Orthodontics is about diagnosis, prevention, and correction of irregularly positioned teeth. The benefits are increased confidence, reduced risk of disease and injury, and improved oral hygiene.
Invisalign is a revolutionary discreet orthodontic technique which uses a series of custom-made aligners to gradually move crooked, gappy or crowded teeth to an improved position.
The aligners are made from clear, plastic material and sit over your teeth, much like a thin sports mouthguard.
They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them. For the best results, all you need to do is wear them for 22 hours a day and change your set of aligners approximately every two weeks.
Benefits of orthodontics:
1. Increased confidence
A smile you can be proud of is an obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. People who are happy with their smile are more confident within themselves and with the people around them. It is no wonder that parents want to provide their children with the best chances of success and that adults seek treatment for personal and business reasons.
2. Reduced risk of disease and injury
Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Straight teeth are less prone to developing decay, periodontal (gum) disease and/or sustaining an injury. Straight teeth collect less plaque which is a risk factor for periodontal disease. Protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken in an accident, so repositioning and aligning them with other teeth can result in a decreased risk of fracture.
3. Improved oral hygiene
When teeth are properly aligned, it is easier to keep them clean. Misaligned teeth can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing and stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth. In extreme cases, misalignment of the jaw joints can result, sometimes leading to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck.
|Full assessment, records and treatment planning||£100|
|Essex Retainers||£100 per arch|
|Vivera Retainers (3 sets)||£400|