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Invisalign Protects Smiles and Prevents Oral Health Problems

Woman showing the thinness and subtleness of Invisalign

Woman putting on her invisalignOne of the most common dental problems amongst Londoners is gapped teeth. This refers to the condition wherein noticeable spaces separate the teeth when they should be sitting as close together as possible.

Many people make the mistake of believing that these spaces are just simple cosmetic flaws. While the spaces indeed ruin smiles, they can also contribute to numerous other health concerns. The good news is, with the latest gap-eliminating oral appliances, you can prevent these complications. One of the things you can undergo is Invisalign treatment in London, which can close these spaces in as little as six, even three months.

Gaps and Tooth Decay: The Link

Tooth decay is one of the leading causes of tooth loss all over the globe. In the United Kingdom, a considerable percentage of the population of children have tooth cavities. And almost the entire adult population have a decay on one of their teeth. While it is widely known that poor oral hygiene leads to the development of tooth decay, not a lot of people know that certain conditions, such as gapped teeth, further increase the risk of cavities.

When you have spaces between your teeth, you will find it harder to clean your teeth and remove the decay-causing plaque that always forms on the teeth and gums. Keep in mind that this clear but sticky substance takes as little as 20 minutes to form, so imagine how severe their accumulation is over the months and even years you keep your gapped teeth.

Tooth Decay Results in Gum Problems

Tooth decay and plaque formation gives rise to gum problems. Gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontitis cause pain, inflammation, loosening of the teeth, gum recession, and ultimately, tooth loss. Because people who have gapped teeth have a higher risk of cavities, it follows that they also have an increased risk of gum diseases.

So as early as now, seek out all your possible treatment options to rid your mouth of these spaces that will not just ruin your smile, but also your oral health.

Your Teeth, Your Business

Teeth With Invisible Braces

Teeth With Invisible BracesBelieve it or not, not everyone in 21st century Britain is obsessed with detailing every single moment of their day on Instagram or Snapchat or Twitter. There are still plenty of people who would rather keep their private lives private and do not welcome intrusive interest in their lives, especially if the subject involves their health in some way. Hence, the incredible rise in popularity of invisible braces over the last few years.

Invisible braces are offered by many dentists. At PDC Dental in Barnsley, they are platinum providers of the very popular Invisalign system. Being an Invisalign platinum provider means that the dentist has a great deal of experience in supplying this alignment system.

How does it work?

Invisalign is different from other ways of straightening misaligned teeth. Rather than brackets and wires, it uses transparent plastic trays, which look rather like mouth guards, that fit over the teeth. Once in place, the aligners hug your teeth so closely and are so thin that it’s almost impossible to see them.

The aligners are created from impressions taken by your dentist. Invisalign’s laboratory in the USA receives these in the post and from these calculates the trajectory along which your teeth need to move to become beautifully aligned. The laboratory makes a series of aligners. Each one represents a step along the way from the current position of your teeth to their correctly aligned position. The pressure that the plastic applies to the teeth is what gently nudges them along the path.

You need to wear each tray for about 2 weeks before moving on to the next one. Depending on your individual case, you will need to wear between 12 and 48 trays.

Invisalign clear aligners have other advantages as well as being almost unnoticeable, and these come with the fact that they are removable. This means that they are easy to clean, and so are your teeth. You just take it out in the morning to clean your teeth, and do the same at night, cleaning the aligner too.

Also, if you really don’t want anyone to see you are wearing aligners, perhaps for a super-special event like a wedding or a job interview, you can simply take them out.

Teeth Straightening Treatments for Adults – Explore Your Options

a woman showing her Invisalign

Teeth With Invisible BracesIn the past, metal braces were worn predominantly by children and teenagers. Nowadays, adults wearing braces is a more common phenomenon, although many patients seek alternative treatments to straighten their teeth. Modern dentistry offers quite a few teeth straightening options that do not require wearing metal braces. However, with so many options, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose what’s right for you.

Misaligned teeth can undermine your confidence, make you smile less often and eventually compromise your social life. An experienced dentist, like the ones at Staplehurst Dental in Kent, will put your mind at ease and help you decide on a suitable treatment to fit your lifestyle. Every patient is unique, which is why it is important for your dentist to assess your needs with your co-operation.

Here are a few discreet teeth straightening options for adults, which offer a good alternative to traditional braces.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are fixed braces, but are very different from conventional braces. These teeth straightening system employs tooth-coloured wires and brackets to discreetly move your front teeth in as little as six months. Six Month Smiles can effectively treat a variety of dental issues such as crooked, crowded or spaced teeth, as well as misaligned overbites and underbites. However, they cannot treat severe types of misalignment. Six Month Smiles braces are ideal for patients who need to straighten their teeth in time for a specific event.


Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made, transparent aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth, gently moving them into their correct position. The aligners are made with the aid of 3D imaging technology to provide a completely discreet option to straightening your teeth without brackets or wires. Each aligner has to be worn for about two weeks at a time before moving on to the next one, although times may vary from patient to patient. Each aligner is slightly different to the previous one and gently applies more pressure to the teeth that need to be straightened.

Invisalign aligners are very comfortable and can be removed to eat and brush your teeth. However, you must wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day to achieve the best results possible.