It is a widely recognized fact that there remains a large number of adults living in the UK with misaligned or crooked teeth and the issues associated with them.
Many of these adults would love to make a positive change to their oral health and hygiene, but may feel that tooth alignment treatment may not be an available option for them as adults, as we tend to believe that this type of treatment is only available to someone in their teenage years.
This is a common false assumption that many people make, as modern dentistry can provide tooth alignment treatment that is eminently suitable for adults.
Invisalign, St Albans, can provide adults living with misaligned teeth treatment that can deliver the results they are looking for, while providing them with a process that is discreet by nature.
Providing a discreet treatment
Many adults who are considering teeth-straightening treatment have concerns about how the alignment device will look once they are wearing it in place, as when thinking about orthodontic treatment many people think of the metal and wire braces that many of us encounter earlier in our lives.
But with the introduction of modern thinking and new technological developments, the metal and wire braces that most people are aware of have now become outdated to an extent.
Modern aligners have been developed that can now offer patients the comfort they desire during treatment on every level, including providing a subtle device.
Made by molding two pieces of clear plastic together to create an aligner that is suitable to meet the needs of the individual patient, the Invisalign aligner will become practically invisible when in place within the patient’s mouth.
The fact that this is a treatment that is hard for others to see, has led to an uptake in the number of adults engaging with treatment and gaining the benefits of life with perfectly aligned teeth.
Treatment can resolve common oral issues
There are many common dental issues that can be associated with and exaggerated in the mouth of a person who is living with misaligned teeth and can also lead to an increase in the occurrences of common issues such as tooth decay or gum disease. These issues occur due to the teeth being difficult to clean through brushing and flossing.
Straightening the teeth will create a smoother path around them, making cleaning them with a toothbrush easier and this should help to cut down the occurrences of common dental problems.
Another concern that is commonly associated with misaligned teeth is the feeling of weakness within a person’s bite, this happens because the upper and lower teeth are not meeting correctly and forming the strength needed in the jaw to rip at or chew food.
By having the teeth aligned correctly the strength that may be missing from a patient’s bite can be built back in and the eating process can become much more enjoyable and natural.
Anyone seeking tooth alignment treatment should arrange a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist to make sure that this type of treatment is totally suitable for their needs.