Goodbye, Braces! How Does Invisalign Work?

50% of Brits don’t like smiling because they’re not happy with the condition of their teeth. If you’re one of them, then you might know the difficulties of expressing yourself without exposing your insecurities. However, there are many cosmetic dentistry options out there today that can help you get the white and straight teeth you’ve always wanted. For example, there’s the innovative teeth straightening treatment called Invisalign. So how does Invisalign work? Read on to find out everything you need to know about Invisalign. What Is Invisalign? First of all, what is Invisalign? This is one of the newest ways to straighten your teeth, and it’s a much more inconspicuous and less…

what is invisalign

What is Invisalign?

Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you when they meet you for the first time. Crooked, chipped, or misaligned teeth not only ruin your facial esthetics but also have a negative effect on your personality. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry revealed that people who have a charming smile are often perceived as being friendlier and more intelligent than those who have a flawed smile. Conventional metal braces are one of the best options for correcting tooth misalignment. However, many people avoid orthodontic treatment with braces owing to their conspicuous metallic appearance. Moreover, metal braces are not comfortable to wear and can…

Tooth Retainers

Tooth Retainers – The Straight Talking Truth

The first thing to get straight (pun intended) is to identify what we mean about a tooth retainer. When you have orthodontics to have straight teeth you will typically have 2 devices: An active device – this will move your teeth to their new position. A passive device – this holds your teeth in the new position after the active device has done its work People generally use the term ‘retainer’ interchangeably between an active and passive device however, this is not correct. A retainer is a passive device and holds your teeth in the new position after the orthodontic treatment has moved them from their original position. Having said…