What is Invisalign Welwyn?
Tooth misalignment has always been a common dental issue among both younger and older people. The methods of straightening and improving the overall appearance and function of the teeth have varied from orthodontic treatments that have a cage around the head to wired brackets within the mouth, to clear discreet aligners. In modern dentistry the advances which have taken place have created fixed braces that blend in with the natural teeth and aligners which are discreet and removable by the patient.
This particular treatment method allows the patient to have more control over their treatment as the aligners are clear, removable and discreet. The aligners are to be worn for approximately 22 hours a day and removed by the patient when eating or cleaning the teeth. The aligners push the teeth into position, gently moving the teeth to their desired alignment. The treatment time varies greatly, as there are many fundamental factors to consider, such as the severity of the misalignment and the patient’s commitment to wearing the aligners.
Do I need to be in my younger years to have this treatment?
There is no upper age limit on the Invisalign treatment, but there are a variety of factors the dental team will consider when choosing an appropriate realignment treatment. Whilst age is not a factor, in cases where the tooth misalignment is severe it may be that fixed braces are advised as the first course of treatment, which can then be replaced by the clear aligners. This is all dependent on the individual case and all the available options will be discussed with the patient by their dental team.
How to choose a dentist
Whilst location plays an important part in choosing a dental practice there are numerous factors which need to be considered to ensure that you are receiving the best service. Whether the patient is nervous, new to the practice or a regular attendee it is important to feel at ease with the team that will be handling the care within the practice. From the moment the first appointment begins the patient should feel comfortable enough to ask as many questions as they need, so as to ensure that they understand all aspects of their treatment or procedure, including the benefits and the risks. It is also extremely important that if the patient is nervous they inform the dental practice upon booking the appointment that they are an anxious patient. By taking this important step, the dental practice will be able to take extra measures to put the patient at ease.
When choosing a dental practice it is important that the practice provides excellent, supportive customer care combined with the most up-to-date dental methods and technology which, as a result, enables the patient to know they are receiving the best care.
Please note, all dental treatments and procedures carry potential risks and it is therefore advised that patients seek further information and advice on any mentioned in this article with their dental team.