeth are more prone to dental health issues, such as cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. If you have crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, or overlapping teeth then you may find that despite maintaining a good dental hygiene routine, plaque and tartar build up on the surface of your teeth. This is because your brush may not be able to reach each part of your teeth properly and floss may not be able to get in between your teeth, therefore bacteria and other food particles linger in your mouth resulting in an increased production of plaque. This is why you are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease in the future.
What is Invisalign?
Teeth straightening can be carried out at any age. There are many different treatment options available to improve the alignment of your teeth and by speaking to your dentist you can find a suitable treatment option for you. One of the most popular teeth-straightening options currently available is Invisalign Dublin. Invisalign is a clear aligner system. This means it uses clear thermoplastic aligners to replace traditional orthodontic braces to straighten your teeth. With Invisalign you are able to transform your smile discreetly and no one will even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The aligners are very convenient because they can be taken out of your mouth and replaced as necessary and they are easy to become accustomed to, because they fit in your mouth with accuracy and precision. They are designed and manufactured using the latest in digital dental technology, therefore they are comfortable to wear and they also produce excellent aesthetic results.
You will be able to see a digital representation of how your teeth will look following the treatment before you even commit to the procedure and if you adhere to the protocol then these are the results you will achieve. It is important to remember that Invisalign requires commitment. Whilst traditional braces are fixed to your teeth and therefore you do not have to worry about how long they are in your mouth, with Invisalign aligners it is up to you to make sure that you wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours of the day. They only need to be removed at meal times or if you drink anything other than water. After your meal it is essential that you brush your teeth thoroughly before placing your aligners back into your mouth.
In this way you can achieve a beautiful new smile within an average of 6 to 12 months. Depending on the extent of misalignment that you begin with it may take a little longer, up to 18 months in total. If this sounds like what you are looking for then speak to your dentist today and find out if you are eligible for Invisalign and how it can help you transform the appearance of your smile and improve your dental health for the future.