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Invisalign could be your answer to misaligned teeth

If you have been trying to find out about improving the aesthetic appearance of your teeth then it is more than likely that you have heard about Invisalign Hertfordshire. Invisalign is a modern, comfortable and convenient method of improving the look of your smile. Thanks to advances in dental technology over the last few decades Invisalign has helped correct the misalignment issues of hundreds and thousands of smiles across the country.

Who needs Invisalign?
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Misalignment issues vary from person to person and whether you have undergone orthodontic treatment when you were younger and are looking to to perfect your smile, or you have not undergone traditional orthodontics before but would like to to improve the look of your smile, then Invisalign Hertfordshire is the ideal solution for you. Invisalign can be used for all ages and a variety of different aesthetic issues of your teeth including crookedness, wonky teeth, protruding teeth, overcrowding of your teeth or gaps in your teeth. It is perfect for those who have mild or moderate misalignment issues and it is designed for those who are reluctant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment. Although the use of dental braces, which are fixed to your teeth to apply constant pressure and push them into position, remains the most effective form of orthodontics, many people avoid braces because they are highly visible in the mouth. This has led to the design and development of invisible orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign.

How does Invisalign work?

To find out more about how Invisalign can work for you, you will need to book an appointment and visit your dentist in person. Your dentist will undertake a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to make sure that Invisalign is suitable for you and then you are ready to begin the process. The dentist will carry out a specialised three-dimensional scan of your teeth, which will then be sent to the Invisalign laboratory to create a series of aligners which work together to create a beautiful smile for you. The number of aligners that you need will depend on the extent of misalignment that you begin with and this varies from patient to patient; however, an average treatment time is usually around 6 to 12 months. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks at a time, they can be taken out of your mouth as necessary, but they need to be removed for meal times and should stay in your mouth for at least 22 hours of the day. They are easy to keep clean and look after. As you can take them out of your mouth as required, they allow you to maintain your dental hygiene routine as normal. You can visit your dentist after you have progressed by 2 or 3 aligners to make sure that the treatment is coming along successfully and that your teeth continue to remain clean and healthy throughout the procedure. The comfort and convenience of Invisalign means that it is continuing to grow in popularity among patients and dentists alike. So find out more about Invisalign and begin your journey to a beautiful smile today.

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