Invisalign, or as it’s sometimes mistakenly called ‘invisaline’, is a treatment that can help restore your smile through the usage of corrective clear braces that are hidden from sight. It’s a simple procedure that can straighten out and strengthen a crooked smile over the course of a few months.
Patients young and old can benefit greatly from this treatment, but sadly some still miss out on some of the potentially life changing advantages of these braces. So our team has comprised a short list of signs to keep an eye out for that might hint at you needing a visit to our orthodontist in Hampshire for a set of Invisalign braces.
What are hidden braces?
Before we dive too deep into our list of signs you should visit our orthodontist in Hampshire, here’s a little background information.
The braces are plastic aligners made from a transparent material that is hard to spot. The goal of this apparatus is to place a small and gentle amount of pressure on specific parts of your teeth over the course of several months. Over time these teeth should start to slowly turn in place to provide you with a stronger and straighter smile.
Generally this process can take around 12 to 13 months, but it can vary from patient to patient as those that are younger may experience shorter turnaround times in their treatment.
One of the most common signs that you need orthodontics is if you have any crooked or crowded looking teeth in your gum line. Not only can this ruin an otherwise lovely smile, but bacteria, plaque and tartar can build up between parts of your teeth that you will naturally miss as you brush them in your daily routine.
Straightening out these troublesome teeth allows you to get back into those hard to reach spots and give them a good clean. At Winchester Orthodontics our highly trained team will fit your transparent braces quickly, whilst providing you with a wealth of information on how to properly care for and maintain your new addition.
Another sign that you may be a candidate for invisible braces is if you are having difficulty chewing or eating your meals. Realigning your teeth with this treatment should allow you to break up your food easier, ease any digestive troubles and lessen those feelings of jaw ache that may crop up after eating.
Problems centred around speech
Although it may seem unconnected, in some cases issues surrounding speech may be lessened with the use of a corrective brace.
As an example, misaligned teeth may cause your jaw muscles, mouth and tongue to struggle to shape and sound out certain words or phrases. Or they could cause a pronounced whistling sound whenever you talk.
These are just a few things that might indicate you should speak to our team about having your own brace fitted. If you would like to learn more about this unique treatment, or to schedule an appointment, just get in touch with our team at the practice.