Crowded teeth? Spaces between teeth? Misalignment? Is this affecting your confidence? Have you considered Invisalign?
Invisalign has revolutionised orthodontics making it more accessible than ever before.
This cutting edge treatment eliminates the need for traditional metal braces and replaces this with a sequence of custom-made translucent aligners that work gently to straighten your teeth over time. Treatment typically lasts 9-18 months and this can vary depending on the degree of crowding.
See how it works below:
Because the aligners are removable, you don’t have the nuisance of food getting stuck in between braces and wires. And because you can remove Invisalign any time, keeping up your normal oral hygiene routine at home is easy. Which means there’s less chance of suffering from damaging plaque, dental caries, and periodontal disease.
Patients with crowded teeth may have an aesthetic concern but they also need to seriously consider the functional benefits of straightening teeth.
Misaligned teeth are:
- 1More susceptible to dental decay
- 2Higher chance of teeth fracturing
- 3More difficult to clean
- 4Predisposed to gingivitis and periodontal disease
- 5More likely to have shorter teeth due to attrition and excessive wear
- 6Potential jaw joint dysfunction
- 7Can promote improper tongue posture and function
- 8Can promote improper lip posture and function
The list above makes it pretty clear that crowding has many negative effects on your teeth. Some of these are irreversible. For instance, when teeth are not angled correctly, forces from functional loading are not distributed down their longitudinal axis resulting g in wear, fractrures and even TMJ dysfunction. The accelerated ageing of your dentition (teeth) will then require more extensive and costly treatments. Investing in an early intervention with clear aligner therapy is a much more conservative and cost-effective.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment teeth, click here to book a personal consultation with Dr Khan.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Whilst we will always discuss possible risks and complications before proceeding, you may also seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.