If you have wonky teeth then you might have considered seeing a cosmetic dentist in Colwyn Bay for treatment to straighten them. This is something that can be done in a couple of different ways, as sometimes it’s possible to its straighten out slightly crooked teeth using porcelain veneers, but often it can be better to at least consider having Invisalign aligners. The advantage of approaching the problem in this way is that it can be more conservative. Porcelain veneers do require a tiny amount of tooth material to be removed which can only ever be replaced artificially.
Invisalign is an extremely popular system, especially amongst people who have careers that involve meeting and talking with other people and who might otherwise be embarrassed about wearing more traditional fixed braces. The fact that they’re fully removable makes it extremely easy to maintain good oral health during treatment, something that can be trickier and more time-consuming with fixed braces.
Results from using Invisalign in Wales are highly predictable as your dentist will be able to show you previews of computer images prior to treatment which predict the way the teeth will move. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks before being changed for a fresh set that will continue to move the teeth. Some people will only need to have treatment for their upper teeth while other people will need to wear upper and lower aligners to make sure their teeth meet together correctly at the end of treatment.
Most people find the aligners easy to wear once they have become accustomed to them, although it is not uncommon to experience a little discomfort when wearing a new set of aligners for the first time as they are applying pressure on the teeth that is making them to move. You will need to come in to West End Dental Clinic at regular intervals as your dentist in Wales will need to check everything is progressing as planned, and we will provide you more aligners to continue treatment.
Treatment typically takes a year to complete, but this does vary according to your orthodontic issues so it’s best to make an appointment to see Dr Trevor W Ferguson to discuss this further. Once treatment is completed you must be prepared to wear a retainer. This can be bonded permanently onto the back of your teeth or it can be removable. It’s very important to wear it as recommended for the first few months once treatment is completed and while the teeth are still adjusting to their new positions. After this you will still need to wear it overnight a couple of times a week to make sure your teeth don’t relapse into their old positions. It’s a small price to pay for treatment that is conservative, and which can help to improve your overall oral health as you’ll find your straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean.