Eating Through Teeth Straightening

a woman with good-looking front teethTwo things tend to put people off getting their teeth straightened. One is the idea of attracting unwanted attention because of wearing heavy duty metal devices on their teeth. The other is the hassle that goes with trying to eat while wearing braces. Both can be solved with Invisalign in St John’s Wood.

Invisalign in St John’s Wood is a way to get teeth straightened that uses clear aligners instead of brackets and wires. It is available from various dentists, including Aura Dental.

What is Invisalign in St John’s Wood?

Invisalign is the brand name of an incredibly popular device. Instead of one brace cemented onto the front of the teeth, it features a series of transparent aligners that look like ultra-thin mouth guards. They are shaped to fit each patient’s teeth exactly, like a second skin. The trick is that inside each aligner in the series are carefully placed bumps and ridges that press on the teeth to move them. Once the aligner has been worn for about 7-10 days, the feeling that it does not fit properly wears off. This means that the pressure points have moved the teeth and it is now time to move onto the next in the series.

Invisalign has developed a range of aligners aimed at different people. People with only very mild misalignments can get Invisalign 7, which is a package of just 7 aligners. Teens get their own aligners, which have a blue dot on them. The dot gradually fades over a period of 2 weeks so the teens know when to change to the next one in the series. There is also a bespoke range for more complex issues, and the average treatment time for this is a year.

Eating made easy

As well as being pretty much invisible, the big plus with Invisalign in St John’s Wood is that the aligners come out for eating. This means that patients can continue to eat whatever they like without fear of damaging their aligners, and they don’t have to spend ages trying to get trapped food out from under brackets and wires.