How does dental alignment work with Invisalign London?

Invisalign London is a modern method of straightening teeth that can help address dental alignment issues and bite disorders.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth or your teeth are crooked and misaligned and affect your dental health, then you need to speak to your dentist and find out about Invisalign London for discreet and convenient dental alignment. Invisalign London works using clear thermoplastic aligners that are almost invisible when they are in your mouth. This means that you can carry out dental treatment without drawing unwanted attention to your teeth. Invisalign aligners are highly convenient in that they can be removed as necessary. This means they do not affect any aspects of your life. If you have a special event and wish to keep them out for a day, then you can do so. However, with Invisalign, there is a protocol to follow, and the more you adhere to the protocol, the better results you will be able to achieve. The aligners are designed to be worn in the mouth for as many hours of the day as possible. It is recommended that you keep your aligners in your mouth for approximately 20 to 22 hours, only taking them out at meal times or for a drink.

Invisalign aligners are digitally designed and manufactured for accuracy and precision. You need an intra-oral scan of your mouth, and this is used to predict how your teeth will look with successful treatment with Invisalign. If you are happy with the prediction, then a series of aligners will be created to achieve those movements so that your teeth have a neatly aligned formation.

Dental alignment

Each aligner puts pressure on the teeth in a particular direction. As a result of the pressure, osteoclasts destroy the bone in front of the tooth so that the tooth can move in the direction of the pressure. Osteoblasts then form new bone where the tooth has moved from so that the tooth cannot move back into place. This is a slow process, so for patients with mild or moderate orthodontic issues, it is estimated to take between six and 12 months, whilst for those with complex orthodontic issues, it can take several years.

Invisalign is best suited for mild and moderate orthodontic issues; therefore, has an average treatment time of 6 to 12 months if you comply with the protocol. If you are unable to wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, then this will take longer, and at the end of the treatment, you will require more aligners to complete the treatment.

Once you complete the sequence of aligners, you need to speak to your dentist about Invisalign’s very own retainer system. The retainer will need to be worn overnight for at least six months to help maintain your beautiful new smile. This helps prevent your teeth from moving back into their original positions. Visit the dentist today and find out more about straightening your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile and promote better dental health in the future.