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If you have misaligned teeth, the last thing you may want to do is smile for the camera whilst feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth. With friends and family eager to take a selfie or twenty with you, it can be hard to avoid the dreaded photo opportunity. Therefore, finding a way to realign your smile might be something you have considered; however, you’re probably worried that metal wires and brackets aren’t up your street – you’d rather pout at the camera or run from it!

Thankfully, you can put your running shoes back in the wardrobe (although, running’s very good for you!) because there just might be a way to realign your teeth without the need for fixed metal braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign St John’s Wood consists of clear, removable plastic aligners. These clear aligners can be worn over the teeth and fit snugly along the gumline. They apply gentle pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired position over some time, starting at just 6 months! It is designed to treat mild to moderate alignment issues.

What are the benefits of clear aligners?

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Choosing to use clear aligners offers a wide variety of benefits to patients. One of the best reasons to do so is the fact that when clear aligners are worn, they are barely noticeable because only your teeth may be seen through the clear plastic.

Another bonus is that the aligners are comfortable to wear as they can be made bespoke to fit your mouth using iTero technology. This 3D digital scan takes the measurements for your aligners to be made to measure. An animation can also be generated from this to show you what your teeth will look like before treatment has even started as well! It’s hi-tech and clever stuff that really gets results!

Moreover, these aligners may be removed for up to 2 hours a day. This means that you can clean your teeth as normal and there is no need to clean the aligners after eating. You can also remove them when playing sports, attending a special event or because it’s raining – the choice is yours; whatever takes your fancy! A further plus point is that the aligners are very difficult to break because they are made of a very durable type of plastic.

Anything else I need to know?

To find out whether treatment with clear aligners is right for you, it is recommended that you have a consultation with your dentist. They will be able to examine your mouth thoroughly and maybe take some x-rays, for example. There are other discreet options available if clear aligners are not suitable for you, and you can find out more about this when your dentist discusses your treatment plan with you. Simply contact your dentist to book in and you can discuss your needs to ensure that you feel happy with the treatment available to you.

What are you waiting for? Get smiling for the camera!

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