Shifting With The Times
Seeking out orthodontics Weybridge can have a massively positive impact on a person’s oral health, outward appearance, and self-confidence.
Often people mistakenly feel that when it comes to orthodontic treatment their only option is to have conventional metal braces.
However in truth, these are just one option out of numerous choices, and patients can now just as easily choose to opt for a ‘cosmetic orthodontic’ treatment that aims to leave little to no impact on their appearance.
Why Seek Out Orthodontic Help?
For some people who have visible misaligned teeth, the benefits of seeking out orthodontics may seem obvious, however, there are actually several reasons for choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment beyond the purely cosmetic.
One of the most obvious reasons for choosing to receive orthodontic treatment other than cosmetic, is to improve your oral health.
Having straight teeth vastly reduces the likelihood of a person developing gum problems and infections such as gingivitis or periodontal disease. This is because there are fewer small spaces between teeth where plaque can develop.
Those who have misaligned or out-of-place teeth often have small, hard-to-reach gaps that bacteria can form in – which places them at a far higher risk of developing gum infections or decay.
Another reason for getting orthodontic help beyond the purely aesthetic, is to reduce the likelihood of damage to their teeth from grinding when they sleep. Orthodontic treatments can also improve the clarity of speech in many patients, as their teeth are straighter and therefore less obstructive when they speak.
What Are Cosmetic Orthodontics?
As mentioned, cosmetic orthodontics comprise a selection of alternative orthodontic treatments that aim to achieve a straighter smile without impacting how you look.
In recent years there has been a massive rise in the popularity of these sorts of treatments – particularly for teenagers and young professionals who are looking for a way to improve their oral health without sacrificing their appearance.
Some of the most popular forms of cosmetic orthodontics include:
- Six Month Smiles
- Damon Aligners
Each of these treatment methods takes a different approach to the same problem, and all of them are hugely popular alternatives to traditional braces which allow a patient to straighten out crooked teeth discreetly.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system is a popular form of cosmetic orthodontics which first hit the global market in 2001. Rather than utilising any of the conventional orthodontic means of achieving dental alignment, the Invisalign system is made up entirely of a set of custom-made, transparent dental aligners.
Within these aligners, there are carefully and deliberately placed pressure points and grooves which gradually push the patient’s teeth until they are in their proper space. As nothing is ever attached to the patient’s teeth during the Invisalign process it is generally found to be one of the most relaxed and comfortable ways to align your teeth.
Additionally, as every custom-made aligner is transparent and incredibly thin, they are almost entirely impossible to detect when being worn. This means that people can comfortably undergo orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what cosmetic orthodontic treatments are available to help your smile, it’s always advised that you arrange to speak to a local, trusted dental provider.