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The role of orthodontics in alignment issues

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry which is involved in dealing with problems relating to the alignment of your teeth. There are many factors which can affect the alignment of your teeth and these include crookedness, wonky teeth, overcrowding, gaps in the teeth, protruding teeth and different sized teeth. Most people also suffer from some degree of bite issue. Bite disorders are where the upper jaw and lower jaw do not align properly, and can be either due to overbite, underbite, crossbite or other similar problem, although no two bite issues are the same. Alignment issues and bite disorders not only look unsightly, but they can also cause many dental issues and complications in the future if not dealt with early in life. Orthodontics is involved in the correction or improvement of such conditions using different forms of dental braces.

Invisible orthodontics

Previously adults have settled with the alignment issues of their teeth to avoid conventional metal orthodontic braces. To rectify this situation, using advances in dental knowledge and technology, the last few decades have seen the introduction, establishment and surge in popularity of invisible orthodontics. Invisalign is one of the most popular forms of invisible orthodontics, famous for its discretion, convenience and comfort. Ask our team here at Fresh Dental Care about Invisalign Maidstone and book an appointment to see a dentist today.

How does Invisalign work?

First, when you visit your dentist here at Fresh Dental Care, you need to undergo a full examination of your mouth, because orthodontic treatment requires that you have clean teeth and strong, healthy gums. You may need to undergo a professional clean with your hygienist if necessary. Once the dentist is happy that Invisalign is a suitable treatment for you, then you can discuss what you are looking for from the treatment procedure.

Your dentist will carry out a specialised three-dimensional scan of your mouth to show you an accurate prediction of how your teeth may look following successful treatment with Invisalign Maidstone. If you are happy with what you see and decide to go ahead with the treatment then the scan can be sent off to the technicians and they will create a series of individually tailored aligners which will help move your teeth into the desired positions. This form of manufacture helps ensure that the aligners are precise and comfortable, and are designed so that each aligner moves the position of your teeth by 0.25 mm over a period of two weeks, after which you move onto the next aligner in the series. The aligners need to be worn for approximately 22 hours a day. The total duration of the treatment procedure depends on the severity of your alignment issues and the final look that you are after. Speak to us at Fresh Dental Care today and find out more about Invisalign Maidstone and how it can help improve the aesthetics of your smile and the overall health of your teeth.