It is pretty much safe to say that almost everyone wants to have straight teeth. There is an obsession with looking beautiful and healthy, most likely compounded by the use of Instagram and other social media where a white, perfect smile is glorified.
There is nothing wrong with striving for health, however, it can be detrimental to an individual’s self esteem if they are not as perfect as others they see on the net. It can be difficult for families or young professionals to be able to afford traditional means in which to perfect their appearance as well, further compounding negative feelings about themselves.
Thankfully, with a lot of research and technology surrounding malocclusion, treatments are becoming more streamlined, and affordable, than ever before. Finance plans mean that patients need only pay weekly or monthly for a treatment with no additional, hidden costs, ensuring that almost anyone can have the smile they have always dreamed of having.
The way this can be done is with the ever popular Invisalign Glasgow. These clear, removable aligners are a new way in which to straighten teeth, and different systems have been put in place over the years to accommodate different patient’s needs even further.
By discussing their options with a dentist, patients can understand whether this treatment plan is right for them. There is also a lot of information available online regarding success stories and advice, so individuals can grasp a clear understanding of what is expected of them and their dentist throughout their teeth straightening journey.
What does it entail?
These clear aligners are not for everyone and are more suitable for mild to moderate misalignments. This is because they work by gently pushing teeth into their correct position over the course of several months. More traditional braces work by pulling teeth into the correct position using wires and brackets.
A dentist has more control over the manipulation of teeth by using the latter, and that additional control is needed in severe situations. Many people can benefit from having a clear aligner, so don’t let this information be off-putting.
The clear aligners can be removed for a couple of hours everyday so that a person can enjoy eating without inhibitions. They simply need to ensure that they clean their teeth prior to reapplying their aligner so that bad bacteria does not harbour on their teeth and cause complications and bad breath.
Effective for both teenagers and adults, the fact that they are near invisible when a person smiles is very advantageous. Professional adults may feel hesitant to wear traditional braces and this is a beneficial alternative for them to consider.
Although it may take longer for adults to have their teeth straightened because their jaw bone has set and the bones and ligaments are less receptive to change, it can be done so there is no reason to delay creating that healthier smile that one has dreamed of having.
Teeth will actually become more misaligned over time, not the other way, so by acting as quickly as possible, individuals can enjoy their smile for many years to come.