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Give your untidy teeth some summer loving

Posted in: Blog, by pfwpa, on 31st May 2016 | 0 comments

Summer is sneaking ever closer, so that invariably means a sunny social whirlwind of weddings, barbecues and general al-fresco fun that you’ll want to look your absolute best for.

And because the weather’s hotting up, there’ll be no more hiding behind layers of clothing, you’ll have to reveal a little more of yourself. Equally, if you find yourself continually clamping your hand over your mouth to hide your disappointingly crooked, gappy or overcrowded smile, then why not show a little more of your teeth too by giving them a smarter, straighter look.

And don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you sport a mouthful of metal and look like an overgrown teenager, we can offer a more grown-up alternative known as Invisalign® – a virtually invisible and rather speedy answer to toothy troubles.

The difference with this clever system is, rather than being a fixed brace made up of blatant brackets and fiddly wires, it consists of a series of clear aligners that are simply placed over your teeth. As well as offering a subtler option, these aligners can also be taken out occasionally, so if you do have to be a bridesmaid, or even the bride, you can smile with confidence on the big day. This also means you can keep your teeth extra clean, which is not always easy with plaque attracting brackets and wires.

It clearly works …..just like this:          

First, we’ll check your teeth are suitable candidates for a touch of Invisalign® magic by taking some 3D photos. If they are, we’ll use advanced 3D technology to create a personalised plan, which will even show you the progression of your teeth during treatment and what they will look like when it’s all done and dusted.

A series of custom-made aligners are then produced in a laboratory and you will wear a different one of these every two weeks for at least 22-24 hours per day. As they are all very slightly different but precisely designed, the controlled force will gradually move your tricky teeth to a more pleasing position.

How long does this subtle system take?

Treatment times can vary but, unlike traditional train track braces which can take up to 24 months, most Invisalign® cases are sorted in just 6-12 months.

After your teeth have been gently teased into line, you will have to wear a retainer to keep your smile in place. After all, you want to protect your orthodontic investment and make sure those neat teeth stay put!

Here’s a reminder of some of those Invisalign® benefits:

  • Supremely adult friendly
  • You can sort out your smile more discreetly
  • You can eat and drink whatever you fancy
  • No metallic bits or allergy worries

Interested in a touch of summer straightening? Then give us a call on 01582 763420.




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