Since they first started appearing in dental clinics in the late 1990s, more and more people have wanted to get their teeth straightened with clear aligners. The breakthrough brand, Invisalign in St John’s Wood, has now treated more than 4 million people around the world. What makes this brand of teeth straightening devices so popular? Let’s take a look.
Easy to fit
One of the reasons why Invisalign in St John’s Wood has been used by so many people is that general dentists are able to use it to treat patients with only a few days training. This means that patients with mild to moderate alignment issues no longer have to be referred to a braces dentist, thus saving time and perhaps money. Such dentists include Aura Dental.
All the dentist has to do is take detailed measurements of the teeth. These days many use a handheld scanner that takes super accurate measurements and builds up a 3D image of the teeth on a nearby screen in real time. By feeding the information through a computer programme, the dentist can manipulate the image of the teeth and show how they need to be moved to become aligned.
This information is sent off to the Invisalign factory in the USA, where all the calculations are carried out and a series of aligners are manufactured using 3D printing.
Once the dentist has fitted the first aligner as part of treatment withInvisalign in St John’s Wood, the patient can take over the process. Adjustments are progressed by moving through the series of aligners. The patient wears each one for 7-10 days, knowing to move on when the current aligner no longer feels like it doesn’t fit properly. The progression removes the need for frequent appointments at the dentist, giving the patient more freedom.
Eating and cleaning is easy
Invisalign clear aligners come out for eating and cleaning, making them much easier to take care of and less likely to get broken on chewy or tough foods. The patient can continue to eat what they like and this is a big plus for many people, as is the fact that the clear aligners are almost undetectable once they are in place.